DigiTech has announced its Element XP and Element guitar multi-effects pedals are now shipping. The DigiTech Element XP features an expression pedal and offers 38 effects, while the Element provides 34 effects. Digitech tells us that the Element XP and Element both deliver state-of-the-art effects processing with six classic overdrive and distortion stompboxes, 12 amps and cabinets and 28 pedals. They say that Element XP and Element both feature a pedalboard-style control layout that is simple to use and lets players quickly adjust and save their settings to fit their personal styles.
Scott Klimt, marketing manager for DigiTech, told us, "We have receieved an overwhelming response since announcing the new Element XP and Element multi-effects pedals and we know guitartsts are excited to get their hands on them to see just how versatile these pedals can be. These pedals represent an incredible value for players looking for an effects processor that will allow them to be as creative as they can be and provide a ton of sonic flexbility."
Here's more details in Digitech's own words...
Overdrive and distortion are elemental to every guitarist's sonic arsenal, and the Element XP and Element offer stompboxes inspired by the legendary Ibanez® TS-9 Tube Screamer™, DOD® 250 Preamp/Overdrive, Boss® DS-1 Distortion, DigiTech Grunge, DigiTech Death Metal and Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi™. The amplifiers include many of the classics that defined the sound of rock and roll, like the '57 Fender® Tweed Deluxe™, '65 Fender "Blackface" Twin Reverb™, '68 Marshall® Super Lead "Plexi" with slant Celestion® "Greenback" 4 x 12 cabinet, '83 Marshall® JCM800™, '63 Vox AC 30™ Top Boost with "Blue Back" speakers, '01 Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier™ and other all-time greats.
The Element XP and Element provide a dazzling array of effects: compressor, 3-band EQ, flanger, phaser, tremolo, vibrato, chorus, rotary simulator, envelope filter, step filter, spring reverb, room reverb, noise gate, an acoustic guitar simulator and many others. The Element XP adds four expression pedal-based effects including the Dunlop® Cry Baby™ wah wah, Vox® Clyde McCoy™ wah, a full-range wah and a volume pedal.
Guitarists can choose from 100 factory presets that encompass a host of musical genres, and create and save 100 more custom preset sounds. 45 different drum tracks are available to jam and practice along with, and both models include a built-in tuner. The Element XP and Element feature a 1/4-inch guitar input and a 1/4-inch stereo output jack that can be connected to either an amplifier or a mixer for direct recording using the Amp/Mixer mode switch.
Pricing and Availability:
The DigiTech Element XP and Element multi-effects pedals have suggested retail prices of $119.95 and $159.95 respectively.
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