Electro-Harmonix http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/2600/all en Summer NAMM 2015 Video: Electro-Harmonix 22-500 Dual Stereo Looper http://www.guitarworld.com/summer-namm-2015-video-electro-harmonix-22-500-dual-stereo-looper/25046 <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2015 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos. </p> <p>While we were at the show, we were able to stop by the Electro-Harmonix booth. Our visit is chronicled in the video below. </p> <p>In the clip, the fine folks at Electro-Harmonix demonstrated their new 22-500 Dual Stereo Looper pedal for us, showing off its capabilities and characteristics. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook! For more about Electro-Harmonix, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com.</a></p> <p><strong>To check out more Summer NAMM 2015 videos, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/summer-namm-2015/">step right this way.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bee5pE9ipQw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/summer-namm-2015-video-electro-harmonix-22-500-dual-stereo-looper/25046#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Summer NAMM 2015 Videos Effects Gear Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:17:30 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25046 at http://www.guitarworld.com Summer NAMM 2015 Video: Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate http://www.guitarworld.com/summer-namm-2015-video-electro-harmonix-silencer-noise-gate/25024 <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2015 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>While we were at the show, we were able to stop by the Electro-Harmonix booth. Our visit is chronicled in the video below. </p> <p>In the clip, the fine folks at Electro-Harmonix demonstrated their new Silencer Noise Gate pedal for us, showing off its capabilities and characteristics. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook! For more about Electro-Harmonix, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com.</a></p> <p><strong>To check out more Summer NAMM 2015 videos, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/summer-namm-2015/">step right this way.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Dt7sgByD0Rc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/summer-namm-2015-video-electro-harmonix-silencer-noise-gate/25024#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Summer NAMM 2015 Videos Effects Gear Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:18:53 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25024 at http://www.guitarworld.com Summer NAMM 2015: Electro-Harmonix Introduces 22500 Dual Stereo Looper http://www.guitarworld.com/summer-namm-2015-electro-harmonix-introduces-22500-dual-stereo-looper/24923 <!--paging_filter--><p>The brand-new EHX 22500 Dual Stereo Looper is flexible, extensively featured pedal looper that allows for easy operation of two loops at the same time. </p> <p>Expanding upon EHX’s looping legacy, the 22500 employs two high-quality, uncompressed audio tracks that can be played in parallel or series to enable the player to punch in and out harmonies and rhythms, or use each loop as different sections of a song. </p> <p>The pedal is capable of recording up to 12 hours with the supplied 8GB SD card. </p> <p>The 22500’s user interface is intuitive and in depth. Loop A and Loop B footswitches engage recording and toggle between playback and overdubbing for each loop with a single tap or double tap to stop. A third footswitch can be programmed to function as a master Stop, Tap Tempo or Rhythm Start/Stop switch. </p> <p>Control sections for each loop include individual level control knobs and Reverse and Octave buttons to expand creative possibilities. Three loop status LEDs include Record, Playback and Memory. The multifunction Mode knob gives access to 100 loop banks, control over rhythm options and operational functions of the pedal including Series/Parallel looping, rhythm Quantized/Free Form looping and much more. Input Gain knob controls the level of input. Rhythm button engages the built in drum loops.</p> <p>The 22500 is completely stereo/mono capable. The Left/Mono Input is switchable between ¼” and XLR MIC inputs with selectable phantom power and a separate microphone gain knob. SDHC memory card slot supports 4GB to 32GB cards. The included 8GB memory card holds up to 12 hours of total recording time. Included USB port enables backup/restore to a PC or MAC. An optional Bank-Up/Bank-Down Foot Controller is available for increased onstage ease (sold separately). </p> <p>The 22500 Dual Stereo Looper expands EHX’s looper legacy in both form and function. The new 22500 comes in a rugged die-cast chassis and comes standard with an EHX 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter and carries a U.S. list price of $359.97. The 22500 Foot controller is powered by the main pedal and has a U.S. list price of $117.15.</p> <p><strong>Visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com.</a></strong></p> <p><strong><em>For more Summer NAMM Show news, bookmark GuitarWorld.com's <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/summer-namm-2015">dedicated Summer NAMM 2015 page.</a> And don't forget to follow <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">GW on Twitter</a> for more "live on the NAMM Show floor" coverage.</em></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/summer-namm-2015-electro-harmonix-introduces-22500-dual-stereo-looper/24923#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Summer NAMM 2015 Effects News Gear Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:24:13 +0000 Guitar World Staff 24923 at http://www.guitarworld.com Summer NAMM 2015: Electro-Harmonix Introduces The Silencer Noise Gate/Effects Loop Pedal http://www.guitarworld.com/summer-namm-2015-electro-harmonix-introduces-silencer-noise-gateeffects-loop-pedal/24922 <!--paging_filter--><p>Responding to the needs of pedalboard users and players whose high-gain effects create difficult-to-ontrol hum and noise, EHX has developed The Silencer, a sophisticated noise gate that can tame a single pedal or an entire effects loop.</p> <p>The Silencer’s three-control layout provides precise fine-tuning to fit your system, instrument and playing style.</p> <p>Threshold adjusts how much level is required to open the noise gate and allow a signal to pass thru. Reduction regulates the degree to which the gated signal is reduced and is variable between -70db and +4db. Release controls how long the gate remains open after the signal drops below the Threshold. Release time is variable between 8ms and 4 seconds.</p> <p>I/O includes ¼ inch Input, Output, Send and Return jacks. The footswitch selects whether the Silencer is engaged or in bypass mode; buffered bypass allows the effects loop to remain in your signal path when the gate is bypassed. A built-in AC jack accepts an EHX9.6DC power supply (optional) and the pedal ships with a 9V battery.</p> <p>The Silencer has a $76.80 MSRP and will be available this August.</p> <p><strong>Visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com.</a></strong></p> <p><strong><em>For more Summer NAMM Show news, bookmark GuitarWorld.com's <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/summer-namm-2015">dedicated Summer NAMM 2015 page.</a> And don't forget to follow <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">GW on Twitter</a> for more "live on the NAMM Show floor" coverage.</em></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/summer-namm-2015-electro-harmonix-introduces-silencer-noise-gateeffects-loop-pedal/24922#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Summer NAMM 2015 Effects News Gear Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:15:19 +0000 Guitar World Staff 24922 at http://www.guitarworld.com The Top 10 Blues-Approved Overdrive/Distortion Pedals http://www.guitarworld.com/la-grunge-top-10-blues-approved-overdrive-distortion-pedals <!--paging_filter--><p>The origin of guitar distortion goes back to the earliest electrified blues guitarists. </p> <p>They didn’t care that their primitive tube amps were breaking up and distorting, as long as they were loud. Soon, blues guitarists grew quite fond of those nasty, gnarly distorted tones, and they sought to replicate them by any means necessary. </p> <p>Enter the overdrive pedal. Designed to push an amp to the brink, the overdrive pedal allows players to summon singing sustain, compelling crunch, and glorious grit at any volume level, giving guitarists the bite and balls they need for genuine blues-approved tone. </p> <p>While a handful of purists prefer to plug a guitar straight into an amp, most blues guitarists these days have a handful of overdrive, distortion and even fuzz boxes in their rigs. </p> <p>Thanks to the proliferation of boutique pedal builders over the past 20 years, there are easily more than a thousand distortion devices available to help guitarists find their signature blues sound. </p> <p>The following pedals are the top 10 classics and modern marvels that get our mojo working when we spank that plank and crank up the volume.</p> <p><strong>10. Way Huge Pork Loin</strong> </p> <p>By blending modern soft-clipping BiFET overdrive and classic clean “British” preamp tone pathways, the Pork Loin allows players to dial in raw, raunchy tones that never lose bottom-end clarity or definition. The Pork Loin plays a massive role in Joe Bonamassa’s bigger-than-life modern blues sound. </p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/gearphotos/PorkLoin.jpg" width="500" /> </p> <p><strong>9. Klon Centaur</strong> </p> <p>The Klon Centaur’s legendary clean boost transforms a guitar’s natural tone the same way a livestock farmer turns a piglet into a prize-winning porker—by making it bigger, fatter, juicier, meatier and more muscular. </p> <p>Centaur designer Bill Finnegan discontinued production several years ago, driving prices for used Klons well above $1,000, but he’s trying to bring a similar pedal to the market again with the same hand-selected parts, attention to detail and signature sound that the numerous “klones” have failed to match. </p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/gearphotos/KlonCentaur.jpg" width="500" /></p> <p><strong>8. PaulC Audio Tim</strong> </p> <p>Thanks to its impressive tonal range and expressive touch sensitivity, the Tim is a favorite of tube amp aficionados who don’t want to sacrifice the dynamic response of their favorite amps but need more gain and tonal-shaping capabilities. With the EQ controls set at 12 o’clock, it provides some of the most transparent clean boost and overdrive tones available. </p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/gearphotos/Fin.jpg" width="500" /> </p> <p><strong>7. Fulltone Full-Drive 2</strong> </p> <p>Fulltone makes an impressive variety of incredible overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals, including the OCD, PlimSoul and Fat-Boost FB-3, but when it comes to the blues, most guitarists choose the Fulltone Full-Drive 2. </p> <p>With separate overdrive and boost footswitches and mini toggle switches for selecting clean boost, midrange emphasis, MOSFET clipping and more, the Full-Drive 2 is a versatile overdrive pedal that makes it easy to dial in your own signature blues tones. </p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/full%20drive.jpg" alt="full drive.jpg" width="540" height="429" /></p> <hr /> <p><strong>6. Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer</strong> </p> <p>Thanks to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s use of an Ibanez Tube Screamer (he replaced the TS-808 with a TS-9 and TS-10 later in his career), this pedal has gone on to become the best-selling and most copied overdrive pedal of all time. </p> <p>The Tube Screamer’s output boost and signature midrange hump, along with a characteristic warmth that the TS-808’s successors lack, make it ideal for playing fat, aggressive solos that destroy everything else in its path. </p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/gearphotos/Tubescreamer.jpg" width="500" /> </p> <p><strong>5. Electro-Harmonix Big Muff π</strong> </p> <p>Most staunch traditionalists think that the raunchy fuzz tones of a Big Muff π are a little too furry and furious for the blues, but that hasn’t stopped a new generation of blues-inspired players from using one. The Big Muff is a key element of 21st century blues as envisioned by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and Jack White of the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather. </p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/gearphotos/BigMuff.jpg" width="500" /></p> <p><strong>4. Dallas-Arbiter Rangemaster Treble Booster</strong> </p> <p>Eric Clapton’s alleged use of a Dallas-Arbiter Rangemaster Treble Booster on John Mayall’s legendary <em>Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton</em> album remains the source of much controversy, but the Rangemaster was also a key element of Rory Gallagher’s late-Sixties rig that similarly redefined blues guitar tone during the British blues revival, thanks to its marvelous midrange and gritty germanium transistor grind. </p> <p>Numerous clones are available today, including the Analog Man Beano Boost and Keeley Java Boost. </p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/gearphotos/Rangemaster.jpg" width="500" /> </p> <p><strong>3. Boss BD-2 Blues Driver</strong> </p> <p>Not since the late Seventies, when the Ibanez Tube Screamer and Boss OD-1 made their debut, has a mass-produced overdrive pedal won over the great unwashed and cork-sniffing tone snobs alike. The BD-2 delivers a wide variety of overdrive tones, from creamy to crunchy, with personality that ranges from retro smooth to modern blues-rock raunch. </p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/gearphotos/BossBluesDriver.jpg" width="500" /></p> <p><strong>2. Blackstone Appliances MOSFET Overdrive</strong> </p> <p>This pedal’s nameplate and crinkle finish may have the retro-cool vibe of a Thirties toaster, but underneath the hood lies a modern circuit that uses small-signal MOSFETs and an unconventional input stage to cook up distortion and overdrive with rich harmonic overtones that will melt your face off like a million-watt microwave. </p> <p>“It’s heavy stuff, not the sound of a popcorn machine,” says Billy Gibbons, who used the Blackstone in tasteful excess on several new ZZ Top tunes.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Blackstone.jpeg" width="620" height="472" alt="Blackstone.jpeg" /></p> <p><em>Blackstone photo by William Baeck, <a href="http://williambaeck.com/WilliamBaeck.com/Home.html">williambaeck.com</a></em></p> <p><strong>1. Analog Man King of Tone</strong> </p> <p>With a two-year waiting list, the Analog Man King of Tone is one of the most sought-after overdrive pedals, and for a very good reason: it provides a clean boost that preserves a guitar’s tone, making it sound bigger, badder and more bodacious, with just the right amount of natural-sounding distortion. </p> <p>Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gary Clark Jr. and Buddy Miller are just a handful of the pros who have discovered that the King of Tone truly rules.</p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/gearphotos/AnalogMan.jpg" width="500" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/la-grunge-top-10-blues-approved-overdrive-distortion-pedals#comments Boss EHX Electro-Harmonix Fulltone Ibanez Kion October 2012 PaulC 2012 Guitar World Lists Effects News Features Gear Magazine Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:30:09 +0000 Chris Gill 16822 at http://www.guitarworld.com Zero to Sixties in Five Pedals: Five Modern Effects that Conjure Far-Out, Vintage Tones http://www.guitarworld.com/zero-60s-five-pedals-five-modern-effects-conjure-far-out-vintage-tones <!--paging_filter--><p>Many guitar players—at some point—can't help but fall under the spell of the sounds found on classic rock albums of the mid- to late Sixties. </p> <p>Players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend and Robby Krieger were synonymous with wah, fuzz, univibe and/or tremolo. Throw George Harrison and Brian Jones into the mix and you get sitars and other sound- (and mind-) altering effects. They were always experimenting, changing things up, trying to outdo each other. </p> <p>Modern players who are obsessed with classic Sixties rock sounds can glue their eyes to eBay, waiting for pricey, hard-to-find vintage gear to show up. Or they can check out these five easy-to-find, modern effect pedals, as chosen by a group of <em>Guitar World</em> staffers including Gear Editor Paul Riario. </p> <p><strong>Vox V846-HW Hand-Wired Wah Wah</strong></p> <p>Stop, children, what's that sound? ... Well, if we're talking about the Sixties (and we are), it's probably Jimi Hendrix playing "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" on a Fender Strat through a Vox V846 Wah Wah pedal.</p> <p>Vox actually created the first wah pedal in the Sixties, spawning an army of imitators that continues to grow, NAMM Show after NAMM Show. Back in the day, the Vox wah and its competitors found their way into the hands—or in this case, the feet—of countless top-notch rock guitarists, from Hendrix to Jeff Beck to Jimmy Page to Eric Clapton. But again, Vox was there first. </p> <p>Just a few years ago (2011), the company issued its V846-HW Hand-Wired Wah Wah Pedal, which does a fine job of capturing the tone, feel and weight of the original Vox pedal. Every component in the new model—inductors, resistors, capacitors and the potentiometer—is carefully selected. And like its name suggests, each unit features hand-wired turret board construction with no printed circuit boards. The only difference is a true bypass, a handy update for modern players. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.voxamps.com/v846hw">Check out this pedal at voxamps.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V8dx4oS9FVI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Distortion</strong></p> <p>The Sixties may have started out clean, but by the end of the decade there were some pretty gnarly distortion and fuzz sounds filling clubs and arenas around the world. </p> <p>Among the most distinctive fuzz tones of the late Sixties undoubtedly belonged to Jimi Hendrix, who utilized a Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face to add that extra layer of dirt to his already gritty brand of hard blues. Unless you're quick on the draw with your eBay bids or simply owned one back in the day, you won't have much luck finding Hendrix's original fuzz source these days, but fortunately Dunlop has produced a faithful replica in the Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face.</p> <p>Hand-wired and built around a BC108 silicon transistor, the Hendrix Fuzz Face is nothing less than a meticulous reproduction of the original pedal, one you'll need if you'll want to summon your inner-voodoo child.</p> <p>And if a Tone Bender is more your thing, check out the <a href="http://www.williamsaudio.co.uk/Tonebender-MK11-Professional.html">OC81D Williams Vintage Tone MK11 Professional</a>, as used by Ben King, a former Yardbirds guitarist. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/jhf1-jimi-hendrix-fuzz-face">Check out this pedal at jimdunlop.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/18bBbNeMyhA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar</strong></p> <p>You're in a Sixties cover band. The rowdy, drunken audience is clamoring for your "Paint It, Black" / "Norwegian Wood" medley. Do you just play the sitar parts on your Fender Esquire and smile knowingly, like, "Yeah, I know these notes were originally played on a sitar, but what the hell am I supposed to do?" Well, yes, you could do that. But you also could check out Electro-Harmonix's Ravish Sitar pedal. </p> <p>As we say in a recent <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/buyers-guide-2013/?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=60sPedals">Guitar World Buyer's Guide</a>, it's the "world's best sitar emulation for guitar. With the Ravish Sitar pedal, Electro-Harmonix has streamlined the essence of the sitar into a compact enclosure that offers a polyphonic lead voice a tunable sympathetic string drones that dramatically react to your playing with adjustable timbre."</p> <p>And besides all that, guitarists can finally tackle "Bangla Dhun," Ravi Shankar's 15-minute Indian-music recital that kicks off <em>The Concert for Bangladhesh</em>. Or not! </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.ehx.com/products/ravish">Check out this pedal at exh.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4GZGDYJ77xA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Dry Bell Vibe Machine V-1</strong></p> <p>You'll find vibe effects all over the music of Jimi Hendrix and Procol Harem's Robin Trower, a fact that, in and of itself, makes a good vibe pedal an essential part of any Sixties guitar rig. </p> <p>There's no shortage of great vibe units to choose from, but for our money, the Dry Bell Vibe Machine is the top of the heap. Not only is it among the more compact options, it allows for maximum tone control with its "Bright" switch, avoiding the sound-dampening side effects of some of the other pedals on the market.</p> <p>If you want to nail that Hendrix-at-Woodstock tone, adding this little beauty in your arsenal certainly can't hurt. What it can't help? Your nerves playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of a few hundred-thousand fans.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.drybell.com/vibe_machine_v1_en.html">Check out this pedal at drybell.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YeMgNpS1EmM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Fulltone Supa-Trem 1</strong></p> <p>As <em>Guitar World</em> has said in past reviews, Fulltone's Supa-Trem 1 is a tremolo pedal that lives up to its name. As you can tell by the photo in the gallery below, it's a simple, basic, gimmick-free effect that inadvertently captures the look of Sixties pedals while working hard to capture the sound. </p> <p>From personal experience, it's also a rugged pedal that can take a licking and keep on waving. It features a footswitchable Half/Full speed footswitch that stays in tempo and lets you channel some authentic-sounding Leslie-like moves. Another footswitch lets you choose between "Soft" smooth wavering or "Hard" square-wave machine-gun stutter. There's also an internal trimmer to fine tune the feel of the waveform.</p> <p>As a side note, Sixties rocker John Fogerty uses one of these pedals today to recreate his powerful CCR-era tremolo effects.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.fulltone.com/products/supa-trem-1">Check out this pedal at fulltone.com</a>.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/o7wfrMUXywo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jimi-hendrix">Jimi Hendrix</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/eric-clapton">Eric Clapton</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/beatles">The Beatles</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/george-harrison">George Harrison</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jeff-beck">Jeff Beck</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/cream">Cream</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jimmy-page">Jimmy Page</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/robby-krieger">Robby Krieger</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/zero-60s-five-pedals-five-modern-effects-conjure-far-out-vintage-tones#comments Damian Fanelli Dry Bell Dunlop EHX Electro-Harmonix Fulltone George Harrison Jimi Hendrix VOX Guitar World Lists Effects News Features Gear Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:16:27 +0000 Damian Fanelli, Josh Hart 16374 at http://www.guitarworld.com Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Nano POG Pedal, "the Smallest Polyphonic Octave Generator" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-unveils-nano-pog-pedal-smallest-polyphonic-octave-generator-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has introduced its new Nano POG pedal, which the company calls "the Smallest Polyphonic Octave Generator."</p> <p>From EHX:</p> <p>The new Nano POG, which expands EHX’s line of polyphonic octave generators (including the POG2 and the Micro POG), delivers flawless tracking and sound in a compact package.</p> <p>An advanced algorithm ensures that the most fleet-fingered guitarists will enjoy glitch-free tracking while the sub-octave and octave up deliver the clarity and sound quality EHX’s POG Series is renowned for. </p> <p>Separate level controls for dry, sub-octave and octave up let the player create a variety of sounds ranging from a convincing bass guitar to a sweet mandolin-like chime and rich organesque tones. A separate Dry output is included which enables the player to split their signal for greater flexibility and control.</p> <p>The Nano POG is equipped with reliable silent footswitching which can be especially useful in various scenarios such as recording sessions or with acoustic musicians whose instruments are mic’d.</p> <p>The Nano POG includes an EHX9.6DC power adapter and also runs on 9V battery. The new pedal carries a U.S. List Price of $270.50.</p> <p><strong>For more about EHX, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YNjeuEugRvA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-unveils-nano-pog-pedal-smallest-polyphonic-octave-generator-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:10:52 +0000 Guitar World Staff 24373 at http://www.guitarworld.com Review: Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine Pedal — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-electro-harmonix-c9-organ-machine-pedal-video <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><em>GOLD AWARD WINNER</em></strong></p> <p>The sound of a Hammond B3 plugged into a raging Marshall stack is one of the most awesome sounds in rock besides the guitar. </p> <p>Jon Lord’s work with Deep Purple remains a supreme example, as the does the playing of Rick Wakeman with Yes, Keith Emerson with Emerson, Lake &amp; Palmer and numerous other players from the prime halcyon days of progressive rock.</p> <p>Guitarists who wanted to tap into this energy without learning to play keyboards had to rely on expensive guitar synthesizer setups, but now Electro-Harmonix has come up with an affordable and extremely easy-to-use solution with their C9 Organ Machine stomp box.</p> <p><strong>FEATURES</strong> First it should be noted that Electro-Harmonix introduced the B9 Organ Machine about six months before the C9. The main difference between the two is a different set of organ sounds, so if you’re interested I recommend trying both to determine which sounds you like best. </p> <p>The C9 offers nine different organ sound presets, which consist of various Hammond, Farfisa, Vox, Clavioline and even Mellotron-style tones. The pedal features a mono input and separate output jacks for the dry guitar and processed organ signals. The Dry knob adjusts the dry volume level, while Organ adjusts the organ volume level. A Mod knob varies the speed of modulation, and the Click knob controls, depending upon the preset selected, the percussive “key click” sound that is essential to many rock organ sounds as well as modulation depth, and upper drawbar volumes.</p> <p><strong>PERFORMANCE</strong> Unlike a guitar synth, which can require meticulous and laborious set up to be used effectively, the C9 Organ Machine is a true plug-and-play device. Guitarists need to think like keyboardists to obtain the most realistic organ-like results, but the pedal tracks extremely well with barely perceptible latency as long as notes are played cleanly. You can even use techniques like tapping, although playing harmonics or pick squeals can create some rather unpredictable and unusual effects. The notes also sustain at a consistent level until the string is either muted or the vibration is no longer strong enough.</p> <p>The variety of sounds in the C9 is killer, especially if you play covers of Deep Purple, ELP, the Doors, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Sixties garage rock or even U2 and Porcupine Tree. The C9 sounds deliciously aggressive and raunchy through a distorted guitar amp, and the organ tones are so spot on that audience members will wonder where you’ve hidden the keyboardist. </p> <p><strong>CHEAT SHEET</strong><br /> <strong>LIST PRICE</strong> $293.73<br /> <strong>MANUFACTURER</strong> Electro-Harmonix, <a href="http://www.ehx.com//">ehx.com</a></p> <p>Nine presets instantly transform a guitar into the realistic sounds of Hammond, Farfisa, Vox, Clavoline or Mellotron organ tones.</p> <p>The Click control has a multifunctional design that lets users dial in the percussive key click sounds and much more.</p> <p><strong>THE BOTTOM LINE</strong> If you love the organ sounds heard on countless progressive, garage or classic rock songs but don’t want to learn how to play keyboards, the Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine will instantly satisfy your creative cravings.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience4147521213001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="4147521213001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Its Rate knob controls the phase shifting speed which, in classic Bad Stone fashion, goes from a very slow swoosh to a rapid, oscillating warble. </p> <p>Feedback determines the depth of the phase effect and a toggle switch lets the user select Auto or Manual modes. In Manual mode the Manual Shift knob tunes the frozen phase shift sound.</p> <p>In addition to the die-cast package, other modern amenities were added. These include true bypass for maximum signal path integrity when the effect is not engaged, an LED to indicate the effect status and an AC jack that accepts a standard EHX9.6DC power supply. The pedal will ship with a nine volt battery and carries a U.S. list price of $94.79. </p> <p>Check out the demo video below, which features Jon Skibic.</p> <p><strong>For more information, visit the pedal's page on <a href="http://www.ehx.com/products/bad-stone">ehx.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0csEWuzbNRg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-announces-resurrection-bad-stone-phase-shifter-pedal-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:56:30 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23702 at http://www.guitarworld.com Electro-Harmonix Introduces Good Vibes Vintage-Style Chorus/Vibrato Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-good-vibes-vintage-style-chorusvibrato-pedal-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has introduced its new Good Vibes Modulator pedal.</p> <p>The pedal, a demo of which you can check out below, is a re-creation of classic “flower power”-era chorus/vibrato pedals.</p> <p>“We designed it to take you on a trip back to the Sixties so it delivers the warm, liquid groove we associate with that time in music," says EHX President and Founder Mike Matthews. "But we also updated it to meet the needs of contemporary players.”</p> <p>Like the original Uni-Vibe, it uses photocells for a sound and response that’s true to the classic design. However, boosted power rails provide 21st-century definition and headroom, while true bypass switching ensures maximum signal path integrity. An expression pedal input was added and puts control of speed and intensity at the player’s feet.</p> <p>The Good Vibes features easy-to-use controls consisting of Volume, Speed and Intensity knobs, plus two switches: a Chorus/Vibrato selector and an EXP Speed/Intensity switch that lets the player choose EXP pedal control of either. The pedal is housed in a rugged, compact die-cast chassis and is powered by a standard center negative 9V power supply, which is included. </p> <p>An always-on speed indicator is also included. The Good Vibes has a U.S. list price of $179.99.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OjH73rPH6sY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-good-vibes-vintage-style-chorusvibrato-pedal-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:57:41 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23590 at http://www.guitarworld.com Electro-Harmonix Introduces Octavix Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-octavix-pedal-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has introduced the Octavix, a pedal that delivers the definitive late-1960s fuzzed-out, octave-up sound together with modern enhancements that update the classic concept.</p> <p>Housed in EHX’s rugged nano package, the Octavix features Volume, Boost and Octave knobs. Volume regulates the output level of the pedal. Boost controls the amount of fuzz tone and Octave adjusts the volume of the octave above. </p> <p>A mini-toggle lets the player select between 9 or 24 volt power rails and determines the power supply voltage for the entire circuit. At 9V the pedals behaves like the classic, saggy fuzz box. At 24V the Octavix delivers a tighter sound and a richer octave tone. True bypass ensures maximum signal path integrity. </p> <p>A period-evocative, psychedelic design and blue LED contribute to the pedal’s vintage vibe. Octavix runs on a 9-volt battery or accepts a standard EHX9.6DC power supply, and carries a U.S. List Price of $117.15.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1RDMHLgX5u4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-octavix-pedal-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix NAMM 2015 Videos Effects News Gear Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:47:33 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23425 at http://www.guitarworld.com NAMM 2015: Electro-Harmonix Introduces C9 Organ Machine Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-c9-organ-machine-pedal-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has introduced the C9 Organ Machine, the followup to the B9 Organ Machine, which was released in early 2014.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The brand-new EHX C9 Organ Machine digs deeper into the cache of desirable classic organ tones with nine new organ presets utilizing the same technology found in the hit B9 Organ Machine. </p> <p>As a respectful nod to the late Sixties and Seventies, the C9 pays homage to tones made famous by Keith Emerson, Ray Manzarek, Jon Lord, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and more.</p> <p>As is with the B9, the C9’s layout is straight forward and intuitive. A nine-position switch allows the player to select among different popular organ types. </p> <p>The Organ volume knob controls the overall volume of the Organ Preset while Dry volume controls the volume of the untreated instrument level at the Organ Output jack. This enables a player to mix the sound of their original instrument with the organ to create lush layers, or mute it entirely. </p> <p>A Mod control adjusts the speed of the modulation while Click controls the percussive click level or a parameter unique to the preset such as upper harmonic level or modulation depth. These controllable parameters were selected for each preset to optimize the tonal flexibility of each organ sound. </p> <p>The EHX C9 Organ Machine picks up where the B9 left off and delivers even more flavors of classic organ tone in a rugged, affordable package. Check out the demo to hear it for yourself. The new C9 Organ Machine comes standard with an EHX 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter and carries a U.S. list price of $293.73. </p> <p>For more about EHX, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oZKVPzRyn50" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-c9-organ-machine-pedal-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix NAMM 2015 Videos Effects News Gear Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:15:36 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23296 at http://www.guitarworld.com Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Pitch Fork, a Compact Polyphonic Pitch Shifter/Harmony Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-pitch-fork-compact-polyphonic-pitch-shifterharmony-pedal-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has introduced the Pitch Fork, a compact polyphonic pitch shifter/harmony pedal. </p> <p>You can check out a demo video below. In the meantime, here's what the company has to say about the pedal:</p> <p>The new EHX Pitch Fork transposes an instrument’s pitch over a +/- three octave range and features three modes that allow the pitch to be transposed up, down or both, simultaneously. The pitch shift amount can be set to a fixed interval or continuously varied by an expression pedal or control voltage. </p> <p>An 11-position Shift switch selects the maximum transposition interval ranging from D (Detune), a shift of 17 cents, through Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, 1 Octave, 2 Octaves and 3 Octaves. </p> <p>A three-position toggle switch controls whether the pitch is transposed up, down or both. In Dual mode, two pitch-shifted signals are output. One follows the shift knob as if in the Up position while the other creates a harmony. Dual Mode settings include M3 up + P5 up, P5 up + 1 Oct down, 1 Oct up + 1 Oct down and many others. A Blend knob controls the mix of the dry signal and the effected signal, and an EXP jack enables the player to control pitch and glissando with an expression pedal.</p> <p>The Latch button selects Latch or Momentary mode which affects how the footswitch and EXP input behave. In Latch mode, the footswitch toggles between effect on and buffered bypass each time it’s pressed and the EXP input continuously varies pitch. In Momentary mode the effect is only on while the footswitch is depressed and when it is released the Pitch Fork goes into bypass.</p> <p>In Latch mode the EXP input controls pitch shift amount, ranging from unity to the interval set by the Shift knob, and pitch varies continuously throughout the expression pedal’s range. In Momentary mode the EXP input controls glissando rate for the Pitch Fork’s footswitch. When the bypass footswitch is pressed, the Pitch Fork jumps from bypass to the interval set by the Shift knob. </p> <p>The amount of time it takes to reach that new note is the glissando rate. When the footswitch is released the pitch will return to unity at the same rate. That glissando time can vary between 4 milliseconds to two seconds depending on the heel/toe position of the expression pedal. The default glissando rate is 60 milliseconds when nothing is plugged into the EXP input.</p> <p>The Pitch Fork comes equipped with an EHX 9.6DC-200mA power supply and also runs on a 9Volt battery. It carries a U.S. List Price of $174.66 and is available now.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/s2O2xaRfje0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-pitch-fork-compact-polyphonic-pitch-shifterharmony-pedal-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:25:08 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22540 at http://www.guitarworld.com Electro-Harmonix Unveils New Nano Looper 360 Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-unveils-new-nano-looper-360-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has unveiled its new Nano Looper 360 pedal.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The NanoLooper 360 is a small, extremely easy-to- use, pedal looper with a total of 360 seconds of loop recording time that can be divided into 11 different loops for maximum flexibility and control. </p> <p>With uncompressed audio, 24-bit A/D/A and a44.1kHz sample rate, the 360 Looper delivers high-quality sound and unlimited overdubbing with no degradation in fidelity. The user interface, featuring two knobs, three LEDs and a single footswitch is intuitive and functions such as recording a loop, overdubbing, undo-redo and erasing a loop are quickly mastered.</p> <p>The Level knob controls the output level of the loop. The dry signal remains at unity from input to output. The Loop knob is numbered and allows the user to select from 11 different loop locations. To record a loop, simply select an empty bank and press the footswitch once. The REC (recording) LED lights solid and recording starts immediately. When the footswitch is pressed again, the recording stops, and the loop will play indefinitely. Pressing the footswitch two times stops the playback.</p> <p>Overdubbing is easy. When a loop is playing, pressing the footswitch once lets the user record on top of the original material and does not change its length. After finishing an overdub, the Undo-Redo function is enabled and allows the user to remove the last take. To undo an overdub during playback, simply press and hold the footswitch for one second. </p> <p>To redo the overdubduring playback, i.e. restore the last take, press and hold the footswitch for one second again. To erase a loop, playback must be stopped and the footswitch depressed for two seconds. All recorded audio is stored automatically to the NanoLooper 360’s internal memory and all recorded loops remain in memory until they are erased.</p> <p>With the NanoLooper 360, EHX’s goal was to build an affordable looping pedal that would function as an easy to use, song creation and performance tool. The new NanoLooper 360 can use a 9 Volt alkaline battery, but comes standard with an EHX 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter. It carries a U.S. list price of $179.99.</p> <p>For more info, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BqfgYPNmaXM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-unveils-new-nano-looper-360-pedal#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:53:12 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22261 at http://www.guitarworld.com Rodrigo Lanceloti Test Drives Electro-Harmonix East River Drive and Hot Tubes Pedals — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/rodrigo-lanceloti-test-drives-electro-harmonix-east-river-drive-and-hot-tubes-pedals-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the new video below, which was shared by EHX (Electro-Harmonix) this week, Brazilian rocker Rodrigo Lanceloti test drives two EHX pedals, the East River Drive overdrive and the Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive.</p> <p>Luckily, Lanceloti has a bottomless bag of blues licks, so it's a pretty damn enjoyable video!</p> <p>For more about both EHX pedals, check out these two stories:</p> <p>• <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-east-river-drive-pedal-jrc4558-based-overdrive">Electro-Harmonix Introduces East River Drive Pedal: JRC4558-Based Overdrive</a></p> <p>• <a href="http://www.www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-electro-harmonix-cmos-hot-tubes-overdrive-pedal">Demo Video: Electro-Harmonix CMOS Hot Tubes Overdrive Pedal</a></p> <p>For more about EHX, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3PDZ4W6mhIw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/rodrigo-lanceloti-test-drives-electro-harmonix-east-river-drive-and-hot-tubes-pedals-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Rodrigo Lanceloti Videos Effects News Gear Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:08:56 +0000 Damian Fanelli 22167 at http://www.guitarworld.com