Hotone Binary Modulation Effects Pedal

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Binary Mod – CDCM Modulation Effects Pedal

Grown out of next-generation XTOMP technology, the Hotone Binary Series lets loose versatile pro-level effects in compact cases. Based on the same modeling/original effect library that amazed XTOMP users worldwide, Binary Series are dedicated to gather a bunch of high quality effects in a box with more affordable, competitive price. They feature compact casing, dual-footswitch design, versatile inputs/outputs and bright, clear OLED display, which blur the line between "classic pedals" and multi-effects.

At the core of all Binary Series pedals, a powerful dual-DSP platform and CDCM (Comprehensive Dynamic Circuit Modeling) modeling system ensure a realistic playing experience. 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: Everything is ALIVE and performs like its original.

The Hotone Binary Mod is a modulation effects pedal with stereo I/O and expression pedal support for delivering authentic classic, as well as new and inspiring Hotone original, modulation sounds. 24 high-quality modulation effects include choruses, flangers, phasers, tremolos, rotary speaker simulators, vibratos, wahs, detuners and more.


✪ Grown out of next-gen XTOMP technology
✪ Compact, easy-to-use dual footswitch modulation 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
✪ Tap Tempo function with Tap Divide
✪ Stereo I/Os
✪ EXP jack for expression pedal control
✪ USB jack for firmware upgrading, loading/managing effects with free PC/Mac software
✪ 10 Presets (2 banks x 5 patches)
✪ Built-in OLED screen with clear display
✪ 5 transparent knobs with LEDs
✪ 9V DC power supply

Effect Models List*


No. Name Description
01 Grand Chorus (GRD CHO) Based on the legendary green ensemble chorus (chorus mode)
02 Sky Chorus (SKY CHO) Based on the Arion® SCH-1 Stereo Chorus
03 Tiny Chorus (TINY CHO) Based on Electronic-Harmonix®Small Clone
04 3D Chorus (3D CHO) Producing a multi-dimensional chorus with independent depth control on left, center and right sound channels
05 Stereo Chorus (ST CHO) Producing a magical stereo chorus effect with spread control
06 Bass Chorus (BASS CHO) Based on world's first bass chorus pedal
07 Detune (DE TUNE) Producing a slightly pitch-shifted signal combines with original signal
08 Normal Flanger (NORM FLG) Producing classic flanging effect
09 Trem Flanger (TREM FLG) Producing classic flanging effect combining with tremolo effect
10 Bass Flanger (BASS FLG) Producing flanging effect designed for bass
11 90 Phaser (90 PHS) Based on MXR® Phase 90
12 Green Phaser (GRN PHS) Based on legendary 2-knob green phaser with sharp phasing effect
13 Pan Phaser (PAN PHS) Producing a special phaser effect combing smooth tremolo (mono output)/pan (stereo output) variations
14 Helicopter Tremolo (HELI TREM) Based on Demeter® Tremulator®
15 Opto Tremolo (OPTO TREM) Simulates classic pulsing tremolo effect on '60s American amps
16 Bias Tremolo (BIAS TREM) Simulates vintage bias tremolo effect on late '50s British amps
17 LUSH ROTO Based on Shin-Ei® Uni-Vibe®
18 MINI ROTO Based on Voodoo Lab® Micro Vibe
19 Grand Vibrato (GRD VIB) Based on the legendary green ensemble chorus (vibrato mode)
20 Blue Vibrato (BLUE VIB) Based on the legendary blue, BBD-based vibrato pedal
21 TRON WAH Based on Electronic-Harmonix® Q-Tron
22 AUTO WAH Fully controllable band pass filter with variable auto wah effects
23 RING MOD Ring modulator with interesting inharmonic, bell-like  frequency spectra
24 LO FI Produces bitcrushing/sample reducing effect

*The Manufacturers and product names mentioned in the list above are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The trademarks were used merely to identify the sound character of the products. 

Binary Editor Software Notice
Usage Notice
1. If you find the Binary Editor doesn't respond when you first launch the Binary Editor software, it may be because the Binary Editor is initializing (loading presets, user data, IR files, etc.). Please wait for a few seconds and try again.
2. Please launch the Binary Editor first before connecting your Binary pedal to your computer. If your device cannot be recognized, reconnect the power jack and try again.

Firmware Update Notice
To perform a manual update if your Binary pedal crashed:
1. Press and hold the left footswitch along with the “-” and “GLOBAL” buttons, then power Binary on.
2. Connect a USB cable to your computer and open the Binary software.
3. Select the firmware update option and follow the procedure for the newest update.
4. After the update is complete, select and run “Restore Factory Settings” from the software.
5. When complete, disconnect the cable and operate your Binary as normal.

Warning: Breaking the USB connection during the firmware update process may result in an operation crash.


Numbers of Effects


Numbers of Patches

10 (2 banks x 5 patches)

Digital Processing: 24-bit A/D/A conversion, 44.1 kHz sample rate Frequency Response

20 Hz-20 kHz

S/N Ratio

Up to 110dB

Input Impedance

1M Ohms

Output Impedance

100 Ohms

Power Requirement

DC 9V, center negative

Current Consumption

200mA minimum


121mm (W) x 72mm (D) x 47mm (H)



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