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Re: Any tips for an "audio pitched down" device?

I tell you, I've been down this road so many times, and no matter what 
I can't really love any pitch shifting octave divider devices.  The 
best I've heard was a Roland VG8 (it tracked perfectly and didn't have 
a noticeable latency), but you said you don't want a GK2 solution.  I 
find now that I'll drag out a real bass guitar and the lug is worth it.

Yesterday, I played a gig in Berkeley where I did all the bass parts by 
hand using the pads of an E-MU XL-7.  They're a bit spongy, but they're 
velocity sensitive and have after-touch.  I thought it went really well 
and it was nice not to have to bring a separate synth module.  The 
XL-7's got 3 sets of stereo outputs so I could route some sounds 
directly to the PA, and others to my Repeater.  Best of both worlds.

Mark Sottilaro

On Monday, August 11, 2003, at 10:02  AM, William R. Walker, wrote:

> Hello Per, At one time I had a Digitech IPS 33B, a rack mount harmony
> proccessor that did everything from simple octave up and octave down, 
> to
> full on diatonic three part harmonies, to whammy effects, to deep space
> station like ambient effects. Essentially, a beer budget Eventide
> harmonizer. The model that came after that was DHP55 that allowed up to
> five part harmonies, so you could do instrumental boy band
> harmonies!(Yikes!) I agree with Stan that the whammy pedal is a good 
> bet if
> you want something on the floor. Also, the boss octaver would be a 
> worthy
> candidate, much more worthy than Arnold Schwarzenegger (hardy har har
> har!). And last but not least, if you can locate a used Boss VF1 half 
> rack
> proccessor, that has some very useable pitch transposition functions, 
> not
> to mention a fairly convincing frettless bass model and a host of other
> cool effects both conventional, (reverb, chorus, delay) and non-
> conventional (VG8 style modeling,psuedo synth sounds, and ring 
> modulation).
> Michael Manring turned me on to the VF1, the last time he played in 
> Santa
> Cruz, and I found one used on ebay for pretty cheap. The VF1 is a half 
> rack
> 24 bit device with plenty of headroom, clean transparent sound, and a
> dedicated hi-Z input on the front for guitar or bass. A very deep box.
> Bill