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Pitch Shifter sounds out of tune with chords

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When I play something like Radiohead's "My Iron Lung" with the pitch shifter, it sounds horribly out of tune on the arpeggiated notes that I let ring. So essentially the first note of any chord voicing sounds fine, but the other notes sound out of tune and warbly. Is there any fix for this?

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The pitch shifter isn’t polyphonic so it can’t handle more than one note at a time. Ironically, part of the iconic sound of My Iron Lung is due to the fact that the pitch shifter he’s using is glitching out and not tracking perfectly.

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Polyphony is not the issue, it is that the pitch interval is fixed.  So if you have it set for a major third (4 half-steps), and play the arpeggiated notes of an A major chord (A, C#, E), you will get C#, F, G# - which is a C# major chord, but not in the key of A, obviously.  Ideally, you would want the 2nd note to be an E (3 half steps) and the 3rd note to be an A (5 half steps) so that it all sounds as the same chord (A major).

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