The granular pitch-tracking, pitch-shifting delay.
- 5 independent delay voices
- Real-time diatonic (in-key) pitch tracking
- Flexible routing for complex modulations
Shift is a diatonic granular pitch shifting delay that combines an intuitive and beautiful user interface with a great sounding granular synthesis engine. Shift's flexibility allows a palette of timbres ranging from basic echo effects, through intelligent harmonies, to exotic evolving ambient soundscapes.
Granular Delay Voices
Shift has five independent true stereo delay lines, with discrete delay, feedback, pitch shifting, filters, pan, and volume. Pitch shifting comes courtesy of a powerful granular synthesis engine: with a few simple grain parameters, you can create the perfect granular sound, be it for guitar, synth, drums, loops, or anything else.
A fast and accurate monophonic audio analysis component extracts pitch information, in real-time, for intelligent in-scale pitch shifting and harmonies. Calibrate the tracker to your sound and style using the built-in tuner.
XY Grid Control
Perfect your preset design: use the XY grid to control the seven main delay line parameters in real-time, or to get at-a-glance feedback on the overall preset shape.
A comprehensive modulation matrix allows each delay voice parameter to be independently modulated. Modulation sources come in the form of four tempo-syncable LFOs, each producing five modulation shapes: sawtooth, sinus, triangle, square, or stepped random noise.
Shift's beautiful interface can be resized to ensure crispness and clarity at any screen resolution.
Shift comes with a collection of over 100 presets, from the simple to the exotic, each tagged ready for searching, and annotated with playing suggestions. Listen to a preset in context with 'hot-swap previewing'. Create partial presets to build up a library of delay voices, grain engine, and diatonic tracker settings.
§Controls can be easily mapped to a hardware controller using the simplified MIDI Learn feature.
Whammy HarmonyA wailing guitar riff: first dry; and then with added parallel fifth and octave harmonies; finally the harmonies only with no dry signal.
Diatonic TrackingA plucky guitar piece: first dry; then with added diatonic third and diatonic fifth harmonies; finally with the harmonies only. Here, Shift is analyzing the guitar signal and in real-time setting the correct harmonies for the specified scale and key.
Glass EchoA short guitar line, first dry, and then with staggered echoes pitched a parallel fourth and fifth above source.
Drum n BassA drum n bass loop, first dry, and then live playing of the XY Pad to tweak the tuning, filter cutoff, and filter resonance.
Pure Pitch ShiftA simple demo showing the quality of Shift's pitch shifter at its extreme settings. An up-beat guitar noodle, first played dry, and then shifted to the extreme of an octave up.
- macOS VST2 (32-bit & 64-bit); VST3 (64-bit); Audio Unit (32-bit & 64-bit); AAX (64-bit); Standalone Application (64-bit) macOS 10.7 or later, or macOS 11. x86 or M1 with Rosetta 184.108.40.206
- Windows VST2 (32-bit & 64-bit); VST3 (64-bit); AAX (64-bit); Standalone Application (64-bit) Windows Vista or later.2.4.1
- Linux (64-bit) VST2 (64-bit); Standalone Application (64-bit) Linux 64-bit2.4.1
- Linux (32-bit) VST2 (32-bit); Standalone Application (32-bit) Linux 32-bit2.4.1
- User Manual