DigiTech

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DigiTech
Type Private
Industry Musical Instrument Manufacturing
Founded 1984
Headquarters San Bernardino, California, USA
Products guitar effects
Owners Harman International Industries
Parent U.S. Music Corporation
Website Official website

DigiTech is an American company that manufactures digital guitar effects.

History[edit]

The company is known especially for its DigiTech Whammy, first manufactured in 1989, which made foot-controlled pitch shifting effects possible. Since then, the company has expanded into making multi-effects units and guitar and amp modeling equipment, some of which, such as the iStomp, working in collaboration with iPhones and such; the iStomp is an effects pedal which allows users to download effects through their iPhone and make them playable via the effects pedal.[1]

In 2004, DigiTech released an overdrive pedal entitled the Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive.[2]

Digitech also produces the RP55 effects processor which is popular amongst beginners and amateurs due to its relatively low cost and rich feature set.

DigiTech was acquired in 2013 by Harman International Industries.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, Paul (July 2012). "DigiTech iStomp". Guitar Player. pp. 144–45. 
  2. ^ "Digitech Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive Pedal Review". Guitarhoo!. Guitarhoo.com. August 4, 2004. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "HARMAN International Acquires Duran Audio". 

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