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Digitech® Rocks 2008 Winter NAMM Show

United States
New products include guitar and vocal processors and pedals

WINTER NAMM SHOW, ANAHEIM, CA, January 17, 2008 — DigiTech®, a leading manufacturer of guitar signal processors, and a Harman International company (NYSE-HAR), exhibits several exciting new products at the 2008 Winter NAMM Show. The new products include the HardWire™ line of extreme performance guitar pedals, the Vocalist® Live 4 vocal harmony and effects floor processor, the Vocalist Live Pro vocal harmony and effects rack processor for keyboard and guitar, the Triad™ harmony guitar pedal, and the RP500 and RP350 Modeling Guitar Processors with Steinberg® Cubase™ LE4 software. Also featured are the GSP1101 Guitar Preamp/Processor and its new Control 2 remote foot controller.

HardWire Extreme Performance Guitar Pedals

Digitech introduces its new HardWire line of extreme performance guitar pedals. The series is composed of Stereo Delay, Stereo Chorus, Stereo Reverb, Overdrive, Distortion, Metal Distortion and Chromatic Tuner pedals. Featuring true bypass, high-voltage operation, and unrivalled effects and tones, HardWire pedals are in a class of their own.

Vocalist Live 4 and Vocalist Live Pro

The acclaimed Vocalist Live series of vocal harmony and effects processors employs the powerful musIQ™* technology to accurately create multi-part harmony by analyzing a musical accompaniment signal (guitar or keyboard) in real time. The Vocalist Live 4 floor processor acts as the big brother to the acclaimed Vocalist Live 2, creating up to four-part vocal harmonies. The Vocalist Live Pro is a rack-mounted version of the floor-based Vocalist Live products. Special features include MIDI, 99 presets, selectable voicings (unison, third, fifth or octaves), pitch correction, compressor/gate, echo delay and Lexicon® reverbs on the Vocalist Live Pro, a built-in mixer with Vocal, Harmony, and Guitar/Keyboard level controls, USB connectivity, a built-in guitar tuner, selectable output configurations and adjustable XLR mic/line input with SoundcraftR studio-grade, low-noise preamp and phantom power.

Triad Harmony pedal

The Triad Harmony pedal uses musIQ technology to offer uncannily realistic guitar harmonies. Independent selectable voicing includes third, fifth, octaves, unison/detune and straight, semitone and two-octave shifts. It also includes side-chain accompaniment input and an on-board tuner.

RP500 Modeling Guitar Processor

The RP500 Modeling Guitar Processor features over 125 stompboxes, amps, effects and cabinets, all stored in 99 user and 99 factory presets, but it is more than just a multi-effects pedal; users can choose to bypass the internal amps at the touch of a button or have their tone completely generated by the RP500 – amps, stompboxes, effects and all. For home recording, Steinberg Cubase LE4 music production software is included.

RP350 Modeling Guitar Processor

The RP350 Modeling Guitar Processor features 118 amp, preamp, acoustic guitar, effects and cabinet types, 70 factory presets and 70 user presets for storage, a built-in expression pedal and LED display for high visibility in any playing environment. It also offers 30 tone and 30 effect libraries that are pre-configured bundles of effects, amps and cabinets, as well as a 60-pattern drum machine. It also features USB connectivity and Steinberg Cubase LE4 music production software.

GSP1101 Guitar Preamp/Processor with Control 2 foot pedal

The GSP1101 Guitar Preamp/Processor is DigiTech’s rack-mountable guitar effects preamp and processor with a separate amplifier control section and an intuitive interface. It features an extensive library of over 120 effects, amps, cabinets and stompboxes to give the tone-conscious guitarist a wealth of sonic options. The unique flexible loop allows the player’s core tone to come through uncolored while adding effects as needed.

Enhancing the GSP1101 is the new Control 2 foot pedal, specially designed for the GSP1101. Featuring 14 vacuum-style switches, large 14-character display, durable bent metal chassis and single cable input for power and connection to the GSP1101, the Control 2 provides hands-free access to program changes, effect on/off, tuner access, and tap tempo/delay set. It is equally functional as a sole pedal unit or as a pedal board component. It also features a built-in expression pedal for wahs, volume, etc.

*musIQ™ is a trademark of 3dB Research® Ltd.
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