POG2

Polyphonic Octave Generator

Back in 2005, Electro-Harmonix unveiled the original POG, a polyphonic octave generator that enabled guitarists to conjure everything from the surreal jangle of an 18-string guitar, to rich, thick walls of symphonic sound.

The POG2 will take you even higher. Use the new attack control to fade in lush, smooth swells. Tune in the new second sub-octave to reach deeper than ever before. The 2-pole resonant low-pass filter now includes two additional Q modes. Slide in the newly enhanced detune to further refine your sound.

The POG2 delivers unrivaled tonal variations—and now you can save your favorite settings, and recall them with a click. The POG2 just plain sounds better, thanks to an enhanced algorithm that delivers a more focused and in-the-pocket harmonic performance. And all this is now packed into our rugged and pedalboard-friendly diecast chassis.
Get the most out of your POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator with these suggested settings!
Click on the links below to see the different settings:
POG2 Settings 1
POG2 Settings 2
POG2 Settings 3
POG2 blank template for your own settings


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From the Blog
Posted 9/4/2014


Tony Romanio jams with the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator on bass guitar.


Posted 5/7/2014



Ryan Kiesshauer goes in-depth and educational with his demo of the EHX POG2.


Posted 12/5/2013


POG2 (Polyphonic Octave Generator) settings for “Better Man.”



Posted 6/6/2013


MusicToyz demos the EHX Superego Synth Engine.

Posted 3/25/2013



Prymaxe Vintage Boutique demos of the EHX POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator.

Posted 11/5/2012



EHX EFFECTOLOGY
Guitar effects guru, Bill Ruppert, pushes the envelope (hard) of what is possible to achieve with “just” a guitar and a handful of EHX effects pedals. In this latest edition of Effectology Bill re-creates the synthesizers from the Pink Floyd classic “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.” Check it out. This really is one of those things you have to see and hear to believe!

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 10/25/2012



The UK’s Guitar & Bass magazine talks about Electro-Harmonix in their “Tales from the road” column.

Click here to read the article

Posted 9/18/2012




We are very pleased to inform you that Mike Matthews has been nominated for Vintage Guitar Magazine’s Hall of Fame. The category is “Innovators” and this is an unabashed solicitation for you to cast your vote for Mike, a guy who truly is one of the most innovative characters in the music equipment biz.

A hollow boast? Hardly! Here is a short list of just some of the innovations Mike Matthews has been responsible for in his career at the helm of Electro-Harmonix:

  • First product to introduce the age of overdrive: LPB-1 Linear Power Booster
  • First portable, battery powered, guitar amp; Freedom Amp
  • First to introduce feedback with a phase shifter: Bad Stone
  • First electronic flanger: Electric Mistress
  • First with an analog delay: Memory Man
  • First inexpensive digital delay: 2 Second Digital Delay
  • First to pioneer an electronic looper: the 16 Second Digital Delay
  • First to introduce inexpensive sampling: Instant Replay, then the Super Replay

In Mike’s 45 year history of relentless product innovation, he’s also been responsible for iconic effects pedals like the Big Muff Pi and the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator. More recently, he continues to redefine the landscape of effects with products like the Freeze Sustainer, Ravish Sitar Pedal, Superego Synth Engine and the ground-breaking Crying Tone Wah Pedal with no moving parts. His successful battles against violent Russian mobsters only spiked his creativity!

Voting is easy. Just go to http://www.vintageguitar.com/hall-of-fame/
Log in and cast your vote. Oh, there’s an added benefit to you. Voters are entered to win a beautiful new D’Angelico guitar, so do it now! And many thanks for your support.

Posted 7/25/2012



Luchezarrus lays down a Slavic groove with the EHX POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator.

Posted 6/20/2012



Pedro & Matt lay down a track with the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator.

Posted 5/25/2012



Pickandsteels plays pedal steel through the EHX POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generators.

Posted 5/4/2012



coneyislandrocket solos on bass guitar with his POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator.

Posted 3/21/2012



Luchezarrus goes for baroque with the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator.

Posted 3/20/2012



Guitarist, producer, composer and author, Joshua Craig, shows off the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator. To learn more about the artist, who’s lent his talents to everyone from Dr. Dre to Christina Aguilera, and his newest release with The Alien Blakk, go to www.thealienblakk.com.

Posted 2/23/2012



Evan at Prymaxe Vintage Guitar really takes a close look at the EHX POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator.

Posted 1/10/2012



Guitar Player magazine’s Matt Blackett talks to guitar legend, Joe Satriani, who talks about his EHX POG, Polyphonic Octave Generator.

Click here to read it

Posted 11/21/2011



Guitarist, Yossi Sassi, checks in from the middle east with his POG2 Polyphonic Octave Multiplexer.

Posted 11/1/2011



Legendary Guitarist Rodrigo Lanceloti checks in from Brazil with a video showcasing the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator, Stereo Talking Machine and Ring Thing.

Posted 10/31/2011



Effectology Volume 24. Soundscape for Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory.

Take a trip to the macabre with effects wizard, Bill Ruppert, as he transmorgrifies popular EHX effects pedals to create a chilling soundtrack fit for Frankenstein’s laboratory. Happy Halloween!

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 9/29/2011



guitarnoize.com takes an in depth look at the EHX POG2, Polyphonic Octave Generator.

Posted 7/13/2011



Steel guitar demo with the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator showing the pedal’s impeccable tracking.

Posted 7/6/2011



Bill Ruppert is a Jedi Master at the art of creating soundscapes that are truly not of this world. Travel along with Bill, into the astral plane, as he explores the outer limits of “Paranormal Guitar Effects.” In this latest edition of Effectology, Bill once again uses “only” his guitar and Electro-Harmonix effects pedals to conjure aliens, poltergeists and more!

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 5/10/2011



All the way from Indonesia!  LOLA BANGS THE DRUMS as this Electro-Harmonix clad trio led by the talented Bayu Ardianto use seven EHX pedals to create a monster groove. Check out the dead-on Leslie from the HOG and POG 2 integrated with the Stereo Pulsar. Natalia Pratiwi provides super-cool vocals with backing from the Voice Box while Dika Charles Dickson’s drumming is always in the pocket.

Electro-Harmonix pedals used in this Video Song:

1. Small Stone (acoustic guitar)

2. Voice Box (vocal)

3. Deluxe Memory Man (vocals)

4. Stereo Memory Man w/ Hazarai (vocals)

5. POG2 (synthesizer)

6. Stereo Pulsar (synthesizer)

7. HOG (acoustic guitar)

Posted 4/12/2011

This was recently posted by Rodrigo Lanceloti in Brazil.

Posted 4/4/2011



Owen at gearwire.com takes viewers on an in depth, guided tour of the EHX Deluxe Memory Boy. (The Drop Tune effect Owen demos at 9:45 can also be achieved with a Micro POG or POG2.)

Posted 2/14/2011


Through the magic of Bill Ruppert, Mr. Effectology, and Electro-Harmonix, take a mini-vacation and relax to the soothing sounds of the ocean and a steel drum band!! Once again, Bill Ruppert shows you how to achieve more than you ever thought possible with “just” a guitar, EHX effects pedals and a large dose of creativity.

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 1/24/2011

Get the most out of your POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator with these suggested settings!

Click on the links below to see the different settings:

POG2 Settings 1
POG2 Settings 2
POG2 Settings 3
POG2 blank template for your own settings

Previous Tone Tips posts:

Stay tuned, more Tone Tips posts coming soon!

Posted 10/29/2010

Posted 10/5/2010

Brazilian rocker, Rodrigo Lanceloti, accompanies David Tangenelli while they perform a tribute to the brilliant Ray Charles with “Hit the Road Jack.” Rodrigo turns in a great organ solo on his acoustic guitar with the POG2 beginning at 2:21.

Posted 9/28/2010

Posted 8/10/2010

Posted 7/19/2010

The FREEZE captures a note or chord which you can play over, weaving textures of sounds. Here, Mike Matthews, Electro-Harmonix founder and president, kicks off a quick, video, guided tour of this truly original new effect.

Posted 7/16/2010

Mitch runs through the musical flexibility that really sets EH pedals apart. From the Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker to the award winning Cathedral Stereo Reverb, each pedal delivers powerful control parameters that allow you to sculpt the perfect sound.

Our great Thanks to Sweetwater for this demo video. Please check out their website http://www.sweetwater.com

Posted 7/6/2010

Posted 6/11/2010

Elliot Randall created one of the greatest guitar solos of all time on “Reelin’ In The Years” with Steely Dan. Dig his jam using POG2 where he creates wonderful upper-octave crystaline effects.
A small segment of “Freedom Suite” featuring Hugh Wilkinson and Jezz Wiles on percussion, and Wes Maebe (hidden from view) manipulating the POG2.

Posted 6/10/2010

Posted 5/27/2010

Posted 4/28/2010

Posted 3/14/2010

In Effectology 14, pedal guru Bill Ruppert takes us on a journey to previously unchartered sonic territory. Using only Electro-Harmonix pedals and his guitar, Bill creates a series of “believe it or not” soundscapes. Whether it’s the sound of songbirds singing joyfully by a babbling brook or a vintage vinyl “lo-fi” recording complete with clicks and scratches, Bill’s mastery of effects will amaze you. As he says, “Never judge what an effect pedal will do by what you have heard it will do. Experiment and you will find new sounds not yet discovered!” Indeed!

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 2/25/2010

Sonic master Bill Ruppert reproduces the legendary Pink Floyd synth textures from “Welcome To The Machine .” Using only his guitar and the perfect blend of EH pedals, Bill re-creates the amazing sound-scapes that made this recording special. Each EH pedal provides its own magic to reveal the complexity and textures of the EMS VC3 synthesizer with stunning accuracy.

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 2/8/2010

In Effectology 12, pedal wizard Bill Ruppert reproduces the sounds of the Irish Uilleann pipes with a realistic and haunting backdrop. Ethereal Harmonic Drones, giant “Field Drums” and the elegant strings are crafted with the perfect integration of his guitar combined with quality Electro-Harmonix effects.

The “Spectral gate” on the HOG combined with the Big Muff Pi provides a harmonic filter that focused the beautiful string tone.The Cathedral Stereo Reverb preserves the reality with the perfect spatial ambience.

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 12/8/2009

Welcome to the eleventh installment of EHX Effectology. Bill’s shimmering tones and lush string pads aptly demonstrate the powerful potential that all Electro-Harmonix pedals have. From gorgeous, glassy creations to an elegant legato string section, Bill delivers classic sounds that rival some of the finest studio gear. All sounds were created with one talented guitarist and the perfect interaction of Electro-Harmonix pedals.

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 10/28/2009

Ultra creative, Chicago studio musician, Bill Ruppert, releases the Goblins and Witches as he delivers Effectology 9: HALLOWEEN. Terrifying effect pedals. All effects were created using only Electro-Harmonix gear. Bill provides detailed graphics on how each tone was created.

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 10/27/2009

Welcome to the sixth installment of EHX Effectology. See how only using EHX pedals you can recreate the wonderful Mellotron tones of Strawberry Fields Forever. Another brilliant “Effectolology” creation by Bill Ruppert.

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 6/23/2009
Thanks to MusicRadar and Chris Vinnicombe for this review of the new POG2.

Chris writes: "Taking all of the cool features of the original POG and cramming them into a smaller housing, the effects gurus at EHX have also taken the opportunity to enhance the algorithm and add a second sub-octave, an attack control and eight user presets." Read more...

Posted 6/22/2009
This summer, look for the new documentary film "It Might Get Loud" featuring Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), The Edge (U2), Jack White (White Stripes), and directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth").

Here's how producer Thomas Tull describes it: "I wanted to see a movie that captured the essence of why people are so fanatic about the guitar. While there have been a lot of performance documentaries, this one is really about the relationship between these three men and their instruments. We tried to show what drives the artists, what got them passionate as players, what made them pick up the guitar in the first place."

As for me, I was especially chuffed to see the movie's trailer, which begins and ends with Jack White playing a hand-made instrument through a Big Muff Pi. The trailer also includes the White Stripes' "Blue Orchid," one of the first tracks to feature the then-new POG (recently replaced by POG2):

But that's not all! You'll also get a quick look at The Edge sharing a tender moment with his Deluxe Memory Man at the beach:

You can watch the full "It Might Get Loud" movie trailer here:

Posted 6/19/2009
Thanks to Tadwitte (on YouTube) aka attic (on HCFX) for this peek at his new POG2:

Posted 6/12/2009
Early last week, tech blog CrunchGear visited EHX. When they were here, they managed to capture the first video of our new POG2. The man in the video is EHX alum Kenny Richardson, who also happened to be visiting that day.

The audio quality isn't great (it was just a Flip camera) but we thought you might enjoy the quick look (and better video is coming soon):

fyi, Kenny was a member of the core EHX crew that visited the Soviet Union in 1979, and you can see him over to the left in the picture below:

Posted 6/10/2009

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the all-new POG2, now featuring:

Attack control
2nd sub-octave
Programmability
Enhanced audio algorithm
Pedalboard-friendly chassis
All that, and more...

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Quick Specs
True bypass
Totally programmable 8-preset memory with instant recall
four polyphonic mixable voices + your guitar
Attack delay slider controls the fade-in speed of the octaves
Low Pass filter with selectable Q
Dry signal can be routed through the Attack, LP, and Detune faders
Flawless polyphonic glitch-free tracking
Can be daisy chained with other pedals and power supplies
9.6DC-200 power supply included
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