The Wizard began as a simple idea: Cut the Pitchgrinder down to asingle pitch shifter, with a mix control. What it became is somethingmuch more exciting, with brand new capabilities.
The pedal’s resolution has been cranked up to 32 bits from the‘Grinder’s 8, but the same lo-fi glitchy sound. There is a mix control. Then wehave the “speed” control. When set to zero, the Wizard behaves like astandard pitch shifter, but as you turn up the speed your output willcross fade between the wet and dry signals, allowing for beautifulmoving soundscapes, or stimulating modulation at higher rates.
The “Bender” toggle engages a doppler type effect, in which the pitchfalls in conjunction with the input signal’s decay. Until the pedalreaches the end of it’s shifting range, where it starts again.
Engaging the “steps” toggle will further confuse the Wizard, snappingto pitches, rather than sliding, and creating almost random arpeggios. When the Bender mode is active, the speed knob will control the rateof the pitch changes, rather than a cross fade.
While the pedal is perfectly useful for traditional pitch shifting, itis much more at home creating new sounds for adventurous musicians.