Eventide has released its MicroPitch dual-voice pitch shifter plug-in for Mac and PC.
MicroPitch is the latest incarnation of an iconic effect originated by Eventide in the 1970s. With each generation, Eventide has added to, refined, enhanced and built on its legendary predecessors. MicroPitch is a fine-resolution pitch shifter providing effects that range from subtle tone fattening to dramatic slap-back effects via longer delays. MicroPitch goes above and beyond the run-of-mill stereo spread effects of simple micropitch plug-ins by allowing 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 can add a bit of "life" while mixing by sweeping MicroPitch's effect between two completely 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 of this intuitive performance macro.
The plug-in has been enhanced for experimentation and live performance and fine-tuned for desktop, laptop or iPad. It also promises much more tweakability than more simple pitch shifting plug-ins and includes a host of Presets based on iconic 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 by means of Modulation Depth and Rate controls, and slapback effects by means of 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.
Intro Price: $39 through May 31 (Reg. $99).