A feature-packed bit crusher that features secondary knob parameters.

Long Island City, NY (September 30, 2020) -- Electro-Harmonix introduces the Mainframe sample rate reducer and bit crusher which enables the user to create “old-school” digital audio sounds and fine tune their digital artifacts. The Mainframe is equipped with comprehensive controls and features, as follows:

  • Sample Rate Reduction ranging from 48kHz to 110Hz
  • Bit Depth Reduction ranging from 24-bit to 1-bit.
  • Selectable High/Low/Band-Pass filter to shape the artifacts of the bit crushing and sample rate reduction.
  • Sample Rate Tuning Mode allows you to set the sample rate to match the key of a song, or continually adjust the sample rate based on what you play on your instrument.
  • Programmable preset or expression pedal setting allows you to save your sound or control any combination of the Mainframe’s knobs with an external expression pedal.
  • Secondary knob parameters allow you to fine-tune the Mainframe’s effect.
  • High quality buffered bypass and silent switching

The Mainframe comes equipped with a standard EHX 9.6DC200mA power supply and features a USA street price of $179.00.

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Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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