With the arrival of my Digitech Drop, I felt I owed it to myself and everyone to do a test of the various Pitchshifters I now own on my board. These are: Digitech Drop Morpheus Droptune Eventide Pitchfactor (Pitchflex algorithm) Line6 M6 (Pitch Glide effect) NOTE: I will randomize the order of these pedals in the clips below. So, here is why I did. I recorded a bass line with my Infinity Looper and a Beat Buddy. It's a Musicman StingRay 5 with relatively flat EQ on the onboard preamp. I run the Looper first, then into my board. Compression is applied (Empress Compressor). I didn't make this as uniform as I wanted to, because I just went with my board. So the compression is after the Drop and Droptune, but before the Pitchfactor and M5. At the end I'm running a B7K with the blend fully CCW (dry, no "color") but adding a little bit of EQ. Then this is into a Beat Buddy, into the USB interface of my guitar amp, into Audacity on a MacBook Pro 15. I attempted some noise removal because for some reason I'm getting noise in my recording setup (which doesn't seem to exist when not recording). I also did some normalization. For something quick and dirty with someone who has virtually no recording experience, I hope the EQ and mix are acceptable. In addition to the noise, I would like to apologize for any sloppy playing---some parts definitely sound better than others. I did a handful of takes, but mostly I was trying to do something quick in various styles. I start with a riff on the E and A strings, then I go to some root-5th-octave power chords on the A/D/G strings. Then I do some two-note chords with the open A string, including a minor 10th. Then I move to some slap in E, then I go to a riff down into the B string. For each shifter, I test it at 1, 4, and 7 half-steps down. I have a dry sample for comparison. Note that the Beat Buddy starts the Infinity loop automatically. This means that any latency you hear compared to the dry sample is real. Here's the dry: I'll post the remaining clips in the next posts. Again, remember that A, B, C, and D each represent a different pitchshifter, and it's consistent between 1, 4, and 7 half-steps down. (But randomized and hidden for the moment until I get your blind opinions.) Please, your votes and comments are welcome!