8 Step Program

Analog Expression/CV Sequencer

Attention freaks and geeks, this baby connects to another device and delivers sequencer control over parameters that respond to expression pedals or CV generators like oscillators, filters, delay parameters you name it. Set your tempo with the Rate slider or Tap Tempo footswitch, or sync to a drum machine or DAW via MIDI clock. Six Tap Tempo Divide modes provide rhythmic diversity. This thing is a tweaker’s delight!
You can add the optional 8 Step Program Foot Controller expands that to 100 presets!

Click here to view a list of compatible pedals with the 8 Step

NOTE: Compatible expression inputs must accept a voltage source as the controlling signal. The expression input should also allow for an expression pedal TRS plug with the following connections: Sleeve = Heel, Ring = Toe, Tip = Wiper. The expression voltage present on the Ring of the TRS plug sets the maximum range of the controlling signal; this Ring voltage must be between 2VDC and 9VDC.


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From the Blog
Posted 8/25/2014


Zukonabts EHX 8 Step Program and Korg MS20.


Posted 8/5/2014


Zukonabts testing out the EHX 8-Step Sequencer with a Korg MS-20 Mini Synth.


Posted 4/10/2014



András from Hungary sent this 8 Step Program video in. He wrote to tell us he only used analog equipment and was controlling with CV.


Posted 8/23/2013


Nord Stage 2 morph controlled by the EHX 8 Step Program, our new analog expression/CV sequencer.


Posted 8/9/2013


Phil O’Keefe of Harmony Central explains the main functions and controls of the 8-Step Program Expression/CV Sequencer.


Posted 7/23/2013


Great demo of the 8 Step Program Analog Expression/CV Sequencer by “JJ Likes Guitar.”

The 8 Step Program plugs into the expression pedal or CV input of other effects pedals and synthesizers delivering rhythmic sequencer control. It can turn an ordinary auto-wah into a step filter, a tremolo into a syncopated pulse effect and a pitch-shifter into an arpeggiator. Here JJ shows what it can do with the Stereo Talking Machine Vocal Formant Filter and the Ring Thing Single Sideband Modulator.

Thanks to JJ for the great video, visit JJ here:
https://www.facebook.com/jjlikesguitar


Posted 7/22/2013


Electronic Musician’s, Gino Robair, provides a video overview of the EHX 8 Step Program Analog Expression/CV Sequencer.


Posted 6/20/2013


Scott Matthews talks to GIZMODO about the new 8 Step Program Analog Expression/CV Sequencer.

Click here to read the interview

Posted 6/12/2013


The EHX 8 Step Program plugs into the expression pedal or CV input of other effects pedals and synthesizers delivering rhythmic sequencer control. With eight independent sliders, each controlling a sequence step, it can turn an ordinary auto-wah into a step filter, a tremolo into a syncopated pulse effect and a pitch-shifter into an arpeggiator.

This eye-popping video, shot less than a mile from EHX headquarters at Carousel Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, provides a peak into the sound sculpting power of the new 8 Step Program!



Credits for: Get On The Bus video

Music by Polyvox, download:
http://itunes.com/polyvox
http://polyvox.bandcamp.com

Video by Amy Hobby and Tony Zajkowski

Filmed at Carousel Vintage Keyboard Studio, Brooklyn, NY
http://carouselrecording.com

Joe McGinty ~ Composer, Keyboards, Programming
http://www.joemcginty.com

Alyson Greenfield ~ vocals, Omnichord, keyboards
http://www.alysongreenfield.com

Tony Zajkowski ~ guitar, video editor
http://www.tonyzajkowski.com

With the Solid Go Go Dancers: Cindy Gold, Elektra Gold, Roxanne Gold
http://www.facebook.com/SolidGoGo

Choreography by Anna Copa Cabanna
http://www.facebook.com/annacopacabanna

Posted 5/28/2013

EHX EFFECTOLOGY
Mr. Effectology, Bill Ruppert, pays homage to the Pink Floyd creation, “On the Run,” a track from their 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. The tune was originally created using an EMS synthesizer. Here, Bill unleashes his powers of prestidigitation to re-create the original instrumental using (only) his guitar, EHX effects pedals, and a whole lot of talent and imagination.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

Previous episodes:

Stay tuned, more Effectology episodes coming soon!

Posted 4/18/2013


8 Step Program Analog Expression/CV Sequencer, Epitome Multi-Effect Pedal and RTG Random Tone Generator demos by Felipe Souza at Musik Messe in Frankfurt, Germany


Felipe demos the 8 Step Program controlling the HOG2 Harmonic Octave Generator.
click here to view the demo


Micro POG, Stereo Electric Mistress and Holy Grail Plus in one amazing pedal!
click here to view the demo


Felipe shows the RTG Random Tone Generator, a reissue of a rare EHX synth introduced in 1980.
click here to view the demo

Posted 4/15/2013


A video for the new 8 Step Program Analog Expression/CV Sequencer was recently shot at Carousel Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and we’ll be airing it soon. Meanwhile, here are some behind-the-scenes shots taken by Scott Matthews.


The very first 8 Step Controllers fresh from production!


Left to right: Tony Zajkowski, Alyson Greenfield, Joe McGinty


Left to right: Tony Zajkowski, Amy Hobby (w/iPad), Alyson Greenfield, Joe McGinty


Sasha Matthews, granddaughter of EHX Founder, Mike Matthews


Shooting on the roof overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Left to right:
Tony Zajkowski, Alyson Greenfield, Joe McGinty


Solid Go Go Dancers, left to right: Cindy Gold, Elektra Gold, Roxanne Gold

CREDITS:
Joe McGinty ~ Composer, Keyboards, Programming
www.joemcginty.com

Alyson Greenfield ~ vocals, Omichord, keyboards
www.alysongreenfield.com

Tony Zajkowski ~ guitar, video editor
www.tonyzajkowski.com

Cindy Gold, Elektra Gold, Roxanne Gold - Solid Go Go Dancers ~ choreography
www.facebook.com/SolidGoGo

Posted 4/10/2013



A couple of shots of the EHX exhibit at Musik Messe in Frankfurt, Germany. They were taken during setup. The show opens today and runs from April 10 – 13. It attracts thousands. Electro-Harmonix will be demoing all of the new pedals including the Epitome, 8 Step Program, HOG2, 45000 Multi-Track Looping Recorder and the RTG, Random Tone Generator.


Posted 1/25/2013



EHX introduces a powerful new multi-effect pedal, the Epitome (available Late February), and the innovative 8 Step Program analog expression/CV sequencer (available Late March) and it’s Foot Controller (available Late March).

 

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Quick Specs
Four sequence direction modes: Forward, Reverse, Bounce and Random
Rotary encoder gives you control over glide rate, direction, sequencer length and depth
Save, store and recall 10 presets. The optional 8 Step Program Foot Controller expands that to 100 presets!
9Volt power supply included
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