The Alexander Pedals Fever Pitch might be one of the first digital/DSP-based pedal releases of 2022 (a year marred by a continued chip shortage) but it’s a device bound to keep players busy as if they bought half a dozen new pedals.
At its core, this is a creative pedal featuring a set of 4 stereo pitch shifters, followed by reverb/delay, stereo tremolo/pan, and stereo chorus/vibrato.
All this FX goodness can be controlled through the knob on the left, which can be turned or pushed to navigate the intuitive user interface, organized in pages displayed on the high-resolution OLED screen.
The other five knobs adjust the parameters on the current page, while the footswitches deal On/Off duties, Tap Tempo, Preset navigation (you can store up to 32), and Ramp momentary effect, whose speed and trigger can be set to taste.
The pitch shifting module is the creative core of this pedal, and each one of the four shifters can be tuned to intervals between +/- one octave with additional +/- two-octave settings available. There are 12 preset scales and 4 user scales, or you can set your own intervals in every preset.
Like most Alexander pedals, the Fever Pitch is also fully compatible with MIDI and expression pedals, allowing morphing between different knob settings with the latter.
There’s a lot to this pedal that we don’t have time to list here, but the videos below can give you an idea of the variety of tones you can squeeze out of this box, and the builder’s notes provide an extra description of the various functions.
We added the Alexander Pedals Fever Pitch to our article about the best pedals for shoegaze and ambient music.
Alexander Pedals Fever Pitch, Builder’s Notes
I hear a symphony, and so can you.
The Alexander Fever Pitch is packed with pitch processing power, with four independent voices to help you score your very own magnum opus. We’ve crammed it full of FXCore DSP goodness and all the bells and whistles we can think of, yet it’s still easy to use. Welcome to the concert, maestro.
At the core of the Fever Pitch is a set of 4 stereo pitch shifters, followed by reverb/delay, stereo tremolo/pan, and stereo chorus/vibrato. These effects can be blended and fine-tuned to your taste, whether you’re looking to add a subtle bit of depth and texture to their sound or you want to craft colossal, otherworldly soundscapes.
With so much complexity under the hood, the Fever Pitch can be intimidating at first, but using it is pretty simple. Just power up the pedal with a 9V center negative power supply, plug your instrument into the pedal’s INPUT jack, run a cable from the LEFT / TRS jack to your amplifier, and you’ll be all set to start building massive, cinematic scores.
Once powered on, the Fever Pitch’s high-resolution OLED screen displays an intuitive interface, allowing for easy, effortless tone-tweaking. Turning the pedal’s lower left knob navigates between pages of the user interface, and each page has a new group of effect controls to tweak. Tap the encoder to switch between the delay and reverb modes or hold it to access the Setup, Preset Save, or Scale Save menus.
The pedal’s other five knobs adjust the parameters on the current page. After you’ve created the effect of your dreams, you’ll be able to save it to any one of the Fever Pitch’s 32 preset banks to be recalled at a moment’s notice.
The Fever Pitch is also fully compatible with MIDI and expression pedals, allowing players to use the pedal’s ramp function to move between expression positions automatically. Turn the Ramp knob to set the speed of the ramp, and turn the Trig knob to select the trigger mode (TOGG, MOM, and REPT,) and you’ll be able to sweep between settings for maximum sonic expression.
Even with this in-depth exploration, we’ve hardly covered the limits of the Fever Pitch’s capabilities. If you’ve been searching for the ultimate pitch-shifting pedal to unlock your true creative potential, the Alexander Pedals Fever Pitch Stereophonic Orchestrator is sure to impress.
32 built-in presets, accessible on-device or with a MIDI controller
Graphical display shows your current preset, knob values, pitch tuning, and more.
EXP MORPH AND RAMPING
Seamlessly morph between different knob settings on the fly using an expression pedal or use the built-in Ramp function for automatic expressionl.
Each shifter may be tuned to intervals between +/- one octave with additional +/- two octave settings available. Fever Pitch features 12 preset scales, 4 user scales, or set your own intervals in every preset.
Advanced stereo routing capabilities, selectable in the global configuration menu. Choose from five different stereo modes to suit your rig.
Tap tempo for the delay effect, or hold to trigger the automatic expression ramp.
Every knob and setting on the pedal is controllable using MIDI. Connect using the MultiJack and our Neo Link or directly to any Disaster Area Gen3 controller. Or use the USB MIDI port to connect to your computer or mobile device.