Hi, I bought one of the Rocktron octave pedals; I think it was called the Purple Haze. It sounds great on paper: individual controls for 1 octave higher, 1 octave lower, output, and distortion or drive. However, it was noisy and very unpredictable. Didn't track well at all. On the positive side, I used to have a Lexicon LXP5, and the pitch shifter tracked as well as any I've heard, but this is probably a little more than $200. I bet you could find one on a net auction site for $200-$250. The best tracking I've ever experienced is my old Roland GR-50 guitar synth, and the tone is anything you want it to be: bass guitar an octave down, flute an octave up, etc. Now we're way over $200. SoundFNR@aol.com wrote: > In a message dated 04/04/00 06:08:57 GMT Daylight Time, > email@example.com writes: > > > I am interested in obtaining an octave pedal and would like any input >as to > > what you all think is good out there- Preferably smooth, more than 1 >octave > > down, less than $200- - - I checked out the brown Boss model and >really was > > not impressed- maybe z-vex or other boutique? > > > Hi Cliff > Those old octave pedals, if that's what you want then of course > there's no substitute.( ie a synthesised note an octave (rarely 2) > below the ONE note you put in). > A friend of mine used to have an original Electro Harmonix unit. > In it's day it could be quite impressive, but chords would > confuse it (unless the lowest note was played much louder than the rest) > and tracking was always a bit hit and miss. > > > but there's a lot of cheap multi FX out there with pitch > functions which will give you an octave or two down no trouble > .....and no tracking problems either. > what about a Zoom 2100 for instance.(loops too!) > > Andy Butler > Lexicon Vortex Database > http://members.aol.com/soundfnr/vortex.htm -- Mike Nelson Boomerang Musical Products 800-530-4699 PO Box 541595 214-340-6913, Outside USA Dallas, TX 75354-1595 214-343-1038, Fax http://www.boomerangmusic.com firstname.lastname@example.org "Some products make you sound better; the Boomerang Phrase Sampler makes you play better."