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HARMAN Professional Solutions Introduces the DOD Rubberneck Analog Delay Pedal

New double-wide analog delay pedal delivers double the features, enabling guitarists to shape, bend and control time in exciting new ways

NAMM (Booth #7800), ANAHEIM, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions today introduced the DOD Rubberneck analog delay stompbox, allowing guitar and bass players to create unique musical delay textures and explore new time-based performance effects. The Rubberneck features over one second of pure analog delay with tap tempo for custom time settings, as well as double concentric knobs for shaping the modulation, gain and tone of the effect. The pedal is named after its unique “Rubberneck” feature which gives players the ability to pitch shift from one time setting to another in real-time.

“Rubberneck combines warm and musical 100% analog repeats with unique features and functionality to unlock new creative directions and performance possibilities,” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “From slapback delays to dizzying pitch sweeps and time stretches, Rubberneck lets discerning players approach their tone and instrument in entirely new ways.”

Rubberneck’s controls include a TIME knob which allows players to set delay times from 30ms to 1000ms, with up to 1500ms delay time available by using the tap tempo footswitch. The transparent RUBBERNECK RATE control pot features a built-in bi-color LED to indicate different operating modes, and lets players control the delay time produced when the footswitch is pressed and held. The REPEATS knob controls the number of repeats the pedal will create, from single note slapbacks to the runaway oscillations analog delays are known for. RATE and DEPTH knobs control the amount of delay modulation to create sounds from subtle chorusing to wild vibrato/tremolo textures. A TAP RATIO switch makes it easy to get repeats that are in time, create triplets, or achieve a doubled feel. GAIN/TONE knobs allow players to shape the tone of the delay by increasing the brightness, darkening the sound and adding more gain. And a LEVEL knob controls the overall output level of the delay signal.

Other controls that add to Rubberneck’s unique functionality include the TAILS switch and REGEN ADJUST knob. The TAILS switch allows players to choose if they want repeats to be heard when bypassing the pedal. The REGEN ADJUST knob flashes the current delay time and adjusts the regen/repeat settings of the secondary delay that is enabled by pressing the TEMPO/REGEN footswitch.

A TRS loop send/return, instrument 1/4” input and output, as well as an FS3X footswitch provide guitarists with greater routing flexibility with amps and external effects. True bypass electronics ensure the purest signal path possible while the pedal is disengaged. Rubberneck uses a 9VDC power supply to easily integrate into any existing pedalboard.

The Rubberneck effect pedal will be available in April 2017 at $312.44 MSRP ($249.95 MAP).

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HARMAN Professional Solutions Introduces the DOD Mini Volume and Mini Expression Pedals

Ultra-compact new pedals provide rugged and versatile performance for every guitarist’s pedalboard

NAMM (Booth #7800), ANAHEIM, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions today introduced the DOD Mini Volume and Mini Expression pedals. These affordable new passive pedals are just the right size for every guitarist’s pedal board. Rugged all-steel construction and gear drive ensure long lasting durability, with the same feel and throw as pedals twice their size and price.

The DOD Mini Volume pedal features a high-quality 500k potentiometer making it perfect for any volume pedal application. The DOD Mini Expression Pedal features a TRS (25k)/TS (10k)/RTS (25k) selector, making it eligible to work with most gear with expression pedal inputs.

Both pedals feature non-slip rubber pads, and a peerless industrial design by DB Instrument Amp.

DOD Mini Volume and Mini Expression pedals will be available in April.

July 07
2015

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Raucous Ringtones Return: DOD Re-Issues the Gonkulator Ring Modulator Pedal

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – For players seeking out of the ordinary sounds, your dreams – or maybe your nightmares – have come true: the infamous DOD Gonkulator is back! HARMAN’s DigiTech has updated its DOD Gonkulator Ring Modulator, which delivers all the clanking, metallic, rasping sonic disorder of the original with upgrades like true bypass operation, a 9-volt power supply input and a new adjustable carrier Freq control that allows you to tune the Gonkulator from 90Hz-1.5kHz. The Gonkulator is actually two effects in one – it combines a ring modulator in parallel with a distortion circuit for further sonic perversion.

“Ring modulation can create inharmonic overtones, which sound just like what their name implies – edgy, discordant, and jarring. But with the adjustable Freq control, you can also get some very musical textures and overtones,” said Tom Cram, marketing manager, DigiTech. “The Gonkulator also features an aggressive distortion circuit to further mangle your signal. If you’re looking for sweet and subtle, that’s not the Gonk!”

One note from the Gonkulator and you’ll certainly have listeners’ attention. The RING knob determines the amount of the ring modulation signal that is mixed with the clean signal to add those unavailable-anywhere-else “gonk-like” clanging rasping, alien-robot tones to a guitar or instrument’s sound. The DIST and GAIN knobs control the amount of distortion and the blend of the distorted signal. A new feature not found on the original is the FREQ control, which allows the ring modulation to be tuned to be anything from slightly strange to wildly atonal.

The DOD Gonkulator mates all the sonic idiosyncrasies of the original with functional improvements including true bypass operation to preserve the tone of the unaffected signal when the pedal is not engaged, a 9-volt power supply input for a choice of external power or 9-volt battery operation and a bright blue LED indicator that’s visible everywhere from dark stages to bright sunlight. The Gonkulator’s retro-classic graphics and road-tough metal housing reflect its unmistakable DOD lineage.

The DOD Gonkulator Ring Modulator will be available in July 2015 at a suggested retail price of $187.44.

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.

July 06
2015

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July 06, 2015

Beef Up Your Bass! DigiTech Re-Issues Its DOD Meatbox Bass Subharmonic Synthesizer

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – For those who crave thick slabs of massive low end, HARMAN’s DigiTech has put its legendary DOD Meatbox Subharmonic Bass Synthesizer back on its pedal menu. An update of the cult favorite 1990s pedal with modern features like true bypass, TRS output, a 9-volt power supply input and a bright blue LED, the DOD Meatbox adds mammoth subharmonic enhancement and low-end power to bass guitars, extended-range and down-tuned guitars, synthesizers and even drum machines.

“The Meatbox is much more than just a simple octave divider-type pedal that adds just an octave down, the Meatbox adds a lower octave to your original note then goes even further by adding a synthesized note 30Hz below that,” said Tom Cram, marketing manager, DigiTech. “With 1990s originals becoming more and more sought after and harder to find, our updated DOD Meatbox lets a new generation of players add beef and unmistakable low-end impact only the Meatbox can dish out.”

 Based on the iconic DOD Meatbox circuit design with updated components, the pedal serves up everything from subtle to insane amounts of deep bass enhancement. The Octave control adjusts the blend of the subharmonic signal to the dry, unaffected signal. The Sub knob controls the boost/cut of the subharmonic frequency, while the Low knob tailors the boost/cut of the low-frequency band. The Output control adjusts the output level of the signal while the effect is turned on and can add distortion at higher settings. The TRS Jack allows the signal to be split so that the octave+sub can be sent separately from the original dry signal to the PA or a low-frequency driver.

The Meatbox provides input and output jacks and a 9-volt power supply input that makes it easy to add to any pedalboard. Unlike the original, the reissue DOD Meatbox provides true bypass operation, leaving the player’s tone uncolored when the effect is not engaged. Its road-tough enclosure features DOD’s classic retro graphics for a look that’s as unmistakable as the sound the Meatbox delivers.

 The DigiTech DOD Meatbox Subharmonic Bass Synthesizer will be available in July 2015 at a suggested retail price of $187.44 MSRP.

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.

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Aim for Great Tone: DOD Introduces the Gunslinger MOSFET Distortion

FRANKFURT, 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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January 19, 2015

Get Ready for A Rough Ride: DOD Debuts Boneshaker Distortion Pedal

Grit your teeth and hold on! HARMAN’s DOD today announced the introduction of its Boneshaker distortion pedal, created to deliver massive gain and supercharged with a 3-band parametric EQ section. Legendary pedal guru Mark Wentz of Black Arts Toneworks designed the Boneshaker’s circuit specifically for extended-range guitars, baritone guitars and bass, to shake the audience to the core with crushing low-end impact.

“The DOD Boneshaker is designed to be the definitive distortion pedal for metal, hard rock, alternative and other styles that demand pummeling low-end power,” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech. “It’s voiced for down-tuned guitars, 7- and 8-string guitars, baritone guitars and works equally well with bass. By itself, or stacked the Boneshaker lives up to its name.”

The Boneshaker’s Distortion knob adjusts the amount of distortion applied to the signal, from a taste of added grit to massive amounts of gain. The Depth control increases or decreases the overall low-frequency “growl” of extended-range instruments. The Level knob adjusts the overall volume level of the distortion effect, and can add a huge volume boost if desired.

The Boneshaker’s 3-band parametric EQ allows the player to dial in his or her tone for any amount of gut-churning lows, bare-knuckle mids and cutting highs. Packing an incredible amount of tone-shaping flexibility into a small space, the Low, Mid and High controls have stacked knobs, one that selects the amount of boost or cut for its frequency range and another knob that selects the center frequency of the EQ.

Like all DOD pedals, the Boneshaker offers true bypass operation to keep the tone of the instrument pure when the effect is not in use. The pedal can be powered by a 9-volt battery or the optional PS200R power supply. For adventurous players who aren’t afraid to experiment, the Boneshaker stacks well with other overdrive/distortion pedals and fuzz. The Boneshaker looks as unsubtle as it sounds, with a road-tough black metal housing and graphics that would look right at home on a custom chopper.

The DOD Boneshaker overdrive will be available in March 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 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014