Eventide MicroPitch Delay review

Eventide ports its iconic tonal thickener into its own dedicated pedal

Eventide MicroPitch Delay
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

Not just for guitar, this is a consummate studio tool and there’s a rear-panel Guitar/Line Level switch to select your sound source accordingly. Whatever context you use it in, though, those basic building blocks of pitch shifting and delay, with added modulation, offer an expansive resource of sounds from the everyday practical to the exotically off-the-wall.


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    Excellent range of effects not usually found in a stompbox. Tap tempo.

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    Mono or stereo operation.

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    Computer-based editor.

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    Expression pedal input.


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    Some may find accessing secondary knob functions a bit of a faff.

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As you’d expect from a company that’s been around as long as Eventide, there are some classic effects in its roster. And recently the brand decided to put some of them into a series of dedicated pedals. Last year, we took a look at the Blackhole reverb pedal and now it’s the turn of an effect that’s been at the core of what the company has done for decades.

First seen in the rackmount H910 and H949 effects processors, and subsequently in the H3000 Harmonizer, the MicroPitch effect is used as a stereo widening tool to make sounds bigger, accomplished by applying a small amount of pitch shifting (a few cents) to the source signal and panning the upshifted and downshifted signals left and right. That pitch shifting is now available in this dedicated pedal, alongside stereo delay that can be combined with it.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.