Electro-Harmonix Intelligent Harmony Machine Automatically Creates Diatonic Harmonies

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Electro-Harmonix has introduced the Intelligent Harmony Machine Harmonizer / Pitch Shifter Pedal, a pitch-shifting harmonizer that lets you automatically create diatonic two- and three-part harmonies.

Diatonic harmonies or chords are ones based on the standard notes of the scale in a key.

The Intelligent Harmony Machine also performs polyphonic pitch shifts, so the pitch shifts you dial up are applied to chords as well as single notes. A Major/Minor switch lets you select whether 2nds and 3rds will be major or minor.

Features:

  • Compact harmony generating & pitch-shifting
  • “Impeccable” tracking and musical tone
  • Two distinct modes: Intelligent Harmony and Polyphonic
  • Intelligent Harmony Mode generates diatonic harmonies in a set key based on the single notes you play. Key Selector and #/- switches provide access to all 12 keys
  • In Polyphonic Override Mode you can play single notes and chords. The IHM’s 11-position Interval Selector switch lets you select the harmony
  • In Momentary Mode the effect is only active when the footswitch is depressed. Choose from instant shifts or set the time it takes the signal to sweep up and down
  • Mix control sets the mix between your dry and shifted signals. Dry output adds signal routing and control options and flexibility
  • Comes equipped with an EHX 9 Volt power supply, can also run on 9 Volt battery

Pricing and Availability

The Intelligent Harmony Machine is available now for $230.

Sónar is live streaming sets and talks from two festivals this week

Sónar will return to Barcelona for the first time since July 2019 this weekend, with two new in-person events featuring a host of live performances, DJ sets, talks and workshops.

The inaugural AI and Music S+T+ARTS event will focus on the growing role of artificial intelligence in music production while the other event, SónarCCCB, will combine live performances with talks and more from the technology-focused Sónar+D programme. Part of the two events’ programmes will be streamed live online this Friday (October 29th) and Saturday (October 30th). 

Among the timetable highlights for SónarCCCB on Friday are live performances from Leon Vynehall, Tirzah, Space Afrika, object blue (with audiovisual backing from Natalia Podgorska) and COUCOU CHLOE, who will present a special performance called ‘OnlyONE’. 

Saturday’s broadcast will take in sets from Koreless, DJ N***a Fox, and JASSS b2b CEM. 

You can take a look at the full streaming schedule for both days at SónarCCCB, which is split across two channels on each day, here. Find the broadcast timetable for the AI and Music S+T+ARTS festival here.

Sónar has also already begun announcing its line-up for next year’s main festival, with the likes of Eric Prydz, ANNA, Conducta and Avalon Emerson all being added to the bill earlier this year.

Sónar Lisboa locks Charlotte de Witte, Floating Points, Kampire, more for debut festival

Sónar Lisboa has announced the first names for next year’s debut event.

Taking place from the 8th to the 9th April 2022, the inaugural Portugese edition of Sónar will take place in a number of venues across Lisbon, with Belgian techno star Charlotte de Witte, Floating Points and core member of Kampala’s Nyege Nyege collective, Kampire, among the first names announced for the event.

Brainfeeder’s Grammy-nominated Thundercat is also set to join the 2022 line-up, alongside fellow Grammy nominee Jayda G, Ellen Allien, Héctor Oaks, and FJAAK and DJ Stingray 313, who are both set to perform live.

Festival tickets for the complete programme across the full three days, are now on sale for €110, and can be purchased via the official website sonarlisboa.pt.

Check out the first wave announcement below.

Elsewhere, Sónar will return to Barcelona for the first time since July 2019 this weekend, with two new in-person events featuring a host of live performances, DJ sets, talks and workshops.

Junction 2 announces full 2022 line-up

London festival Junction 2 is returning in 2022.

For its first edition since June 2019, the festival will return to its usual Boston Manor Park, taking place on June 3rd and 4th. 

The first day will see DJ sets from the likes of Four Tet, Anz, Peach, Avalon Emerson, Saoirse, Nina Kraviz, Midland, Leon Vynehall, Jossy Mitsu and Bambounou.

There will be b2b sets from Octo Octa and Eris Drew; Skee Mask and Zenker Brothers; Roza Terenzi and D. Tiffany; and the Hessle Audio trio of Ben UFO, Pangaea, and Pearson Sound, while Aurora Halal, Jon Hopkins, Fatima Yamaha and DMX Krew are all scheduled to play live.

The second day will feature DJ sets from Ben Klock, Adam Beyer, ANNA, Anastasia Kristensen, Dixon, Seth Troxler, Richie Hawtin, Margaret Dygas, Deena Abdelwahed, Dax J, Amelie Lens and Blawan, among others, while DJ Boring, E-Dancer, Robert Hood, Benjamin Damage, and Dense & Pika are among those down to play live.

Pre-sale for the event goes live on Wednesday, 3rd November, with the general ticket sale following a day later. 

Find  more information here, and check the full line-up below.

Read Junction 2 guest Avalon Emerson’s recent DJ Mag cover feature here.