The Thick of It
Guitar World|October 2021
EVENTIDE MICROPITCH DELAY
Chris Gill

DURING THE LATE Seventies and early Eighties, a few recording engineers discovered that they could create thick, rich, realistic-sounding chorus effects with excellent clarity using the micro pitch-shifting capabilities of Eventide Harmonizers. This method became a secret weapon of L.A.’s “Bradshaw Bunch” studio guitarists (Bob Bradshaw rack enthusiasts like Dan Huff, Mike Landau and Steve Lukather) as well as Eddie Van Halen, but due to the expense of multiple Eventide Harmonizer units it remained off-limits to most players until Eventide introduced the PitchFactor and H9 pedals.

Like Eventide’s recent Blackhole and UltraTap pedals, the MicroPitch Delay takes a focused (and affordable) approach to provide highly beloved Eventide effects for players who want that elusive Eventide sound but don’t need a full assortment of algorithms. The MicroPitch Delay also provides user-friendly operation in a pedalboard-friendly format, but without sacrificing the versatility and pro-level sound quality of Eventide’s renowned rackmount processors. In addition to the classic MicroPitch chorus effect, the pedal can generate a wide variety of sounds, including spacious delays, hypnotically lush slapbacks and wild special effects.

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