Is there a standalone frequency shifter on the market?

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Is there a standalone frequency shifter on the market?

Post by toonelind » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:24 am

Several modular synthesizers have the frequency shift modul, usually together with ring modulator, but is there a standalone version?

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Post by meatballfulton » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:42 pm

An analog one? Not that I know of. Plenty of digital pitch shifters though.
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Post by jupiter8 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:53 pm

Analog Systems used to do small cabinets for one or two modules as seen in this article
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov03/a ... alogue.htm
in which you could fit a frequency shifter plus one more module.

But i don't think they make them anymore.

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Post by premieklovn » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:06 pm

Does an analog pitch shifter even exist? Wouldn't that be pretty impossible to make?

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Post by jupiter8 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:27 pm

He did'nt ask for an analog pitch shifter. He asked for an analog frequency shifter. Not the same thing. Frequency shifters has been around since the mid 60ies. Often referred to as Bode shifters after the inventer Harold Bode.

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Post by tombola » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:44 pm

Frequency shifters are awesome - one of those 'totally impossible to describe the sound unless you hear it' things.

Could you do the job with this doepfer module:
http://www.doepfer.de/a126.htm

in this case:
http://www.doepfer.de/a100_mc.htm

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Post by GeneralBigbag » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:16 pm

It's not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but it is self-contained
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Post by idiotboy » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:32 am

The Analogue Systems "Bode Frequency Shifter" has been neglected twice on eBay recently for $1500; (item #'s 250237398063 and 250232618421). Contact the seller if you can swing the loot.


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Post by lotus-eater » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:10 am

What you want is the DACS Freque II. It's a dual analogue ring mod and frequency shifter. Spent a lot of time lusting over this thing! I think they might have one at Big City Music (they used to, anyway). Or search for it on ebay.co.uk where DACS has them up for sale.

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Post by OriginalJambo » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:18 am

premieklovn wrote:Does an analog pitch shifter even exist?
Yes - it's called tape. ;)

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Post by neandrewthal » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:29 am

This one has it's own power supply and microphone pre-amp. The only catch is you have to build it yourself.
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Post by tombola » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:24 am

There's a Freque II here:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DACS-FREQue-II-Ri ... 65QQihZ022

It's possibly the ugliest piece of musical equipment I've ever seen. IMO. :cry:

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Post by toonelind » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:35 am

thanks for answers.

doepfer for 159 eur + box, for 70 eur could do the trick (as mentioned before).

frequency shifter from encore electronics sounded especially sweet. i wonder, if it's easy to get a power supply for this. i think i could handle making the box.

try this sample

doepfer's samples were much more harsh.

the ugly unit is tempting but why so outrageously expensive?



I'll have to decide, if it's easyer to use the software version, which came with logic 8 or try to stay hardware.

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Post by pricklyrobot » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:57 pm

tombola wrote:It's possibly the ugliest piece of musical equipment I've ever seen. IMO. :cry:
The graphics on it remind me of a zoomed-in version of those giant photos of sweating soda cans that they have on Pepsi machines. Yuck!
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Post by minime123 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:38 pm

weve got an original stand alone bode frequency shifter but it would take a really good offer for us to sell it. fwiw, they also fit this into a moog module.
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