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November 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm #108194jmeagerMember
I've had a my Pitchfactor a few weeks now and am loving it. Been using Crystal and Diatonic quite a bit.
I play in a band that plays noisey, My Bloody Valentine influenced songs, that verges a little on punk in places.
In one of our newest songs, there's fuzzy, more delicate playing through the verse then it goes into a chorus that has more depth in the sound.
At the moment whilst you can hear this change, it's not as pronounced as I would like.
I don't want the sound to get louder, but I would like the guitar sound to get thick, deeper and more powerful.
What would be the best setting to use on this? I had some though to use Diatonic but as the chords change a few times I wasn't sure if it would track / work successfully?
Would micro-pitch or octaver at the right setting?
November 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm #122838badmelonfarmerParticipant
Micropitch would thicken the sound, especially if you tastefully use it …maybe with some fuzz..for that MBV kinda sound.
Also for thickening, you could try using a short delay to widen the sound …7ms is one technique is used for that kinda thing.
November 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm #122844wedelichModeratorEventide Staff
I know MBV uses reverse reverb, and while the PF doesn't have that, it does have Crystals which is pitch-shifted reverse chunks with reverb. You could try setting the reverse time(s) (in tempo mode) to 1/4 note or a 1/2 note, and setting the pitches at +/- 3-9 cents, and then using lots of reverb and not much feedback. It won't sound like crystals anymore, but it might get you what you're looking for.
November 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm #122849jmeagerMember
Thanks for the suggestion badmelonfarmer!
Sorry for the delay getting back to you – I've been away.
Micropitch seems like a good answer, should boost the range of sounds without a direct increase in volume – like the idea of a short delay, thanks!
November 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm #122850jmeagerMember
Thanks, that's a really interesting idea, and I can;t wait to get home and try it out! I've used crystals a lot, but what you're suggesting sounds like it could have a really interesting, unique sound.
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