NAMM 2013: Electro-Harmonix Introduces The H.O.G. 2 Harmonic Octave Generator

Published 8 years ago on January 24, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Electro-Harmonix unveiled the latest version of the criticallyacclaimed H.O.G. The H.O.G.2 packs all the polyphonic power ofthe original unit, but includes a number of improvements andupgrades as requested by users.



PRESS RELEASE - Electro-Harmonix proudlyintroduces the new H.O.G.2. This second generation Harmonic OctaveGenerator - Guitar Synthesizer builds upon the legacy of thecritically acclaimed H.O.G.

The H.O.G.2 packs all the polyphonic power of the original unit,but based on feedback from users and new developments intechnology, the new H.O.G.2 offers a number of enhancements andupgrades. These include:

  • Improved algorithms for each synthesized voice and for freezecapture. The new voices sound clearer and the freeze capture issmoother
  • Full MIDI control. Every parameter on the HOG2 can now becontrolled by MIDI
  • Presets can be loaded and stored via MIDI
  • A new, optional Foot Controller that allows the user to storeand load up to 100 presets.
  • Now compatible with the industry standard 9Volt DC/200mA centernegative power supply

The polyphonic H.O.G.2 still offers glitch-free tracking andcomplete control of up to 10 interval pitches without the need forspecial pickups. It provides a freeze mode with glissando,independent attack and decay controls and dedicated resonantfiltering with a sweepable frequency control.

An Expression Mode permits +/- 1 octave bends, 1 step pitchbends, plus control over freeze + gliss, freeze + volume, wah wahand filter frequency.

A new H.O.G.2 Foot Controller is also available. It allows youto easily save and recall up to 100 presets in the H.O.G.2 mainunit. Presets 0 through 11 are factory presets specially designedto give the user a wide array of sounds available from theH.O.G.2.

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