Eventide PitchFactor
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Eventide PitchFactor

PitchFactor, Octaver/Harmonizer/Whammy from Eventide in the Factor series.

Hatsubai 06/01/2011

Eventide PitchFactor : Hatsubai's user review

« Ridiculously good harmonizer »
5

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Eventide has decided to dabble into the stomp box market finally, and this is one of the four pedals they came out with. It contains all of their extremely famous pitch algorithms in here, contains delay, has a synthesizer. crystals, octaver, etc. It's fully MIDI, updatable by USB 2.0, true bypass, can work in guitar or line level applications and can work in either mono or stereo.

UTILIZATION

Eventide did an excellent job in building this wonderful pedal. The best thing is that this pedal is fully MIDI. You can have tons of presets set up and switch them all with a MIDI board. That means no fumbling around on the ground all the time every time you want to switch to different presets that are a few banks away. It's extremely sturdy and built like a tank. You could hurl this thing off the top floor of a building, and it should still work. The switches are extremely high quality, and it's true bypass so there will be no direct harm to your tone. The menus themselves are a lot easier to use than the rack stuff, I've found. There are tons and tons of features in here, so it's hard to exactly explain every little detail, so it's best to read the manual. The Eventide manuals are fairly long and a bit boring, but if you take the time to sit down with them, you'll know the thing in and out.

SOUND QUALITY

The thing is AMAZING in terms of sound. All those famous sounds you've heard from Eventide are all housed in this little thing. I can't believe how good this sounds. The harmonizer really doesn't even need to be mentioned because it's so famous. It's lush and rich, and even the Axe-Fx can't come close to replicating this tone. The delays are also a wonderful added feature. If you're into making movie soundtracks, you can mess around with the crystals feature. It's crazy how versatile this pedal is.

OVERALL OPINION

If you only have the money to buy one Eventide pedal, I recommend purchasing this one. It's built like a tank, has all the famous Eventide sounds built into it, can easily go effects like pitch detune and whammy, has true bypass, sounds amazing and is super versatile.