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Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Pedal Reviews

4.0 stars based on 8 customer reviews
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  • Jimi Lee
    from Wentzville, MO May 9, 2017

    Update on first review: Amazing!

    I was a bit dismayed when I first bought this and found out I had to use a separate pedal just to move the banks up AND down. Well, since I now run it through my effects loop on my Mesa Mark 5:35, it sounds so cool that I'd crawl through the mud to change banks if I had to. Since I'm using it in my studio primarily, there's no need to be changing more than two programs per song and you can use the user presets to assign them where you need them. This device has amazing clarity and incredible versatility. If your not comfortable with programming, you might not get the most out of this unit. However, if it's high quality, state of the art effects you want, then you'll want to add this to your arsenal.

  • Rafael
    from Fresno, CA April 22, 2013Music Background:


    I have wanted a harmonizer pedal ever since I heard Yes' "Owner of a lonely heart". But wow this pedal does so much more than harmonize; I could probably replace a third of my pedal board with this pedal: This pedal has some of the most gorgeous choruses I've heard!

  • albert sewell
    from walls, ms January 16, 2013Music Background:

    harmonizer heaven

    What adream pedal !! so many sounds and colors....out of the box this thing will do so much, but dig into it and the pitchfactor comes alive !!! a word of warning---not for the lazy--it takes some work, but the reward is worth it !!! I thought a bit spendy for a pedal, but well worth every dime....glad I got it on my board....

  • Customer
    from Cincinnati December 30, 2016

    Pitch Shifting, and more!

    Eventide provides many options & functions in this one magic box. Pitch shifting based on a number of effect categories, with lots of options underneath. But certainly not limited there. There are combinations that make this a pretty good delay pedal, and a very good chorus pedal.
    Learning this device takes some time, so be patient. Navigation can be a challenge at first. Some effect categories change how the controls work. But, they are all there for you to twist. No menu system to fly through.
    The default presets in bank mode are a great place to start. And they are well documented. So, you can see the settings that went into a preset, and build from there.
    I'm knocking 1/2 point off because the LED display is a bit course for reading (for me) especially when using the included tuner. But LEDs would certainly show well on a darker stage. Also, the tone can be a bit harsh (trebly) at times, depending on selections.

  • Tim
    from Lost in the Woods, Missouri March 26, 2010Music Background:
    Ex-Pro Guitarist, Hobbyist Recording Engineer

    Not for the Meek or the Lazy

    I'm a pretty traditional player, blues and classic rock/metal. I find it really hard to beat a Gibson straight into a Marshall. That's all I need. If I use pedals at all, it's usually a pretty standard chorus or delay, at least until now. This is really an amazing pedal! Sure, it's easy to get completely useless sounds out of it, but with some work, there are tons of incredible tones in this box.

    It's a mistake to think of this thing as just a harmony generator. It's more like a delay with control of the pitch (and modulation, and envelope, and number) of the repeats (even if the delay is set to zero). The quality is good enough to use on any source, not just guitar or bass. That makes it a useful studio tool, another reason I added this to my collection.

    I gave this a 4 because it's not a plug in and play pedal, not that I expected it to be. Honestly, I don't think the presets do it justice, either (they aren't bad, but...). It takes some work to get it to sound good. Once you do, though, there are a seemingly endless variety of things it can do. Sure, it's not as powerful as a full-fledge harmonizer, but it's a fraction of the price, too. If I was a full-time producer or recording engineer, I'd get one of Eventide's uber-super-mega-boxes. But, I'm not; I'm a guitarist first and this pedal gives me everything I need.

    The bottom line is that this is an incredible, creative tool, always ready to reward a little work with new and inspiring tones.

  • Ron Kurti
    from San Francisco, CA January 9, 2013Music Background:

    Pitch shifting at Eventide Quality

    I've tried other pitch shifters. Eventide's sound quality always amazes me. This thing sounds really good. You could use it as a studio effect. The preset switching is pretty limited in my opinion. Also the pitch shifting is not easy to tweak live. Its good if you want to set it to one key and one key only and forget it.

  • Jimi Lee
    from St. Louis metro December 16, 2016Music Background:
    Over 50 years as a guitarist

    Great sound but WARNING!!!

    Yes, the Eventide sound and capabilities are of the highest quality. However, WARNING! This is the only device on the entire planet using banks and presets that only changes banks in one direction UNLESS you purchase an auxiliary switch that uses a stereo (tip/ring/sleeve) cable. Upon contacting Eventide about finding the correct auxiliary footswitch, after not finding one on my own, they suggested the Digitech FS300. However, that is no longer being produced but the Digitech FS3X is the new version. In addition to having to purchase additional hardware, now I have to allot space on my pedalboard just so I can go up AND down for my bank selections. Another drawback is the FS3X comes with a 10' stereo cable but I only need 1' to keep my pedalboard tidy. You will also need to get into System Editing to program the footswitch to perform the increment and decrement action. If I hadn't waited 7 weeks before I used this pedal after purchase, I would have returned it because of this outrageous annoyance. Since there only two presets per bank and 50 or 100 banks depending on your programming preference, you might decide you only want to use one or two presets for your performances. However, if you accidentally hit the bank up switch, you'll have to push it another 49 to 99 times to get back to where your favorite presets are. It's too bad a company as renowned as Eventide would overlook such a basic design flaw. Once bitten, twice shy.

  • CasterBlaster
    from northern NV April 1, 2017Music Background:


    I was going to give this this pedal a 2 star rating-but I couldn't rate it as "ok". I was originally impressed with the effects offered from a rack unit into a pedal. The offerings and controls are extensive. But the circuit is poor. I always felt like the many effects weren't fully up to quality sound. Then playing using 4th generation pick ups with my Strat. I couldn't figure out why it lost it's magnificent sound. It instead sounded like theTele twang and a cheap one at that. It was so bad I couldn't believe it. Then I realized I was bypassing through the PitchFactor by Eventide. I only had 3 pedals on the chain. Two were Eventide and one was a Keeley which never gives me trouble in bypass. I checked the other pedals, changed pedal cables and ran the pedals alone out of the chain. The tone ruining culprits were both Eventide pedals in bypass. They're that poor. I thought anyone who is concerned about tone over effects should know. Thank you

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