SKnote has announced Retoone, a simple, MIDI-controlled effect for pitch-shifting, doubling, choir and chorus. Two modules are included:
- Pitch-shifting and three-voices choir.
- Stereo chorus.
Pitch-shifting: up to three independent voices are generated from the input. Each voice is shifted up to 1 octave up or down, with formant control. Frequencies can be controlled by MIDI notes. Pan control for each voice is available, with mid-side ratio control and "humanizing" parameters.
Chorus: the additional voices can work in "chorus" mode (modulated periodic pitch shift) and can be placed on the stereo field with mid-side ratio control.
Retoone is currently in beta-test. It will be released for Windows as a VST effect plug-in with the price yet to be announced.