The Pitch Fork transposes an instrument’s pitch over a +/- three octave range and features three modes which allow the pitch to be transposed up, down or both, simultaneously. The pitch shift amount can be set to a fixed interval or continuously varied by an expression pedal or control voltage.
The controls are straightforward and intuitive. An 11-position Shift switch selects the maximum transposition interval ranging from D (Detune), a shift of 17 cents, through Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, 1 Octave, 2 Octaves and 3 Octaves. A three position toggle switch controls whether the pitch is transposed up, down or both. In Dual mode, two pitch-shifted signals are output. One follows the shift knob as if in the Up position while the other creates a harmony. Dual Mode settings include M3 up + P5 up, P5 up + 1 Oct down, 1 Oct up + 1 Oct down and many others. A Blend knob controls the mix of the dry signal and the effected signal, and an EXP jack enables the player to control pitch and glissando with an expression pedal.
The Latch button selects Latch or Momentary mode which affects how the footswitch and EXP input behave. In Latch mode, the footswitch toggles between effect on and buffered bypass each time it’s pressed and the EXP input continuously varies pitch. In Momentary mode the effect is only on while the footswitch is depressed and when it is released the Pitch Fork goes into bypass.
In Latch mode the EXP input controls pitch shift amount, ranging from unity to the interval set by the Shift knob, and pitch varies continuously throughout the expression pedal’s range. In Momentary mode the EXP input controls glissando rate for the Pitch Fork’s footswitch. When the bypass footswitch is pressed, the Pitch Fork jumps from bypass to the interval set by the Shift knob. The amount of time it takes to reach that new note is the glissando rate. When the footswitch is released the pitch will return to unity at the same rate. That glissando time can vary between 4 milliseconds to two seconds depending on the heel/toe position of the expression pedal. The default glissando rate is 60 milliseconds when nothing is plugged into the EXP input.
The Pitch Fork comes equipped with an EHX 9.6DC-200mA power supply and also runs on a 9Volt battery.
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Guitar World reviewed the award-winning EHX Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifter and concluded, "Discriminating pros will love the Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork’s versatile pitch shift/harmony pedal effects, stellar sound quality and instant, accurate tracking, but thanks to its compact size, easy-to-use operation, and affordable price it’s ideal for anyone."
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Add the rock-solid Pitch Fork polyphonic pitch shifter to your pedal board to bring a new realm of sound to your playing. It can turn your 6-string guitar into an 18-string guitar or send single notes soaring into the stratosphere with razor-sharp precision. You can set the Pitch Fork for your desired pitch shift or use an expression pedal for continuous control of sweeps and multi-octave jumps.
David Curtis shines again and shows off incredible pitch shifting and harmonization with the EHX Pitch Fork.
This video is a full-production demonstration of what this pedal can do within a real studio recording with multiple guitars and live drums. All bass parts are a six-string guitar in the sub-octave settings of this pedal. EHX Soul Food used for all overdriven lead guitar parts.
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