Pitch Fork
Pitch Fork
Pitch Fork
Pitch Fork

Pitch Fork

Polyphonic Pitch Shifter
Powerful pitch shifting over +/- 3 octaves with Dual mode and optional expression control!

$174.40

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Pitch Fork

DESCRIPTION

The EHX 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.

  • Transposes over a +/- three octave range
  • Three shift modes: up, down or dual
  • 11-position Shift knob selects the transposition interval
  • EXP input lets you control pitch shift or glissando via optional expression pedal
  • Latch and Momentary modes affect how the footswitch and EXP input behave
  • Power adapter included

SPECIFICATIONS

Circuit
Digital
Bypass
Buffered Bypass
Audio
Mono
Power Supply
9.6VDC-200mA power adapter included (optional 9V battery not included)
Dimensions (in)
4.5 x 2.75 x 2.1
Current Draw
30mA
Year Released
2014
UPC
683274011578
Owner's Manual
BLEND KNOB
Mixes between the untreated, analog dry signal and the effected signal.
SHIFT KNOB
Selects the maximum interval of chromatic transposition.
MODE TOGGLE SWITCH
Selects whether the pitch is shifted up, down or both simultaneously relative to the root.
LATCH BUTTON
Selects Latch or Momentary mode.
BYPASS FOOTSWITCH & STATUS LED
Toggle between effect on and bypass. In Latch mode, each press and release of the footswitch toggles between effect and bypass modes. In Momentary mode, when the footswitch is held down, the effect is on, when the footswitch is released, the Pitch Fork enters bypass. The status LED lights when in Effect mode.
INPUT JACK
This is the audio input.
EXP JACK
Accepts a TRS expression pedal connector or a Tip-Sleeve 0-5V control voltage input.
OUTPUT JACK
Outputs the wet/dry mix set by the BLEND knob.

“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.”

–Guitar World

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