Pedal for half step down??..

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  1. 1968

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    Ok I don't know much about octave pedals and the like.. Is there a pedal that will drop down half a step??.. Actually need it for a keyboard..
    If so.. is there anything you can recommend?.. Preferably something cheap.. .


    *Edit; Looking for a pitch shifter pedal.. only need half a step down- so any other settings would be a waste..
     
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    I'm not aware of a pedal that does a half step down. I'm not sure if this is any help, but any modern digital keyboard should have a setting to change the keys any number of steps up or down. You may have to dig down through some of the menus, however.
     
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    Ok I am looking for a 'pitch shifter'.. these pedals do exist.. Can anyone recommend a relatively cheap one (only need half a step down)- so anything else would be a waste..
     
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    Boss PS2, PS3, PS5.
     
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    are there any simpler pedals out there? keeping in mind I only need half a step down.. Possibly cutting the cost a bit?..
     
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    Don't think so. Do they make a capo for keyboards?
     
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    Play the black keys more... :D
     
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    it would probably actually be cheaper and sound better to go buy a $200 guitar and tune it down half a step.

    there are not many pitch shifters that are very accurate or sound good with chords.

    roland makes a number of things that use a hex divided pickup that sends a signal for each string, like the VG 88. That is probably that cheapest option that will actually sound OK, and i think its about $600.

    edit: oops just noticed you want it for keyboards.

    doesnt your keyboard have a transposition setting?
     
  10. 1968

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    capos go up not down dammit :mad: :)

    my keyboard player is a little bitch and his too lazy to play flat tuning :p
     
  11. 1968

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    its for a KEYBOARD>.... :eek:
     
  12. onemind

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    you could tune down a half step then capo the keyboard...bitch getting it around all the midi cables though!
     
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    I tried strapping my capo around the keyboard.. need a bigger capo :jo
     
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    yes its an old analog keyboard.

    for god sake- I am not that stupid to not think about a flat tuning settings on the keyboard.. :rolleyes: :p
     
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    Yeah.. looks like boss is my only option at this stage.. might just be a matter of trying some out..
     
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    ok. I'll admit it. I had a Digitech RP-100 for a few months and it had a function on it that would tune me down a half step. It sounded ok and tracked pretty well. You can find them for like 50 bucks.

    I do think that any keyboard player worth his pay should be able to transpose some chords though.
     
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    yeah its not the chords- its the improvising.. He wont admit it- but he likes it easy..
     
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    I actually played keys in a band a long time ago.... I was never very good, but one thing i cant tell you, mid song key changes are a lot harder on key boards than they are on guitar... of coures hes probably not trying to do it mid-song... just tell him to practice more.
     
  19. waxnsteel

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    There's always going to be a compromise in something like this, so why don't you just play it in standard tuning? That is what this is about, right? The band is tuning down half-step? It won't hurt anyone. And if it does, that would make the Keyboard player's whining just as valid, who wants to validate someone else's whining? Especially a keyboard player's?
     
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    Probably be easier and cheaper to get a new keyboard player.:AOK
     

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