Harley Benton DNAfx GiT


Multi-Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • 55 Classic and modern high-quality guitar amp models
  • Non-linear amp modelling technology with real tube amp sound, feel and response
  • 26 Classic and modern impulse response (IR) speaker simulations with additional support for third-party IR files
  • 151 Different classic and modern effects: Drives, compressors, noise gates, EQs, modulation, wah, pitch, filters, delays, reverbs and more
  • Up to 9 types of effects can be used at the same time
  • Large, easy-to-read LED colour display
  • 80 Second phrase looper
  • Modern drum computer with 40 drum patterns and 10 metronome rhythms
  • Integrated expression pedal for easy setting of the effect parameters
  • Up to 200 preset patches can be saved
  • Tap tempo function
  • Easy-to-read chromatic LED tuner (435 - 445 Hz)
  • USB connectivity for editing, direct audio recording (DAW) and software updates on PC/Mac
  • Programmable outputs for easy integration with any live or studio setup
  • Headphone output and AUX input for playing and jamming to tracks from external devices
  • OTG function supports smartphone and tablet software for direct audio/video recording and live streaming
  • Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Sampling resolution: 24-bit
  • Robust housing made of ABS (top part) and aluminium (bottom)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 230 x 156 x 32.8 mm
  • Weight: 1 kg
  • Power supply unit included (9 V DC 300 mA)


  • Inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • Outputs L/R: 6.3 mm mono jack
  • AUX in: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Headphone output: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • OTG port: Micro USB
  • USB port: Type B USB

Note: Battery operation is not supported.

Note: The editor software for Windows / Mac can be downloaded from the download area at the bottom of this page.

available since August 2020
Item number 478040
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Design Floorboard
Amp Modeling Yes
Drumcomputer Yes
Incl. Tuner Yes
Expression Pedal Yes
USB-Port Yes
Headphone Output Yes
MIDI Interface No
Line Out Yes
Battery Powered No
PSU included Yes
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A huge range of sounds at a small price

Harley Benton is known for products that offer an excellent price-performance ratio. Accordingly, the Harley Benton DNAfx GiT gives guitarists a wide selection of sounds at a budget-friendly price. This highly compact and lightweight floor unit, which operates according to the impulse response principle, combines a modelling amplifier, an effects unit, a looper, and speaker simulation in one. Thanks to its micro-USB port, it can also be used as an audio interface for recording to a computer, mobile phone, or tablet. Practising and jamming while on the go are also no problem, as the DNAfx GiT additionally features an AUX input and a headphone jack – so your creativity has free reign, wherever you are.

A clear effect chain

The DNAfx GiT has a fixed effect chain, which is logically structured from nine different blocks. The chain comprises 151 freely selectable effects, 55 amplifier simulations, and 26 speaker simulations, which can be complemented by impulse responses by third-party manufacturers. The two footswitches for “Bank up” and “Bank down” can be used to switch between presets, and the tuner and looper can be activated by pressing and holding down the respective switch. The B-type USB interface makes programming possible both on the device itself and via computer – allowing players to assign the desired parameters to the integrated expression pedal, for example. The device is equipped with two ¼" (6.35 mm) jack outputs that allow both mono and stereo operation, and its micro-USB OTG (USB On The Go) port means it can be used as an audio interface for recording to a computer, mobile phone, or tablet.

An affordable point of entry into the world of modelling

Affordable multi-effects and amp modelling units like the DNAfx GiT can be particularly interesting for ambitious beginners who have not yet decided what style of music they want to make – or just don’t want to commit themselves to one genre yet. The generous selection of amplifiers and effects available here opens up new avenues for players’ creativity, allowing them to find their own sound and experiment freely. The DNAfx GiT is also a great choice for guitarists looking for an affordable and compact all-in-one solution for practising and jamming both at home and on the go, or for recording their creative ideas quickly and easily, wherever they are.

About Harley Benton

Since 1998, the Harley Benton brand has been catering for the needs of numerous guitarists and bassists. In addition to an extensive range of stringed instruments, Thomann's house brand also offers a wide choice of amplifiers, speakers, effect pedals, and other accessories. In total, the range includes over 1,500 products. Built by established names in the industry, all Harley Benton products combine quality and reliability at attractive and affordable prices. The continuous expansion of the range ensures that Harley Benton always provides new, exciting, and innovative products that keep players perfectly in tune with the musical world, day after day.

The right sound at all times

Features such as the AUX input for playing back pre-recorded tracks, the built-in drum machine with metronome function, and the integrated looper make the DNAfx GiT the perfect companion for practising and jamming anywhere, whenever you have the time. All of this can be done silently using the headphone output, of course. Players can also record to their mobile phone using the integrated audio interface and micro-USB port while on the go. The DNAfx GiT’s broad tonal palette also makes it ideal for putting together song ideas at home and recording them on your computer, however, and it also makes a great portable backup unit for on-stage performances if your main rig should malfunction. After all, it encompasses a complete signal path, but it can also be used as a simple multi-effects unit.

In the spotlight: Impulse response

The process of digital convolution utilises so-called impulse responses, which comprise information about the frequency response of a room or a device. This information is determined using a test signal and measured at the output. An arithmetic operation blends an effective signal with one of these impulse responses, and the latter’s frequency characteristics are imposed on the former. Modern processors allow convolution to take place in real time, and this is used for the simulation of different types of rooms and speakers in particular.

What an amazing pedal
Rikkaede 07.04.2022
I was incredibly surprised when I first found this pedal, at how cheap it is. The controles do take some getting used to, but once you remember what everything does its a fairly streamlined process.

It has surpluss different amps, so theres almost certainly one that will work for you. You can use up to 9 different effects on each preset, and each effect type (reverb, delay, etc) also have several different variations. You can configure the settings of each effect precisely to your liking.

I also love how I can configure the expression pedal to do whatever I would like. Change the gain level on the amplifier, adjust the rate on my reverb, crank the mix on my wah, are just some examples. Each preset can have its own expression pedal setting. (Note, I recommend you calibrate the exp pedal when you first get it, as I had great trouble at first - the min and max were calibrated fine, but the press toggle was not so matter how hard I pressed, nothing happened).

I was greatly surprised when I first downloaded the software. It works flawlessly, and makes it incredibly easy to create and modify presets. I also love how when I visit a menu through the software or change a parameter such as gain level, the screen on the pedal also adjusts accordingly, and vice versa. I can even watch live the settings update as I press the exp pedal.

I was worried with the price at how good the sound quality would be, but I cannot fault it at all. Sounds exactly like a normal amp.

The rhythm beats provided are fairly standard. There are many to choose from and you can manually input a tempo, or tap one. The metronone works the same, and is a handy feature.

The looper and the tuner also work perfectly as described. I use the tuner as a mute toggle switch, although you can bypass the mute if you like to hear your guitar when tuning.

The pedal feels durable, and I expect (and hope!) it can survive being thrashed around for the next many years to come.

The only things I can criticize about the pedal is how it is difficult to move presets around. I was hoping I could simply drag one above another in software, but all I can do is delete, copy, and paste, so it takes a little more time than I would like. I also do wish it had a power toggle switch. Apart from that, absouletely flawless and 100% worth what I paid!


Useable multi effects for the price of a headphone amp!
Keefie 14.12.2021
I wanted a headphone amp for practice, but discovered that this was an excellent multi effect unit as well. Easy to edit your own patches, but loads of good presets too. Tuner and looper are other additions which make practice more fun. Make no mistake, this is a live giggable multi effect too.


This is just a fabulous device from a magical land!
Kozub 21.11.2022
You can not buy huge amplifiers. Everything is already in this little box. Connect your guitar and you can play the most famous amplifiers with a variety of effects. From psychedelic to hard rock.


I don't think you can get anything better for this price
Nikhil 16.09.2020
I was really surprised to find a multi effects pedal this good at this price. The amp/cab/pedal collection is simply superb. I would have loved to see a few more fender amps, but I'm not disappointed. Probably they can add it with a firmware update.

One very important thing that is missing is a power switch. I hate it that I have to disconnect the power to turn it off, considering the unit is a bit light and managing that with one hand is slightly challenging. But, now I've connected the setup to a power strip and turn the whole thing off.

Another small quirk though, it would be nice to have an audible or haptic click when turning the expression pedal on/off.

Overall, the build quality just blew my mind. I'm really starting to like HB as a brand. Might even consider getting one of their guitars. This thing is so small and light, that it can be stashed in my guitar case itself. Super convenient for transport. Great job Harley Benton!


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