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Detune efx.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Brian tate, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Brian tate

    Brian tate

    Aug 11, 2004
    Hey, I am looking for a efx that can make that "detune" sound. Similer to the sound of the Detune patch in the ZOOM BFX-708. Any idears?

    Is it a pitchshifter, a octaver or???
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    A pitch shifter detunes (or doubles) your tone by a fixed ratio. It can be a 5th up, for example.

    An octaver does just the same, an octave up or down.

    An harmoniser will do the same but within the key you're playing. If you set it to a 3rd it will make it major or minor to stay in the key.

    A whammy pedal will slide your notes higher and/or lower as you press it.

    A ring modulator will electronically compare the notes you play to a reference frequency and combine them to a new height.

    A vibrato slightly changes the height of your notes, following a time-based oscillator.

    That's about it for detuning effects.
    To make it short, I don't know what Detune does in the Zoom. :)
  3. Basstyra

    Basstyra Commercial User

    Apr 3, 2005
    CTO @ Two notes Audio Engineering
    On a whammy, the detune setting is a kind of chorus effect, it detunes very slightly.
  4. skunkrawk


    Apr 25, 2003
    if you willing to drop several hundred dollars on a pedal you could get an electro harmonix POG. its primary function is for octaves but it has a detuned setting that can make your instrument sound like an organ when chords are played. -d
  5. Boss Harmonist has a detune setting, sounds great for bass too IMO.