I’m new here. Please forgive me for my ignorant question, so far below the other questions and answers I’ve seen. I am well aware that Eventide is a premier effects provider to the music community, and it has my utmost respect!
I am a bassist. I currently use an Electro Harmonix Pitch Fork for my pitch transposition needs. Simple as it is, it allows me to:
- Transpose pitch in preset amounts (detune, minor second, major second, major third, perfect fourth, perfect fifth, major sixth, minor seventh, one, two, and three octaves)
- Blend wet and dry signal
- Transpose up, down, or both
- Works polyphonically, not one note at a time (important)
(It also adds an odd artifact to the sound that I’ve grown to like, perhaps because I don’t know any better!)
The problem is that it has no presets! I have to bend over onstage and adjust the unit for the different tunings I need. Additionally, I have made embarrassing mistakes live by not setting it properly!
Can an H9 be used in such a simple manner? I know that the unit can do otherworldly things, and I would be anxious to explore those, but right this minute what I need is a programmable pitch transposer to replace the Pitch Fork.
If so, which algorithm and preset would you suggest as a starting point?
Many thanks from a newbie,
In my opinion EHX or Digitech does a better job at transposing. First of all the H9 unfortunately doesn’t have polyphonic pitch detection. Also the tracking of those mentioned brands is better.