Boss PS-6 Harmonist
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Four intelligent pitch effects in a stompbox!
Meet the BOSS PS-6 Harmonist effects pedal, with four intelligent pitch-shift effects and three-voice harmony in one convenient unit. Among the effect modes are Harmony, Pitch Shifter, and Detune, plus the all-new Super Bend for authentic pedal-bending effects and wild 3- and 4-octave pitch sweeps. With the PS-6 Harmonist, you can even control pitch with an optional expression pedal.
The Harmony function is fast and simple to use, and supports a variety of interval patterns. It's easy to create rich, 3-voice harmonies: choose a major or minor key, and set the Shift to 3-VOICE-that's it! The PS-6 Harmonist is an unbeatable combination of superior sound quality, ease of use, and powerful pitch effects, all under one hood.
Higher Sound Quality
The BOSS PS-6 Harmonist is the new-generation pedal for harmony shifting. Sound quality has been improved dramatically thanks to its powerful DSP. With the PS-6, you can render complex harmony voicings beautifully, naturally, and easily.
3-Voice Harmony, Detune, and Pitch-Shift
The PS-6 Harmonist can generate 2 or 3 voices, such as direct/third/fifth, in each of the following modes: Pitch Shifter, Detune, and Harmony. This will add rich depth to your guitar sound. Detune broadens the sound in a natural way, as the PS-6 allows 3-voice detuning with slightly raised and lowered pitch added to the direct signal. Voices can also be pitch-shifted one octave up and a fifth below your note-great for arpeggio-style playing, for example.
This amazing effect bends pitch across a 7-octave span, from -3 to +4 octaves! Set the Rise and Fall time to your taste. You can control the bending effect in real time with the pedal's knob or from an external pedal such as Roland's EV-5 Expression Pedal (sold separately).
Manipulate a wide variety of effects using simple operations. In Harmony mode, for example, all you have to do is select the key, specify whether it's major or minor, and use the SHIFT knob to select the voicing you want to use. The Shift knob switches between the different pitch settings available in each mode.
BOSS compact pedals are world-famous for their great sound as well as their road-tough construction, consistency, and reliability. The PS-6 inherits this BOSS-proven design, offering guitarists a solidly constructed pedal that's built to withstand decades of demanding use.
- Four effect modes in one stompbox: Harmony, Pitch Shifter, Detune, and S-BEND (Super Bend)
- Easily create two- or three-voice harmonies with selectable key and voicing
- High-quality pitch shifting
- Three-voice Detune capability
- Super Bend provides up to four octaves of extreme pitch bending
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Strange multi-faceted pitch warbling machine
The pitch-shifting functions are far more nuanced than the POGs, able to do major/minor harmonies, but they're all pretty silly for the most part. The simple octave up and down settings are the most useful. Someone can make use of them I'm sure, just not me! There's a detune effect too, which sounds like chorus...
I really got excited about this pedal (as another reviewer mentioned) once I hit the S-bend function. You can do fast or slow, pitch dives or rises by pushing the pedal down, and if you keep the pedal down you get some really warbly strange effects. I also use this pedal in s-bend mode to split my signal in to two amplifiers.
There's so many things this pedal does, you'll find something strange and useful.
Fits good on everything!
I generaly use it on guitar, but not only. Sometimes I use with my mic or with my keyboard. It's perfect to study and composition, but his variety of effects is a little complex to use on stage, mainly if you're not playing pop or tonal music. (tonal here is just a opositive to modal music) Use repeatedly the same effect on the same music may sound boring, but i'll find a way to fit it your music.
Desconocido pero con harto potencial
De los últimos que he adquirido. A falta de otro guitarrista en la banda, bien se pueden crear armonías con este pedal en los momentos donde se ejecutan solos. No sirve para acordes porque tiende a crearse una masa de sonido sin sentido, solo es para punteos, estoy recién conociéndolo pero me ha dado varias buenas sorpresas.
great Mike Sterin Chorus
The PS-6 is the new-generation pedal for harmony shifting. Sound quality has been improved dramatically thanks to the DSP that is unparalleled in power. With the PS-6, you can render complex harmony voicings beautifully, naturally, and easily.
edited 6 months ago
Best and most versatle pitch/octave pedal
I would recommend you this over a lot of octave (up or down) pedals. This doest it all and even you can put it a expression pedal. For me , if you are between the ehx pitchfork, boss octave and whammy, you have to buy this, it covers all of that.
From heaven sent
Well, if you are highly into harmonizing, pitch-shifting and whammy fun then the pedal is perfect and undisputed number one in its league. Besides the impressive tracking, great sound quality and classical, indestructible Boss chasis you get in fact 4-in-1 pedal:
1) three-voice, beatiful and creamy, amazing and heavenly sounding harmonies, 2) classical pitchshifting that just works fine, 3) detune mode which is in fact kind of deep chorus 4) S-bend mode, a reference to Digitech Whammy that is just quite the same, but more tweakable (fall control)
For that price (~150 $) you can't really beat it. Of course it is not out-of-the-box pedal, a basic scales knowlegde is required here to get full potential of PS-6; it takes some time to dial into "that perfect tone". Works best in fx loop or after dirt section.