nix shifter

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enroe
KVRian
852 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:56 pm

This is the thread about the "nix shifter".
nix shifter 02.gif
This is one of the best pitch-shifter IMO. But it
got lost - and we hope that the developer "Nick"
can revive it.

Nix shifter was released within the scope of
the developer challenge 2012 here on KVR, but
it was an "informal release".
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nix808
KVRAF
3645 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: nix shifter

Post Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:53 am

Heya enroe mate-
Sorry I didn't pick this up better-
Here's the x64 version that I haven't tidied yet->
--edit>>link later in thread
I'll make this neat soon,
so the link should be good-
but MyCo knows his code best,
I'll pass on some applause for sure-
he'll like that imo

--is this still working as good as ever/right?
I tried to alter the hop to hopefully sidestep the bug that originally put me off this algo
Last edited by nix808 on Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:20 am, edited 1 time in total.

enroe
KVRian
852 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Re: nix shifter

Post Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:56 pm

Hey thanks, Nick.

I'll see what your "untidied" version does ...

(I just opened this new thread so that the other
thread doesn't turn totally offtopic).
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enroe
KVRian
852 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Re: nix shifter

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:38 pm

nix808 wrote:Heya enroe mate-
--is this still working as good as ever/right?
I tried to alter the hop to hopefully sidestep the bug that originally put me off this algo
Yeah - really: This is a fantastic shifter!

The 64-bit version is stable in Reaper and in Audacity.
You have enlarged the GUI a little - that's good.
The algo seems the same - just like that of your 2012-32-bit-version,
but the new version needs less CPU-load (only ca. 60% compared to
the 32-bit version). In my short test time there was no crash. And I
couldn't find any bug - so that is great - thank you a lot! :clap:

--> This is a real revival!


The best aspect is still: For certain vocal-parts this grain-algo
works better than those of other famous pitch-shifter. This little
vst is a real nugget in the VST-folder, since in some cases it
is the one that works best, sometimes it is the only one that does
the job at all. :tu:

Thanks Nick - also thanks to the original developer "MyCo"! :love:
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nix808
KVRAF
3645 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: nix shifter

Post Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:59 am

No worries!
I'll work on the UI some.
Also I will link MyCo to the thread
ta for bringing this old plug up!

enroe
KVRian
852 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Re: nix shifter

Post Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:02 am

Ha - yeah. If I could vote for it I would give 5 points. But
this one was an "aftertime-release" at DC2012.
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rcrath
KVRist
71 posts since 3 May, 2005 from Honolulu

Re: nix shifter

Post Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:55 pm

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enroe
KVRian
852 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Re: nix shifter

Post Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:43 pm

Hi rcrath,

thanx for your guitar-sound test of nix-shifter. :D

We can see that this shifter is very versatile: It can do
strong hard + heavy changes to the sound - good
for experimental styles. But it can also be subtle and
rather natural IMO - it is a multisided beast. :tu:
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nix808
KVRAF
3645 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: nix shifter

Post Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:22 pm

Hiya rcath!
ta for upping the vid 8D
There is more range on the LFO at 2:04,
it's shifted 2.14 semis, but it goes up to 36-
thanks for letting me know you'd liker more speed, I'll change it to audiorate at max.
I have this open in FS, maybe I'll try make it look a bit nicer and do the speed mod.
Cheers

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nix808
KVRAF
3645 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: nix shifter

Post Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:27 pm

Thanks for the encouragement enroe!
I'll keep up developing in the coming months

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nix808
KVRAF
3645 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: nix shifter

Post Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:01 pm

there's preset saving problems in this rebuild sorry,
will fix it

rcrath
KVRist
71 posts since 3 May, 2005 from Honolulu

Re: nix shifter

Post Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:16 pm

On the lfo...a much slower lowest speed (4 bars/30 seconds?) as well as faster and a much lower depth on the LFO (maybe put the knob on a log or exponential scale instead of linear (I can never getr the first two straight) would be great additions. I also think it would be nice to have the Beat/Div/hist dropdown combined with the rate knob so that it is all in one place instead of having the knob not work. This one is going in my regular vst folder. I really enjoyed messing around with it,. Any chance of wet/dry control? not a deal breaker but would make things useful as inserts as well as sends. Thank you for your hard work on this. too bad there is not any way to vote for it!
my experimental improv duo, rreplay.
more of my music
occasional experimental sound blog all things vst, guitar synth, and more.
The Digital Guitarist.

rcrath
KVRist
71 posts since 3 May, 2005 from Honolulu

Re: nix shifter

Post Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:20 pm

Also a quick question: What does "fast/slow" do on the eq?...couldn't quite hear what was going on.
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occasional experimental sound blog all things vst, guitar synth, and more.
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nix808
KVRAF
3645 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: nix shifter

Post Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:30 am

fast/slow was an optim, to make it use less cpu
that option is gone now.
Here's the new rebuild->
edit-- dl in next post>>

let me know what's up if anything's wrong

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nix808
KVRAF
3645 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: nix shifter

Post Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:04 pm

I worked on this some more->
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/p6aqnu
Image
The graphics are all vector, except for the headers text
it's tidy inside
I could make some colour dialogs?
What else would be cool?

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