Have you met your match, algorithmically speaking?
That could very well be, Mark. I didn’t hold out much hope originally, based on the initial NAMM descriptions. But I’ve been pleasantly surprised. The multi-FX structure is one obvious reason for the depth. The voice & effect routings adds another level. It’s the subtle interactions that have captured my attention lately.
For example, I’ll set up some generic gain-staging: guitar volume & tone controls around 7-8; healthy levels using H9 Control’s meters & clip indicators. Flip around the pickup selection, or swap out guitars with similar setups. All of my PitchFuzz presets hold at 0 dB / unity gain now. I’m really liking the variety that I can squeeze out, using only the on-board controls of the guitar(s). Volume / tone are reactive for the full 0-10 range.
And there’s still the occasional Eureka! moment. Just last night, I started exploring wet signal-only, discrete glissando pitch shifts. Something that cropped up here on the forum, & I never followed through on it. All algorithms benefit from expression pedal control, but this one excels at delicate ‘morphing’.
Wow! That certainly is saying something! I must confess, I have not even tried the demo yet. I’ve only listened to the examples. Perhaps it is my natural dislike for peaches and fuzz pedals that it is subconsciously making PitchFuzz a non-priority for me. When that changes I’ll be sure to try out your half bushel of presets.