Three new valve pedals from Blackstar feature the new Saturation/Dwell gain and compression circuit

Northampton, UK (March 19, 2010) -- Building on the success of the award-winning HT range of valve overdrive pedals, Blackstar has announce the launch of three new effects pedals: HT-Delay, HT-Modulation and HT-Reverb.

Combining real valve tone with the flexibility of digital technology these pedals deliver eight stunning reverb, delay or modulation effects.

When the Blackstar team embarked on the journey to design the ultimate digital effects pedals they wanted to develop products that had none of the harshness of some digital products and provide the warmth and musicality of vintage effects pedals which players love.

The Blackstar designers acquired some of the most revered valve and vintage effects pedals and set to work distilling the ingredients that make these old designs so special. The valve Saturation/Dwell feature is one result of this exhaustive research. In simple terms it is a valve gain and compression circuit which acts in the digital effects ‘side chain’ to impart the valve dynamics and harmonics typical of vintage valve effects.

HT-Delay
With eight different delays in one pedal the HT-Delay can take you from vintage and multihead tape delays, through to classic analogue and linear full bandwidth effects and two versatile loop modes as well. You can then add in real valve compression and harmonics using the unique Saturation control.

■ 8 delay effects
■ Genuine valve design
■ Operates at 300V HT
■ Unique Saturation control
■ Tap and two Loop modes
■ Stereo
■ Unique switching operation
■ High integrity buffered bypass
■ Power supply included
■ Silent switching

HT-Modulation
From gentle tremolo to roaring jet engine flange, the HT-Modulation brings you all the musicality of the classic vintage effects pedals. For ease of use the Slow/Fast feature lets you adjust the modulation time of the eight different modulation effects while you are playing. The unique Saturation control then lets you add real valve compression and harmonics.

■ 8 modulation effects
■ Genuine valve design
■ Operates at 300V HT
■ Unique Saturation control
■ Manual and Slow/Fast modes
■ Stereo
■ Unique switching operation
■ High integrity buffered bypass
■ Power supply included
■ Silent switching

HT-Reverb
The HT-Reverb can take you from your room to an arena via hall, plate, spring, gate and reverse reverb effects. Valve compression and harmonics are added using the unique Dwell control, and you can switch the reverb time from short to long while you are playing.

■ 8 reverb effects
■ Genuine valve design
■ Operates at 300V HT
■ Unique Dwell control
■ Manual and Short/Long modes
■ Stereo
■ Unique switching operation
■ High integrity buffered bypass
■ Power supply included
■ Silent switching

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