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Tag - harmonizer

Feedback, anti-feedback, and complexity in time-varying systems

frequency shifter, Pitch Shifting, theory, ValhallaFreqEcho

“For my birthday I got a humidifier and a dehumidifier. I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.” – Stephen Wright When I was researching the Eventide H910 Harmonizer, I found it curious…

Eno/Lanois Shimmer Sound: How it is made

Pitch Shifting, theory, Tips and Tricks

The basic foundation of the Brian Eno / Daniel Lanois shimmer sound is fairly simple: Create a feedback loop, incorporating a pitch shifter set to +1 octave, and a reverb with a fairly long decay time. By controlling…

Pitch Shifting: The H949, and “de-glitching”

Pitch Shifting, theory

In 1977, Eventide released the H949 Harmonizer: The H949 built upon the harmonizing features of the H910, and added more memory (for longer delays), randomized delay, reversed delays, flanging, and a micropitch mode for small pitch shift intervals.…

Early pitch shifting: The Eventide H910 Harmonizer

Good Music, Pitch Shifting, theory

In 1975, Eventide came out with their first Harmonizer, the H910: Designed by Anthony Agnello (later of Princeton Digital), this was a digital variant of the rotary tape head pitch shifters that I discussed earlier. Like the Lexicon…

Pitch Shifters, pre-digital

Pitch Shifting, Uncategorized

When I was doing research on pitch shifting for my analysis of the Eno/Lanois “shimmer” effect, I had presumed that I would start with the first commercially available digital pitch shifter, the Eventide H910 Harmonizer. However, it is…