This page is meant to be used along with your copy of Pitch Manipulation Pedals. This page explores audio examples of varying qualities of tracking speed, tonal reproduction, and reproduction of articulation.
In exploring these examples, it is not only important to have a good grasp of how each sonic factor plays out for each pedal, but to conceive of how the three factors come together to contribute to the best whole output for your sonic tastes. While pedals like the Eventide have very good tracking speed and tonal reproduction, it can have some articulation issues, This might indicate that it is an excellent pedal for close harmonies, but a poor pedal for octave sounds. Doing that type of cumulative assessment will help guide you to the best pedal for your needs.
Tracking Speed: Listen closely to how quickly the secondary pitch is produced in reference to the original note. Is the timing precise and fluid, or does the resulting sound, especially in fast lines sound asynchronous or misaligned?
Tonal Reproduction: Listen with careful intent to the tonal qualities of the added pitch. Does the note added by the pedal sound true to your tone? If so is that what you want to achieve sonically? If not, does that aesthetic align with your sonic goals?
Reproduction of Articulation: Listen closely to the beginning of the notes in each example. Does the sound give an accurate enough approximation of the sound of your articulation, or does the articulation sound wrong contributing to a sub-optimal overall sound?