TC Electronic has launched the Brainwaves Pitch Shifter, a modulation unit with two independent voices, four polyphonic pitch effects and an innovative MASH footswitch.
At the heart of the pedal are four pitch effects: Pitch, Wham, Detune, and V1>V2. In Pitch mode, you can add up to two additional voices to your signal. These voices can be independently tweaked via two knobs: Voice 1 and 2. Each voice control also comes with an individual up/down switch, enabling you to set the pitch effect to either above or below the original signal.
If you want an effect with a sonic punch, the Wham mode is a perfect option. Like Pitch, Wham is shaped via the two voice controls, which can be tweaked for a sweet pitch effect or a two-octave, dive bomb explosion.
Elsewhere, the stompbox features Detune and V1>V2 pitch effects. The former gives you a chorus-like sound that pairs well with complex chord voicings, while the latter combines the pitch shifter and whammy, and lets you bend Voice 1 to Voice 2.
The pedal also boasts TC Electronic’s pressure-sensitive MASH footswitch. Like an expression pedal, you can step on this footswitch for a moment to bend pitch-shifted notes – this effect varies with each parameter.
Rounding out the pedal’s features are a Mix knob – that sets the wet/dry blend – as well as three TonePrint slots that can be configured via the TonePrint app. The latter gives you access to signature effects from some of your favourite artists.
Check out the pedal in action below:
More information at tcelectronic.com.