ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules and the Product Specifications noted on the Declaration of Conformity. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: These symbols are internationally accepted symbols that warn of potential hazards with electrical products. The lightning flash means that there are dangerous voltages present within the unit. The exclamation point indicates that it is necessary for the user to refer to the owner’s manual.
Warning For your protection, please read the following: Important Safety Instructions 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Do not use this apparatus near water. 5. Clean only with dry cloth. 6. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 7. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. 8.
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Introduction Congratulations on the purchase of your new Whammy™ DT Pedal. When DigiTech invented the Whammy pedal, it was the most revolutionary and innovative pedal to hit the guitar since the wah wah. We have now taken the Whammy innovation even further with the introduction of the Whammy DT.
Guided Tour Detailed Description 1. Whammy Effect Switch This switch turns the Whammy, Harmony or Detune effect on or off. 2. Whammy Effect Status LED This LED lights to indicate the Whammy, Harmony or Detune effect is on. When the Whammy effect is bypassed, this LED will be off. 3. Whammy LEDs One of these LEDs will light when a Harmony, Whammy or Detune effect is selected. Harmony effects have dry signal added to the effect signal.
4. Whammy Effect Selector Knob This knob is used to select the Whammy (bend), Harmony intervals, or Detune range controlled by the expression pedal. 5. Expression Pedal This pedal is used to control the pitch bending amount of the selected Harmony, Whammy, or Detune effect. Rocking it forward (toe down) increases the amount of pitch bending while rocking it back (toe up) decreases the amount of pitch bending. 6. Drop Tune Effect Selector This knob selects the shift interval for the Drop Tune effect. 7.
14. Power Input Connect the provided power supply to this jack. Do not use any power supply other than the supplied power supply. 15. Output Jack This jack contains a mix of your dry guitar signal and the pitch shifted signal produced by the Whammy.
Making Connections The Whammy DT pedal is extremely easy to set up and use. Follow these steps to get up and running. 1. Connect your instrument to the instrument Input Jack. 2. Connect from the Whammy’s Output Jack to your favorite distortion pedal or to your amplifier. 3. If using an external MIDI device for control, connect from the MIDI out of the MIDI device to the Whammy’s MIDI Input. 4. Connect the included power supply to an AC outlet and the other end to the Whammy’s Power Input. 5.
Effects The Whammy DT is a powerful pitch shifting pedal that offers both Drop and Raised re-tuning of your instrument and classic Whammy pitch bending effects simultaneously. The left side of the pedal allows you to select from one of the traditional Whammy effects: Whammy, Harmony and Detune; the Expression Pedal will then control the bend of the selected Whammy effect. The right side of the pedal interface controls the Drop Tuning (Shift Down) and Raised Tuning (Shift Up) options.
Harmony Effects This group of effects add a harmony to your incoming signal. Both the harmony note and the input signal are mixed together as if two guitars were playing simultaneously. As you rock the pedal back and forth, the harmony note bends between two intervals specified by the selected effect setting, but the input signal remains unchanged. This effect can be used in combination with the Drop Tune effect.
Detune Effects This group of effects create a copy of your input signal, shifts the pitch of the copied signal and mixes it back with the original signal. As the Expression Pedal is rocked back and forth, the amount of this detuned signal is changed. With the pedal in the toe up position, only the original dry signal is heard. As the pedal is rocked forward, the detuned signal is mixed with the dry signal. This effect can be used in combination with the Drop Tune effect.
Drop Tune Effects This group of effects allow you to transpose (shift) your instrument up or down – with a range of one octave in each direction – for instant drop tuning or raised tuning simulation. The Octave + Dry effects create a 12 string guitar simulation. This effect can be used in combination with the Whammy, Harmony or Detune effect. Drop Tune effects include: SHIFT UP OCT + DRY – Transposes guitar signal up 1 octave and adds dry signal. OCT – Transposes guitar signal up 1 octave.
Drop Tune Footswitches There are two footswitches below the Drop Tune effect section. The DROP TUNE footswitch is used to turn the Drop Tune effect on and off as indicated by the LED above this footswitch. The MOMENTARY footswitch is used to momentarily enable or bypass the effect when pressed. This is designed to create hammer-on and pull-off style effects with chords shifting from a transposed tuning to normal tuning.
MIDI Functions The Whammy DT features a MIDI input for receiving incoming MIDI data. MIDI messages can select a Whammy or Drop Tune effect and set whether these effects are in an active or bypassed state. MIDI CC messages can then be used to control the Whammy Expression Pedal position. MIDI Channel The Whammy DT can receive MIDI messages on any or all MIDI channels. The following steps outline the procedure for accessing or changing the MIDI channel: 1. Disconnect the power from the Whammy pedal. 2.
MIDI Program Changes The Whammy DT uses MIDI Program Change commands for effect selection. Effects can be selected in either an active or bypassed state. Whammy Effects MIDI Program Change Mapping The following list outlines the program change commands recognized by the Whammy DT and the corresponding Whammy effect setting and its status.
Drop Tune Effects MIDI Program Change Mapping The following list outlines the program change commands recognized by the Whammy DT and the corresponding Drop Tune effect and state.
MIDI Continuous Control Using MIDI continuous control commands, the Whammy’s expression pedal position can be remotely controlled. MIDI CC11 adjusts the expression pedal position. A value of 0 on MIDI CC11 corresponds to a toe up position and a value of 127 corresponds to a toe down position.
Bypass Modes There are two selectable Bypass Modes available in the Whammy DT, they are: • True Bypass • DSP Bypass True Bypass Mode From the factory, the Whammy DT is set to True Bypass Mode. In this mode, the circuitry in the Whammy DT is completely bypassed when both Whammy and Drop Tune effects are off. If you have switched to DSP Bypass Mode and would like to switch back to True Bypass Mode, follow these steps: 1. Start with the power supply disconnected from the Whammy DT. 2.
DSP Bypass Mode The benefit of using DSP bypass is so the Drop Tune Momentary footswitch can smoothly transition between momentary on and off states since the true bypass relay is removed from the circuit. To enable DSP Bypass Mode, follow these steps: 1. Start with the power supply disconnected from the Whammy DT. 2. Press and hold the MOMENTARY Footswitch and apply power. 3. When the DROP TUNE Effect LED flashes green two times, release the MOMENTARY Footswitch.
Calibrating the Expression Pedal In the unlikely event that the expression pedal does not respond properly or that the note does not bend or return to the correct pitch, it may need to be re-calibrated. The following steps outline the procedure for expression pedal re-calibration: 1. Disconnect the power from the Whammy pedal. 2. Press and hold the WHAMMY Effect Footswitch while reconnecting the power. This enables MIDI and Calibration Setup.
FS3X Functions The optional FS3X Footswitch gives you hands-free control over selecting which Whammy and Drop Tune effects are selected. 1. Mode Switch Selects which side of the Whammy DT the FS3X Down/Up footswitches remotely control. Press it once and the currently selected effect on either the Whammy side or Drop Tune side will flash 3 times. This indicates the Down/Up footswitches will change the effect for this side. 2.
Specifications Instrument Input Type: Max Input Level: Input Impedance: MIDI Input: Footswitch Input: Output Type: Max Output Level: Output Impedance: Sample Rate: Frequency Response: Signal to Noise Ratio: THD: A/D Conversion: D/A Conversion: Pitch Bend Range: Detune Range: Drop Tune Range: Power Consumption: Power Requirements: Power Adapter: Dimensions: Shipping Weight: 1/4” Unbalanced TS +5 dBu 1 MΩ 5-Pin Din 1/4” TRS – for use with optional FS3X Footpedal 1/4” Unbalanced TS +10 dBu 1 kΩ 44.
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