Eventide today released its MicroPitch Delay algorithm, which consists of dual pitch-shifters, delay, and modulation as a compact standalone pedal with hands-on control.
Eventide from the US is one of the most creative and best-sounding effect manufacturers. With their H9 effects, they have set a high standard in the field of effect processors. You can clearly tell from the products that they love their H9 effects. Many of these are available in various designs: in the H9 pedal, as a plugin, as an iOS app …
Last year Eventide released their most popular effect, the Blackhole Reverb, as a standalone pedal with hands-on controls. Today the dot9 series has a newcomer with the MicroPitch Delay.
Eventide MicroPitch Delay
The MicroPitch Delay algorithm premiered in the best-known Eventide H910 and H949 hardware effect processor. Later it appeared in the H3000 Harmonizer® and finally in the multi-effect H9 pedal. The algorithm is also available as a plugin and iOS app. And since today you discover it as a standalone pedal with direct control over all parameters. One of the weaknesses of the H9, for example.
MicroPitch Delay is a unique combination of dual pitch-shifters with fine-resolution detuning, delay, and modulation. The latter includes new positive and negative envelope modulation sources. It not only harmonizes with guitars but is also a perfect partner for synthesizers and other instruments. The sonic capabilities are wide. From subtle tone thickening, rich stereo spread up to crazy special effects.
The controls consist of Mix (Tone), Pitch A (Delay A), Pitch B (Delay B), Depth (Mod), Rate/Sens (Feedback, as well as Pitch Mix (Out Level). Plus two footswitches Tap and Active. Nie, each control knob has secondary functions accessible by pressing the button at the top right corner of the pedal.
The pedal can store up to 127 presets in memory, with five presets loaded at a player’s feet for access from a latching/momentary dual-action Active Footswitch with a Catch-up mode to help players dial in their sound when toggling between presets/parameters. It ships with dozens of presets to load via MIDI, which are also accessible in the preset manager on the Eventide Device Manager.
On the backside, you have a single mono/stereo input, stereo output with guitar or line-level switch, expression pedal input, USB connections, and a power supply input. You can map any combination of parameters to the expression pedal what is nice. The MicroPitch Delay pedal offers multiple bypass options: buffered, relay, DSP+FX, or kill dry. MIDI capability is available over TRS (for use with a MIDI to TRS cable or converter box)