Nembrini Audio announces the Quinta Pitch Machine plug-in in the style of a pedal octave. The Quinta Pitch Machine plugin is more than your standard octave in that it not only gives a control of +1 fifth to the standard octave up / down versus the capability of most hardware octaves, except for the miniature Danish model from which it draws software inspiration.
Obviously, octave pedals will transpose guitar signals an octave up or down, providing the perfect effect for amplifying the sound of guitar riffs. Clearly classic octave doubling sounds awesome, as evidenced by numerous classic recordings, but adding a fifth up in addition to the standard octave up / down capabilities of most hardware octaves gives guitarists a lot more room to create a whole new world. This is where the Quinta Pitch Machine plays the role of a pedal-style octave plug-in with distinction – adding an extra +1 FIFTH control to the mix.
Musically, each of the three intervals available to Quinta Pitch Machine users can be dialed individually using the volume controls – +1 OCTAVE, adding a note that is one octave higher than the note played on the instrument being processed, -1 OCTAVE, adding a note, which is one octave lower than the note being played, and +1 FIFTH adds a note that is one fifth higher than the note being played, so the sonic capabilities include organ, synthesizer and 12-string guitar sounds. Of course, it is natural to play single power chords as another result.
Control continues with MIX, which adjusts the balance between the natural (dry) signal coming from the instrument being played and the configuration of the added octaves and fifths set with these three volume controls to create the desired pitch-shifted sound, while the ‘LED The ‘at the top of the colorful GUI indicates when an effect is on or off, working in conjunction with a switch to turn the effect on or off. Turning on or off also refers to the HIGH Q switch; when activated, the pitch bend algorithm works with high quality, although it introduces a delay that the DAW (digital audio workstation) compensates for.