SALT LAKE CITY—DigiTech by HARMAN today introduced the Nautila guitar effect pedal, a new multi-voice chorus and flanger stompbox that enables guitarists to explore a wide range of fresh and innovative modulation sounds. Players can generate up to four chorus or eight flanger voices simultaneously, and then use the DRIFT knob to morph between different modulation waveforms in real-time. The robust feature set also includes true bypass electronics, stereo inputs and outputs, silent switching and rugged construction, making Nautila as practical as it is creative.
“Nautila is a fresh take on what’s possible with traditional chorus and flanger effects pedals, providing unique controls and an advanced feature set that enables guitarists to quickly blend and morph modulation sounds like never before,” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “From rich sonic swirls to creamy rhythmic waves, Nautila allows guitarists to set sail on a sea of amazing voices, textures and modulations.”
Nautila’s controls include a two-way toggle switch for selecting between the chorus and flanger effects as well as six knobs for controlling effect parameters. The DRIFT knob morphs and changes the shape of the modulation sweep, ranging from swirling chorus to smooth rhythmic waves. Using the VOICES knob, guitarists can add up to four flanger voices or eight chorus voices and create a variety of textural sounds. The EMPHASIS knobcontrols the high-pass filter for chorus and the regeneration of the effect signal for flanger. The SPEED, DEPTH and MIX knobs control the overall rate, depth and blend of the effects.
Nautila also features a unique secondary function for the on/off footswitch. When the effect is active and the footswitch is held, the modulation speed will “ramp” to the maximum speed wherever the effect sweep is in its cycle. When released, the modulation will resume back to the rate determined by the SPEED knob’s setting.
Stereo inputs and outputs provide guitarists with greater routing flexibility and allow for stereo amp setups, while true bypass electronics ensure a clean and transparent signal path. Nautila is powered by a standard 9-volt battery or optional external DC power adapter.
The Nautila effect pedal will be available in late June/early July 2016 at $187.44 MSRP.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connectedservices. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 29,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.7 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.
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