Digitech/DOD Relaunches Meatbox Octaver and Subharmonic Synthesizer

Digitech®/DOD® is ready to ‘meat’ the needs of low frequency fanatics everywhere with the relaunch of the Meatbox Octaver and Subharmonic Synthesizer for bass guitars, extended-range guitars, and synths. Originally introduced in the 90s, the cult favorite Meatbox is a low-end enhancer that adds some serious sub notes, to the point where users should take care not to blow their speakers. Whether delivering notes an octave below or channeling thunderous bass tones, the Meatbox is the full package with some new user-friendly features. A TRS out allows users to split the subharmonic synthesized signal to the PA for teeth-rattling, bone-wrenching, bowel-shaking, booty-quaking bass that will literally rock the house. 

Some have called the original 90s Meatbox a short-lived and “misunderstood” stomp box. Others found its powerful synth-bass sound and multiple controls confusing. But like many misunderstood artists, the Meatbox steadily gained its own loyal following. When it disappeared from production, fans were left clamoring for more meat to their bass. Now it’s back with the same earth-shaking tones, but in a simplified control layout that’s more user- and pedalboard-friendly. 

The two prominent knobs located at the top are Octave and Output, which allow users to adjust the amount of lower octave effect and desired volume, respectively. Below these, the Sub (subharmonic) control increases/decreases the amount of synthesized subharmonic added to the signal. Similarly, the adjacent Low control is used to increase/decrease the low frequency content of the output, keeping the extreme lows from overwhelming the amp and speakers. 

Whether players are looking to beef up their tone or stir up a stew of deep sonic flavor, the Meatbox is back and ready to rock. MSRP is $237 and MAP is $169.99.

Get a closer look at the Meatbox Octaver and Subharmonic Synthesizer and hear a demo at www.digitech.com.