Posts Tagged ‘Digitech’

HARMAN’s DigiTech Is Now Shipping Its DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 and Phasor 201 Re-Issues

DOD_201_250SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – HARMAN’s DigiTech today announced that it is now shipping its DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 and Phasor 201, re-introductions of two of the most renowned guitar pedals ever created. Marking the rebirth of the legendary DOD brand, the Overdrive Preamp 250 and Phasor 201 retain all of the sonic magic of the originals while incorporating improvements like true bypass, 9V power adapter jack and other refinements.

“Even though they’ve been long discontinued, these pedals have never lost their desirability and are still sought after by players worldwide,” said Scott Klimt, Marketing Manager, DigiTech. “Now, musicians everywhere can enjoy these classic sounds once again.”

The pedals are not strict re-issues; their paint jobs, graphics, functionality and sounds pay homage to the vintage pieces, while incorporating improvements that better accommodate the needs of today’s players.

The DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 is one of the most all-time coveted overdrive pedals in rock and roll history, thanks to its ripping, crunching tone, tons of boost and ability to push an amp into the edge of breakup…and far beyond. The new Overdrive Preamp 250 captures the sound and wild heart of the original yet is even better than before with true bypass, a  blue LED indicator, clearer tone, and a modern9-volt DC power supply input. As if that weren’t enough, the Overdrive Preamp 250’s output is significantly higher and cleaner than the original, giving the new 250 an incredibly polished sound. Even the familiar yellow finish has been upgraded to a striking two-tone metallic flake and matte black paint job.

The Overdrive Preamp 250 offers Gain and Level controls. Gain controls the amount of distortion from just a touch of grit to all-out grind, and Level dials in anything from a subtle enhancement of body and girth to huge amounts of boost for standout soloing. While the original would color the sound even when off, the new pedal’s true bypass makes the Overdrive Preamp 250 far more performance and pedalboard-friendly.

The DOD Phasor 201 was one of the first phaser pedals ever made, and the new Phasor 201 brings back that classic analog phaser “swirl” that can’t be duplicated by any other effect. The new pedal is better than ever with true bypass, a crisp blue LED indicator, 9-volt power supply input and sleek two-tone metallic flake and matte black finish. Like the original, it’s simplicity itself to operate – just one knob to control the speed of the phasing effect, with stellar sounds at any range.

The DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 and DOD Phasor 201 will be available for a limited time only at a suggested retail price of $149.95 each.

HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Consumer Electronics Technology, DigiTech, Harman Music Group, Professional Audio Technology | Comments Off

Expand Your Music with HARMAN’s DigiTech Supernatural Ambient Reverb Pedal

Supernatural-topANAHEIM, California – At NAMM 2014 HARMAN’s DigiTech is showcasing its Supernatural Ambient Reverb, offering seven studio-quality reverbs in a compact, easy to use pedal. From subtle sonic enhancement to lush reverb-plus-modulation effects, the Supernatural Ambient Reverb delivers an extraordinary selection of rich, ambient sounds.

The Supernatural Ambient Reverb provides guitarists and musicians with a wide palette of reverb modes including Spring, Plate, Plate Mod, Shimmer, Supernova, Shine and Pherb. The pedal can be used in stereo or mono.

“While most reverb pedals give players a choice of one or two reverb types, the Supernatural Ambient Reverb offers a broad variety of sounds and effects to enhance any instrument in both live and studio settings,” said Scott Klimt, marketing manager DigiTech. “We designed the Supernatural to be nothing less than the best-sounding, most versatile reverb pedal available.”

For classic reverb enthusiasts, the Spring setting provides the most accurate reproduction of the lively sound of the spring reverb units used in classic and contemporary amplifiers (which run the signal through actual springs housed in a metal pan), exemplified in the surf music records of the early ‘60s and heard on thousands of recordings and live performances since. Plate delivers the sound of the vintage ‘60s studio units that fed the signal through large metal plates to get a uniquely complex reverb sound available by no other means – and still highly prized today. Plate Mod adds a layer of chorus to the effect.

Shimmer is an upward cascading reverb that morphs into ethereal octave shifts. Shine provides thick reverb with lush chorus and a hint of pitch shifting. Supernova is an expansive reverb with spaced-out flanging and pitch shifting. Rounding out the effects selection, Pherb delivers the distinctive Lexicon® Hall reverb flavored with a taste of phasing.

The Supernatural makes it easy to tweak any of the reverbs to perfection. The Mix knob blends the dry to effected signal in any proportion from 0 to 100 percent. The Liveliness control adjusts the amount of high-frequency response and the Delay knob adjusts the length of the reverb duration. A Tails On/Off switch located below the footswitch gives a choice of having the notes reverberate naturally after the effect is turned off, or shutting off the effect immediately after stepping on the footswitch. Two input and two output jacks give players the option of stereo or mono operation. Adding to its usability, the Supernatural comes with DigiTech’s hard rubber Stomplock™ attachments that fit over the controls to keep the player’s settings in place.

The DigiTech Supernatural Ambient Reverb will be available in March 2014 at a suggested retail price of $249.95.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.5 billion for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2013.

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Consumer Electronics Technology, DigiTech, Harman International, Harman Professional, Professional Audio Technology | Comments Off

HARMAN’s DigiTech Debuts Its Live Harmony Vocal Harmony Processor for Live Performance

Vocalist-Live-HarmonyANAHEIM, California – HARMAN’s DigiTech today announced the introduction of its Live Harmony, a vocal harmony processor that automatically provides guitarists with a wide range of harmonies and effects. Designed specifically for live performance, Live Harmony uses “intelligent” processing to create full, natural sounding three-part harmonies that perfectly track the chords the performer is playing.

“Live Harmony is ideal for solo artists who want to add an extra vocal dimension to their sound and bands who’d like to add richness and depth to their singing,” said Scott Klimt, marketing manager, DigiTech. “It’s also a great way to add vocal harmonies to studio recordings.”

Live Harmony is easy to use – simply plug in an electric or acoustic/electric guitar and a microphone, start playing and singing and Live Harmony will take care of the rest. Using HARMAN’s patented musIQ® technology developed by DigiTech, the unit will sense the chords being played and add vocal harmonies in the right key. Performers can even sing a sustained note and when they strum a different chord behind it, Live Harmony will change the accompanying background harmonies.

Live Harmony utilizes DigiTech’s Live Adapt processing, which matches harmonies and effects like delay to the song’s tempo, key, scale and Anti Feedback Suppression ensures vocal levels won’t get out of control in tricky venues.

A full selection of effects is provided including Lexicon® reverb, dbx® compression, intelligent pitch correction, doubling and 198 presets. The Gold Channel feature allows the performer to engage a pre-set “channel strip” at the touch of a button so they can sound great in an instant. The unit’s Sound Check button will repeat phrases, to let users test the settings of their presets for the acoustics of the room they’re playing in. The Set List function allows a performer to quickly rearrange their presets in any order in the event they want to change the order of the songs in their set.

Live Harmony provides a host of additional useful features including an up to 70-second vocal phrase looper with unlimited overdubs, male/female gender effects, an anti-feedback button and automatic feedback suppression with 12 filters, a built-in guitar tuner and more. Live Harmony offers XLR mic,1/4-inch guitar, 1/8-inch aux in and 1/4-inch expression pedal/footswitch inputs and two XLR mic, 1/4-inch line out and 1/4-inch guitar outputs.

The DigiTech Live Harmony live performance vocal harmony processor will be available in March 2014 at an MSRP of $409.95.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.5 billion for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2013.

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Consumer Electronics Technology, DigiTech, Harman International, Harman Professional, Professional Audio Technology | Comments Off

HARMAN’s DigiTech JamMan Express XT Compact Stereo Looper Now Shipping

JamManExpressSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – HARMAN’s DigiTech today announced its JamMan Express XT Compact Stereo Looper/Phrase Sampler is now shipping. The size of a standard stompbox, JamMan Express XT offers a host of capabilities including up to 10 minutes of stereo looping time and DigiTech’s exclusive JamSync feature for synchronizing multiple JamMan pedals.

The JamMan Express XT is ideal for use with guitar, bass, keyboards and other instruments. It provides up to 10 minutes of stereo looping time. Its control layout is simple yet incredibly versatile – a single pedal switch, three Record, Dub and Play LEDs and a Loop Level knob provide access to a multitude of looping functions.

“We designed the JamMan Express XT to offer players great value as the most user-friendly and compact looping pedal available,” said Scott Klimt, marketing manager, DigiTech. “Whether you want to record loops and rhythm tracks for playing along with, create sonic backgrounds for solo or band performances or sample loops and phrases to drop into your recordings the JamMan Express XT is designed to do it all.”

All loop recording, playback and loop overdubbing can be controlled simply by clicking on the pedal switch. The three LEDs indicate looping and phrase sampling status – red for record, green for playback and yellow for overdubbing. This simple but effective looping scheme has been standard on single-button JamMan loopers for years to create lush, richly textured loops or multiple instrumental parts for a one-person-band backing track.

The pedal’s JamSync feature enables the JamMan Express XT to be synchronized with other JamSync-enabled pedals to create multi-track loops or play loops with other musicians. Simply connect the pedals via their 1/8-inch mini jacks. Multiple JamMan pedals can be cascaded together with one JamMan acting as a master for all synched slaves.

The DigiTech JamMan Express XT has an MSRP of $149.95.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Tags: , ,
Posted in Consumer Electronics Technology, DigiTech, Harman Professional, Professional Audio Technology | Comments Off

HARMAN’s DigiTech Introduces Its Element XP and Element Guitar Multi-Effects Pedals

ElementXP_TopSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The elements of perfect guitar tone start here: HARMAN’s DigiTech today announced the introduction of its Element and Element XP, two versatile guitar multi-effects pedals that offer hundreds of sounds, effects, amp2s and cabinets, drum machine and much more.

The DigiTech Element XP features an expression pedal and offers 38 effects, while the Element provides 34 effects. The Element XP and Element both deliver state-of-the-art effects processing with six classic overdrive and distortion stompboxes, 12 amps and cabinets and 28 pedals. The Element XP and Element both feature a pedalboard-style control layout that is simple to use and lets players quickly adjust and save their settings to fit their personal styles.

“Our new Element XP and Element multi-effects pedals bring an incredible array of classic and contemporary guitar sounds to players everywhere, at prices that offer outstanding value,” said Scott Klimt, marketing manager for DigiTech. “We spent a great deal of time and effort in getting everything right and give guitarists an affordable yet high quality guitar effects processor that is not just useful, but inspiring.”

Overdrive and distortion are elemental to every guitarist’s sonic arsenal, and the Element XP and Element offer stompboxes inspired by the legendary Ibanez® TS-9 Tube Screamer™, DOD® 250 Preamp/Overdrive, Boss® DS-1 Distortion, DigiTech Grunge, DigiTech Death Metal and Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi™. The amplifiers include many of the classics that defined the sound of rock and roll, like the ’57 Fender® Tweed Deluxe™, ’65 Fender “Blackface” Twin Reverb™, ’68 Marshall® Super Lead “Plexi” with slant Celestion® “Greenback” 4 x 12 cabinet, ’83 Marshall® JCM800™, ’63 Vox AC 30™ Top Boost with “Blue Back” speakers, ’01 Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier™ and other all-time greats.

The Element XP and Element provide a dazzling array of effects: compressor, 3-band EQ, flanger, phaser, tremolo, vibrato, chorus, rotary simulator, envelope filter, step filter, spring reverb, room reverb, noise gate, an acoustic guitar simulator and many others. The Element XP adds four expression pedal-based effects including the Dunlop® Cry Baby™ wah wah, Vox® Clyde McCoy™ wah, a full-range wah and a volume pedal.

Guitarists can choose from 100 factory presets that encompass a host of musical genres, and create and save 100 more custom preset sounds. 45 different drum tracks are available to jam and practice along with, and both models include a built-in tuner. The Element XP and Element feature a 1/4-inch guitar input and a 1/4-inch stereo output jack that can be connected to either an amplifier or a mixer for direct recording using the Amp/Mixer mode switch. The Element XP and Element have a dedicated headphone jack and an Aux input to jam along with favorite songs. Both pedals include a power supply so no batteries are needed.

The DigiTech Element XP and Element multi-effects pedals will be available in October 2013 at suggested retail prices of $119.95 and $159.95 respectively.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Tags: , , ,
Posted in DigiTech, Harman Music Group, Professional Audio Technology | Comments Off
Leadership
Contact
Blog
Experience
Careers
Video
Values
Community

简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 日本語 | 한글 | English

© 2014 Definition Branding & Marketing