Pitch Shifting device

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by mims2, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. mims2

    mims2 Member

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    I play in a cover band that plays a wide variety of songs. A lot of them are modern and in a lil bit lower tunings. Some songs can still sound fine in standard but is there some kind of device, maybe rackmountable, that can shift everything down a half step or maybe even full step and still sound decent?
     
  2. Andre357

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    Look into a Fender vg strat, does some alternate tunings that are cool ( not sure if it goes down a half or whole step ).

    I think Line 6 guitars do as well.
     
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    yeah ive heard about these. I'd rather go a processing route though if possible because I love my guitars.
     
  4. NewarkWilder

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    take a look at the boss ps-5. i dont have one personally but it sounds like what you're looking for from what i know about it.
     
  5. funkycam

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    nope.

    There are several pitch shifting devices, but nothing that's gonna sound right IMO.
    what about a 7 string & a capo?
     
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    I'm surprised that there are no boutique companies making pitch shifters. That and reverb pedals seem to be lacking in the small builder realm.
     
  7. steinwand

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    :agree
    but if you are willing to shell out big time,
    there are two ways that can give you better than decent results.

    - Eventide H8000FW or H7600
    - if latency is not an issue, get a really powerful Comp and try Melodyne
     
  8. aeonlux

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    Yep. An Eventide DSP7000, DSP7500, H7600, Orville, or H8000FW.

    http://www.eventide.com/AudioDivision/Products/Harmonizers.aspx

    I use the Eventide H8000FW, and it pitch-shifts beautifully, which is to say, it is musical.


    cheers,
    Ian
     
  9. silencer eleven

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    had this problem for a bit then i decided to play everything a whole step lower and not tune lower. really there is no replacement for just playing it that way. tuning makes everything really muddy, pitchshifting will def sound processed no matter how many dollars you spend.

    Jordan
     
  10. Zero

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    This new DigiTech Harmony man sounds pretty good from the YouTube demo I saw. At one spot the guy play a 100% wet signal detuned a whole step and it sound real and immediate. My question is : will it do chords and distortion? He was playing clean lead lines.
     
  11. ZMC

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    The digitech harmonyman would be a fairly affordable option and the detuned signals sound much more authentic than the other devices in that price range.
     

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