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Best Answer mralmostpopular , 04 August 2013 - 02:53 PM

The pitch effects on the HD500 are not polyphonic, meaning that they aren't really designed to handle chords. They're designed to pitch shift single notes. Go to the full post


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#1 martymetz3

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:34 PM

Hi,

One other minor thing I notice with my HD500 is when I have a high pitch shift (More than +12.0), I notice if I play a single not it sounds fine, but if I combine notes together or have one ringing then pluck another one or play a whole chord, sometimes it tends to make the sound "pixelated or digital." I don't know if the example of the sound I provide makes sense. Basically if I have a high octave setting and play more than one note, it tends to sound bad haha. Like I said, minor problem, not a big deal.

 

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Marty

 

PS) You guys are the best!! Thanks for all the help!


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#2 partytrain

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:51 PM

That's exactly how my digitech Whammy pedal handles multiple notes up high.


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#3 mralmostpopular

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:53 PM   Best Answer

The pitch effects on the HD500 are not polyphonic, meaning that they aren't really designed to handle chords. They're designed to pitch shift single notes.
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#4 martymetz3

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:06 PM

Alright that's what I thought. It makes sense because the more notes I plucked the weirder the sound. Thanks so much guys! I appreciate it!


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#5 Wallirec

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:08 PM

I was shocked when I found out about this feature Pod HD.
Line6 did not advertise that octaver and pitch one voice.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:47 PM

Now that the HD500X has more power, it'd be nice to have a polyphonic pitch shifter... :)


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#7 Wallirec

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:54 PM

Now that the HD500X has more power, it'd be nice to have a polyphonic pitch shifter... :)

This will require less resources than one voice.
Much less!

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#8 gunpointmetal

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:40 AM

This will require less resources than one voice.
Much less!

how would a polyphonic pitch shifter use less resources? it would probably eat up the extra available on X by being polyphonic. Its pretty hard to find a true polyphonic pitch shifter in a $500 modeler....some of the good polyphonic single pedals are over half of that price.


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#9 Wallirec

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:13 PM

emulate the characterization DigiTech Whammy or EBS OctaBass much more difficult than just divide the frequency.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:16 PM

not following ya here?


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:31 AM

Try working "inside the box", so to speak.  Yes, its regretable that one can't play a chord and have the harmonizer yield a full chord.  Instead, try building a patch with two octaves (one +12, and one -12) and blend with the original.  I've made many "POG" type sounds with the PODHd500 that were very close to Joe Satriani's "Super Colossal".  Maybe add a little octoverb and you'll have a real thick sound.


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#12 mralmostpopular

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 01:21 PM

Try working "inside the box", so to speak.  Yes, its regretable that one can't play a chord and have the harmonizer yield a full chord.  Instead, try building a patch with two octaves (one +12, and one -12) and blend with the original.  I've made many "POG" type sounds with the PODHd500 that were very close to Joe Satriani's "Super Colossal".  Maybe add a little octoverb and you'll have a real thick sound.


I agree. The key is the mix control. I think I have mine set around 40% on each. Throw on some nice reverb/delay combos and you have something workable. It would be nice to have POG emulation, but I'm not sure I believe we'll see that anytime soon. I would be quite surprised.
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