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#1 wtf_lol_0__o

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:25 AM

Guys I need your help D:
 
I got my HD500X yesterday, and so far I'm hating the pitch glide
When I set it +1 octave up single notes sound great, but when I try to play songs like My iron lung or subterranean homesick alien, the sound is horrible, I've seen in the forum that the pitch glide is not polyphonic, but I've heard that some people were able to fix this, and I dont want to buy a Digitech Whammy just for multiple notes.
 
Is there a way to fix this?
I play a lot of radiohead, muse and U2 covers in my band, so...+1 octave up is a crucial effect :)

Thanks in advance.

 

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#2 TheRealZap

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:26 AM

there is no fix... the pitch glide is monophonic.


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:46 AM

The HD pitch glide is an excellent tool for extreme bending in a solo. 
For polyphonic pitching there is nothing better than an actual Whammy V for your pedal board.


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#4 wtf_lol_0__o

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:06 AM

Hmmm
Well, that's sad to hear... I got this unit mainly to play muse/radiohead stuff  :( 
At least I can use it as a MIDI controller for Guitar Rig, I love the Pitch shifter from Guitar Rig :)


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#5 ReverendLove

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:12 AM

Oh!
If you bought the HD for pitch glide only you could have spared a lot of bucks.

For the style you mentioned ther is a lot of stuff like weird delays, reverbs and excellent fuzzes on the HD.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:40 PM

Just a thought but can't you put 2 pitch glides in your path set one for +12 and the other to +3 for instance have them both mapped to the Exp 2 and do it that way?


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

I use the pitch glide to go down a 1/2 or whole step. It's half descent for slow songs but the faster the song tempo the worse it sounds (i.e. it can't track fast enough). -_-


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:44 AM

The speed by which the Pitch Glide responds should be the FIRST thing Line 6 fixes. It's painfully slow to respond and all attempts to recreate the whammy sound like a dying duck.

 

Please fix this FX unit. It needs to respond faster to pedal input. (I'm on the HD Pod Pro)


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#9 phil_m

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:06 AM

The speed by which the Pitch Glide responds should be the FIRST thing Line 6 fixes. It's painfully slow to respond and all attempts to recreate the whammy sound like a dying duck.

 

Please fix this FX unit. It needs to respond faster to pedal input. (I'm on the HD Pod Pro)

 

 

How are you controlling it? With MIDI or with one of the Line 6 controllers?


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:19 PM

Put your amp before mixer split, and throw a pitch glide in each mixer path, bi-phonic?
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#11 stormstudios

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:11 PM

How are you controlling it? With MIDI or with one of the Line 6 controllers?

I have the Mission Engineering Pedal hooked up to it and calibrated. It is significantly late to respond.

 

Is it completely usable with the Line 6 FBV pedal? I was judging it was a common problem based upon Scotty's comment. For me, I toe down and it takes easily a half second to hit the targetted range. yes, I have everything programmed properly. I'm well versed in all things technical that way.

 

I'll have to test some other methods to compare than I guess.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 04:21 AM

From what i have discovered, The pitch glide works fine with over driven tones if set right - typically, its best to pitch up at about +12 up, obviously compensate for any shortcoming in your personal pedal travel.

the problem im having is coming on a clean tone - Surely this should be easier for the pod to cope with as there are less overtones for it to fix? essentially for one of my band's songs it involves the pitch glide being left static up an octave to give a really glassy and spooky sound. only problem is that it doesn't track very well...


Any good solutions? / Line 6 can you make a patch for this effect? If i could achieve the effect with a boss ME50 multi FX pedal i kinda feel that a unit almost three times the price should definitely be able to!


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#13 stormstudios

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:35 AM

I'm another user who can confirm it is slow to track on the pitch glide. It's unusable in a dynamic way. I control it with an expression pedal communicating through MIDI and not directly. Line 6 really needs to fix this.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:45 AM

the pitch glide has been the same for about 7-10 years now... it is what it is...

i'd recommend seeking another solution if it's important enough to you...

the current pitch guide effect is unlikely to get any substantial upgrades.

 

I'm another user who can confirm it is slow to track on the pitch glide. It's unusable in a dynamic way. I control it with an expression pedal communicating through MIDI and not directly. Line 6 really needs to fix this.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:14 AM

I use pitch glide with exp 1 in the HD500 with no real problems.  Mostly I use it statically set 1 octave up or down and tie the mix to the exp pedal, 0-100%.  I find it tracks very well for mono tones as one would expect but poly tones can be an issue as it isn't sure which note or harmonic to lock on to.  Follows leads with no problems.  Placement can be an issue.   I have experienced no delays as noted above... it is what it is...

 

Make sure where ever you are putting it is giving it a clear signal. Try placing it before extreme distortions or any delays.

 

Edit - IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A DIGITECH WHAMMY PEDAL.  However, it does what it does...


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:05 AM

And hence the problem with the discussion.....there are still people who are saying 'it's fine and it works' and therefore still people buying a Line 6 device for it to simulate a Digitech Whammy. It is important for us to be clear there are issues with its tracking for those reading the forum to be fully informed. I have a Whammy because the effect is a decent 'pitch shift' but it is not a 'pitch glide.'

 

So, I understand the issue has been for years and will not get an upgrade, but the point is to be clear so that those purchasing the itemes know what they're getting into. If you want a Digitech Whammy type device this effect doesn't do it fully. That's all.


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#17 phil_m

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:15 AM


And hence the problem with the discussion.....there are still people who are saying 'it's fine and it works' and therefore still people buying a Line 6 device for it to simulate a Digitech Whammy. It is important for us to be clear there are issues with its tracking for those reading the forum to be fully informed. I have a Whammy because the effect is a decent 'pitch shift' but it is not a 'pitch glide.'

 

So, I understand the issue has been for years and will not get an upgrade, but the point is to be clear so that those purchasing the itemes know what they're getting into. If you want a Digitech Whammy type device this effect doesn't do it fully. That's all.

 

Well, it will work fine for most people, though. If you control with the onboard expression pedal or through a pedal attached to the Pedal 2 jack, there's no lag.


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