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Harmodulator

HarModulator combines twin chromatic pitch shifters with modulation to deliver an extremely wide range of effects from the subtle to the insane. Chromatic pitch shifters allow you to set the pitch ratio of each of the voices in semi-tone intervals (12 steps per octave). HarModulator features a six octave range (three up, three down).

To get a sense of how to use the modulation function, it’s best to start simply by setting both Pitch A and Pitch B to UNISON, the delays to minimum, and feedback to 0. Now use the Depth control to set the amount of pitch modulation and the Speed control to adjust the modulation rate. Turn selecting different modulation shapes and sources. Note that you can select ENVELOPE as a source and use the dynamics of your playing to drive the modulation.

OK, now try that with some pitch shifting, delay and feedback!

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Harmodulator Algorithm Controls
Mix [MIX]
wet/dry mixer, 100% is all wet signal.
Pitch A/Pitch B Mix [PICHMX]
Controls the ratio of the level of Pitch A to Pitch B.
Pitch Shift A [PICH-A]
Selects the pitch shift interval in semitone increments from down three octaves to up three octaves.
Pitch Shift B [PICH-B]
Selects the pitch shift interval in semitone increments from down three octaves to up three octaves.
Delay A [DLY-A]
Controls the amount of time delay of the A pitch shifted output. With Tempo OFF, delay is displayed in mSec. With Tempo ON, delay can be sync’d to the tempo and is displayed as a rhythmic sub-division of the tempo beat value.
Delay B [DLY-B]
Controls the amount of time delay of the B pitch shifted output. With Tempo OFF, delay is displayed in mSec. With Tempo ON, delay can be sync’d to the tempo and is displayed as a rhythmic sub-division of the tempo beat value.
Modulation Depth [M-DPTH]
Controls the amount (or depth) of pitch modulation displayed in cents over a four octave range (two octaves down, two octaves up). Fine control for micro-pitch modulation is available and displayed in cents, ranging from -30 to +30 cents. When the modulation is a positive value the two voices will modulate in sync with each other; when the value is negative they will modulate out of sync.
Modulation Rate [M-RATE]
Controls the modulation rate. Note: If Envelop is selected as the Mod Shape [SHAPE], then modulation is driven by the amplitude of the audio input and Modulation Rate [M-RATE] becomes a Sensitivity [SENS] control.
Modulation Shape [SHAPE]
Selects the modulation shape. Select Envelop and your playing will drive the pitch modulation.
Feedback [FEEDBK]
Controls the amount of feedback for Delays A and B.
Output Level
At 0 the output level is unaffected. Increase the output level of the effect by up to 20 dB or lower by 30 dB.
TEMPO ON / TEMPO OFF
Tempo is turned ON/OFF on the H9 by simultaneously pressing the Right Footswitch and the PRESETS button. With Tempo OFF, tapping can be used to adjust delay parameter values (displayed as milliseconds or Hz). With Tempo ON, tempo is in BPM.
Active
Turn effect on or off..
FLEX
Shifts both voices up one octave..
TAP
If Tempo is ON, the display indicates the current tempo in BPM (30 to 500 BPM) while tapping and the Tap LED will blink at the BPM rate. If Tempo is OFF, the display indicates the parameter value (milliseconds for most algorithms).