Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal  

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With the Morpheus Droptune guitar effect pedal, you can easily go from one pitch for a particular song to a different pitch on the next without having to retune your guitar or needing multiple guitars... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

With the Morpheus Droptune guitar effect pedal, you can easily go from one pitch for a particular song to a different pitch on the next without having to retune your guitar or needing multiple guitars for various step-down de-tunings.

For example, play an E chord in standard tuning, then use this unique pedal to drop tune your guitar so the chord is changed to an Eb, D, Db, C, B, Bb, or A.

This lets guitarists get that heavy drop-tuned tone at different pitches without dealing with floppy string buzz, extra-heavy-gauge strings or carrying around expensive extra guitars. The same goes for foam-deadened acoustic guitars or electric violins.

If your singer has a bad throat night, you can drop-tune your guitar to accommodate him without having to change neck position or retune.

The Morpheus DropTune guitar pedal also features effect-toggling so you can instantly toggle back and forth between the dropped pitch and the EFFECT OFF for a cool up/down pitch-shift effect during solos or power chord rhythm patterns. Additionally, the DropTune pedal has Full Octave Drop and a great-sounding Octaver.

Don't mistake this for a mere pitch-shifting stompbox—the DropTune uses proprietary polyphonic pitch-drop algorithms that maintain perfect harmonic accuracy and tonally correct overtones. The DropTune was developed by a team of guitar effects pros with over 50 years of experience at other companies where they created some of today's most famous pedals.

With a cast-metal chassis; solid, positive-feeling steel switches; and non-skid rubber feet, the DropTune is solidly built for years of use and abuse. LED indicators are bright and easy to see.

Features
  • Proprietary polyphonic pitch drop
  • Drop tune up to 3-1/2 steps in 1/2-step decrements
  • Full Octave Drop and Octaver
  • Latching Effect On/Off switch
  • Momentary Down and Toggle/Up switches
  • Bright backlit DropTune, Octave, Octaver, Toggle and Effect indicators
  • Rear panel Trim Level control with front panel LED level display
  • In, Out, and power supply jacks (power supply included)
  • Rugged cast-metal chassis
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MorpheusDropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal
 
3.6

(based on 24 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

a real time saver

I try to be a versitile musician. Ill play anything from Spanish classical to dethklok, and when its time for some metal i hate having to tune my guitar 2 steps down just so...Read complete review

I try to be a versitile musician. Ill play anything from Spanish classical to dethklok, and when its time for some metal i hate having to tune my guitar 2 steps down just so i can cover/record a lot of metal songs, also my main metal guitar has a floyd rose that I mostly keep in standard E. The droptune petal is perfect for people who tune down a lot to different keys, especially if you play with a floating tremolo that doesnt like that. This makes all that possible with the click of a button. I also like this petal because it allows you to put your guitar down to something like A. If you actually tune your guitar that low, then youll have to deal with the consequences, and that means fret buzz. I love that now i can play a lot of heavy stuff with my strings reacting normally. The petal also goes down a whole octave. Now i think thats just too low for metal, but it makes a good bass substittute. I dont know if a bass is 1 or 2 octaves lower than a guitar, but this petal allows me to lay down some cool bass lines useing the octaver. This petal has expanded my horizons and saved me a lot of time it might just be the future of music

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

almost, but not close enough for me

I REALLY wanted to like this pedal to save on extra guitars at gigs. I auditioned it at GC, seemed nice, and took it home. But after more playing in my environment,...Read complete review

I REALLY wanted to like this pedal to save on extra guitars at gigs. I auditioned it at GC, seemed nice, and took it home. But after more playing in my environment, it is not quite there for me. As others have said, there IS definite volume and "bite" loss with effect on, kinda like rolling back vol/tone on your guitar a bit, and there is no pedal output adjustment to compensate. Worse for me is a slight latency delay (not horrible but noticiable) that disconnects me from the feel of playing. Maybe one of those issues might be tolerable alone... but combined... it has to go back to store. I am not a "tone snob"... in bypass it sounds fine and the octave effect sounds good. I admit playing through a processor board for convenience even though I think real amps sound better. But this drop tuning takes too much life out of my guitar. Most audiences will never tell the difference for a 1/2 or one step drop (more than than starts sounding worse), but my playing will suffer because the tone loss and latency will be a distraction. Believe me, if this company improves the tone and reduces latency, or someone else gets this technology right, I will be back in line!

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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Morpheus Droptune is the Truth

By Jamie Rawls

from Robersonville, NC

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

The Morpheus Droptune pedal was everything I expected and more. It really does all that it says it does. You can drop tune to any song in seconds. Go from Clapton to Slipknot. It's crazy. I will say there still is a slight (very slight) latency issue and you don't get that feel you get when you actually downtune (bend strings easier). But I've already played several shows with it and you honestly can not tell the difference. It saves time, it saves strings, and most importantly saves money. This product is well worth the money.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a real time saver

By Tom

from Sandiego CA

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

I try to be a versitile musician. Ill play anything from Spanish classical to dethklok, and when its time for some metal i hate having to tune my guitar 2 steps down just so i can cover/record a lot of metal songs, also my main metal guitar has a floyd rose that I mostly keep in standard E. The droptune petal is perfect for people who tune down a lot to different keys, especially if you play with a floating tremolo that doesnt like that. This makes all that possible with the click of a button. I also like this petal because it allows you to put your guitar down to something like A. If you actually tune your guitar that low, then youll have to deal with the consequences, and that means fret buzz. I love that now i can play a lot of heavy stuff with my strings reacting normally. The petal also goes down a whole octave. Now i think thats just too low for metal, but it makes a good bass substittute. I dont know if a bass is 1 or 2 octaves lower than a guitar, but this petal allows me to lay down some cool bass lines useing the octaver. This petal has expanded my horizons and saved me a lot of time it might just be the future of music

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not Too Shabby

By Mark Lambrecht

from Watertown, WI

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

I use this pedal with my GNX4 guitar workstation. I have recorded some nice drop tune instrumentals on the onboard recorder. Sounds great with my flying V guitars. I usually play in the middle position on this pedal which is a drop B tuning. Highly recommend and lots of fun to play that low and dark sounding heavy metal.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Start

By Jon

from CA

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal does as advertised - dropping your guitar's tone with more than respectable results. I am hoping for perfection in the future with regards to playing with this unit at lower volumes. The louder your volume, the better the pedal sounds. If you play at bedroom volume, then you'll notice a coloring of your tone (and you'll be disappointed). Be sure to adjust the Trim setting on the Morpheus as well as to create a good blend. I place the Morpheus in front of my floor effects (RP500) and I get really good results when the volume on individual effects are lifted. Overall, a great piece of equipment well worth the price.

(10 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

good concept but not perfect

By DustyRTF

from AL

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

Great idea for a pedal but not perfect. I play in Drop C and Drop D and I wanted to cut out a guitar change. The pedal made my notes wavy as if the guitar was out of tune which it wasn�ۡ���t(intonation and tuning was spot on, I even tried another guitar because I really wanted it to work!) and it also muffled my tone a bit. Maybe I just got the lemon but I�ۡ���ll just stick to 2 guitars for now.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

almost, but not close enough for me

By grbarteck

from Toledo, OH

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

I REALLY wanted to like this pedal to save on extra guitars at gigs. I auditioned it at GC, seemed nice, and took it home. But after more playing in my environment, it is not quite there for me. As others have said, there IS definite volume and "bite" loss with effect on, kinda like rolling back vol/tone on your guitar a bit, and there is no pedal output adjustment to compensate. Worse for me is a slight latency delay (not horrible but noticiable) that disconnects me from the feel of playing. Maybe one of those issues might be tolerable alone... but combined... it has to go back to store. I am not a "tone snob"... in bypass it sounds fine and the octave effect sounds good. I admit playing through a processor board for convenience even though I think real amps sound better. But this drop tuning takes too much life out of my guitar. Most audiences will never tell the difference for a 1/2 or one step drop (more than than starts sounding worse), but my playing will suffer because the tone loss and latency will be a distraction. Believe me, if this company improves the tone and reduces latency, or someone else gets this technology right, I will be back in line!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fits my needs perfectly

By d7guitar

from Rockford IL

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal does a great job Shifting down in half step increments, keeping the pitch correct, and with no "warbbling". Tracking is not an issue, it does it excellent. There is a slight high frequency loss when engaged. Very slight, but still noticeable. And it may have a very small hint of latency, but not enough to affect your playing at all. The audience won't have a clue that you are using a pitch shifter. And just think of the other guitars you wont have to re-tune or purchase to cover all the myriads of drop tunings today!!! Worth every penny to have my other guitars back in standard tuning. Now I have backup guitars in case I break a string. Hey, I get to enjoy playing those too, having them back to their correct intonation and setup. Yeah, the Morpheus rocks!!!

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I don't think so

By Matthew

from Cedar Rapids, Ia

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

I spent two weekends at Guitar Center testing this pedal through various amps (Egnater Renegade, Peavey VK112, VOX Night Train) with various guitars (PRS Mira, Epiphone Les Paul, Schecter C-1, LTD Ec-1000). I noticed latency and lack of gain but I wasn't convinced so I took it home after several hours of noodling spanning two Saturdays. At home I played through it for two hours jamming C.O.C., QOTSA and Cathedral. I decided to string my ESP Eclipse Standard with Beefy Slinkys and do a "real" drop tuning of C natural. Within 5 minutesd I could tell the difference. The "real" tuning was brighter with more gain, sustain and texture. the morpheus droptune sucked the life out of my tone and the latency, although minute, is noticeable. I hope soemone figures out how to do this in the near future.

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great for an octavia effect...But!

By Dusty Rhoads

from Salt lake, Utah

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is a great pedal if you want the octavia effect. the cool thing is you can play chords with it, instead of just single notes, and hear all of the notes in the chord. But it does not sound natural for tuning down to other tunings, or in standard tuning either. It sounds like an octave effect the whole time it is on, no matter what mode it is in. (not natural sound of your tone)I thought this would allow me to tune down by 1/2 steps, and retain an almost natural sound (my sound/tone)but it changed it drasticly! even when not on but running through effect chain! I lost most of my highs and pinch harmonics would not ring out.(could not overcome this even by ajusting my EQ.) Very muddy sound if your just looking for a magical tool to reduce your guitars on stage. I wish there was a pedal that could do what this claims to do, and retain your natural tone doing so. But this does not even come close to a natural sound. Like I said if your just looking for a great octave effect pedal this is pretty cool. But it did not work like I thought it would after doing alot of research before purchase. And yes I did return it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

To all the dorks out there complaining about warble and tracking

By Mister Big

from Sandy Utah

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

You ABSOLUTELY MUST run this pedal at the beginning of your effects chain. It needs the clean, un-processed signal from your guitar to work properly. I highly suspect that the people complaining about tracking or "weird" sounds, or tone loss are using the pedal at the end of the chain, or they just heard somebody else say "it robs my guitar of it's tone" and thought it would be cool to repeat.

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