The ever-inventive folks at Dwarfcraft have come up with four new pedals. The most interesting is the Wizard of Pitch.
What started out as a single stage pitch shifter, a la the Pitchgrinder, the Wizard of Pitch ($225 list) became something brand new. The pedal’s resolution has been cranked up to 32 bits from the ’Grinder’s 8, but has the same lo-fi sound. The “speed” control, when set to zero, will behave like a standard pitch shifter, but as you turn up the speed the output crossfades between wet and dry signals, allowing for moving soundscapes, or, at higher rates stimulating modulation.
The Bender toggle engages a Doppler type effect, in which the pitch falls in conjunction with the input signal’s decay until the end of it’s shifting range, where it starts again.
Engaging the Steps toggle snaps to pitches, rather than sliding, to create almost random arpeggios. When the Bender mode is active, the Speed knob will control the rate of the pitch changes, rather than a cross fade.