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DigiTech_TRIOFRANKFURT, Germany – HARMAN’s DigiTech today introduced the TRIO Band Creator Pedal, providing the ability to create a band that plays along with the user. The TRIO Band Creator Pedal listens to what is played and automatically generates bass and drum parts that match chord progressions and rhythmic feel. Users simply need to plug a guitar into TRIO, press the footswitch to teach TRIO the chords and rhythm, then press the footswitch again to start playing with a customized personal band.

“TRIO is like no pedal ever created – it’s an entirely new type of musical accompaniment device,” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech. “With TRIO, one musician can now sound like a full band. It’s an incredibly creative and useful performance tool for solo artists, or just a great way to have fun while practicing and jamming.”

The DigiTech TRIO provides seven musical genres to choose from including Rock, Pop, Country, Alternative Rock, Blues, R&B and Jazz. Up to 12 song styles are available for each genre and the player can select between 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures. TRIO can learn up to three different song parts – for example, verse, chorus and bridge – which can then be recalled on the fly as the song plays back.

TRIO offers total control over the virtual band’s performance. In addition to its Genre and Style selector knobs, TRIO’s Bass and Drums controls provide volume adjustment for both instruments and the Tempo knob locks in the groove.

The Alt Time button selects an alternate half time or double time setting for each song part. TRIO even provides a selection of built-in effects for your guitar that vary according to the genre selected, letting users play in a power trio, jazz trio or other ensemble at the touch of a button.

TRIO can be connected to a guitar amp or directly into a mixer for use with a PA system. A headphone jack with level control is also included. An optional DigiTech FS3X footswitch can be connected to the TRIO for hands-free selection of song parts and styles. The TRIO comes with a power supply and its rugged-stage-worthy metal enclosure ensures reliable operation gig after gig.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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DigiTech_PolaraFRANKFURT, Germany – HARMAN’s DigiTech today announced the introduction of its Polara Stereo Reverb Pedal, offering an expansive palette of reverb effects. The DigiTech Polara gives guitar and bass players the depth and dimensionality of seven studio-standard Lexicon reverbs and flexible sound tailoring capabilities in an easy to use pedal with a new, compact size.

“The reverbs that we co-developed with Lexicon for the HardWire RV-7 wowed guitarists everywhere,” said Tom Cram, Market Manager, DigiTech. “With the Polara we retain that studio quality legacy, as well as add some cool new spacey sounds.”

The DigiTech Polara’s full spectrum of seven reverb types includes Room, Hall, Spring, Plate, Modulated, Reverse and Halo. Room provides intimate warmth, while Hall offers a vast soundspace. Spring faithfully reproduces the “sproing” and surf-music “splash” of classic guitar amp spring reverb, while Plate delivers the unmistakable cavernous sound of the large metal plate reverb units found in well-heeled professional recording studios. Modulated mode adds a richly textured chorus effect while Reverse serves up backwards-tape effects for head-spinning sonic psychedelia. As if that wasn’t enough, Polara introduces DigiTech’s new Halo effect, with cascading octaves interspersed in the reverb decay for a spellbinding sonic aura.

The Polara’s Type control selects the type of reverb and its Level knob adjusts the amount of reverb mixed with the dry signal. The Decay control adjusts the length of the reverb duration and a Liveliness knob shapes the amount of high-frequency content. The Reverb Tails on/off toggle switch controls whether the reverb tails linger or are cut off when the effect it switched off.

The Polara offers true bypass operation, which keeps the unaffected tone of the instrument intact when the reverb is not in use. It has mono and stereo input and output jacks for easy integration into any pedalboard and rig, and the pedal’s newly designed soft-click footswitch provides reliable, noise-free operation. Included with the Polara is DigiTech’s exclusive gen2 Stomplock™ knob guard that locks the player’s settings in place and prevents accidental changes onstage, and a custom-cut hook and loop pad to securely attach the Polara to a pedalboard.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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DOD-GunslingerFRANKFURT, Germany – HARMAN’s DigiTech today announced the debut of the DOD Gunslinger MOSFET Distortion, a pedal that’s locked and loaded for smoking guitar sounds at any setting. The Gunslinger employs a newly-designed MOSFET circuit to deliver a wide range of distortion tones from a touch of overdriven grit to full-bore high-gain saturation.

“The Gunslinger’s MOSFET circuit delivers saturated tones and touch sensitivity normally associated with tubes,” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech. “The pedal is ideal for adding a little more complexity to already overdriven tones, or on its own for thick, rich chord rhythm crunch and singing high-gain lead tones.”

The Gunslinger’s Level and Drive knobs control the overall volume of the pedal and the amount of distortion. High output enables it to push a tube amp over the edge for raw, high-powered overdrive sound and deliver a massive volume boost for high-velocity solos. Even at its highest gain settings, the Gunslinger maintains its touch sensitivity and separation between notes. The pedal’s Low and High controls enable the player to adjust the amount of bass and treble, to achieve the perfect tonal balance with any guitar, amp and rig.

The Gunslinger offers a choice of 9 to 18 volt operation, which lets the player choose between normal operation and running the pedal with more headroom for a less compressed, tighter and more open tone.

The DOD Gunslinger offers true bypass operation to keep the instrument’s tone pristine when the effect is disengaged and its brushed-metal housing looks as tough as the pedal sounds.

The DOD Gunslinger MOSFET Distortion will be available in May 2015 at a suggested retail price of $124.94.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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DigiTech-ObscuraSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – HARMAN’s DigiTech brings a new sonic twist to delay pedals with the introduction of its Obscura Altered Delay, featuring four delay modes that can be distorted, darkened and degraded to create everything from lo-fi tape emulation to backwards playback, repeat/hold effects and out-and-out sonic mayhem.

“The Obscura can sound pretty, but is also has the potential to sound pretty crazy.” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech. “With the Obscura Altered Delay, straight-ahead repeats are just the starting point for twisting and morphing your delays upside down, inside out and into uncharted sonic territory.”

The DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay features Analog, Tape, Lo-Fi and Reverse modes, to re-create the distinctive sonic signatures of early tape-based echo and delay units and all their aural idiosyncrasies. The Degrade and Tone knobs enable players to control the amount of increasing signal degradation and high-frequency rolloff of successive repeats, and the reverse mode emulates the dizzying psychedelic sound of playing a recording backwards.

The Level control adjusts the amount of dry to delayed signal, while the Time knob dials in the duration of the delay from slapback to 2 seconds of delay. The Repeat control adjusts the number of delay repeats, from a single clean repeat to chaotic oscillating runaway. The Obscura Altered Delay’s Tap Tempo mode with beat divisions enables the player to tap the footswitch to match the delay to the tempo of the music. Adding to the sonic hijinks, the pedal’s Repeat/Hold function will lock onto and loop a phrase and its Tails on/off switch controls whether the delay continues after the effect is switched off, or cuts off abruptly.

The Obscura Altered Delay features mono and stereo inputs and outputs, true bypass operation, die-cut hook and loop pad, redesigned Stomplock, and a rugged metal chassis.

The DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay will be available in April 2015 at a suggested retail price of $187.44.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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DigiTech_TRIOANAHEIM, California – At NAMM 2015, HARMAN’s DigiTech is introducing the TRIO Band Creator Pedal, providing the ability to create a band that plays along with the user. The TRIO Band Creator Pedal listens to what is played and automatically generates bass and drum parts that match chord progressions and rhythmic feel. Users simply need to plug a guitar into TRIO, press the footswitch to teach TRIO the chords and rhythm, then press the footswitch again to start playing with a customized personal band.

“TRIO is like no pedal ever created – it’s an entirely new type of musical accompaniment device,” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech. “With TRIO, one musician can now sound like a full band. It’s an incredibly creative and useful performance tool for solo artists, or just a great way to have fun while practicing and jamming.”

The DigiTech TRIO provides seven musical genres to choose from including Rock, Pop, Country, Alternative Rock, Blues, R&B and Jazz. Up to 12 song styles are available for each genre and the player can select between 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures. TRIO can learn up to three different song parts – for example, verse, chorus and bridge – which can then be recalled on the fly as the song plays back.

TRIO offers total control over the virtual band’s performance. In addition to its Genre and Style selector knobs, TRIO’s Bass and Drums controls provide volume adjustment for both instruments and the Tempo knob locks in the groove.

The Alt Time button selects an alternate half time or double time setting for each song part. TRIO even provides a selection of built-in effects for your guitar that vary according to the genre selected, letting users play in a power trio, jazz trio or other ensemble at the touch of a button.

TRIO can be connected to a guitar amp or directly into a mixer for use with a PA system. A headphone jack with level control is also included. An optional DigiTech FS3X footswitch can be connected to the TRIO for hands-free selection of song parts and styles. The TRIO comes with a power supply and its rugged-stage-worthy metal enclosure ensures reliable operation gig after gig.

The DigiTech TRIO Band Creator Pedal will be available in March 2015 at a suggested retail price of $224.95.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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