The Digitech Studio 5000 has all the appearance of a multi-effects unit rather than a dedicated pitch shifter. This goes against the trend towards single effects units that seems slowly to be gathering momentum. It would be a mistake however to assume that this is all it is. Multi-effects units, if they are not quite ten a penny yet, are certainly not nearly as exciting as they once were. When you listen carefully to what this unit can do, you will understand that this is a multi-effects unit with a certain degree of class. Digitech of course describe the Studio 5000 neither as a multi-effects unit nor pitch shifter. 'Harmony Processor' is their term, which would imply that the Studio 5000 can take a single note input and turn it into a chorus, with harmonies that fit in with a particular key. This is true, and since it isn't necessary to stick to particular keys, or even harmonise in musical steps, then a whole range of thickening effects, and also weird effects, can be achieved along with the standard Brian May imitations that you would expect. The Studio 5000 can take a single note and make four harmony parts from it, which adds up to five part harmony. If four harmonies are too rich for your taste, then two-voice programs are available. Some of the programs are better adapted to chordal rather than single note inputs, there is obviously a great deal of difference in recognising the pitch of a single note and applying harmonies to it, and working with a combination of notes, each note having a whole spectrum of harmonics.Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR
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