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Hotone Introduces the Binary Pedal Series

Hotone has introduced the Binary Series, a line of four effects pedals for guitar and bass. The range includes an amp simulator, a delay, a cabinet simulator, and a modulation pedal. Each unit is fitted with a dual footswitch layout, an OLED display, and the same digital processor.

“At the core of the Binary Series sound is a dual-DSP (digital signal processing) platform and Hotone’s proprietary Comprehensive Dynamic Circuit Modeling (CDCM) system that ensures a realistic playing experience,” Hotone writes. “The CDCM system is built on an extremely complex dynamic variation matrix, able to realistically express every detailed change that occurs during the operational process of actual circuitry. The result is a faithful reproduction of the original sounds.”

First up is the Binary Amp, which simulates 16 guitar amp models from Friedman, Mesa/Boogie, Fender, Peavey, Marshall, Engl, Soldano, VOX, Orange, and more. It also has a built-in effects loop for flexibility. Next is the Binary IR Cab, an impulse response-based cabinet simulator that has 100 guitar and bass cab models inspired by Fender, Supro, Vox, Dumble, Marshall, Mesa/Boogie, Bogner, Hartke, and more. The pedal also includes power amp models and studio microphones models with different position and room simulations. Independent IR files can be imported into the Binary IR Cab to expand your own library.

The Binary Eko is a CDCM-based delay with stereo ins and outs as well as an expression pedal input. It has 17 delay effects including analog, digital, tape, dual, ping pong, filtered, modulated, slap back, and more. Similarly, the Binary Mod offers stereo I/O and expression pedal support with 24 modulation effects: choruses, flangers, phasers, tremolos, rotary speaker simulators, vibratos, wahs, detuners and more.

The Hotone Binary Series is available now. The Binary Amp, Binary Eko, and Binary Mod carry street prices of $139.99 while the Binary IR Cab goes for $149.99.

Hotone Binary Amp Pedal Features:

Compact, easy-to-use dual-footswitch amp simulator effects pedal
Advanced CDCM modeling system ensures realistic playing experience
Dual DSP-powered platform ensures high sound quality
24-bit A/D/A conversion, up to 110dB S/N ratio
16 CDCM-based legendary guitar amp models with dedicated cab models
Mini USB jack for firmware upgrading and loading/managing effects via free Mac/PC software
FX Loop jacks for expanded effects
10 presets (5 presets x 2 banks)
Pure analog buffered bypass switching with flat frequency response
OLED screen with clear display
Five translucent knobs with LEDs
USB to USB Micro B cable included
Lightweight aluminum alloy chassis
9V DC (center negative) operation (power supply sold separately)

Hotone Binary Eko Pedal Features:

Compact, easy-to-use dual-footswitch delay effects pedal with tap tempo
Advanced CDCM modeling system ensures realistic playing experience
Dual DSP-powered platform ensures high sound quality
24-bit A/D/A conversion, up to 110dB S/N ratio
17 high-quality delay effects, including CDCM-based classics and Hotone originals
Variable maximum delay time ranging from 1000–4000ms
Tap Tempo function with Tap Divide
Stereo I/Os
EXP jack for expression pedal control
Mini USB jack for firmware upgrading and loading/managing effects via free Mac/PC software
10 presets (5 presets x 2 banks)
Pure analog buffered bypass switching with flat frequency response
OLED screen with clear display
Five translucent knobs with LEDs
USB to USB Micro B cable included
Lightweight aluminum alloy chassis
9V DC (center negative) operation (power supply sold separately)

Hotone Binary IR Cab Pedal Features:

Compact, easy-to-use dual-footswitch impulse response cabinet simulator effects pedal
Advanced CDCM modeling system ensures realistic playing experience
Dual DSP-powered platform ensures high sound quality
24-bit A/D/A conversion, up to 110dB S/N ratio
100 legendary guitar and bass cab models
11 CDCM-based legendary studio microphone models
Eight CDCM-based power amp models
Detailed mic position (X, Y, Z) and room simulations
Supports third-party IR files
Mini USB jack for firmware upgrading and loading/managing effects via free Mac/PC software
Aux input and headphone output for practicing/jamming
100 presets
Pure analog buffered bypass switching with flat frequency response
OLED screen with clear display
Five translucent knobs with LEDs
USB to USB Micro B cable included
Lightweight aluminum alloy chassis
9V DC (center negative) operation (power supply sold separately)

Hotone Binary Mod Pedal Features:

Compact, easy-to-use dual-footswitch modulation effects pedal with tap tempo
Advanced CDCM modeling system ensures realistic playing experience
Dual DSP-powered platform ensures high sound quality
24-bit A/D/A conversion, up to 110dB S/N ratio
24 high-quality modulation effects, including CDCM-based classics and Hotone originals
Supports Tap Tempo
Stereo I/Os
EXP jack for expression pedal control
Mini USB jack for firmware upgrading and loading/managing effects via free Mac/PC software
10 presets (5 presets x 2 banks)
Pure analog buffered bypass switching with flat frequency response
OLED screen with clear display
Five translucent knobs with LEDs
USB to USB Micro B cable included
Lightweight aluminum alloy chassis
9V DC (center negative) operation (power supply sold separately)