Pitch Shifter

Pitch Shifter Pedal Functions and Sounds

Pitch Shifters (not to be confused with "Phase Shifters") are very simple to understand. They essentially take a sound (individual pitch) and either raise it or lower it by a specific musical interval (4th, 5th, octave, etc.). This musically "altered" tone is typically heard at the same time as the original sound.....no delay.......so it sounds like the same instrument playing two different notes at the same time. This technology is what the "POG" and "Whammy" Pedals are built around.

Although not necessarily true pitch modulation pedals, pitch shifters tend to fall into that family.