Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?



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Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby Confuzzled » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:13 am

Was Digitech puchased? Are they no longer making pedals? I see lots of posts from @tomvankramm on IG waxing poetic about his time with digitech/DOD showing off his stellar collection. Does this mean we don't get the re-issue of the space station 2? No dirty robot 2?
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby calfzilla » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:39 am

Tom's whole team was let go. No one has much of an idea what that means for the future though, and those that do can't say anything.
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby shikawkee » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:08 am

Tom's last day was June 22nd. Nobody is left. No idea what the company is going to do or in fact move forward at all.
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby D.o.S. » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:10 am

It's what they get for not reissuing the Death Metal TBH.

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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby misterstomach » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:29 pm

my understanding is hazy, and possibly wrong, but from what I gather digitech has been owned by harman for decades but have been able to operate fairly independently. Seems to have been a solid group of nice and creative people. I know a few of them have been active on forums. It seems that a couple of months ago harman decided to take control and they fired the whole team. It's unclear what they're plans are for the brand, but it's really too bad. Digitech/DOD was cool and it seems like some cool people lost jobs they really liked.
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby K2000 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:54 pm

The recent DOD revival was cool to see. They missed their chance to re-release the Lexicon Vortex though :-P
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby cbm » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:41 am

misterstomach wrote:my understanding is hazy, and possibly wrong, but from what I gather digitech has been owned by harman for decades but have been able to operate fairly independently. Seems to have been a solid group of nice and creative people. I know a few of them have been active on forums. It seems that a couple of months ago harman decided to take control and they fired the whole team. It's unclear what they're plans are for the brand, but it's really too bad. Digitech/DOD was cool and it seems like some cool people lost jobs they really liked.

Harman has owned Digitech for a long time, as well as a bunch of other M.I. companies. The trouble started a couple years back, when Samsung bought the Harman Group because they wanted the I.P. and the relationships in the automotive space. Samsung is such a giant company that a smallish subsidy, like Digitech, is buried in the noise. Digitech lasted longer than I thought they would when I read the Samsung press release about the Harman buy out. It's still sad though. I have a bunch of Digitech / DOD pedals.
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby Gone Fission » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:48 am

Tom had given a passing mention (IG comments?) that his team had been hired by a major player. Seemed promising. Reading between the lines, I'm thinking someone wanted the digital team, thus grabbing the bunch as a unit. Pitch shifting might have been the point of getting the team, but no reason a Space Station successor couldn't come from these folks . . .

Anyone know who the lucky employer is?
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby tremolo3 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:22 pm

Crossing fingers for Roland or Dunlop, because fuck boutique prices.
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby lost in music » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:21 pm

Oh man. Either of those would be pretty goddamn cool.
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby alexsga » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:46 pm

a boss ringmod at last!
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby jrfox92 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:02 pm

From what I understand, they shut down Utah, period.
I've read about certain Harman employees even moving to Texas to keep their jobs.
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby Confuzzled » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:23 pm

Wow. That is so fucked. I do hope they all land on their feet and continue as a team somewhere else.
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby Sonaboy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:39 pm

jrfox92 wrote:From what I understand, they shut down Utah, period.



If I could vote for that, I would.
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Re: Did our favorite Digitech/DOD rep leave the company?

Postby nogodsnobedtimes » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:40 pm

tremolo3 wrote:Crossing fingers for Roland or Dunlop, because fuck boutique prices.


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