April 06, 2018
New location expands HARMAN Professional’s global network of experience centers; Multi-functional facility will serve as new headquarters for EMEA region and showcase cutting-edge technology offerings
(NORTHRIDGE, Calif. & LONDON) —HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced the grand opening of the HARMAN Experience Center – London. The new facility expands the growing global network of HARMAN Professional Solutions Experience Centers, including locations in Los Angeles, Singapore and Shanghai, and will serve as the new headquarters for the EMEA region.
Designed to showcase how HARMAN solutions uniquely address customer needs across a variety of entertainment and enterprise market applications, the 25,800-square-foot (2,400-square-meter), multi-functional facility including EMEA headquarter offices, demonstrates the integration of brands including JBL Professional®, AKG Acoustics®, AMX®, BSS Audio®, Crown International®, dbx Professional®, DigiTech®, Lexicon Pro®, Martin®, Soundcraft® and Studer®.
“The opening of the experience center in London represents a major investment in the EMEA region, enabling us to deepen relationships with our customers and greatly expand our presence across critical markets,” said Chris Smith, Vice President, EMEA, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Not only will the facility offer customers the opportunity to experience HARMAN innovation firsthand, it provides our staff with a state-of-the-art headquarters that will allow us to pursue new opportunities with greater speed and efficiency.”
The HARMAN Experience Center—London is comprised of several dedicated spaces along with the EMEA office space and meeting rooms.The Product Showroom is filled with HARMAN solutions including HARMAN’s Connected Retail Experience, Huddle Space, Connected Hotel Room, Home Recording, Networked AVoIP, and much more. The Foyer, Boardroom and Auditorium are not only practical-use spaces, but also areas that demonstrate HARMAN solutions for restaurant, corporate, education, corporate, and theatre environments.
“By opening this HARMAN Experience Center in London, we expanding our robust global network of experience centers and enabling our customers around the world to experience the One HARMAN Solution proposition firsthand,” said Mohit Parasher, Executive Vice President and President, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “From JBL Professional sound and Martin lighting to AMX controllers and Samsung displays, the entire facility is a brilliant demonstration of what HARMAN products can do when deployed seamlessly together in enterprise and entertainment environments.”
The HARMAN Experience Center—London is open by appointment only to HARMAN and Samsung customers, employees, distributors, sales representatives, dealers, artists and other industry professionals for meetings, performances, productions, hospitality events, and more.
The HARMAN offices and Experience Center is located at Westside, London Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9TD. For more information, contact European.Marketing@Harman.com.
January 19, 2017
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).
January 19, 2017
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.
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).
January 19, 2017
New speaker cabinet stompbox enables players to specially tune and mix 14 studio-quality cab options to create custom tones
NAMM (Booth #7800), ANAHEIM, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced the DigiTech CabDryVR Speaker Cabinet IR (Impulse Response) effect pedal. CabDryVR features seven guitar and seven bass cabinets for a total of 14 high-quality speaker emulations that provide enhanced and inspired tones, all in a streamlined stompbox. The pedal’s robust feature set enables players to customize and perform with great tones on stage and in studio.
CabDryVR features patented DigiTech Cabinet Tuning™ control which gives players the ability to adjust the size of the cabinet and create custom cab sounds. The twin-channel design allows players to run separate IR models on each channel and achieve the effect of miking two different cabinets. Dual inputs and outputs allow for versatile connections with instruments, external effects and amplifiers. A dedicated optional dry path lets players run a dry signal to an onstage amp while simultaneously sending a wet signal to the house mixer. CabDryVR even allows players to run directly from their pedal boards to a DAW or in-ear monitors without any loss of tone. True bypass electronics ensure the purest signal path possible when disengaged.
“CabDryVR packs 14 of music’s most iconic and sought-after cabinets into a streamlined stompbox musicians can take everywhere,” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “With innovative controls, guitarists and bassists can effortlessly bring their favorite cabs to any stage or studio, and customize new cab sounds to explore untapped sonic possibilities. Whether used for tracking demos, recording complete albums or performing live, CabDryVR delivers the same great performance.”
Pedal controls include a GUITAR/BASS switch which lets players select between guitar cabinets or bass cabinets. CAB TYPE A and CAB TYPE B knobs allow the player to select the desired guitar or bass cabinet emulations. Two sets of SIZE/LEVEL concentric knobs control the output level and size of TYPE A and TYPE B cabinets. When DRY is selected under CAB TYPE B, the SIZE/LEVEL and CAB TYPE B knobs are bypassed.
CabDryVR features a rugged metal chassis for a lifetime of dependable performance. The pedal is powered by a 9VDC supply to easily integrate into any existing pedalboard.
The CabDryVR effect pedal will be available in March 2017 at $187.44 MSRP ($149.95 MAP).