July 20, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – HARMAN DigiTech continues to expand its pedal selection for the iStomp downloadable stompbox with the addition of the Half-Pipe Overdrive, a downloadable e-pedal that pays homage to the skate-punk bands of the ‘80s and ‘90s with its in-your-face sonic attitude. The Half-Pipe has enough juice to be used as a full-bore distortion, but also excels at pushing overdriven amps to the brink.
“Since its recent introduction, the iStomp has caused a sensation among players and reviewers for its boundless versatility,” said Rob Urry, vice president, HARMAN Professional Division and general manager of Signal Processing and Amplifier Business Units. “We continue building on this momentum by debuting two new e-pedals every month, and offering them at an introductory price of only 99 cents for the first month they’re available. The Half-Pipe Overdrive is a great addition to the line and is a good complement to the Limited Edition Vans iStomp released this month.”
The Half-Pipe Overdrive provides tons of sonic flexibility from restrained to rude. Its Grind, Fat, Vert and Jam controls let users dial in the exact amount of overdrive gain, low frequency, high frequency and output level.
Even its pedal look reflects its skate-punk roots with a rounded wood front and back, rough-grip surface and even miniature “wheels” for the control knobs.
The DigiTech Half-Pipe Overdrive e-pedal will be available immediately at an introductory price of $0.99. This introductory price will run through July 31, 2012. After the introductory period the price will change to $7.99.
The DigiTech iStomp is an entirely new concept in guitar stompboxes that allows musicians to turn the iStomp into any pedal in the Stomp Shop online pedal store. Offering almost limitless sonic possibilities, the iStomp connects to an Apple iOS device where musicians can use the Stomp Shop app to load it with the e-pedal of their choice. The Stomp Shop is free app and comes with two of the most popular requested pedals, the DigiTech Total Recall Delay™ and the DigiTech Redline Overdrive™. It also gives access to additional pedals that musicians can browse, try out and purchase. With the iStomp and the Stomp Shop, DigiTech can deliver an ever-expanding array of exciting new pedals to guitar players worldwide.
The DigiTech iStomp is currently available at $179.95 suggested retail and $149.95 MAP. The iStomp already comes pre-loaded with two versatile effects, the Redline™ overdrive and Total Recall™ digital delay.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the 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 about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.