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 MicroShift by Soundtoys is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
MicroShift
Product MicroShift
Developer Soundtoys
Price (MSRP)
$129
Type / Tags Micro ShiftingChorusImagingPitch ShifterStereo ImagingWidener
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Effect(s)   
Operating System Availability
Operating
System
Latest
Version
Download Released
 
5.3.2
 
Downloads Released
 
5.3.2
 
Downloads Released

MicroShift makes it wide. Be it vocals, synths, guitars, backing vocals or whatever you choose to run through it, MicroShift uses this classic studio trick to spread it out, thicken up, or give a new space to any track you hit with it. The SoundToys' "Focus" knob allows the user to push and widen specific ranges without affecting the rest of the track. It's designed to be ideal for adding "shimmer" to a vocal, or "air" to a guitar. Control of the detune amount, delay, and a mix knob lets the user tweak the effect to fit just right in the track.

The micro-shifting technique has been around since the early days of pitch-shifting devices like the Eventide H910 (x2), H3000, the AMS DMX 15-80, and all the way to plug-ins like SoundToys own SoundBlender and PurePitch. The idea is fairly simple, small amounts of delay and or pitch-shift panned hard left and right. The formula's are all a bit different on all the devices, but the effect is essentially the same. It adds a width, space, depth, and thickness to vocal and background vocals. Of course it's been used on lots of other things but that's kind of where it started. It's also still a vital part of most mix engineers "bag of tricks". And let's not forget the guitars. It was also used by guitarists to get crazy huge walls of sound, and bring solos out front (where they should be).

A Little Taste is all you need

You also get Little MicroShift. It adds width, depth, and thickness to vocals, guitars, synths, whatever, just like it's big brother, but with a simple, straight forward interface. Emulating three of the most sought after micro pitch-shifting sounds from two of the all time classic pieces of gear that made the technique famous, Little MicroShift puts them right at your fingertips.

Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By zisser
December 14, 2019

This is one of the best vocal plugins out there. Simple and effective. Easy to use interface and dial in the perfect vocal doubling.

Watch my review on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QbxP4IK38GI

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