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  • Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlTCZUULUAQ

    A lot of bands use this pedal live to avoid bringing extra guitars for lower tunings. I think it's convenient if you are in a function/cover band but I wouldn't use it to play original music. You do lose something from your sound even at -1. The latency is shorter than most pitch shifting pedals, it's barely noticable.

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    Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

    I agree. I have one and I have used it but I’m really not a fan.
    Is it convenient...sure.
    But as you stated, the latency and loss of that “something” is noticeable.

    Now I know, somebody will come in and say “the audience won’t hear the difference” and they would mostly be right. But “I” hear and feel the difference and that matters more to me than what a room full of drunks think.

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    • #3
      Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

      Originally posted by Gtrjunior View Post
      I agree. I have one and I have used it but I’m really not a fan.
      Is it convenient...sure.
      But as you stated, the latency and loss of that “something” is noticeable.

      Now I know, somebody will come in and say “the audience won’t hear the difference” and they would mostly be right. But “I” hear and feel the difference and that matters more to me than what a room full of drunks think.
      Why not get drunk while you play -so YOU don't hear the difference

      Nah, I agree -it's a cool toy -but nothing I would want to use live.
      “For me, when everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts.” Yvonne Chouinard

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        Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

        Originally posted by NegativeEase View Post
        Why not get drunk while you play -so YOU don't hear the difference

        Nah, I agree -it's a cool toy -but nothing I would want to use live.
        I’ve heard a couple of your drunk stories....lmao

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        • #5
          Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

          Originally posted by Gtrjunior View Post
          I’ve heard a couple of your drunk stories....lmao
          Ha...I used to have a "chemical" problem that I dowsed alcohol on top of.... I'm going to write a book one day

          Proud to say, I survived and changed my ways -GF getting pregnant was the catalyst. Didn't want my bull**** wrecking anyone else's life.

          Typing that makes me think I shouldn't be jokingly encouraging ANYONE to drink....
          “For me, when everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts.” Yvonne Chouinard

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            Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

            Originally posted by NegativeEase View Post
            Ha...I used to have a "chemical" problem that I dowsed alcohol on top of.... I'm going to write a book one day

            Proud to say, I survived and changed my ways -GF getting pregnant was the catalyst. Didn't want my bull**** wrecking anyone else's life.

            Typing that makes me think I shouldn't be jokingly encouraging ANYONE to drink....
            There’s a reason my drinking days are behind me too...

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            • #7
              Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

              Originally posted by Gtrjunior View Post
              I agree. I have one and I have used it but I’m really not a fan.
              Is it convenient...sure.
              But as you stated, the latency and loss of that “something” is noticeable.

              Now I know, somebody will come in and say “the audience won’t hear the difference” and they would mostly be right. But “I” hear and feel the difference and that matters more to me than what a room full of drunks think.
              A long time ago, I had a Whammy pedal. Just for fun, I'd set it to octave down, then find the sweet spot to tune down a whole step or to B or whatever. It sounded and felt fake, as any interaction between the guitar and amp was gone.

              Incidentally, it seems kind of dumb to me when a metal band who plays in several different tunings that are all drop whatever takes a guitar for each tuning. If you have songs in drop D, C, B, and A, do you really think you couldn't do them all in B or C and have everybody be happy? Or maybe learn to write a song who's key isn't determined by the lowest available note?

              Now, excuse me while I go tell kids to get off my lawn.

              There’s a reason my drinking days are behind me too...
              Me too, as this week.
              "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And it’s the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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                Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

                Originally posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
                Incidentally, it seems kind of dumb to me when a metal band who plays in several different tunings that are all drop whatever takes a guitar for each tuning. If you have songs in drop D, C, B, and A, do you really think you couldn't do them all in B or C and have everybody be happy? Or maybe learn to write a song who's key isn't determined by the lowest available note?

                Now, excuse me while I go tell kids to get off my lawn.

                Me too, as this week.
                Metal guys need to learn to use Capos.....

                Hey you....Kids!, get out of myyyyyy Gaaarrrden!
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                • #9
                  Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

                  Originally posted by NegativeEase View Post
                  Metal guys need to learn to use Capos.....
                  Capos would never survive the brootal chugz.
                  "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And it’s the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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                  • #10
                    Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

                    I’m intrigued by this pedal. I’ve always learned by playing along with my favorite recordings. As you have probably experienced many recordings don’t playback at 440 but about 30 cents up. Does anyone know of a pedal that can fine tune the pitch shift? For example: pitch up 1/4 step rather than half steps?

                    Or maybe a program that can playback music pitches down at 1/4 step?



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                    • #11
                      Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

                      There are several programs (and apps) that allow you to re-tune recordings. I use Transcribe! or Riff Station on PC, and AudioStretch or AnyTune on iOS.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

                        ^ those little cranks on the side of your guitar’s headstock are good for that

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                        • #13
                          Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

                          Originally posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
                          ^ those little cranks on the side of your guitar’s headstock are good for that

                          Search The Amazing Slowdowner
                          Yes! But I have a set list of 30 cover tunes and 4 of them are up a 1/4 step and I want to avoid changing tuning several times. Some are in Eb too


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                            Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

                            Originally posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
                            Search The Amazing Slowdowner
                            ^
                            "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And it’s the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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                              Re: Digitech The Drop - metal demo. down tuning pitch shifter pedal

                              I had one... used it with an ABY box and set to an octave lower into a bass amp instead of playing with a bass playsr at times. Rock and Roll should never be about convenience imho... it should be about expression and what feels right, and generally, if it’s convenient... it doesn’t feel right.
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