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Best Way On with Fractal Block to simulate an octive pedal?


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You can use the Virtual Capo to drop the pitch an octave, or you can use the Octave Distortion drive for a vintage-type octaver. Is that what you mean, or is this a trick question? :).


not a trick question. What is a 'virtual capo' ?
A mode in the Pitch block: https://wiki.fractalaudio.com/wiki/index.php?title=Pitch_block#Drop-tuning_and_virtual_capo

I use Octaver setting. I think it sounds more "octave down pedal" authentic, personally. See this preset: https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=6499 -- there should be a "Space Funk" or "Space" scene in there that's a mu-tron + octave down + overdrive sound you can study to get some ideas.


not a trick question. What is a 'virtual capo' ?

The pitch block has several settings. One of them is called the Virtual Capo. At 100% mix, it acts like a capo, either up or down. If you adjust the mix to blend the original with the affected pitch,and at 12 tones up, it can act like a 12-string, and at 12 tones down, it can act like a bass + guitar.
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