Eventide micro-pitch delay effects have been an essential component of legendary guitar sounds employed by Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Jimmy Page, Frank Zappa and other rock icons from the ‘80s and ‘90s and into today. Want to nail Satch’s legendary Surfing with the Alien tone? EVH’s 5150 spread? Grab an Eventide, for starters. Better yet, now you can do it in stompbox form, with the introduction of Eventide’s new MicroPitch Delay (opens in new tab) pedal.
The pedal, the second in Eventide’s new dot9 family following the BlackHole reverb, brings the company’s famed algorithm – as heard on the H910, H949 and H3000 Harmonizer processors – to a standalone stompbox.
Central to the MicroPitch Delay are the pedal’s two pitch shifters, which can be tweaked using “fine-resolution” de-tuning, delay and modulation – including new positive and negative envelope modulation sources.
The ability to use extremely short delays can achieve Van Halen-type effects where one guitar sounds like many, or offer up an immersive stereo spread.
Additionally, the MicroPitch Delay can harness soaring leads that jump out of the mix, add lushness to clean passages, thicken up instrument sounds and overall just add rich dimension to your playing.
That’s only the beginning of the MicroPitch’s functionality, which also includes the ability to load presets via MIDI or by using the Eventide Device Manager for Mac/Windows, with up to 127 able to be stored on the pedal.
Five presets can be loaded on the fly using the onboard latching/momentary Active footswitch, while aux switches can be assigned to tap tempo, or preset navigation functions. Additionally, any combination of parameters can be mapped to an expression pedal.
Other features include MIDI capability over TRS, multiple bypass options (buffered, relay, DSP+FX and kill dry) and a “catch-up” mode that helps dial in your sound when toggling between presets/parameters.
To find out more about the MicroPitch Delay and embark on your own dynamic pitch shifting journeys, head to Eventide Audio (opens in new tab).
Guitar World has teamed up with Eventide Audio to give away a MicroPitch Delay to one lucky person who enters the giveaway in the widget below! This giveaway is open to our readers in the US and UK, and closes April 20, 2021. Full terms and conditions can be found in the widget. Good luck!Giveaway on Gleam.io