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Waltham, MA (January 24, 2008) -- gig-fx is launching the PRO-CHOP -- the first tremolo pedal with a frequency read out and MIDI clock sync. The pedal enables a musician to get precise and repeatable tempos for tremolo/chop/pan effects, and eliminates the need for fiddling with rate controls or dancing on tap tempo buttons to get the tempo right.
The pedal provides two ways to achieve precise tempos -- by expression pedal while looking at the frequency read out or by MIDI sync.
For the visual setting, there is a blue LED back-lit display (an easy read on stage) that shows the frequency, either in Hz or beats per minute (BPM). The onboard expression pedal allows the musician to change the frequency on the fly, while the display shows the frequency as the pedal is moved.
The second, most precise method is that the PRO-CHOP can sync with any PC recording, drum machine or synth that has a MIDI clock output. When syncing with a given MIDI clock beat, you can choose to allocate 1,2,3,4 or 8 chops/pans/tremolo waves to each MIDI beat, allowing a wide variety of sound patterns.
The PRO-CHOP is made for musicians who want to produce repeatable and trance-like grooves or pulsating effects that are in sync with any track. The unit provides two oscillating stereo waves that can be combined and sync’d in a variety of ways -- also, myriad grooves and rhythmic pulses can be generated. The pedal can also generate echo-emulations and the most realistic stereo Leslie effect with foot control of the rotation speed.
The PRO-CHOP has a street price of $299.
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