May 31, 2011
Guitarists the world over can now add the sounds of the cross-genre Eternal Descent story to their rigs, with the new DigiTech Eternal Descent Lyra limited-edition multi-effects pedal.
Based on the Eternal Descent graphic novel and music series, the DigiTech Lyra delivers the signature tones, sounds, and effects that producer / engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss) and his team used to record the Eternal Descent albums. Seven preset tones, from clean to moderate overdrive to crushing distortion, are available that match seven songs from the albums.
The Eternal Descent series blends elements of fantasy, action, music, superhero, gothic, science fiction, the supernatural, and other elements into an ongoing saga featuring Lyra, the series heroine and rock singer who is constantly immersed in a battle with demons. Created by writer Llexi Leon, the comics revolve around the exploits of Lyra and her band, Constellation Nine, and rock and metal bands like Static X, Atreyu, Firewind, Shadows Fall, and others have made guest appearances.
About the availability of the new DigiTech pedal, Leon said, "I'm psyched to see Lyra on the pedal boards of guitarists and Eternal Descent fans everywhere! The sounds we've created really reflect the attitude and allure of Lyra's character, a unique set of tones to excite and inspire all kinds of players."
The pedal sports the Eternal Descent logo, distinctive Lyra graphic, and a dark metallic purple finish. Each preset tone can be tweaked with the Lyra's Gain and FX Mix knobs. According to DigiTech, when the knobs are in the 12 o'clock position, the sound matches the sound of the actual song. Turning the Gain knob left or right increases or decreases the amount of amp / distortion gain, while turning the FX Mix knob left or right increases or decreases the amount of the modulation, delay, and reverb effects for each of the seven presets. A Level knob controls the output volume. The guitar pedal has mono and stereo outputs and can be powered by a 9V battery or the included AC power supply.
Eternal Descent Lyra features:
The DigiTech Eternal Descent Lyra limited-edition multi-effects pedal is now available for $199.95 (MSRP). To learn more, visit digitech.com.