Pitch factor: any horn players here?

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    • #115862
      Bob_B
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      I am using pitch factor (and other pedals) with my saxophone to varying degrees of success. Any other horn players here? If you’re interested in sharing presets please let me know. Thanks.

    • #154585
      John Baylies
      Moderator

      how are you getting your sax mic into your pedals?

      have you checked out the settings listed on the bottom of page 63 of the manual? https://s3.amazonaws.com/com.eventide.downloads/Product+Manuals/PitchFactorManual.pdf synlead might work better than guitar..

      With the pedal, I just have one EQ after the pedal, To dip 120hz & 1200hz, and to cut above 7khz.

      With the H9K I like to have EQs pre and post pitchfactor (set to killdry), with another EQ on a separate channel for my dry sound.

    • #154586
      Bob_B
      Member

      Most of the time, I use an Audio-Technica Pro 35 bell mic. Occasionally, I’ll go with with a Rode NT2-A or Shure SM58 on a stand, but that’s rare.

    • #154598
      John Baylies
      Moderator

      you’ll appreciate this ( 80 minute! ) video on saxophone and pitch shifters by Douglas Levin: https://www.facebook.com/hornfx/videos/295733734725222/

    • #161894
      MauriPianca
      Participant

      Hello, I am a trumpet player, and playing mainly standing up I need to “open” the harmonizer only on specific notes or phrases, often with quick changes.

      If I am not wrong the various expression/volume pedals or switches do not allow me to do this because they are gradual or permanently switch from on to off.

      Is there a way to activate/deactivate the bypass or the output quickly and temporarily and perhaps with a button that I can handle with the heel of my foot?

      Thank you for any input !

      Maurizio

    • #161895
      brock
      Participant

      … I need to “open” the harmonizer only on specific notes or phrases, often with quick changes … Is there a way to activate/deactivate the bypass or the output quickly and temporarily and perhaps with a button that I can handle with the heel of my foot? …

      You have several options.  The most versatile way is mapping an auxiliary switch to the expression pedal settings.  Joe Cozzi explains the process more succinctly than I have. [link below – around 3:00 and 5:00 minutes in].  It’s H9 / HotSwitch-focused, but the same applies to the PF.  This is the method I often use to momentarily change Key / Scale or harmony intervals on-the-fly.

      https://www.eventideaudio.com/forums/topic/h9-hotswitch-momentary-latch/#post-161782

      Also, you can directly assign Bypass, or the function of one of the three physical switches.  In all of the PitchFactor algorithms, ‘Parameter 1’ controls MIX.  So you can snap between a MIN / MAX range of dry to wet.  Caveat:  that will be a Global assignment, while the EXP PED methods above can be tailored per-preset.

      Your external switch … it can be most any momentary.  Something sturdy.  A few Boss FS-6’s each give me TIP, RING, TIP+RING, plus momentary / latching & polarity toggles.  Any common keyboard sustain switch has a great feel to it, for a single [TIP] assignment.

      I am assuming you’re not using MIDI, but there’s a superset of the AUX Switch functions to be found there.  I don’t play brass / woodwinds, but I admire your spirit of exploration.  I’d guess that – in General Settings: Source Instrument – it might be worth trying out SynthLead & SynthBass.  My personal preference:  I use a Bypass Mode of DSP+FX.  I find that RELAY or DSP make the transitions a little too abrupt.

      • #161910
        MauriPianca
        Participant

        Thank you very much brock, I will watch the video by Joe Cozzi and try as you suggested, a simple sustain pedal would be perfect for me. 🙂

    • #154587
      Bob_B
      Member
      John Baylies wrote:

      With the pedal, I just have one EQ after the pedal, To dip 120hz & 1200hz, and to cut above 7khz.

      With the H9K I like to have EQs pre and post pitchfactor (set to killdry), with another EQ on a separate channel for my dry sound.

      I should add that the mic goes into a Voco Loco preamp/effects loop, which has an EQ, then out to the chain. The VL EQs are limited, just a bass and a treble knob for both in and out, but better than nothing. Yes, I too use Killdry, as it is redundant in this system. I agree that the synth setting is an improvement over the guitar setting.

    • #154603
      Bob_B
      Member
      John Baylies wrote:
      you’ll appreciate this ( 80 minute! ) video on saxophone and pitch shifters by Douglas Levin: https://www.facebook.com/hornfx/videos/295733734725222/

       

      Thanks for the tip.

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