Source Audio Releases Programmable EQ

It features four savable presets, an 18dB range over eight frequency bands, up to 12dB of clean boost, MIDI input, and a tremolo-like auto-scrolling feature.

Boston, MA (October 6, 2011)—Source Audio announces the release of their new compact, cast aluminum Programmable EQ pedal featuring four savable presets, an 18dB range over eight frequency bands, up to 12dB of clean boost, MIDI input, and a tremolo-like auto-scrolling feature.

The Programmable EQ, designed for use with both guitar and bass, offers a level of functionality previously unseen in graphic equalizer stompboxes. The MIDI input allows the pedal to interface presets with a variety of floor and rack multi-effects units including the Line 6 POD, Boss GT-8, Behringer V-Amp, and Axe-FX. In octave extension mode, users can activate an extra eighth frequency band to expand the range of the Programmable EQ for bass. The output knob features a variable blue LED that increases in brightness as more boost is added. Perhaps the most striking feature is the auto-scroll mode, which turns the pedal into a customizable tremolo or sequencer-like effect by scrolling through the four saved presets at adjustable speeds.

The compact unit is an easy pedal board addition with a small footprint of 4.5 in/11.4cm (Length) x 2.5 in/6.4cm (Width) x 2 in/5.1cm (Height). It also features a rugged cast aluminum housing and a hardwire true bypass that utilizes a small signal relay for improved reliability and remote switching capabilities.

The Programmable EQ runs on a 9V battery (included) or an optional power supply. Like all Source Audio pedals, it features Source Audio’s proprietary 56-bit state-of-the-art Digital Signal Processor, the SA601 chip with crystal clear 24-bit converters. MSRP on the Programmable EQ is $209.

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