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Need a better pitch shift than Boss Super Shifter. What to get?

Chrome Dinette

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Most of the time, I will be using whatever I get to create loops, one octave down, mostly single notes, not much in the way of chords.

Is any of the EH stuff(hog/pog) any good, or should I just look to TC or Eventide?
 

dylon

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Any pitchshifter EHX makes will do the job. Also, the Foxrox Octron is analog and offers octave up and octave down. It tracks very well (single notes only).

What was the problem with the super shifter? In my experience boss' stuff tracks okay.
 

Chrome Dinette

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It tracks ok, but not great, and I generally just don't like the sound of it. In the past, I tended to use it for ridiculous whammy stuff where accuracy wasn't important, but now I have to do something a little more in need of better tracking and pitch accuracy.
 

enocaster

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If you are specifically looking for harmonies, I'd wait until the Digitech Triad comes out this spring. I have a HOG, and while it sounds decent, it won't do smart harmonies and it's best suited for octaves and weird organ/ambient sounds.
 

Spudman

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The Digitech EX7 has a Whammy function that will track down as well as the other Whammy functions. It sounds good and the wahs are awesome and the other effects are good and tailorable too. You'll get a lot for your money and if you don't need pitch shifting you'll also have more effects at your disposal.
 

vorvick

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Most of the time, I will be using whatever I get to create loops, one octave down, mostly single notes, not much in the way of chords.
I have a POG, and it tracks great for me. For one octave down stuff, this should work great - that's what I use it for, into my looper. You have the added benefit of octaves up and polyphony. I don't have a Micro POG, but it might be a lower priced alternative.
 

jcshirke

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If you don't want to spend big bucks on an Eventide, look for a used Digitech DHP-33 (I believe that's what it's called anyway) or IPS 33b (the "B" is crucial, btw). Those are both very nice units and not too expensive--maybe $200-250 used?

Jeff
 

Chrome Dinette

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Thanks for all the tips so far. I am leaning toward the pog, I think. Even though I will most likely use only the octave down, it seems like the lpf should help to tweak for the best tracking.
 

billywade

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I have the micro POG and find that it tracks great for octave down single note stuff like you described. I also spent a lot of time trying out a friends full size POG which BTW was a great pedal. For what I needed (I like the organ or White Stripes weedly solo stuff),the micro POG was good, took up a LOT less space, ran on 9 volts (although they still tell you to use the supplied adaptor), and came in a little under $100 less. YMMV & good luck.
 

kp8

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if you only want 8ve down for single lines then get the Boss Octave ... look for a used OC-2 ... they track fine. Why break out the elephant gun to kill a mosquito?
 

Chrome Dinette

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Yeah, I am not happy with the tracking on the Boss pedal I have and I suspect that the OC-2 doesn't track any better. Maybe I will find a use for the other controls on the POG if I end up with one.
 

dancehall

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the micro pog tracks flawlessly and is polyphonic. definitely the best choice if all you want is octave down.
 

Chrome Dinette

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I got the POG yesterday, and I am very pleasantly surprised.

It tracks significantly better than my boss pedal and the LPF and +1 and +2 octaves really help make the sound of it usable.
 




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