The newest in Electro-Harmonix’s line of pitch shifting pedals, the pitchfork boasts huge tonal range and above average interval selection. This pedal has a lot to offer in the realm of fixed interval shifting. The interface does leave a bit to be desired, but the overall quality of the pedal cannot be denied. This is a great space-saving way to add some harmonic diversity to your setup.
External Control: EXP
The pitchfork certainly fits a lot of functionality into a small box. With a simple interval switching knob and a directional switch, you can have any of its intervals sound up or down or both together. The problems arise when you are on stage and can have a hard time seeing the position of the switch and whether or not the latch setting is engaged.
The Pitchfork is quite versatile for its size. Its many intervals and its ability to switch the orientation of those intervals provides the user with a lot of interesting and usable sounds. It is very close to being a harmonizer. You can get even more functionality with an expression pedal. However, you cannot have an octave and another voice on at the same time, which is slightly disappointing.
Tonal reproduction: 3.5/5
Overall , the tonal qualities are good. The octave up sounds slightly inferior to other EHX products, but the octave down sound is comparable to the Nano and Micro POGs.
Tracking speed: 3.5/5
Slightly above average tracking
Live application: 3.5/5
This is a solid live stompbox. The controls are easy enough to manipulate, making presets almost unnecessary. It produces its intended effects very well and can be a wonderful addition to a board in need of some pitch manipulation
Transposes over a +/- three octave range
- Three shift modes: up, down or dual
- 11-position Shift knob selects the transposition interval
- EXP input lets you control pitch shift or glissando via optional expression pedal
- Latch and Momentary modes affect how the footswitch and EXP input behave
- Comes with EHX 9.6DC-200mA AC Adapter, can also run off a 9V battery
- Dimensions in inches: 2.75 (w) x 4.5 (l) x 2.1 (h)
- Dimensions in mm: 70 (w) x 115 (l) x 54 (h)
All product info taken from the EHX website