simply semitone pitch shifting ts pedal

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heya,
I'm looking for a pitch shifter for song keys
I can only play in D,
and retuning is a pain
I need to shift in semitones up and down for at least an octave

-so it's a simple thing, but the device needs to be as transparent as possible
are there any options?
I don't need to harmonise or auto-chord,
just shift to song key from D

Cheers, and remember to groove on it

I have all kinds of options itb,
but my amp and pedals are sitting there,
kinda wanna look at playing my lp again too

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Never tried one but there's a lot of good reviews for this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2O2xaRfje0

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ta!
I think it's in octaves, will look at it again

ideally it would have 2 knobs,
one octave and other semi
no blend is necessary, would sound terrible

yah-it's not in semi-tones entirely,
so I can't use some keys

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nix808 wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 12:25 am ta!
I think it's in octaves, will look at it again

ideally it would have 2 knobs,
one octave and other semi
no blend is necessary, would sound terrible

yah-it's not in semi-tones entirely,
so I can't use some keys
Ah, it's the 'plus' version that I was thinking of, which is more editable and does all the semitones;

https://www.ehx.com/products/pitch-fork-plus/

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yeppy,
that does look like it
will have to toob some demos to try hear the sound

awesome ty!
ehm the price heh

I was thinking like some board running pd could compete here also

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Digitech The Drop maybe is your friend. $140 or so.
https://tgt11.com/product.html/digitech-the-drop

I have not tried it, but a professional like R J Ronquillo has it on his board, so assume it's decent.

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ty!

-it's not shifting all the song keys,
and only downwards

thanks for the lead

I need to think about this, the ehx is pricey

I'm gonna try the digital pitch shifter in Amplitube,
see if I'd like to commit.
I have built a couple, but they have artifacts badly
...do I want to use physical guitar, pedals, amps
not 100% sure atm
I have them, and I play every day
so perhaps

-the pitch shifting is vital, I can't transpose in 15 years imo

RJ Ronquillo is a name I don't know,
yt he now

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nix808 wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 2:54 am ty!

-it's not shifting all the song keys,
and only downwards

thanks for the lead

I need to think about this, the ehx is pricey

I'm gonna try the digital pitch shifter in Amplitube,
see if I'd like to commit.
I have built a couple, but they have artifacts badly
...do I want to use physical guitar, pedals, amps
not 100% sure atm
I have them, and I play every day
so perhaps

-the pitch shifting is vital, I can't transpose in 15 years imo

RJ Ronquillo is a name I don't know,
yt he now
There doesn't seem to be anything (that I've seen anyway) so far in software that can do polyphonic pitch shifting as well as hardware, which is a bit of a gap I'm sure will be filled eventually.

Another option is a Variax guitar. As I've mentioned before (on a boring number of occasions :hihi: ) I have the 'Standard' and rate it highly. Does not only the pitch shifting flawlessly over a reasonable range, but also loads of guitar models, plus alternate tunings etc.

Downsides are the price (secondhand you're still looking at £400+), and that it is of course a different guitar than you have now.

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I'll let you know how the pitch shifter in Amplitube goes

I do MIDI guitar, playing REFX Slayer, AAS Strum, UJAM Carbon
pitch in that is perfect using MadCatz Fender guitars
I am open to guitar developments further

I can get some tech at the moment budget-wise
I want to start a new album,
it would be maybe wasteful unless I can actually make progress
maybe I should use what I have
-but gear is fun! heh (only live once)

It doesn't really have to be polyphonic (a pitch shift) afaik,
in a pure sense
like shift the grain, and everything bends
(do the chords have to be pulled apart)
-it shifts the whole signal

I'll do a quick research of the Variax,
interesting
never looked into it

I think this EHX pedal is high fidelity,
watched the default demo
I'm not 100% sure that I want to go back into ts electric zone though
-with hardware, it's not dev dependent(it will just keep working unless there's a fault)
This test with pitch shifters will guide me as far as the EHX,
to get or not to get

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So full music tracks...

I have a Tascam GB-10 that is guitar and bass trainer, kind of.
https://tascam.com/us/product/gb-10/top

You can shift keys on what you listen to up or down in semitones, full music.
You have slow down features and such too.

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Silly question perhaps, but for shifting up what's the reason you couldn't just use a capo?

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i don't use open notes that much,
using the tuning heads would work,
but it's too fiddly imo

it's a real-time device I need I think
I'd like to hear what I'm doing,
often jamming to You Tube
I have found that shifting a poly guitar signal
works (i mean it does shift it)
without tracking pitch of any kind
with several granular methods

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nix808 wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:39 pm i don't use open notes that much,
using the tuning heads would work,
but it's too fiddly imo

it's a real-time device I need I think
I'd like to hear what I'm doing,
often jamming to You Tube
I have found that shifting a poly guitar signal
works (i mean it does shift it)
without tracking pitch of any kind
with several granular methods
Eh? That's what a capo is, real time. You put it on the relevant fret, and everything is transposed up. No need to mess with the tuning at all;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GnTsCBoAjE

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the real time part was directed at lfm

I lost my capo in a fire,
I do know the little suckers
but one would not perform for me,
like I say, I'm not using open/nut notes often,
I need to transpose fretted notes too

Thanks for the help!

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nix808 wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 6:16 pm the real time part was directed at lfm

I lost my capo in a fire,
I do know the little suckers
but one would not perform for me,
like I say, I'm not using open/nut notes often,
I need to transpose fretted notes too

Thanks for the help!
Sorry, you've lost me now!

With a capo you move the whole shape up so you transpose all the notes, i.e. treating the capo as being the new nut, so to speak.

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