It really is significantly louder than the dry signal, surprisingly so. Is there a workaround for this? In order to take the Octaver volume down to a similar level with the Pitchfactor bypassed, I have to roll the mix of the wet signal down so low that the effect is mostly removed. Or back on the parameters that really are crucial to make the effect sound good, the two on the bottom right. I am assuming I don't have a problem with my pedal. I have all three Eventide stomp boxes, and this is the only effect where I have this issue among all the stomp boxes. This is really the only thing I have been disappointed with about the pedals, but it is kind of important to me. I have held on to my Boss OC-3 because of this issue.