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Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • 10 of Eventide's signature stereo or mono pitch and delay effects:
  • Diatonic
  • PitchFlex
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Gives you 10 signature effects for maximum tonal tweaking.

The PitchFactor Harmonizer pedal gives you Eventide's 10 best pitch-changing effects from the past 36 years without compromising quality or flexibility. This plug-and-play expression pedal gives you control over the wet/dry mix or any combination of parameters. Control program changes and vary parameters continuously via MIDI. The Pitchfactor Harmonizer supports instrument or line-level inputs and outputs.

The Eventide PitchFactor plays well with others and adapts seamlessly with a wide variety of amps and other foot pedals. The Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Pedal is also easy to upgrade—you can download new software from the internet and install via USB.

Features

  • 10 of Eventide's signature stereo or mono pitch and delay effects:
  • Diatonic
  • PitchFlex
  • Quadravox
  • Octaver
  • HarModulator
  • Crystals
  • MicroPitch
  • HarPeggiator
  • H910 / H949
  • Synthonizer
  • Up to 4 voices of diatonic pitch shifting and up to 1.5 seconds of stereo delay
  • Studio quality sound
  • Guitar- or bass-compatible
  • Built-in Tuner
  • Software upgradeable via USB 2.0
  • MIDI control via USB or MIDI in, out/thru
  • Instant program change
  • Real-time control with 10 knobs, MIDI, or expression pedal
  • Tap tempo and MIDI clock sync
  • 100 factory presets, unlimited through MIDI
  • True analog bypass
  • Rugged cast metal construction
  • Reliable metal footswitches for instant preset access
  • Mono or stereo operation
  • Guitar or line level inputs and outputs

Get 10 amazing guitar effects in this versatile multi effects pedal—order now.

 

PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • Analog Input/Output
  • Input impedance: 500 kOhms
  • Output Impedance: 470 ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 kOhms or greater
  • Connectors:
  • Input 1 (mono): 1/4" mono phone jack
  • Input 2: 1/4" mono phone jack
  • Output 1 (mono): 1/4" mono phone jack
  • Output 2: 1/4" mono phone jack
  • Expression Pedal: 1/4" mono phone jack
  • Aux Switch: 1/4" stereo phone jack
  • USB: Type B Socket. Use 2.0 cables only.
  • MIDI In: Five pin DIN (Female)
  • MIDI Out/Thru: Five pin DIN (Female)
  • AC Adapter Jack: Power Supply included (see below)
  • Physical
  • Power: 9V DC, 1200 mA, Tip hot (+)
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2" W x 4-4/5" H 2-1/8" D
  • Weight: 2 lb.
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EventidePitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (4)
    • Performances (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
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      • Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Dude, Lasers!

    The Eventide Pitchfactor is one the most delightfully insane effects pedals that you will ever use. With 100 presets, a near infinite amount of control, and with the added bonus of an expression...Read complete review

    The Eventide Pitchfactor is one the most delightfully insane effects pedals that you will ever use. With 100 presets, a near infinite amount of control, and with the added bonus of an expression pedal, this is one of the most versatile noise makers I've ever played. So you know though, this pedal makes weird sounds. Good sounds, but weird ones. What it does to your guitar is perversion, pure and simple.

    Oh, you can use it in mundane ways to have some "wild" octaved out guitar harmonies for your ripping leads, but why spend this much money on a pedal that can do so much more? If you want something interesting, this is your next purchase. If you want something that just ups your "shred" or whatever rocker people say that make me want to barf in my mouth, then just get a boss octave pedal and move on. This is a seriously fun pedal, for seriously fun users. I'm serious.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Support Is Bad

    The product sounded great while I was able to use it. I'm giving it a low overall score for bad support and a poor website experience.
    I have had the Eventide Space...Read complete review

    The product sounded great while I was able to use it. I'm giving it a low overall score for bad support and a poor website experience.
    I have had the Eventide Space for a year with no problem. Just got the Pitchfactor. Bought a returned item to save some $$$. I found out that there is no telephone support for their stompboxes, only email. Since someone else had registered it, I can not update the firmware with their utility nor can I manually download the firmware and update it as their utility seems to indicate I can do (firmware not to be found). Now I am sitting here with an expensive device which does nothing. It's been a few hours. I'll give them 24 hours and hopefully it will be cleared up or back it goes again. Why did I spend an extra $5 for expedidted shipping?

    Since they feel they can't afford telephone support, I don't seee why I can't get the firmware update without registering it. That ticks me off.

    Do not try to update the firmware unless you are sure it is registered (to you) and listed as one of your products on their website. If it says "already registered" that might mean registered to someone else so check your products listing (in a different section of their website). They make this way ore complicated than it needs to be. Even their PDF manuals don't end in the pdf extension so you have to change it. Why?

    I sincerely hope someone from Eventide is reading this but I guess they don't really care about Stompbox customers. We are not enough of their business. The person on their so called "support" line didn't have an espcially friendly or empathetic tone of voice. No apology. They could at least pretend to be nice.

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    3.0

    Didn't do it for me

    By legatomaster

    from st petersburg, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

    If you want something that can take your raw sound and turn it into cool creepy thick harmonies and straight up insane sounds, then give this a try. It has some very interesting sounds inside of it, but I'll explain why it didn't work out for me.

    What I wanted above all else was a harmonizer that provided a clear single harmony note played along with my own. I have 2 cheaper 10+ year old units that both do this beautifully, and they do most everything this pedal does. I expected an Eventide unit to at least match those in quality and clarity, but it just didn't. Kicking this pedal on turned my nice sweet tone into something shreeky and unpleasant.

    The harmony note made a sort of scratchy chord sound when combined with my original note. For the price this thing should have a better core sound quality. I also couldn't turn the delay completely off. If you turn it all the way down it is supposed to be bypassed, but I could still hear some echo and I didn't like the sound of that either.

    Like I said before, you can get some seriously cool sounds from this box, but they will be totally processed sounds and not sounds you want to mix with your raw tone. It didn't work for me and I sent it back.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Phenomenal Pedal

    By Guitarman_ATL

    from Atlanta GA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

    I wasnt quite sure how I would incorporate the Pitchfactor into my live rig and almost returned it. However, the more I played with it, the more intrigued I was. With the Pitchfactor, you can easily recreate the opening of 'Ramblin Man' by the Allman Brothers, among others. The pitch shifting is pretty amazing, there are so many different scale types and intervals, I havent found a song that it could not duplicate. The chorus and delay effects are pretty amazing too. What put it over the top for me was the synth sounds you can get using this pedal. It is possible to almost perfectly recreate the same synth sound heard during the key solo of 'You Dropped A Bomb On Me'... pretty amazing stompbox.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Effects Processor

    By JoseCanseco-Vk23W

    from Maryland

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

      The PitchFactor does a lot.

      What it does BEST:
      == Intelligent Harmonizer (great for everything
      == Modulated Delays for clean tone (there are some youtube videos; check them out)
      == Whammy
      == MIDI for switching channels on amps (example: Diezel and ENGL amps)
      == True-Bypass (Relay)
      == Even when effect is engaged, Eventide has lowest tone suck of all processors I've used (better than TC G System; TC G Major 2; Axe FX Standard)
      == Unnoticeable latency (A/D conversion and back) for all effects except whammy
      == Low latency on whammy
      == Doubler effect (when running stereo power amp, applying slight delay and slight pitch change to one channel will give the illusion of 2 guitars playing the same thing; excellent for big distorted chords being held out)

      What it does ACCEPTABLE BUT NOT BEST:
      == Delays for distorted tone (not as good as TimeFactor or MXR Carbon Copy)

      What it does, but I DON'T LIKE:
      == Detune (chorus) = too cold and dry for my taste (TimeFactor has a MUCH better chorus sound; MXR Analog Chorus way better also)

      There are other effects also, but I don't use them.

      It is best to read the PitchFactor instruction manual to get a complete grasp on everything this pedal can do for effects setup. You can find the manual on Eventide's site.

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Dude, Lasers!

      By Syd

      from Space Jam 1997

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Makes You Smarter
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Causing Nosebleeds
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Inducing Aneurysms
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

        The Eventide Pitchfactor is one the most delightfully insane effects pedals that you will ever use. With 100 presets, a near infinite amount of control, and with the added bonus of an expression pedal, this is one of the most versatile noise makers I've ever played. So you know though, this pedal makes weird sounds. Good sounds, but weird ones. What it does to your guitar is perversion, pure and simple.

        Oh, you can use it in mundane ways to have some "wild" octaved out guitar harmonies for your ripping leads, but why spend this much money on a pedal that can do so much more? If you want something interesting, this is your next purchase. If you want something that just ups your "shred" or whatever rocker people say that make me want to barf in my mouth, then just get a boss octave pedal and move on. This is a seriously fun pedal, for seriously fun users. I'm serious.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Go Eventide!

        By JWJ

        from Atlanta

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

          This is my first Eventide product, and I'm very impressed. It is in the effects loop on my Mesa dual rectifier wired in mono, and it actually sounds as if it is in stereo. The quality and depth of the effects algorithms is that good. I highly recommend this unit. You must use an expression pedal to realize it's full potential. The Ernie Ball VP Jr. works absolutely perfectly with it right out of the box, and it actually costs less than some of the plastic hard wired pedals out there. If you can't afford an Ultra Harmonizer get this thing. It is a bargain considering all that it does.

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Support Is Bad

          Comments about Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

          The product sounded great while I was able to use it. I'm giving it a low overall score for bad support and a poor website experience.
          I have had the Eventide Space for a year with no problem. Just got the Pitchfactor. Bought a returned item to save some $$$. I found out that there is no telephone support for their stompboxes, only email. Since someone else had registered it, I can not update the firmware with their utility nor can I manually download the firmware and update it as their utility seems to indicate I can do (firmware not to be found). Now I am sitting here with an expensive device which does nothing. It's been a few hours. I'll give them 24 hours and hopefully it will be cleared up or back it goes again. Why did I spend an extra $5 for expedidted shipping?

          Since they feel they can't afford telephone support, I don't seee why I can't get the firmware update without registering it. That ticks me off.

          Do not try to update the firmware unless you are sure it is registered (to you) and listed as one of your products on their website. If it says "already registered" that might mean registered to someone else so check your products listing (in a different section of their website). They make this way ore complicated than it needs to be. Even their PDF manuals don't end in the pdf extension so you have to change it. Why?

          I sincerely hope someone from Eventide is reading this but I guess they don't really care about Stompbox customers. We are not enough of their business. The person on their so called "support" line didn't have an espcially friendly or empathetic tone of voice. No apology. They could at least pretend to be nice.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great pedal, bad service

          By Mike Shank

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

          The Factor series of pedals offer a lot of flexibility and tweakability. However, customer service and the pedal failures have left a bad taste in my mouth. I will avoid Eventide products from now on.
          There is not a pedal out there that can do the things that the Pitchfactor can. The pitch shifting and delay are both great. The synthesizer leaves a little to be desired, but it is still a great tool to have at your disposal.
          I've purchased two Eventide stompboxes and both have had to be sent back to the company for repairs. The repair on the Pitchfactor ended up costing me 100 bucks and left me without the pedal for a month. Since the PF is so flexible/powerful I based my whole rig around it. So being without it prevented me from working on my music. Customer service was polite, but they ignored questions I asked and never offered up any information (such as informing that my pedal had been received for repair leaving me in the dark, thinking it had been stolen or lost in the mail).
          500 bucks for a pedal is a pretty penny. I expect a lot. My expectations were not met.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Likes and Dislikes

          By David Proffitt

          from West Coast

          Comments about Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

          Overall I have to give this box an 8. Because it's made so well, and it's quiet, has true by passing and other adjustable software type features, and it sounds so damn cool! The concerns I have with it are minor and some would find them no problem at all. Do I think it's worth the price? That depends on if you need a real boost in the creative department with your music. I did so I'd say to me it was worth the money.
          I got the box and set it up. First of all this thing has a steep learning curve. Not that it's difficult, it's fairly intuitive, but it takes lots of tweaking. I went so far as to build a stand for it to elevate it up so I don't have to hold on to it. There's so much involved in knob dicking that it's a literally a pain in the back to keep bending over it trying thousands of different settings. It is very well built, but one would think it should be for five hundred dollars. It's quiet even in the active settings. It has a built in tuner that's way better than some of the dedicated tuners I've used. This is a must do step to using the box, because if your strings are off just a bit the resulting cascades sound rather awful. So you have to tune up the instrument first of all, a good idea if you ask me. It's also a great idea to play the tonic note you are playing in and hold down the learn button at the same time. This gives the Pitchfactor a reference point on how to establish correct harmonies. I wish I didn't have to go thru this step every time before I used it," the instructions say that the box ""remembers"" where it was when it is shut down. I found that; A. either the guitar went a tad out of tune overnight or the box had a bad dream because I had to redo the learning process the next time I used it.
          The display on the front of the box is difficult to read much less understand. The dots leds are a bad idea. This part of the box sucks in my opinion. It should be easier to read for this much money. The box comes with a huge wall wart. Would be just as convenient to use a long cord and have the damn transformer inside the pedal. The knobs lack any sort of scalar markings so you really are just ""ball parking"" the knobs when you move them around.
          I really like this box. It's unlike anything I've ever used before. I can't say that I liked the way it sounded when I added some overdrive. This has a tendancy to muddy up the entire signal path and added some harsh harmonics that left me wondering why I even tried this! There is just a plethora of sounds available from this unit. You might as well bring food and drink near your music area", because once you start in with this box you'll fiddle the entire day away with it! It gets lots of gold stars next to it for sounds and appearance and construction. It gets one brown star for the display. Other than those minor peeves its a great new addition to my music!
          The quality of this box is second to none. The main box seems to be constructed out of stout steel sheetmetal. The knobs are pretty decent and separated enough for easy handling. The paint work and finish on it is superb.
          I give this a 7 in value because it is what I consider to be an expensive box. There are things that could be better on it for the money. There are things that could be integrated into it to work better with an overdriven signal.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Maybe - Maybe Not

          By Red Dog-Cw_7X

          from Midwest

          Comments about Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

          You won't find a better sounding harmonizer for anywhere near this price. And the tracking is spot on. Bend a note and the harmony notes will follow right along. No glitching as it tries to decide to jump to the next semitone. Only a rackmount Eventide will provide as good or better harmony effects.It' true that the interface pretty much sucks for live playing if you plan on using several presets. Having only a bank up switch was a very dumb design decision. The auxiliary, 3 button footswitch route will help in the case of one "Factor" pedal. But if you want, say the TimeFactor and the ModFactor you aren't going to be able to share the auxiliary switches. You will need another, 3 button switch for each pedal. That's a huge chunk of pedalboard realestate and you better make sure you get the largest one you can find. Not to mention the toe tapping and memory games you'll have to play to hit the correct switch every time. As you can see, they kind of shot themselves in the foot on that design because 3 giant footpedals like the pitch factor and 3 more, 3 button switch units is not practical for any size pedal board. Now if you figure $1,300 + dollars for the 3 Factor pedals, about $100+ for the auxiliary swithes and $300 for a PedalTrain Pro board, one can see how it adds up. The only viable option at that point is a good programmable Midi controller to switch them. So add another $400 - $800 for that in your budget. Hmmm... how much can one get an Eventide Eclipse for?Yeah, a pretty mixed review. I love the sounds I can get from this pedal and it is truly inspiring. Disappointed though, because I'm trying to get away from my midi controlled rackmounts and the sound quality of this pedal is so amazing, I wish it were practical to get their other pedals. But if I did, I'd be nearly back where I started as far as going to MIDI control and the price point would be near or at the Eclipse.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Famous Eventide Quality - Endless Possibilities

          By Brian W-hqCCF

          from West Palm Beach

          Comments about Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

          I bought this to add Eventide's famous pitch shifting to my arsenal as I play a lot of 2 and 3 part harmonies. I am more than pleased that Eventide has put the same quality into this pedal like their rank mount equipment. With all the options there are endless possibilities that open a whole world of creativity and song writing potential, not to mention getting those unique sounds that fill those spots in songs while playing live. With 100 presets, there is enough storage for all my needs. The only reason I rate the features low is that accessing the presets requires scrolling through them, 2 at a time using the right foot switch. This makes accessing higher banks on the fly impossible, however the unit can be set to only use the first 10 banks so flipping on the fly is a faster experience. This is kind of restrictive but is the only solution.

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