Electro-Harmonix NYC Series, best-seller effects in pico-sized pedals

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Electro-Harmonix has released the NYC Series, a new effects series that brings the best-seller algorithms to pico-sized pedals. 

The US company Electro-Harmonix cannot be ignored when talking about effect pedals. The New York-based company has been building effects since the 1970s and has a broad portfolio of beautiful effects with modern twists.

With their new NYC series, Electro-Harmonix is exploring the market for small, affordable pedals. 

Electro-Harmonix NYC Series

Electro-Harmonix NYC Series

Nine new “Pico” pedals mark the beginning of the new NYC series. They are mono-to-mono pedals and share the same straightforward design with a handful of parameters. The algorithms come from their best-selling pedals. 

Pitch-Shifting, Reverbs, Delays…

Pitch Fork is a polyphonic pitch shifter pedal offering up to 30 pitch-shift options, multiple modes, and four controls (vol, blend, sweep, shift). Oceans 3-Verb is a stripped-down Pico version of the Oceans 11 reverb pedal. It has three modes (spring, plate, and hall), four controls, and an infinite sustain function.

Canyon Echo takes the digital delay algorithm from the Canyon Delay and Looper. It offers a crystal clean delay with up to 3 sec delay time, filtering, feedback, tap tempo, and more. Deep Freeze gives you a combination of the Freeze and Superego in a new pedal. It can freeze a moment in sound, has three operation modes (latch, moment, and auto), and various parameters.

The Pico Attack Decay gives you the famous volume envelope effects of the EHX Attack Deay Reissue in a compact pedal. Great for producing volume and reverse swells, bowed instrument effects, and more. It has mono/poly modes, envelope settings, and more. 

Then, the Triboro Bridge is a tri-mode drive box with overdrive, distortion, and fuzz modes, each with distinct parameters (EQ…). Rerun brings the tape delay algorithm from the Canyon Delay and Looper to a pico pedal. It has a delay time from 8ms to 3s and includes flutter as well as saturation.

Another Pico pedal is Plaform, a studio-style compressor/limiter to precisely tune the dynamics of your sounds. It has two modes, hard/soft knee compression curves, and more.

And number 8 is the Pico POG, the smallest and most powerful compact polyphonic octave generator yet, says Electro-Harmonix. The Pico POG takes the streamlined simplicity of the Micro and Nano POGs and fits it in a Pico-sized pedal. It has four knobs (sub-octave, octave up, dry, and tone with three filter modes).

First Impression

An excellent range of new little pedals from Electro-Harmonix. If you look at the prices, the differences to the regular versions, which offer more features, are not that big. For example, the Ocean’s 3-Verb is $154,20 (169€) and the big Ocean’s 11 is 177€.

The same applies to the Canyon Delay & Looper which is 169€ ($176) while the Pico version is $149,50. I would rather take the regular version than the Pico. Hence strange pricing.


Electro-Harmonix Pico NYC Series will be available soon. Pitch Fork is $217,60, Ocean’s 3-Verb $154,20, Canyon Echo $149,50, Freeze $193,10, Atack Deay $136,90, Triboro Bridge $144,40, Rerun $137,90, Platform $119, and POG $240.

More information here: Electro-Harmonix 

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