Digitech®/DOD® is ready to ‘meat’ the needs of low frequency fanatics everywhere with the relaunch of the Meatbox Octaver and Subharmonic Synthesizer for bass guitars, extended-range guitars, and synths. Originally introduced in the 90s, the cult favorite Meatbox is a low-end enhancer that adds some serious sub notes, to the point where users should take care not to blow their speakers. Whether delivering notes an octave below or channeling thunderous bass tones, the Meatbox is the full package with some new user-friendly features. A TRS out allows users to split the subharmonic synthesized signal to the PA for teeth-rattling, bone-wrenching, bowel-shaking, booty-quaking bass that will literally rock the house.
Some have called the original 90s Meatbox a short-lived and “misunderstood” stomp box. Others found its powerful synth-bass sound and multiple controls confusing. But like many misunderstood artists, the Meatbox steadily gained its own loyal following. When it disappeared from production, fans were left clamoring for more meat to their bass. Now it’s back with the same earth-shaking tones, but in a simplified control layout that’s more user- and pedalboard-friendly.
The two prominent knobs located at the top are Octave and Output, which allow users to adjust the amount of lower octave effect and desired volume, respectively. Below these, the Sub (subharmonic) control increases/decreases the amount of synthesized subharmonic added to the signal. Similarly, the adjacent Low control is used to increase/decrease the low frequency content of the output, keeping the extreme lows from overwhelming the amp and speakers.
Like the other updates from DOD, the Meatbox stays faithful to the original analog circuit design, but now includes true bypass. It accepts a standard 9V DC adapter or battery. With the TRS output, the Meatbox can take on the role of a separate sub-synth, so the deep bass can be sent to the sub-woofers and fine-tuned within the mix. Users simply need a TRS “Y” cable to split the output signal into wet, affected (tip) and dry, unaffected (ring) signals to discover a whole new world of sonic potential.
Whether players are looking to beef up their tone or stir up a stew of deep sonic flavor, the Meatbox is back and ready to rock.
Get a closer look at the Meatbox Octaver and Subharmonic Synthesizer and hear a demo at www.digitech.com.
With a history that spans 50 years, Digitech/DOD continues its legacy with a renewed commitment to the core values of each brand. DOD pedals are “America’s Pedals,” designed by musicians for musicians and built tough to withstand gigging night after night. DigiTech offers cutting-edge digital technology that inspires musicians to create the tones of the future. Here’s to the next 50 years from the rock ‘n roll underground of Utah!
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