ClipShifter can function as a static clipping effect, but it can also respond to the transient qualities of the incoming signal. The clipping threshold can be set to either rise or fall as the level of audio changes.
ClipShifter provides enough user controls to be useful in all mixing stages: from distorting basses and drums, to maximizing mix busses and warming-up overall mixes. The sonic characteristics of the clipping distortion can be altered from hard, brickwall-style clipping, to softer saturation with compression.
Major changes and new features from version 2.1.0
- New separate L/R threshold tracking control.
- New L/R clipping meter and display of L/R threshold data in waveform view.
- Revised knob images and increased knob precision.
- Added finer gearing of knobs when holding shift or alt keys.
- Improved color display of waveform history.
- Improved control layout.
- New EQ controls with selectable gain options and independent clipping processing.
- New Mid/Side controls with independent clipping processing.
- Improved high frequency response with oversampling.
- Processing improvement when oversampling is engaged.
- Better Double processing with Mid/Side signals.
ClipShifter is released as both a free and paid plugin. The paid plugin ($11.76 USD) adds oversampling with double processing, multiband frequency controls, and mid/side processing.
Download links, contact information, and purchasing information can be found at LVC-Audio.
For support and user discussion, visit the LVC-Audio forum hosted by KVR here.