OWC Announces Free M-Audio Product Contest for Guitarists

Feb 1, 2006 | Woodstock, IL


A key player in bridging the music and technology industries, Other World Computing (OWC) is sponsoring a month-long contest via its website that will allow guitar players a chance to win a free M-Audio Black Box Foot Controller.

Throughout the month of February, anyone purchasing an M-Audio Black Box Amp Modeler/Effects Processor/Audio interface through or OWC’s toll free (800) 275-4576 will automatically be entered into a drawing for a free Black Box Pedal Board Foot Controller.

“This is a fantastic opportunity that anyone serious about playing guitar is going to want to take advantage of,” said Roger Adler, a four-time Emmy nominated musician and music consultant for OWC.

The M-Audio Black Box is the first creative tool for guitarists that combines amp modeling, powerful beat-synced effects and drum tracks with an audio interface for computer based recording.

As a stand-alone amp modeling and effects unit, the Black Box features spot-on models of 12 of the most popular guitar modern and vintage amps ever built. Virtual amp models include: Fender Bassman, Fender Deluxe, Fender Twin, Vox AC 30, Marshall JTM-45, Marshall Plexi, Marshall JCM-2000, Hiwatt DR-103, Soldano SLO-100, Mesa Boogie Maverick, Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier and Bogner Uberschall.

Standard effects include tremelo, delay, chorus, auto-wah, and talk box. Unique effects include filter sequencing and arpeggios.

Recordings made with Black Box technology include Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, Beyonce’s “Naughty Girl”, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album “By the Way”, Audioslave’s self-titled album, Pearl Jam’s “Riot Act”, the Macy Gray album “The Trouble with Being Myself”, and Beck’s “Sea Change.”

“I use both the M-Audio Black Box and Foot Controller in my recording studio and for live shows. These are must-have tools for guitarists,” said Adler.

The Black Box Pedal Board features momentary switches that control tap tempo, select presets and drum beats, start/stop drums, and turn on/off the tuner, effects, amp, and delay. An expression pedal controls amp drive, effects speed/frequency/depth/key, wet/dry mix, delay volume/repeats, drums-to-delay, and drums-to-filter.

M-Audio Black Box purchases must be made through or OWC’s toll free (800) 275-4576 in order to qualify to win the Black Box Pedal Board Foot Controller.

In addition to the M-Audio Black Box Pedal Board Foot Controller, the winner of the OWC contest will receive international publicity, including being featured on


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