For guitarist Jennifer Batten, there is no stage too large. A veteran of three world tours with Michael Jackson and two with Jeff Beck, Batten has performed with music's biggest stars. She has been in bands playing everything from straight rock, metal, fusion, to funk. Add on three solo albums to her credit and it is easy to see why Batten is known as one of the best in the business. While the music has certainly changed over the years, one constant since 1991 has been Batten's use of DigiTech equipment.
“The first DigiTech product I fell in love with was the Whammyâ„¢ pedal. I'm looking for convenience, flexibility and durability in my equipment. When you're on tour you need your gear to be lightweight so I need to have an all-in-one board that I can use anywhere, plus I've never had a DigiTech product break on me,” stated Batten. “I've also used the GNX Guitar Workstation® for years and just recently began using the RP1000 for my current tour. The RP1000 is great for me because there's no fussing with a ton of cables, I love having everything in one unit.”
For Batten, DigiTech is now a part of the sound she creates. “I use several of the DigiTech specific sounds like the Yayaâ„¢, the Clean Swell, and of course the Whammy pedal set to bend a step down. Ultimately DigiTech is always giving me constant improvements and innovations which I really like.”
For an aspiring guitarist Batten feels DigiTech products can be beneficial for them as well. “When you're just beginning you want something that is very intuitive that you can get playing and experimenting with right away. The GNX Workstation and RP Series Pedals are great as well because you can grow with them.”
Batten shows no signs of slowing down with a full schedule for 2009; she is hitting the road in promotion of her newest critically acclaimed album, and of course will continue to rock out with the help of DigiTech.
To learn more about Jennifer Batten you can visit her website http://www.batten.com/.