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Old 18th December 2010
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pitch shifting explained (Eventide) Help

Can someone please explain pitch shifting ?
What are some of the reasons for pitch shifting ?
what's so special about Eventide pitch shifters ?
what instruments can benefit the most from pitch shifting ?
Can you give any examples of pitch shifting ?

I tried using a pitch shifter on a Eventide H8000/FW and had no idea what
I was doing. It had many settings to adjust it was really sick. I could here
beautiful thing happening but still had no ideal what was going on. I assume, you should play individual notes and not chords into a pitch sifter. I'm just trying to get a basic comprehension on the aplication and techniques of using a pitch sifter for a musical production.

Old 18th December 2010
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Old 18th December 2010
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The Eventide Harmonizer, when used as a pitch shifter, is simply used to shift pitch. It could be used to tune vocals. It can also be used to pitch things very slight, for example, if you have an electronic kick drum, that's slightly out of tune to the key of the song, it could ruin it and so forth.

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Old 19th December 2010
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If you have a simple pitch shifter in your DAW try this.

Put two of them on an AUX and pan one left and one right.
Set one to + 2 cents shifting the other one to -2 cents and mix some of this with the main vocal into the vocal reverb.

I think this basic harmonizing you detune a little the original to get a wider sound stage.
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You can send a snare aux to a shifter and fatten it up a bit by detuning and ducking. Great trick.
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So far so good.
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