DigiTech Shifts Into High Gear with the Debut of its Swing Shift e-pedal for the iStomp

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October 22, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – HARMAN DigiTech’s is going full throttle with the introduction of its Swing Shift quad-pitch-shift e-pedal for its iStomp programmable pedal.  Swing Shift provides a four-voice pitch shift effect, letting guitarists mix Octave Down, Fifth Down, Octave Up and Fifth Up voices with their original note to create massive harmonized chords, riffs and solos.

“Sometimes guitarists want an effect that’s subtle – and sometimes they want something completely over the top,” said Scott Klimt, marketing manager for DigiTech. “Our Swing Shift lets them have it either way – it can add a hint of an upper or lower octave or perfect fifth to the original signal, or use all four intervals and generate a huge pipe organ-like sound.”

The DigiTech Swing Shift four knobs let users mix in any amount of octave down, fifth down, octave up and fifth up, individually or in any combination. By adding an overdrive or distortion pedal after the Swing Shift, guitarists can create huge-sounding power chords and polyphonic riffs.

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 a free app and comes with two of the most popular requested pedals, the DigiTech Total Recall Delay™ and the DigiTech Redline Overdrive™. It gives access to more than 40 additional pedals that musicians can browse, try out and purchase, with more e-pedals added every month.

The DigiTech Swing Shift e-pedal will be available in October 2012 at an introductory price of $0.99. This introductory price will run for 30 days. After the introductory period the price will change to $9.99.

The DigiTech iStomp is currently available at $229.95 suggested retail. 

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 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

For additional information, contact:

Jason Kunz

Harman Signal Processing

801-566-8800

Jkunz@harman.com

 

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