HOG2

Harmonic Octave Generator
The award winning HOG (Harmonic Octave Generator) earned kudos from players and reviewers alike for its ability to exponentially expand a musician's sound palette. Now EHX take the HOG to an even greater level of performance and functionality with the HOG2. It delivers complete control of ten totally polyphonic and glitch free voices ranging from two octaves below to four above the instrument's pitch—all without the need for a special pickup or instrument mods of any kind.

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Posted 3/31/2014


EHX EFFECTOLOGY
Grandmaster Bill Ruppert wows us with his latest Effectology where he creates sounds of the Far East using “only” a guitar and EHX pedals. Experience it here.
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Stay tuned, more Effectology episodes coming soon!

Posted 11/1/2013



Wade Schuman uses the HOG2 Harmonic Octave Generator on harmonica with the band Hazmat Modine. For more on the group check ‘em out at www.hazmatmodine.com.



Posted 6/4/2013


Modern horn players are embracing the way effects pedals help them expand the boundaries of their axes. Whether it’s turning a tenor sax into a baritone, empowering a trombone to play chords, or enabling horn players to create avant-garde soundscapes that were once beyond their reach, EHX is at the fore of this innovation.

Here, saxophonist Geoff Countryman and trombonist Rick Parker explore how the EHX H.O.G.2, Ring Thing and Superego Synth Engine open new doors for the creative horn player.





Posted 4/23/2013



Guitarist, Scott Kerr, shows how well the HOG 2 can do bowed stringed instruments.

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 3/8/2013



Sweetwater’s, Mitch Gallagher, gives you an up close and personal look at the new EHX H.O.G.2 Harmonic Octave Generator.

Posted 2/8/2013




The website sonicstate.com picked the HOG2 as the Best Pedal of the 2013 NAMM Show.

“This particular pedal had us grinning from ear to ear, and we actually didn’t get to see it until the last day of NAMM. It’s difficult to make a journalist smile on the last day of NAMM, we’re usually too busy nursing a headache and trying to remember what our own names are.

But the Electro-Harmonix HOG2 blew us away, this is premium gear right here, but it’s worth every penny. There are a few ‘synth’ pedals out there for guitars, but this one can actually sound like a synth, rather than just a bit-crushed guitar.”

Posted 1/11/2013


The award winning HOG (Harmonic Octave Generator) earned kudos from players and reviewers alike because of its ability to generate ten, totally polyphonic and glitch free voices ranging from two octaves below to four above the instrument’s pitch-all without the need for a special pickup or instrument mods of any kind.

Now EHX takes things to the next level with the HOG2 and HOG2 Foot Controller. In addition to all of the great features of the original HOG, it offers:

  • Sophisticated new algorithms to improve the quality of the ten generated octaves and harmonics as well as the Freeze function
  • Full MIDI control over all parameters and presets
  • Master Volume for added control and convenience. Volume levels are saved as part of a preset
  • Save and recall up to 100 preset programs with the optional foot controller (versus six with the original HOG)


Of course, it still features:

  • Controllable harmonic intervals: -2 octaves, -1 octave, original note, +5th, +1 octave, +1 octave +5th, +2 octaves, +2 octaves +3rd, +3 octaves, + 4 octaves.
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  • 7 Expression Modes
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  • Freeze expression mode holds a note or chord-play over it or slide to new notes like a keyboardist playing portamento
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  • Amplitude envelope lengthens a note’s attack for swells or increased decay speed.
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  • Dedicated resonant filtering with sweepable frequency control
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  • Separate lower and upper harmonic amplitude envelopes
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  • External expression pedal included
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  • Standard 9VDC 200mA power supply included
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HOG2 FOOT CONTROLLER

Instant Recall! With the HOG2’s myriad sounds, the HOG2 Foot Controller gives you easy access to up to 100 stored presets. Your entire show can be set up at the touch of a button. When recording you have access to complex sound transitions that can give your songs new depth and integrity.

 

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Quick Specs
Sophisticated new algorithms improve the quality of the ten generated octaves and harmonics as well as the Freeze function.
Full MIDI control over all parameters and presets
A Master Volume for added control and convenience. Volume levels are saved as part of a preset.
10 Controllable harmonic intervals and 7 Expression modes
Freeze modes holds a note or chord so you can play over it or slide to new notes like a keyboardist playing portamento.
Amplitude envelope controls your attack or decay speeds.
Dedicated resonant filtering with sweepable frequency control.
Separate lower and upper harmonic amplitude envelopes.
Save and recall up to 100 preset programs with the optional Foot Controller (sold separately)
External expression pedal included.
Standard 9VDC 200mA power supply included.
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