The Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork + Polyphonic Pitch Shift leaked back in January this year and is still yet to be officially announced. But it has turned up on the website of an American internet retailer, so we assume its release must be imminent. Here’s the latest details on EHX’s new Pitch Fork pedal.
Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork + Polyphonic Pitch Shift
Billed as a polyphonic pitch shifter with two pitch-shifting engines, eight modes, Pitch Fork + Polyphonic Pitch Shift looks like it will be jam-packed with features. These include 10 built-in factory presets and 100 recallable programs, a latch/momentary footswitch, user-programmable footswitch, plus both expression and foot controller inputs, along with main and aux outputs. It should be easy to route this pedal into a stereo effects setup with a two amps for a huge sound. On paper, it looks to be a very versatile pitch shifting effects pedal.
De-Tune & Pitch Shift
Let’s have a closer look at the effects themselves. The web page mentions transposition over ±3 octaves and de-tuning by ±99 cents, using its two onboard pitch shifting engines. There are also independent volume controls for each of the pitch-shifted voices, with another dedicated to the dry signal. That will let you blend this effect in just the way you like it.
The user-programmable footswitch has its own dedicated LED and you can assign the switch to a variety of functions, including muting either pitch-shifted voice or accessing your presets. Then the external footswitch can be used to control frequency, glissando and effect volume. Finally, the pedal has another input for connecting a foot controller for changing the various modes and loading presets. That should make it easy to integrate into your pedal board setup and give you a lot of control.
If we find out any more details before it officially gets released, then we will update this article. Currently, the suggested RRP listed is $285.10, but expect street prices may be less. The pedal still does not officially appear not the Electro-Harmonix website, but it could update at any moment, so keep checking back here for more.