Biyang releases LiveMaster, an affordable modular guitar pedalboard

Chinese effects brand Biyang has released the LiveMaster, an affordable modular guitar pedalboard.

Available in four-effect, seven-effect and 10-effect mainframe configurations, the LiveMaster enables micro effect modules to be swapped in and out via a spring locking design, with all connections handled by the pedal itself - that means no power or audio cables to worry about.

The chassis itself is lightweight aluminium and offers a true-bypass, all-analogue signal path; each footswitch is tap tempo-compatible with relevant modules, and patches can be saved into the LiveMaster’s internal memory, too.

40, ahem, familiar micro effect modules have already been released, with more on the way.

Pedalboard fans may balk at the concept of investing in a whole new system, but Biyang has at least made it affordable: LiveMaster mainframes range from £47/$65 to £99/$120, while individual modules run from £23/$19 to £34/$48.

The system is available from Spartan Music in the UK - see Biyang for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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