Thursday, February 2, 2017


There are several ways, and reasons, to bypass the cab block on the Eleven Rack. Maybe you want to use the Eleven Rack with a real amp and cab, or maybe you want to use Impulse Responses in your DAW for the cab.

With the Eleven Rack, you have a few options depending on the outputs you want to use. You can bypass the cab manually, you can set the cab to always be OFF, or you could use an Output to Amp port and set the source to AMP OUTPUT (which is split off before the cab).

Monday, January 9, 2017


HEAD RUSH has announced a new guitar sim/fx unit, the HeadRush Pedalboard. It was created by the team that brought us the original, beloved Eleven Rack.

Here is the press release from GearSlutz:

"HeadRush, an innovative new manufacturer of next generation guitar products, today announced their first product, the HeadRush Pedalboard. Featuring a finely tuned quad-core processor and powered by its exclusive Eleven HD ExpandedTM DSP software, the HeadRush Pedalboard delivers the most versatile, realistic-sounding and responsive amplifier, cabinet, microphone and FX models ever found in a floorboard guitar FX processor.Created by the original team that brought you Eleven®, the HeadRush Pedalboard delivers a new generous and diverse offering of classic vintage and modern amp and FX models, including exclusive original boutique effects that can’t be found anywhere else, as well as the ability to load your own custom impulse response (IR) files. Whether guitarists are looking for a classic warm vintage amp with natural tube drive, wide ambient stereo delay textures with infinite feedback, or the heaviest of heavy djent tone, the HeadRush Pedalboard covers it all and everything between!The HeadRush Pedalboard also delivers long-awaited exclusive features that can’t be found on any other processor in its class, including gapless preset switching, a looper with over 20 minutes of record time, the ability to peel off loop layers in the reverse order they were added, and much more.The HeadRush Pedalboard is housed in a rugged, road-ready steel chassis and it features twelve footswitches with their own OLED displays that are easily viewable from all angles. The heart of the HeadRush Pedalboard is the 7-inch touch display and its guitarist-oriented user interface, enabling guitarists to touch, swipe, and drag-and-drop to instantly create and edit their rigs in an unprecedented realistic and intuitive way. The large display also gives ultra-clear feedback when performing live; especially when making slight changes to your tone using the ‘Hands-Free Mode’.“The HeadRush Pedalboard is a dream come true for guitarists!” said product manager Walter Skorupski, “Using the touch screen is a truly organic experience that’s so familiar and natural to guitarists; making it easy to just jump right in and create amazing sounding rigs in seconds. This is a real game changer, and we can’t wait to hear the tones that guitarists are going to create!”Headrush will ship with an MSRP of £899.99 and will be available Q1 2017. "

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Check this out - CUSTOM CV ELEVEN RACK

The people over at Ninstrument have created a pretty cool custom CV (control voltage) Mod of the Avid Eleven Rack. Head over to to learn more about it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Support BenoniStudio on Patreon

Over the years I have been asked several times, how can someone support the videos I make and the thousands of free presets that are available on this site. There is a Paypal Donate option on this page, but some were looking for another way to support the free content I have provided for several years.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016


In this video I cover some essential concepts to understand when using Automation with the Eleven Rack in Pro Tools. This is an addendum to the first Eleven Rack Automation video, so please watch that first.


Be sure to also watch the Program Change video to see how to have Pro Tools switch your Eleven Rack Rig/Preset automatically
Eleven Rack - Automated Rig Change

In this video I will go over more concepts of using a foot controller to record automation, how to move and delete automation, how to record automation in multiple passes, cover more automation tips, and finally take a quick look at using the Multiple FX option and using automation with that.

ELEVEN RACK - AUTOMATION EXPLAINED PART 1 (Automate Effects, Amps, Ect...)

In this video I'll show you everything you need to know about using automation with the Eleven Rack. I'll cover how to automating effects, amps, and everything else by using MIDI tracks in Pro Tools. We'll look at how to find the CC# for any parameter in the Eleven Rack PDF, and on the Eleven Rack itself. You'll see how to setup your MIDI tracks, add CC#s, and how to draw your automation with the Pencil Tool. You will also see how you can record your automation into Pro Tools using a MIDI Foot Controller. I'll also cover a few other things about automation and the Eleven Rack in general. So strap in, grab a drink, grab a guitar, and let's dig in deep!

I'll be using Pro Tools, but the concept is the same for any DAW. With automation, you can have your DAW control things like the Wah position, Distortion On/Off, Delay mix, ect… You can even automate Amp parameter changes, Rig input, and so much more! I can't cover everything, but the concept will be the same. Simply find the parameter you want to automate, find and add the CC#, and draw in the automation.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Eleven Rack Editor Won't Open

After about 3 years, I finally experienced a problem with the Eleven Rack Editor! I opened it, it populated in the task-bar, but would NOT OPEN!

In this video I will show you the method that worked for me to get up and running quick.

Another method that might work for some would be to RIGHT-CLICK "Eleven Rack Editor" in the task-bar and choose MOVE. That did not work for me.

The method that should work for everyone is to DELETE the Eleven Rack Editor Preferences files.