11 ways to get more from your pitch-shifter and octave pedals

DigiTech Whammy DT pitch-shifter pedal
(Image credit: Future)

In this edition of pedalboard tone tips, we turn our attention to the pitch-shifters and octave pedals in our lives.

Oftentimes, these will be deployed for a very specific job, perhaps doubling a lead an octave down, or using the DigiTech Whammy’s treadle-operated pitch-shifting to paint a solo in all shades of Tom Morello. 

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Alex Lynham

Alex Lynham is a gear obsessive who's been collecting and building modern and vintage equipment since he got his first Saturday job. Besides reviewing countless pedals for Total Guitar, he's written guides on how to build your first pedal, how to build a tube amp from a kit, and briefly went viral when he released a glitch delay pedal, the Atom Smasher.