NAMM 2014: Earthquaker Devices Pitch Bay Harmonizer and Terminal Fuz

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Ever since TheToneKing.com first checked out Earthquaker Devices, we’ve always been keeping our eyes peeled for what they’re going to do next. For NAMM 2014, Earthquaker is shaking the earth by adding two new pedals to their line up.
First is the Pitch Bay Dirty Polyphonic Harmonizer. A three-part harmonizer and distortion in one enclosure. The Pitch Bay generates two harmonies, one up and one down, that can be adjusted in semitone increments all the way to one full octave above or below the root. Mix and match however you like. Then blend the harmonies with your root note using the three knobs on the device. Add in some gain, and you have the potential for some seriously unique tones.
Second is the Terminal Destructive Fuzz Device. If you have an appetite for destruction, this is your fuzz. There is nothing subtle about the destruction that this pedal will wreak on your sound. Modeled after an old JAX fuzz, the Terminal gives players more control over the gain than its inspiration and also lets players shape their tone with a Voice and Treble knob.
Check out the full press release below, and stay tuned for more from NAMM SLAMM 2014!
 

EarthQuaker Devices will debut Pitch Bay Polyphonic Harmonizer and The Terminal Fuzz at Winter NAMM 2014

 PitchBay_WebPitch Bay Polyphonic Harmonizer

Release Date: February 2014

MAP: $225.00 USD

 

The Pitch Bay is a three part polyphonic harmonizer and distortion generator in one compact enclosure. It features two voices of adjustable polyphonic pitch shifting, one above the root and one below. Each voice can be adjusted by stepped semitones, from 1 semitone to 12 semitones (one full octave) above and below the root. Each voice (Pitch up, Pitch down and Root) has an adjustable mix control so they can be blended, cut or boosted to your hearts desire. The Pitch Bay also features an adjustable input gain that goes from clean to heavily distorted to unleash your inner hesher. This device has an all analog adjustable gain preamp, all analog signal path for the root, all digital pitch shifting engine and true bypass switching for activation. Each Pitch Bay is made one at a time by hand in the private beach front resort sector of Akron Ohio.

 

Features:

  • Three voices:

–       Pitch up: Adjustable from 1 to 12 semitones above the root.

–       Pitch down: Adjustable from 1 to 12 semitones below the root

–       Root: All analog dry path

Line 6

 

  • Mix controls for all three voices that allow each to be blended, boosted or cut.
  • Adjustable input gain that goes from clean to heavily distorted.
  • Small footprint, measures 4 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 2.25 with top mounted jacks.
  • 9v Operation
  • True Bypass switching with a mix of analog and digital circuitry.
  • Hand made one at a time in Akron, Ohio.
  • MAP: $225.00 USD

 

Terminal_WebTerminal Fuzz

Release Date: February 2014

MAP: $165.00 USD

 

The Terminal fuzz is a blown out, busted and all around destructive fuzz device modeled after my old JAX fuzz. For those not in the know, the JAX fuzz is a re-branded Shin Ei Companion fuzz that is well loved for its buzzy sound. The Terminal takes this design three steps further by allowing control over the gain, fine tuning of the EQ and a massive adjustable volume boost. The Voice controls the upper and lower mid range determining the over all frequency response while the Treble adjusts the biting top end. The Fuzz control goes from a gritty “separated” drive to a pinched, searing grind. Between these three interactive controls you will find a wide range of blistering fuzz tones at your disposal. The Terminal fuzz has all archaic analog circuitry, true bypass switching and is made one at a time by real human beans in Akron, Ohio.

 

Features:

  • Blistering and blown out fuzz tones based on an old JAX fuzz
  • Small footprint, measures 4 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 2.25 with top mounted jacks.
  • 9v Operation
  • True Bypass switching with all discrete, old time analog circuitry.
  • Hand made one at a time in Akron, Ohio.
  • MAP: $165.00 USD

 

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