Roger Linn Design AdrenaLinn III Multi-effects Processor

Beat-synced Filter Effects Pedal with 2 Footswitches, Effects, 40 Modeled Guitar Amplifiers, Built-in Tuner, and Drum Machine
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Amazing Beat-synced Filter Effects for Your Guitar!

The Roger Linn Designs AdrenaLinn III beat-synced filter effects pedal adds to the legacy of the first two versions, giving you 40 enhanced amp models and some great signal-processing features such as stereo reverb and compresson. Presets and drumbeats on the AdrenaLinn III have been increased to 200 of each, plus some great new sounds. The footswitches are assignable, and four new modulation effects have been added. Push your guitar into amazing new territory with the AdrenaLinn III.

Roger Linn Designs AdrenaLinn III Beat-synced Filter Effects Pedal at a Glance:
  • Beat-synced filter effects
  • Beat-synced audio delay
  • 40 great modeled amp sounds
  • Drum machine and more onboard

Beat-synced filter effects
AdrenaLinn III's Beat-Synched Filter Modulation effects give you the classic modulation effects you know and love like tremolo, flanging, filter sweeps, vibrato, rotary speaker and auto-pan, but moving in perfect synch to its drumbeats or MIDI clock. No longer will you need to hope your tremolo stays in synch to your track, or try to make your flanger reach the top of its cycle when you want it to. With AdrenaLinn III, you simply select a tempo-based speed value - 1/8 notes, 1/8 note triplets, 1/16 notes, anything from every 8 measures to 1/32 note triplets - and AdrenaLinn III keeps perfect synch. But the real fun comes with AdrenaLinn III's new and unique modulation effects like Random Filter, Random Flanging and Random Tremolo, Filter Tremolo, Pulse Tremolo, Sawtooth Tremolo, Sawtooth Filter Tremolo, Hard-Switched Auto Pan and much, much more.

Beat-synced audio delay
Like the Beat-Synched Filter Modulation effects, AdrenaLinn III provides a Beat-Synched Audio Delay. Simply select a tempo-based delay setting--1/4 notes, dotted 1/8 notes, anything from 2 measures up to 1/32 note triplets--and the delay signal plays in perfect synch to the internal drumbeats or MIDI Clock. Set it to 1 or 2 measures (up to 2.8 seconds of delay) for our unique Delay Loops, which allow you to play chords on one bar, solo over them on the next bar as they play back , play new chords on the next bar over the last bar's solo, and on and on. A great inspirational tool.

40 great modeled amp sounds
AdrenaLinn III provides 40 accurate models of classic and modern guitar amps, as well as a few bass amps, 2 distortion boxes and even a tube mic preamp. With new enhancements for tube saturation simulation, the guitar amps modeled include Fender, Marshall, Vox, Mesa Boogie, Roland, Hiwatt, Soldano, Bogner, Deizel, Budda, Matchless, ENGL plus a number of custom Roger Linn Design amps for the more radical tones. Four bass amps are included from Acoustic, Ampeg, Gallien-Krueger and SWR. We also include Fuzz Tone and Octave Fuzz, as well as a simulated tube clean preamp for mic recording and full-frequency direct guitar tones.

Drum machine and more onboard
A great-sounding--and great-feeling--drum machine is included with 200 user-programmable drumbeats and over 40 sampled sounds. Two degrees of swing permit very natural-sounding grooves. Factory beats include Rock/Pop, 1/16 Note Grooves, Swing Grooves, Triplet Feels, Hip Hop, Electronica/Techno/Dance, World/Brazilian/Reggae/Latin, Jazz, Simple Counts and Processed Beats. Sounds include 9 kicks, 9 snare, 6 hihats, toms, ride, shaker, tambourine, congas, claps, triangle and cowbell. An additional simple guitar amp distortion simulator--independent of the amp models--provides great lo-fi sounds, and the drumbeats can also be routed through the reverb, delay or the entire guitar effects signal path for incredible-sounding processed beats. A stereo-output reverb adds depth and fullness, the compressor adds sustain and is great for evening out the level of resonant modulated filter peaks, the Noise Gate has a flawless transparency with natural note decay, and the tuner rejects hum and noise to keep you in tune during live performance.

Roger Linn Designs AdrenaLinn III Beat-synced Filter Effects Pedal Features:
  • 40 amp models, all enhanced for accuracy, presence and improved tube saturation
  • Stereo reverb
  • Compression
  • Tuner
  • User presets increased to 200 and filled with great new sounds.
  • User drumbeats increased to 200 and filled with great new beats.
  • Right foot switch is now named EFFECT and may be assigned per-preset to enable any specific effect or combination. Functions of both foot switches may be reassigned.
  • Greatly enhanced MIDI pedalboard control: up to 10 MIDI footswitches and 2 MIDI expression pedals may be assigned to control nearly all internal settings and commands
  • A variable Amp Drive Boost has been added, actuated by panel or MIDI foot switches
  • Stereo width of modulation effects and delay are now adjustable
  • Envelope attack and decay times are now adjustable for random filter and random tremolo effects
  • Four new Modulation Effects are added: Auto Pan, Wah Pedal, Fixed Filter and Sci-Fi
  • Simple guitar amp distortion now exists for drumbeats, independent of guitar amp models
  • Internal drums may be triggered from MIDI
  • Variable-frequency lowpass filters have been added to output of amp models, delay and drumbeats
  • Improved drum sounds
  • Noise gate is improved
The Roger Linn Designs AdrenaLinn III takes guitar filter effects to a whole new level!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Multi-FX
Number of Effects 18
Amp Modeling Yes
Number of Models 40 Amp Models
Analog Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4", 1 x 1/4" Headphone Out
MIDI I/O In/Out
Power Supply Included Yes
Height 2"
Width 7.375"
Depth 4.75"
Weight 1.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number ADR-3

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Roger linn

Very good for guitarist that are playing on there own with the drumbeat feature!
Music background: Small time guitarist, soon professionally
5/5

AdrenaLinn III - Pure Trip

For those who intend to be a songwriter, here is a real idea's factory. Great concept.
Music background: Musician
5/5

I Keep Coming Back

In the never-ending search for great guitar sounds, I've owned so many effects/processors/stomp products that I can't remember them all. I've owned POD, Digidesign, Boss, and almost all of the major brands, models, etc. A few years ago I owned an AdrenaLinn II, and wrote/recorded some of the best music I've ever done. Along the way, I sold it. Big, big mistake! Then I bought an Adrenalinn III, and eventually did the same stupid thing. Nothing...and I mean nothing...comes even remotely close to what Roger Linn has done. This isn't a stomp box, or an effects box. To call it that would be a serious insult. It's a 'musical instrument.' While I've been able to get most of the traditional effects when needed out of the AdrenaLinn, that's really just the tip of the iceberg. Even the traditional effects have a more musical feel to them. The tone other-worldly. I've been playing rock & roll, alternative, country, funk, and almost any style you can imagine for over 30 years, and I've come full-circle...again. This isn't some experimental piece of equipment...or a synth...or anything that you've ever experienced. It's really hard to explain...but if you use one of the preset beats (great sounds by the way), and start to jam with it, you'll be composing something new before you set your guitar down. That's a promise. It's almost as if the AdrenaLinn 'feels' the music with you, and it reacts in such a way that it gets your musical 'adrenalin' flowing. The computer editor is very cool. I only wish that Roger would put a USB connection in the rig, rather than having to use midi cables. It's a small sacrifice. No...I don't work for Roger Linn or Sweetwater Music. I've just purchased my third AdrenaLinn. This one's mine!
Music background: Former professional guitarist - now a serious hobbyist - songwriter - serious hobbyist in home recording my whole life. Music teacher for 32 years.
3/5

Good Stuff, Lots of Fluff

This pedal has some really cool filter sequencing options. I wish it had more sequencing options, but I can do a lot with 32 steps, so I'm not complaining about that. I will complain about the overall quality of the unit, which is barely passing. To begin, the components feel cheap. The knobs feel like I could break them with my fingers. We'll see how long the buttons last. The foot switches feel sturdy enough. The box itself is a thick hard plastic. The software seems a little glitchy sometimes, but mostly while editing effects. However, Roger Linn has a lot of support available for malfunctioning units. I hope I won't have to use it, but I love that despite his fame and success he's still so personal about his work. Also, the manual is very comprehensive, which, though daunting at first, is simple enough once you actually start using the pedal. Soundtower's editing software makes editing a lot faster. The signal processing sounds a little bit lo-fi, and there's no way to internally bypass the dsp, but most of the time I don't notice it. The amp models are unusable for me. If tone isn't key to your expression, they will probably suffice. But they aren't very convincing for very long. The delay is really basic. I would probably use it if I didn't already have a delay that I prefer, but I like having options with delay, and this doesn't really offer any. The reverb is good, though again really basic. The compression is not good at all. It it causes unpleasant clipping, even at its lowest settings. The drum samples are ok. There are about ten samples per instrument (kick, snare, hi-hat, percussion). Pretty cool for jamming at home and creating. I doubt I'll ever use them in a mix. What I will do, though, is use the drum machine as a metronome for my drummer so he can sync up with my step sequencing. This is a very cool feature, and it puts this pedal on a short list of those that can be used live for rhythmic effects. The mods are really why I bought this pedal. As I said, the step-sequencing is really cool, though tonally a bit limited. It takes a lot of tweaking to get it right. The random flanger and random filter are really awesome sounding, but for some reason, you can't program them step-wise. They are random, and that's all you get. The trem sequence is also very cool, but not tonally transformative. One thing I love is the envelope feature. You can set up the filters to respond to the transients of your playing, which is obviously awesome, although its response can be a little bit slow. One big complaint about the filters is that the attack and release are on the same knob, so if you wanted to adjust one via midi expression pedal, too bad. You'd end up increasing the attack very slowly, and repeatedly increasing the release very very quickly, which would sound really weird. I'd give this pedal 5 stars if it only had really good and versatile step-sequencing mods, without amp simulators that I can't use. The only reason this one is staying on my board is that it's the only pedal out there that does step-sequencing mods for guitar audio. I suppose I could the ehx 8-step and find a mod with an expression jack, but that's more time, money and pedal-board real-estate. I swear I really do have a life, but I'll just add one thing: if you love your own amps and don't care about step-sequencing, this is probably not for you. If you want high-quality amp modeling and multi fx, the price on this really is too good to be true; you'll have to go with a fractal system or something in that price range. Line 6 has some intermediate compromises. If you want to dabble in step-sequencing without going MIDI or just using a keyboard, this is actually pretty good.
Music background: Guitarist

Sweetwater Advice

Daniel Fisher

AdrenaLinn... an entirely apropos name for a product guaranteed to rev up your heart-rate and your music. Think of it as the world's coolest adapter: On one end you plug a fluid, free-flowing instrument like guitar, bass, vocals, electric sitar, etc. On the other end you get rhythmic and harmonic pulses that are tightly sync'd to MIDI Clock, Tap Tempo, or to the onboard drum machine. AdrenaLinn makes everything you play work with Electronica, Techno, Dance, and more. While that feature alone is worth injecting AdrenaLinn into your system it goes way beyond that. The quality of the distortion, amp, and cab models is an unexpected surprise, giving you lots of massive sound that makes the pulsing much more dramatic. The sound then gets pumped into a very powerful and flexible filter that can synthesize a wide range of effects that morph your instrument into something entirely new. The final pharmaceutical magic is the sync'd stereo delay that scatters your filtered pulses across space and time and... well, let's face it: If the AdrenaLinn can't revive you, you may already be dead. (Hot Tip: If you want to sound like you're from a different galaxy, try plugging into an Electro-Harmonix H.O.G., and then into the AdrenaLinn. It's a head snapper!)

Nick Schenkel

If you are looking for an "all-in-one" effects box for your guitar rig, the AdrenaLinn III should be on your short list. With 40 amp models, a dizzying array of effects, sequencing, and a built-in drum machine, this pedal could be all you need. The amount of control available through the unit can take you right to the borders of lands previously only inhabited by synth junkies.
See also: Multi Effects Pedals, Roger Linn Design, Roger Linn Design Multi-effects