EarthQuaker Devices Pitch Bay Pitch Shift

$225.00

Pitch Bay
Hey Shredders! Patch a Pitch Bay in your effects chain and blast your three-part guitar harmonies into the stratosphere! This Device packs a three-part polyphonic harmonizer and overdrive circuit into a compact unit that saves precious pedalboard real estate while still being completely intuitive.

Each of the Pitch Bay’s polyphonic harmonizers (“Pitch Up” and “Pitch Down”) are tunable in semitones from one octave below the root to one octave above, and every interval in between. You’ll find everything from rumbling sub-octaves, dissonant tone clusters, soaring octave-up lead sounds, to ripping NWOBHM lead guitar harmonies. Rounding out the top row of controls is the “Gain” knob, which can go from totally clean to heavily distorted, unleashing the dirty hesher within.

The bottom row of controls is the Pitch Bay’s mixer section where you can adjust the volume of your upper voice, lower voice, and the all-analog “Root” signal to create the perfect polyphonic blend of sounds. The digital pitch-shifting engine tracks across the harmonic spectrum, making the Pitch Bay perfect for dense chords, synthesizers, vocals, bass guitar, drum machines, and just about anything with a 1/4" output. Sky’s the limit, reap the whirlwind, reach for the stars, break a leg, ride the lightning, YOLO, etc.…

Each Pitch Bay is true bypass and imagineered one at a time by a team of rocket scientists in the space station orbiting the alien landing site of Akron, Ohio, USA.

Power
Our pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!

Controls
  • Pitch Up: Selects the upper harmony, 12 semitones starting at 1 above the root.
  • Pitch Down: Selects the lower harmony, 12 semitones starting at 12 below the root.
  • Gain: Turn clockwise to increase the gain.
  • Up: Level control for the upper harmony.
  • Down: Level control for the lower harmony.
  • Root: Level control for the root note.

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