Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork

The Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork+ – whose prototype we saw at NAMM earlier this year – builds on the original Pitch Fork circuit offering two independent pitch shifting engines and an extra modulation effect and a host of other features.

Each channel can transpose your pitch up or down over +/- three octaves range and includes detuning of +/-99 cents. The pedal can store up to 10 presets and save and recall up to 100 programs.

The Pitch Fork+ offers 8 modes, including some pretty experimental stuff like X-MOD, which features cross-modulation that creates FM and ring mod type effects, and LATCH, based on the original Pitch Fork, but with enhancements to the Momentary mode functionality.

The routing possibilities are increased by an extra Output (Aux) while the user footswitch on the left can be assigned the player to a variety of functions from preset switching to muting one of the voices.

As usual for Electro-Harmonix “Deluxe” versions, the added features are abundant, here’s a quick list:

• Dedicated volume controls for both Shift voices and the Dry signal.
• A Bypass footswitch that toggles between effect on and buffered bypass. In latch mode it switches between effect and bypass mode. In Momentary mode the effect is on when the FS is held down and the pedal enters bypass when it’s released.
• A User footswitch that’s programmable and can be assigned to a variety of functions such as muting either Shift voice or jumping to a preset program. It features a dedicated LED.
• An EXP input for EXP or CV control over a broad selection of parameters in three sub-menus: Frequency, Glissando and Volume.
• An EXT input for connecting an external foot controller like EHX’s Triple Foot Controller which enables players to change modes, enter/exit sub-menus and load presets.