Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork
The Pitch Fork transposes an instrument’s pitch over a +/- three octave range and features three modes which allow the pitch to be transposed up, down or both, simultaneously. The pitch shift amount can be set to a fixed interval or continuously v... read more
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This pedal does it all in terms of pitch shifting; a tonne of combinations made from combinations, and selections of the comparably large amount of available intervals, over the three modes (Up, Down, and Dual, which can be a combination, such as octaves, or a harmonisation). The blend knob adds usability, if that's a word. On top of that you have an expression pedal output, which to be honest I haven't really explored, but has potential to either set glissando rates for momentary mode, or use as a whammy, style pitch pedal. In terms of sound quality, my only complaint would be that it's a little to synth like for my tastes. Its not quite just a clean shifter, it has that EHX slightly robotic touch, that's a bit hard to describe in less you can hear it in person. Not too much of a problem, however, considering it cost £89, and there's absolutely jackshit else that can doing anything this good, bar the Eventide pitchfactor, that is priced about £400 higher. So overall a usable, and highly specced pedal, which with improved SQ, and the addition of MIDI could be truly 5 stars.
Two Octave pedals on one board? Are you crazy?
Two Octave pedals on one board? Are you crazy? Well, yes. Yes, I am. Wanna go crazy high with some dope-ass harmonies, but don't wanna deal with yet another guitarist? Wanna tune down for some massive doom but can't be bothered to bring three guitars to a show for different tunings? The pitchfork is a polyphonic HELLBEAST.
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Really inspiring tool. I built a small expression knob that sits along with this to control the ramp speed in momentary mode or even to play it like an instrument in latch mode. Compared to a POG the timbre is a bit more metallc on the lower octaves, not a bad thing, just different, the POG is more "Organ-esque" on the low end, but blended in with the dry signal I really can't tell the difference.
Good as an Octave pedal, bad as a whammy
The Pitchfork is a great Octave up/down ocatve pedal, although the octave down has very noticeable latency issues (with that said you can get some cool cello like effects out of it). If you are looking for Whammy style effects then stick with the Whammy, this is not a good alternative as you will not find that signature "Whammy" tone and nuance.
I wasn't in the market for a pitch shift type pedal but after playing with this one, I couldn't resist. Many pitch options, and many other options in general, at a low price point. Duh! Can turn my standard electrics into baritones, and with its expression in it instantly turns into a whammy pedal.
Sought after POG octave sound, but with useful additional features, and costs less!
I think EHX really shot themselves in their POG foot with this pedal. This pedal does everything the nano/micro POG does, only better, while doing more, costing less, and being smaller! The octave sounds identical to my POG 2, but then adds a "dual" switch, a "latching" capability, along with a myriad of harmony/pitch-shifting options. It even supports an expression pedal...
I mostly use this to downtune to Eb without touching a tuner. Turn the blend to 100%, switch to DOWN, and set shift to minor second (m2), then just push a button and voila! I am in Eb! About my only gripe is they didn't include the "minor third" interval, which means I can't auto-downtune to C#, which would be handy... But still and all, one heckuva useful and versatile pedal.
Best pitch shifter!
This replaces the mooer octaver I've been using. The tracking on this thing is phenomenal! I'm loving the m4 and pentatonic modes on it, especially when you put a fuzz right after! And don't get me started on the expression pedal controls...
The Pitch Fork transposes an instrument’s pitch over a +/- three octave range and features three modes which allow the pitch to be transposed up, down or both, simultaneously. The pitch shift amount can be set to a fixed interval or continuously varied by an expression pedal or control voltage. The controls are straightforward and intuitive. An 11-position Shift switch selects the maximum transposition interval ranging from D (Detune), a shift of 17 cents, through Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, 1 Octave, 2 Octaves and 3 Octaves. A three position toggle switch controls whether the pitch is transposed up, down or both. In Dual mode, two pitch-shifted signals are output. One follows the shift knob as if in the Up position while the other creates a harmony. Dual Mode settings include M3 up + P5 up, P5 up + 1 Oct down, 1 Oct up + 1 Oct down and many others. A Blend knob controls the mix of the dry signal and the effected signal, and an EXP jack enables the player to control pitch and glissando with an expression pedal. The Latch button selects Latch or Momentary mode which affects how the footswitch and EXP input behave. In Latch mode, the footswitch toggles between effect on and buffered bypass each time it’s pressed and the EXP input continuously varies pitch. In Momentary mode the effect is only on while the footswitch is depressed and when it is released the Pitch Fork goes into bypass. In Latch mode the EXP input controls pitch shift amount, ranging from unity to the interval set by the Shift knob, and pitch varies continuously throughout the expression pedal’s range. In Momentary mode the EXP input controls glissando rate for the Pitch Fork’s footswitch. When the bypass footswitch is pressed, the Pitch Fork jumps from bypass to the interval set by the Shift knob. The amount of time it takes to reach that new note is the glissando rate. When the footswitch is released the pitch will return to unity at the same rate. That glissando time can vary between 4 milliseconds to two seconds depending on the heel/toe position of the expression pedal. The default glissando rate is 60 milliseconds when nothing is plugged into the EXP input. The Pitch Fork comes equipped with an EHX 9.6DC-200mA power supply and also runs on a 9Volt battery.
- Transposes over a +/- three octave range
- Three shift modes: up, down or dual
- 11-position Shift knob selects the transposition interval
- EXP input lets you control pitch shift or glissando via optional expression pedal
- Latch and Momentary modes affect how the footswitch and EXP input behave
- Comes with EHX 9.6DC-200mA AC Adapter, can also run off a 9V battery