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DigiTech's new FreqOut feedback creator pedal

Feedback - loathed by vocalists, audience members and sound engineers alike, coveted by all budding guitarists in front of a cranked guitar amp. Unfortunately, creating feedback at your whim has always been an issue – power like that is hard to control… until now. 

Meet the brilliant new DigiTech FreqOut feedback creator; a pedal that harnesses a whole manner of feedback options to be deployed whenever you command… much to the joy of everybody's eardrums.

The FreqOut was one of the stars of the recent NAMM exhibition in California, and won MusicRadar's Best In Show for pedals. It's due to ship in the UK in March priced at £149.

We'll have our own video demo very soon but in the meantime here's what DigiTech have to say  ...

Our Exclusive Demo Video

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 secret musical weapon.

The DigiTech FreqOut guitar and bass pedal is 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.

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 centre 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.

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