Saturday 22 August 2009

Shift: Diatonic, Pitch Shifted Delays

Loomer Shift, our new granular diatonic pitch shifter and delay effect has been released. As usual, it’s available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and comes in a numerous amount of plug-in formats (VST, Audio Unit, RTAS, and Standalone.)

Shift Diatonic Pitch Shifter and Delay Effect Plugin
Shift has three independent delay lines, each one combining a fully fledged bucket brigade device style delay with a granular pitch shifter. Three different pitch shifting modes are available - in both Chromatic and Recursive modes the pitch shift amount is specified in semitones and cents, the difference between them being that in Chromatic mode the delay feeds back into itself, whilst in Recursive mode the delay feeds back into the pitch shifter. Finally, in Diatonic mode pitch shift is specified in diatonic intervals (eg, Unison, Second, Third) of a selected key and scale. The monophonic audio tracker then chooses the appropriate pitch shift in order to produce a harmony that is in key.

The free evaluation can be downloaded here, or, if you’re so inclined, a few choice audio examples can be heard here.

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