Eventide has released its MicroPitch dual-voice pitch shifter plug-in for Mac and PC. MicroPitch is the latest effect originated by Eventide in the 1970s. MicroPitch is a fine-resolution pitch shifter providing effects that range from subtle tone fattening to dramatic slapback effects via longer delays. MicroPitch allows users to mix in detuned and delayed versions of a source, creating depth and dimensions not possible before. Its expanded controls make possible deep-pitch dives, haunting echoes and pristine chorusing effects.
Like all H9 series plug-ins, MicroPitch is designed to “play.” The dynamic and fluid Ribbon control sweeps MicroPitch’s effect between two different settings of any combination of controls, such as turning sweetening shifts into a delay-throw and back or changing delays from dark to bright for transitional effects. Desktop users can plug in a MIDI keyboard and gain control of the Ribbon via the mod wheel for tactile control.
The plug-in has been enhanced for experimentation and live performance and fine-tuned for desktop, laptop or iPad. It includes simple pitch-shifting plug-ins and consists of a host of presets based on uses of the MicroPitch effect. The intuitive UI’s Tone, Modulation and Feedback controls provide territory for ear-catching production techniques. Unleashing the full range of MicroPitch’s parameters lets users discover rich repeating delays, thick modulations and Tempo-sync’ed special effects.
MicroPitch features two voices of pitch shifting, one from unison to -50 cents, the other from unison to +50 cents, each with up to 2 seconds of delay. The plug-in can produce a classic stereo-spreading effect, a chorusing effect on each voice using Modulation Depth and Rate controls, and slapback effects utilizing longer delay times, and it can create pitch dive or rise effects by Feedback adjustment. The Mix Lock toggle lets users maintain a wet-dry mix constant while scrolling through the rich complement of presets, while the Pitch Mix allows for layering the two voices by setting the balance between each shifted delay. The Tempo function allows for synchronized and unique delay effects.
Joining the iOS version of the app (which works as a standalone app, AudioUnit v3 plug-in, or Inter-App Audio effect), MicroPitch for Mac and PC supports VST, AAX and AU plug-in protocols for compatibility with every DAW. MicroPitch is priced at $99 and is available now.