Earthquaker Pitch Bay Harmonizer

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  1. shoesandbasses

    shoesandbasses Supporting Member

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    Just got the EQD Pitch Bay polyphonic harmonized. I've been working with it for a little while and will post a video demo of it (since the only bass demo is Juan Alderete from Pedals and Effects, props to my man!).

    Anyone else have one and found some cool settings?

    Right now I'm loving the simple octave down with the gain turned up halfway. It's a gritty octaver.

    But then when you set the note up to 4th or 5th, and dial it in slowly, you get this unbelievable growling symphony. I love this pedal, and the octave side of it will come in handy the most.
     
  2. Denver Max

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    I saw a lot of people complaining of the note warbling, but the demos I saw, it didn't seem like a problem. Just gives it a little more character. I bet you can make some ugly noises setting the intervals randomly. Like a 3rd down and a 7th up or some nonsense. I could see this being useful in alot of different music.
     
  3. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right? Supporting Member

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    Can you post some clips as a simple "transposer"? I.e., dry dialed out, pitch up dialed out, dirt at zero, pitch down to -3 or something like that? Compared to your clean especially would be great. Thanks!
     
  4. shoesandbasses

    shoesandbasses Supporting Member

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    Hell yeah man it definitely can sound dissonant and I can make augmented chords with it.

    The tracking isn't 100% accurate. But it's also not that bad. Even playing a bunch of notes in a row. It also does chords (polyphonic).
     
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  6. shoesandbasses

    shoesandbasses Supporting Member

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    I'm on it either this afternoon or tomorrow morning, check back with me.
     
  7. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right? Supporting Member

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    Thanks.
     
  8. shoesandbasses

    shoesandbasses Supporting Member

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    Click this link to download the Pitch Bay demo I made (mp3).

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8ekfx80ANEQb3k3V29fUVo5d0U/edit?usp=sharing

    G&L L2500 --> Pedal Board (MXR M87, Pitch Bay, TC Mini HOF) --> M-Audio Mobile Pre USB --> Ableton Live


    Here are the times at which I switch the pitch.

    :00 Finger Style
    :23 Slap
    :40 Root (“clean”, yet its not so clean!)
    :54 Root with gain
    1:08 Pitch below (octave)
    1:26 Pitch below (moving upward)
    1:41 Pitch below (continuing upward)
    1:52 Above with slaps, then finger
    2:04 Pitch below (downward)
    2:14 Pitch below (continuing downward)
    2:31 Pitch above (octave)
    3:01 Pitch above (downward)
    3:09 Pitch above (upward)
    3:19 Pitch above (octave)
    3:26 Pitch above all the way down, then moving upward
    4:07 All 3 pitches
    4:11 All 3 pitches slap, then finger
    4:25 Clean compare
    4:28 All 3 compare
    4:32 Clean compare
    4:37 All 3 compare
     
  9. shoesandbasses

    shoesandbasses Supporting Member

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    So as it turns out the Pitch Bay's "root" is not very clean. But it doesn't bother me, as I like the way it sounds.
     
  10. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right? Supporting Member

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    So if I read and heard correctly, none of those had the root dialed completely out?
     
  11. shoesandbasses

    shoesandbasses Supporting Member

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    Eek - you mean just the note above and below without the root involved?

    I forgot to do that one! I'll do another tomorrow if you'd like.
     
  12. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right? Supporting Member

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    I'm actually curious with just one or the other---like to use it to artificially downtune a bass. Root dialed out, pitch up dialed out, pitch down set between one and several half-steps flat...
     
  13. shoesandbasses

    shoesandbasses Supporting Member

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    Oh, well I guess no I didn't do that but it certainly does do it. It's got a funky tone to it but it works well for that and as you can hear when I play a bunch of fast notes it doesn't miss any of them.
     

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