HARMAN Professional Solutions Unveils the DigiTech FreqOut Feedback Pedal
January 19, 2017
New natural feedback guitar effect pedal gives players the ability to feedback their instruments at any volume
NAMM (Booth #7800), ANAHEIM, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced the DigiTech FreqOut guitar and bass pedal, a unique stompbox that gives players the ability to create full, natural feedback even in situations where volume must be controlled. FreqOut uses advanced pitch detection technology to automatically identify the harmonic content of single notes and chords, then enables those certain frequencies to feed back in a musical way. Players can customize their feedback tones by setting the feedback harmonic, onset speed and level.
“Roaring feedback from an amp can add intensity and musicality to a live performance when used correctly,” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “FreqOut gives guitarists and bassists a way to create and utilize feedback in an incredibly musical way. Whether creating atmospheric washes of sound or adding infinite sustain to scorching lead sections, FreqOut lets players transform the raw intensity of feedback into a musical secret weapon.”
FreqOut’s controls include the MOMENTARY switch which sets the operation of the footswitch. When set to ON, feedback will only be enabled as long as the footswitch is held down. When set to OFF, feedback will toggle between enabled and bypassed modes each time the footswitch is pressed. The TYPE knob lets players select which of seven harmonic types they want to feedback (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, Nat Low, Nat Hi and Sub). A row of Feedback LEDs light from the center out to show when the feedback signal is increasing. The DRY switch turns the dry (unaffected) guitar signal on or off when the effect is enabled, while the GAIN knob controls the amount of feedback signal that gets mixed with the dry signal. And the ONSET knob controls the time it takes for the feedback to begin after a note is played.
FreqOut also features a 1/4” instrument input/output and 9VDC power supply for seamless integration with pedal boards of any size. Rugged metal construction ensures that the pedal will stand up to the most rigorous live performances. True bypass electronics keep the signal path pure while the pedal is disengaged.
The FreqOut effect pedal will be available in March 2017 at $224.94 MSRP ($179.95 MAP).