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Top 17 Pitch Shifter VST plugins 2020

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We have collected for you the top 17 VST plugins Pitch Shifter according to PluginBoutique.

VST list navigation:

  1. Tape Stop
  2. Tape Stop Snapin
  3. ProVocative
  4. Quadravox
  5. Pitch Monster
  6. Manipulator
  7. Discord4
  8. MHarmonizerMB
  9. H910
  10. MicroPitch
  11. Pitch ‘N Time Pro
  12. TIME FACTORY II
  13. Pitch Shifter Snapin
  14. PITCHMAP
  15. ElastiquePitch 2
  16. reTune
  17. Pitch ‘N Time LE

1. Tape Stop

by Vengeance Sound

Tape Stop

Important Note: You must have an eLicencer dongle to use Vengeance Sound products – you can purchase one HERE.

The Tapestop effect is as old as it is famous, and Vengeance has the deluxe version of this effect for you:

VPS Tapestop is your new favourite tool when it comes to all kind of pitch effects. But stop, it can do a lot more: with the build in sequencer, volume and filter envelopes or the new “tape slip” feature you can create crazy effects, way beyond the classic Tapestop pitch-down.

Features

  • Simulates Pitch-Down and Pitch-Up
  • LP Filter can be added
  • Volume Fades can be added
  • Tape Slip: simulates worn Tapes/Vinyls
  • Stepped or smooth pitch effects
  • Internal sequencer
  • 3 independend envelopes for pitch, filter and volume
  • Realtime scope
  • 80 presets with pitch, wobble or special fx presets
  • No clicks and 100% sync with your song
  • The tapestop effect duration can be set in note values

Our Installer Contains

  • 32Bit & 64Bit versions
  • VST2 and VST3 versions
  • AU version
  • AAX version

System Requirements

Windows:

Mac:

  • IntelMac 1.5Ghz
  • 2GB RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.8
  • VST 2.4 or AU compliant host
  • No Power Mac supported
  • eLicenser USB dongle

Important Notes:


2. Tape Stop Snapin

by kiloHearts

Tape Stop Snapin

Tape Stop: Tape speed simulation

At about the same time as dinosaurs roamed the earth, magnetic tape was the hottest way to store recorded audio. Naturally, cave men discovered that starting and stopping the tape while playing back would lead to interesting effects.

kHs Tape Stop simulates this arcane technology in a simple way, allowing you to get great spindown/speedup sounds quickly with the push of a button. What’s next? Harnessing the power of fire?

What’s a Snapin?

This plugin is a “snapin”. That means you can use it as a regular VST/AU plugin, or you can use it with our snapin hosts Multipass and Snap Heap where you can combine effects in amazing ways.

System Requirements

These are the minimum recommended system requirements for running snapins.

CPU:

  • 2 GHz or faster

Memory:

  • 1 GB or more

Operating System:

  • Windows (7 or newer) or Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)

Software:

  • A VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible DAW

Supported formats:

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST2
  • Snapin

Please note: If you use a lot of snapins at the same time in your patch the CPU usage willincrease accordingly. Thus, we cannot guarantee that the snapins will work flawlessly in all use cases even if your system does meet the minimum recommended system requirements.


3. ProVocative

by Boz Digital Labs

ProVocative

Micro pitch shifting is not a new effect. It is a trick that has been used for decades to thicken and widen vocals, synths and guitars (some people even use it on drums). So why did we make another one? Because we wanted one that was dead easy to use without sacrificing control. ProVocative is so quick and easy to dial in. It’s also incredibly light on your CPU without sacrificing quality.

Band Limit

The ability to apply a low and high pass filter to your micro pitched tracks has proven to be incredibly valuable. Take off a bit of the high and low end of your pitch-shifted tracks to get a nice smooth subtle widening.

Mix Section

ProVocative gives you intuitive wet and dry knobs so that you can blend them together however you want. If you prefer mix style blending, you can enable the link button, and the wet and dry knobs act as mix knobs instead.

Features

  • Instant thicker tracks
  • Micro Pitch Shifting
  • Easy to use without sacrificing control

System Requirements

Mac

  • OS X 10.5 or greater

Formats:

  • AAX
  • AU (Audio Units)
  • RTAS
  • VST
  • VST3

Windows

  • Windows XP or greater

Formats:

  • AAX
  • RTAS
  • VST
  • VST3

4. Quadravox

by Eventide

Quadravox

Intuitive Compositions

Quadravox is a unique composition tool designed to inspire songwriting, stack harmonies, widen instruments and offers creative innovative rhythmic sequences. With Quadravox, you can take any incoming tones, including drums, and generate up to four voices based on the chosen key and timing interval. It’s optimized for multiple instances so your tracks can interact with each other by way of beautiful harmonies and groovy sequences.

Quadravox controls are intuitive, allowing you to quickly adjust parameters or type in values. Each of the four voices can be independently manipulated by level, panning, delay time with feedback, and pitch, including the type of musical interval. The effect can even be sync’d to your DAW tempo for killer, melodic, rhythmic delays.

Features

Whether you are an electronic musician, singer/songwriter or guitarist, Quadravox has got you covered with more than 60 presets to breathe new life into your musical ideas.

  • Unique Notation Grid presents pitches on a traditional music staff with a quantized grid for placing notes over time allowing for a more musical programming experience. Color and brightness indicate pan and level for each voice
  • Optimized for multiple instances and works great on monophonic synths, guitar and vocals
  • MixLock keeps the wet/dry mix of the effect static as you scroll through presets or user-defined snapshots. KeyLock does the same for the Key and Scale
  • Randomize function randomizes an amount of micro pitch shift resulting in simulation of natural character for each of the 4 voices
  • Pitch-tracking ‘off’ mode allows it to shine on polyphonic and rhythmic sounds

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7+ (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • VST2 32/64-bit

MAC

  • macOS 10.7+ (64-bit only)

Formats:

  • AAX 64-bit
  • AU 64-bit,
  • VST2 64-bit

Notes:

  • We test our desktop plugins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One. However, our plugins should work with any compatible host.
  • New 32-bit macOS installers are no longer being made for this product.
  • No iLok dongle is required to run this software – only a FREE iLok account/Manager is required for authorisation of this software.

5. Pitch Monster

by Devious Machines

Pitch Monster

Extreme Pitch Shifting

Underneath Pitch Monster’s streamlined exterior lurks an absolute beast, capable of 64 voices of sound-warping insanity. Transform a solo vocal into a beautiful choir or robotic melody; turn a mono synth into an orchestra, or your own familiar speaking voice into the rumbling vibrations of Thor, God of Thunder.

With its granular, formant and robo-tastic vocoder engines, Pitch Monster goes far beyond ordinary pitch shifting. Realtime MIDI control, low latency and 8-voice polyphony mean that it can be played like an instrument. Pitch and time spread and randomisation functions turn ordinary sounds into the fantastical, whilst extreme formant shifting can not only alter the gender of a voice, but mutate it into an entirely different species!

Just don’t turn the knobs too far. You don’t want to get it over-excited.

Chord Mode


Chord mode lets you select up to eight notes on the on-screen keyboard to form a chord. This mode can be used to harmonize or add higher or lower energy to a sound. With eight chord memory slots, you can save and recall chords for live performance.

Build chords for your track in MIDI learn mode, or copy and paste chords between slots and edit them. You can even copy chords to other instances of the plugin.

MIDI Mode

As well as Normal mode, with its pitchwheel control over the sound’s shift, Pitch Monster can operate using MIDI or Chord mode.

Route MIDI to Pitch Monster, and control the amount of shift applied from your DAW or MIDI keyboard. With MIDI note, glide and pitch bend support you can get musical results quickly – imposing new melodies and harmonies on existing material. In MIDI mode the audio only plays when a note is pressed.

Formant Mode

Formant mode is tailored for vocals but also works with other clean monophonic audio.

If you think of the voice as a series of pulse from your vocal chords through the resonating chambers of your neck and head then this mode lets you control the speed of the pulses and the size of your neck and head independently.

Unison, Jitter and Spread

Pitch Monster can create 8 voices in unison (or 64 total voices in MIDI or chord mode) and spread them in time, pitch or both. Use these controls to create wide, thick or diffuse textures.

Features

  • Harmonise with up to 8 voices of polyphony
  • Huge 6-octave range
  • Dial in 8 voices of unison for a 64 voice stack
  • Granular, formant-shifting and vocoder engines
  • Realtime MIDI control
  • Programmable chord memories, with hundreds of presets
  • Dual high + low pass filters for fine tonal control
  • Wide mode for BIG stereo effects
  • Responsive, low-latency DSP engine

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7 or later (32/64-bit)

Mac

  • OSX 10.9 or later (64-bit)

Formats

  • VST/AU/AAX

6. Manipulator

by Polyverse

Manipulator

A new kind of vocal-transforming processor.

Through unique granular algorithms, Manipulator can dramatically alter the timbre and pitch of monophonic audio in new and unexplored ways. From subtly imposing pitch and harmonization, to a full-on sonic mangle that will leave you with a totally new sound, Manipulator is as versatile as it is creativity-inducing.

Warp and bend your voice into amazing new sounds.

Features

  • Bend and sculpt your sounds into new ones
  • Alter timbre and pitch of vocals and instruments
  • 10 Different effects with endless combinations
  • Change melodies of existing performances
  • Create harmonies with up to 4 polyphonic voices
  • Extensive modulation capabilities
  • Real-time processing for live performance
  • Supports VST / AU / AAX plug-in formats

Near-Endless Manipulation

Equipped with 10 different effects including pitch processing, formant, harmonics, sound smearing, pseudo stereo and more, Manipulator can take a normal vocal and transform it into a complex, entrancing new sound. Other monophonic and rhythmic sources work particularly well with Manipulator.

Alter Pitch in Real Time

Like I Wish, Manipulator allows users to accept midi data in real time, allowing pitch shifting to be controlled on the fly via midi controller. Didn’t like the vocal melody in a take? Play it the way you hear it! Manipulator transposes pitch seamlessly and adds a unique texture to incoming audio. Manipulator supports up to 4 polyphonic voices when used with a midi input.

Infected Mushroom’s Secret Weapon

A large part of Infected Mushroom’s signature sound is their array of vocal manipulation techniques. Most of the vocals on their albums are actually mangled, edited, chopped, and heavily processed – all in the pursuit of making them sound like synthesizers.

It’s not hard to see why making the ultimate plug-in for voice transformations was the obvious next step after “I Wish”.

Through the unique “Artistic feedback” process, the artists use ever-changing prototypes to make their own music, Manipulator has morphed and evolved into what it is today. Throughout its creation, Infected Mushroom have used it extensively throughout their 2017 release “Return to the Sauce”.

System Requirements

  • Platform – Mac/PC
  • Bit Depth 32/64
  • Format – AAX, VST, AU
  • Hardware Requirements – Mac:Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
  • Hardware Requirements –  PC: Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon 64×2 or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
  • OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.6 or later

7. Discord4

by Audio Damage

Discord4

Discord4 is the latest version of our most popular and long-lived product, our Discord stereo pitch shifter. Originally modelled from the H910, Discord has long since become its own effect and a studio standby, and this version includes major additions to further stretch its capabilities. 

The pitch-shifter consists of three separate algorithms: a “vintage” mode (the original Discord algorithm, modelled on the Eventide H910 and H949), a “clean” mode for more modern shifting sounds, and a “granular” mode for experimental effects. Each mode has its strengths, depending on the input material, and Discord3 has a broad palette of capabilities as a result. The P1 and P2 algorithms have full control over the buffer (window) size of the shift effect, for fine-tuning the shift to the input signal, or for stranger sound effects. At the extremes of the six-octave shift range, some truly strange aliasing and artifacts can be had with this control. 

Discord4 retains its pair of tempo-synced delays and bandpass filters from previous versions and adds a reverb in the feedback loop (for easy access to “shimmer” effects). We have also replaced the modulation sources from the original with our all-new FLFO (Flexible LFO) design. Panorama controls are included to control the stereo width of the wet signal. Finally, soft saturation and limiting have been added or improved throughout the signal path, for an overall improved sound and added vintage-style warmth, and to allow for extreme feedback experiments without fear of overloading your DAW’s channel.

Features

  • Pitch Shifting: Discord4 contains a pair of shifters with three separate algorithms (Vintage, Clean, and Granular) for different styles of pitch shifting. 
  • Buffer Size Control: The P1 (Vintage) and P2 (Clean) algorithms have a Buffer Size control, from 32 to 2048 samples, for fine-tuning the pitch shifting effect. 
  • Delay: Tempo-synced or free-running delays with feedback, cross-feedback, and a sophisticated bandpass filter.
  • Reverb: A simple stereo reverb is added to the feedback path, for “shimmer” effects and further sound exploration. 
  • Modulation: Two of our new FLFO (Flexible Low-Frequency Oscillator) with tempo sync and an arbitrary waveform, capable of a nearly infinite number of modulation shapes using only three controls. 
  • True Stereo Operation: Discord4 has a true stereo signal path, with entirely independent control over each side, finishing with panorama settings for stereo width. 
  • MIDI Note Control: Six octaves of pitch-shifting can be controlled with MIDI note input. 
  • All-New GUI: Vector-based resizable user interface.
  • Presets: Cross-platform XML-based preset manager. 

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 8.1 or newer and a 32-bit or 64-bit DAW.
  • VST 32/64-bit
  • VST3 32/64-bit
  • AAX 64-bit

Mac

  • 10.8 or newer and a 32-bit or 64-bit DAW. 
  • VST 32/64-bit
  • VST3 32/64-bit
  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • AudioUnit 32/64-bit

8. MHarmonizerMB

by MeldaProduction

MHarmonizerMB

MHarmonizerMB is a pitch shifting and multi-voice harmonizing plugin that lets you play like many musicians at once. It widens or enhances recordings, adds bass drum subharmonics and much more. With multiple harmonizing algorithms, up to 120 voices, formant adjustment and features such as strumming, MHarmonizerMB is the most versatile harmonizing effect on the market.

Features

Very fast, optimized for SSE and SSE2 processors.

  • Global preset management and online preset exchange – using a title button you can save your settings (which are shared on the computer) so you can easily access these in other songs. Moreover all plugins can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers (if this feature is enabled). We are building a community and you can be a part of it!
  • Fully automatable.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.


9. H910

by Eventide

H910

The H910 Harmonizer was the world’s first digital effects processor. With its unique combinations of pitch shifting, modulation and delay, the H910 can be heard on countless ground-breaking works by artists from AC/DC to David Bowie to Frank Zappa. Simply put, nothing sounds quite like it.

A powerful creative tool, the H910 plug-in for AAX, VST and AU is a faithful recreation of the original hardware. Use the H910’s pitch changing ability to create specific musical intervals and perfect harmonies, spread guitars, fatten snares, apply subtle organic de-tuning to synths or add slap-back delays to vocals. At extreme settings, you can create unheard-of mechanical sounds, drone effects or robot language using self-oscillation, delay, and anti-feedback.

H910-EKD

A number of enhancements have been added to this release including Keyboard and Envelope pitch control modes, Output 2 Delay Group and a Mixer. This H910-EKD (Envelope/Keyboard/Delay) as it is known, allows the plug-in to be even more responsive to your sound.

The recreation of the original piano-style keyboard remote control allows you to play musical pitch offsets and blend in a second delay line by using new mixer controls for added stereo sound. The new envelope follower uses the input signal to bend the pitch.

Two is Better than One

When you purchase the H910 Harmonizer plug-in, you also receive Eventide’s exclusive H910 Dual Harmonizer. This version recreates the popular technique of running two H910 units in parallel to create lush doubling and other interesting effects.

Features

  • NEW Keyboard and MIDI mapping – The original H910 featured a keyboard remote control which was used live by several artists including Elton John. With the H910 plug-in you can easily use MIDI to control pitch and harmonization in real-time
  • NEW Envelope Follower – An envelope follower has also been implemented in this latest release. Engineers and producers discovered that sending a control voltage to the hardware H910 could be used to slightly (or massively) vary the pitch, creating entirely new sounds. The built-in envelope follower makes exploring these possibilities easy
  • NEW OUT2 Delay Group – adds inspiring attributes to your sound
  • True analog modeling of highly nonlinear electronics for faithful reproduction of the original H910’s juicyness and grit
  • Perform perfect pitch changes controlled manually, via MIDI or with Anti-Feedback
  • Anti-Feedback modulates the pitch around unity for a subtle or wild effect
  • Optional “glitching” of original H910 hardware to create unpredictable sounds as it alters pitch
  • Modify pitch by musical intervals (diatonic) to harmonize vocals or solo instruments
  • Delay rhythms and melodies to create everything from slap-back echoes to feedback chaos
  • Create colorful, unique sound effects and drones through self-oscillation
  • Individually control delay outputs and dry/wet mix
  • Mix Lock allows for scrolling through presets or settings while keeping the dry/wet mix constant

BONUS: H910 Dual

  • H910 Dual recreates two H910 units running in parallel to create doubling effects and other unique sounds
  • H910 Dual easily fattens and thickens instruments when assigning opposite pitch ratios
  • H910 Dual Stereo (cross-unit) Feedback can cause the incoming signal to shift up and then down continuously

Presets

The H910 and H910 Dual feature hundreds of presets and include a number of artist presets.

  • Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle)
  • Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails)
  • The Butcher Bros. (John Lennon, Bob Dylan)
  • Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, Frank Zappa)
  • Roy Hendrickson (Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra)
  • Sasha (Madonna, Hot Chip)

The Glitch is Back

The original H910’s unique pitch change method introduced random ‘glitches’ into the audio and the word ‘glitch’ into the audio engineer’s vocabulary. Not surprisingly, artists found creative ways to use the glitch and, in fact, years later when the H949 was introduced with advanced de-glitching circuitry, some users were disappointed that the glitch was gone. In addition to the glitch, all of the quirkiness of the original H910 has been emulated. The design predates the introduction of the CD and digital audio sample rate standards (e.g. 44.1 kHz) by nearly a decade. The system clocks at the heart of the design drifted and wobbled introducing a degree of randomness in the effect not found in later crystal-based, precise digital devices. This was evident in the way that the display would flicker between pitch ratio readings. The combination of glitch, randomness and analog signal path, especially when the feedback control was turned up, added an ‘organic’ feel to the sound and that feeling comes through in the plug-in.

True End to End Emulation

Eventide has painstakingly modeled every section of the analog signal chain to recreate the sounds of the original H910.The original H910 was a 100% software-free, analog and digital processor that predated the earliest practical ADC or DSP chips by several years. It used simple digital logic gates and some of the earliest RAM memory chips but was, in large measure, an analog beast. A custom analog-to-digital converter, companding, filtering and analog feedback combined to give the unit a distinctive sound which this plug-in faithfully re-creates. 

Join the Elite

H910 Hall of FameIn 2007, the H910 was inducted in the technology Hall of Fame. The list of famed producers, audio engineers and musicians that still use it to this day—either in hardware or plug-in form—is a veritable “who’s who” of the recording industry. Thicken drums, create vocal harmonies and make your guitars fill up the track with the best of them. Just ask Tony Visconti (David Bowie, Thin Lizzy, ), Shelly Yakus (John Lennon, U2, Madonna), Tom Lord-Alge (Avril Lavigne, Blink 182, Santana), Tony Platt (AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Bob Marley), Laurie Anderson and Eddie Van Halen, to name a few. Once you have the H910 in your arsenal, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7+ (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • VST2 32/64-bit

MAC

  • macOS 10.7+ (64-bit only)

Formats:

  • AAX 64-bit
  • AU 64-bit,
  • VST2 64-bit

Notes:

  • We test our desktop plugins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One. However, our plugins should work with any compatible host.
  • New 32-bit macOS installers are no longer being made for this product.
  • No iLok dongle is required to run this software.

10. MicroPitch

by Eventide

Loopcloud Music App from Loopmasters.com

MicroPitch

Dual Voice Pitch-Shifter + Special FX

MicroPitch is a fine-resolution pitch shifter for subtle tone fattening, plus delays for dramatic slap back effects. MicroPitch is the latest incarnation of an iconic effect originated by Eventide in the 1970s. With each generation, Eventide has added refined, enhanced and built-on it’s legendary predecessors.

MicroPitch can take you beyond the run-of-mill stereo spread effects of simple micropitch plugins. It goes above and beyond by allowing you to mix in detuned and delayed versions of your source, creating depth and dimensions not possible before. With its expanded controls you can achieve deep pitch dives, haunting echoes, and pristine chorusing effects.

And, like all H9 series plug-ins, MicroPitch is designed to ‘play’. The RIBBON lets you sweep the effect between two completely different settings. Turn your sweetening shift into a delay-throw and back, or change your delays from dark to bright for transitional effects. Use the Ribbon to add a bit of ‘life’ while you’re mixing. For desktop users, plug in a MIDI keyboard and gain control of the Ribbon via the mod wheel for tactile control of this intuitive performance macro.

Play it Live

The plug-in has been enhanced for experimentation and live performance and fine-tuned for your desktop, laptop or iPad. It also promises much more tweak-ability than simple pitch shifting plugins. Tone, Modulation, and Feedback controls provide territory for ear-catching production techniques. Unleash the full range of MicroPitch’s parameters and you can discover rich repeating delays, thick modulations, and tempo-synced special effects.

MicroPitch’s Proud Legacy

Eventide originated the micropitch effect by accident in the early 1970s with the introduction of the world’s first digital audio effects box, the H910 Harmonizer®. The design of the H910 predates large (and medium) scale integrated circuits, including analogue-to-digital converters, sample rate standards and digital signal processing algorithms. The H910’s system clock was not crystal-based but instead used an LC (inductor/capacitor) oscillator circuit which roved to be just a tad unstable. As a result, the pitch ratio would wiggle about. Early owners of the H910, especially studios that could afford two, discovered that setting the pitch ratio on one H910 to ‘flicker’ between 0.99 and 1.00, while adjusting another to flicker 1.00 and 1.01, resulted in a rich spread stereo effect. 

Eventide’s second Harmonizer, the H949, introduced in the mid-1970s, ‘fixed’ the randomness of the H910 by incorporating a rock-steady crystal oscillator. The H949 provided a number of new features made possible by digital audio – reverse effects, de-glitching and “u PC” -thereby formally introducing this new effect into the pro audio lexicon. The H949 was also an early digital audio device, 100% DSP/CPU-free, predominately analogue, and, to achieve small, precise, deviations of pitch it employed using a radio technique called Single Side Band modulation. 

With the introduction of the DSP-based Eventide H3000 Harmonizer®, an enhanced version of the MicroPitch effect was developed and the effect became a ‘go-to’ tool for audio pros and artists worldwide. Today’s MicroPitch continues the long tradition of offering ever-expanding capabilities to this fundamental effect.

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.
  • Classic stereo-spreading effect.
  • Slapback effects using longer delay times.
  • TONE for fine-tuning the voices to fit perfectly in your mix.
  • PITCH MIX for layering the two voices by setting the balance between each shifted delay.
  • MOD DEPTH and RATE for a chorusing effect on each voice.
  • FEEDBACK for pitch dive/rise effects.
  • Intuitive UI for ease of use.
  • Tempo for synchronized and unique delay effects.
  • Presets based on iconic uses of the MicroPitch effect.
  • RIBBON lets you ‘play’ the effect in real-time and provides dynamic and fluid control to morph back and forth between the settings of your choice.
  • MIXLOCK keeps MIX control constant as you audition presets.
  • Available for Mac and PC as VST, AAX, and AU plug-in.

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7+ (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • VST2 32/64-bit
  • VST3 32/64-bit

Mac

  • macOS 10.9+ (64-bit only)

Formats:

  • AAX 64-bit
  • AU 64-bit
  • VST2 64-bit
  • VST3 64-bit

Notes:

  • Eventide test their desktop plugins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One. However, their plugins should work with any compatible host.
  • No iLok dongle is required to run this software – only a FREE iLok account/Manager is required for authorisation of this software.

11. Pitch ‘N Time Pro

by Serato

Pitch 'N Time Pro

The Best Time Stretching and Pitch Shifting

Important Note: This software is only compatible with Pro Tools.

Pitch ‘n Time Pro is a high quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting AudioSuite software plug-in for the Pro Tools platform. It works with all versions of Pro Tools including Pro Tools HD, LE, and M‑Powered.

Pitch ‘n Time Pro offers time compression and expansion from a ratio of 1/8 speed through to 8 x speed independent of pitch, and pitch shifting of up to 36 semitones independent of tempo.

The time-stretching and pitch-shifting functions each have three interchangeable panels, ranging from simple fixed ratios to complex tempo and pitch alterations that vary over time. You can even warp the timing of your samples just by placing markers and moving them around.

The tempo and pitch panels can be mixed and matched to suit your application, with real time previewing.

Pro Tools users may download a 30 day demo license of Pitch ‘n Time Pro or buy now from our online store.

Existing Pitch ‘n Time Pro users, with Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher, can upgrade to Pitch ‘n Time Pro 3.0 from their Products page.

Features

  • Perfect Pro Tools integration using the Pro Tools time trimmer tool
  • Pitch ‘n Time Pro has a range of 1/8 speed and through to to 8 x speed, and pitch shifting of up to ±36 semitones
  • Time stretch by tempo change, length change, target length, or target BPM
  • Select pitch shift by frequency change or semitone shift
  • Preview changes in real time

Note: In ‘Voice Mode’, range is limited to 50%-200% and +/- 12 semitones

System Requirements

Mac

  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800
  • Platforms: Pro Tools 10.3.5, 11 and 12 / Logic Pro 9 and X (64-bit inclusive)
  • Authorization: iLok Key

Windows

  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800
  • Platform: Pro Tools 10.3.5, 11 and 12
  • Authorization: iLok Key

Important Note: An iLok USB Key is required in order to activate this software.


12. TIME FACTORY II

by Zynaptiq

TIME FACTORY II

Important Note: TIME FACTORY II is available as Mac OS X stand-alone application only.

Precision Batch Time Stretching And Pitch Shifting

TIME FACTORY II for Mac OS X is a professional application for high-quality audio time stretching and pitch shifting. It features the critically acclaimed MPEX, ZTX and ClearScale algorithms and allows changing duration and pitch of any audio file independently over a very wide range of stretch ratios – with unprecedented fidelity and timing precision. TIME FACTORY II supports phase-synced processing of mono, stereo and multichannel files up to 384kHz sample rate, all popular audio file types including broadcast formats with meta-data preservation, and features industrial-grade batch processing as well as formant shifting and correction. Whether you need to perform frame rate (FPS) conversion for film sound, change the tempo and/or pitch of music tracks for production or remixing a song, design new sounds or slow down music for transcription – TIME FACTORY II is your weapon of choice.

Straight Forward

Getting sample accurately precise results with TIME FACTORY II is fast and easy. Drop some files onto the application, set stretching/shifting amount, hit process…done. You can enter stretching factor either as new target duration in hours/minutes/seconds, a percentage of change in length, source and target BPM or FPS, the equivalent pitch transposition amount, or use sample frames as unit for the new target length. Whatever your preferred unit of measurement is, TIME FACTORY II lets you use it in a straight-forward way.

Precision, As In “Precision”

When stretching audio, it is vitally important that timing is precise. Particularly with very long files, such as a film reel, this can be challenging for other solutions, where you may end up with loosened lip sync or drum timing, even flanging in the transients. Not so with TIME FACTORY II, which uses extremely high precision mathematics to ensure timing accuracy to the highest degree possible without the obvious artifacts commonly associated with time stretching. Which is why TIME FACTORY II is recognized across the industry as one of the best possible solutions for stretching audio.

Freedom Of Choice

TIME FACTORY II doesn’t come with one industry standard stretching algorithm, it comes with five. Each of these algorithms – MPEX 2, MPEX 3, ZTX, quickStretch, ClearScale – has its own particular strengths, parameters and applications. This gives you the option to pick and choose algorithms depending on preference, signal type and the intended result. You make the choice, TIME FACTORY II does the work.

Compatible To The Max

TIME FACTORY II supports phase synced processing of an arbitrary number of channels, making it an ideal solution for frame rate conversion of cinematic and broadcast material. It also supports any sample rate up to 384kHz (DXD), and any bit depth up to 32 bit, making it compatible to today’s highest fidelity formats. Speaking of which…of course, TIME FACTORY II also supports all popular file formats, including AIFF, WAV, BWF with meta-data preservation, WAVE64, MBWF/RF64, CoreAudio and even the venerable SoundDesigner II. It also imports MP3 and AAC directly from iTunes if required. Whatever you throw at it, TIME FACTORY II can deal with it.

Fast, Faster, TIME FACTORY II

High-quality time stretching can take time. A lot of it. Which is why you may not want to waste any, waiting for the process to complete. Hence TIME FACTORY II is built around an industrial grade batch processing engine. Set up parameters, click “process”, and go ahead and focus on the other tasks at hand while your Mac processes all of those files for you. And to speed up your workflow even more, TIME FACTORY II comes with factory presets for common tasks like PAL<->NTSC frame rate conversion, and allows you to save your own custom settings. It’s not a time stretching application, it’s a time stretching powerhouse. Have a look at what TIME FACTORY II can do for you using the free trial today!

Features

  • Batch time stretching, pitch shifting and formant shifting application for Mac OS X.
  • ZTX, quickStretch, MPEX 2, MPEX 3 and ClearScale algorithms.
  • High precision even with extremely long audio tracks.
  • Support for phase synced processing of mono, stereo, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 and N.1 channel layouts.
  • Support for sample rates up to 384kHz (DXD) and bit rates up to 32 bit.
  • Option to “transpose” files, a.k.a. sample rate conversion.
  • Support for AIFF, WAV, BWAV (with meta data preservation), CAF, WAVE64, MBWF/RF64 and SoundDesigner II files.
  • Entry of stretching factor as BPM, seconds, sample frames or FPS
  • Factory presets for common scenarios including 3:2 pull-down, PAL <-> NTSC frame rate conversion, double speed and half speed.
  • Option to save user presets to speed up repeating tasks.
  • Algorithm parameters to optimize processing for speech, complex material, monophonic or polyphonic music, and more.
  • Perfect for frame rate (FPS) conversion.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer
  • Intel CPU
  • 2GB of RAM, though we strongly suggest more

Channel & File Formats Supported:

  • Phase-synced processing of any channel count, including but not limited to mono, stereo, 5.1 and 7.1
  • All popular audio file formats including AIFF, WAV, BWF, CAF, WAVE64, MBWF/RF64
  • Meta-Data is preserved for BWF
  • Bit rates up to 32bit
  • Sample rate up to 384kHz

Important Note: TIME FACTORY II is available as Mac OS X stand-alone application only.


13. Pitch Shifter Snapin

by kiloHearts

Pitch Shifter Snapin

Pitch Shifter: Harmonic Shifting

Are you out of tune? Do you want to be? Either way, pitch shifter uses grain delay to bring the pitch where you want it to be.  Or at least somewhere else from where it already is.

What’s a Snapin?

This plugin is a “snapin”. That means you can use it as a regular VST/AU plugin, or you can use it with our snapin hosts Multipass and Snap Heap where you can combine effects in amazing ways.

System Requirements

These are the minimum recommended system requirements for running snapins.

CPU:

  • 2 GHz or faster

Memory:

  • 1 GB or more

Operating System:

  • Windows (7 or newer) or Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)

Software:

  • A VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible DAW

Supported formats:

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST2
  • Snapin

Please note: If you use a lot of snapins at the same time in your patch the CPU usage willincrease accordingly. Thus, we cannot guarantee that the snapins will work flawlessly in all use cases even if your system does meet the minimum recommended system requirements.


14. PITCHMAP

by Zynaptiq

PITCHMAP

It’s Full Of Stars

PITCHMAP is the world’s first and only plug-in that allows processing the pitch of individual sounds within mixed signals in real-time. It lets you change the melodies and harmonies of any recording by simply playing your own on a MIDI keyboard or creating a pitch map using our stream-lined GUI, and optionally corrects any tuning issues at the same time. As if that weren’t enough, PITCHMAP provides functions to suppress individual sounds within a mix, and can apply advanced synthesizer-like sound transformations to your audio. In short, it is an inspiring musical instrument, a precision corrective tool and the only processor that literally lets you shape music with your hands.

PITCHMAP has so many uses we haven’t yet discovered all of them ourselves. Here’s a couple of the applications we’re aware of:

  • Engineers can correct tuning inaccuracies in mixed recordings
  • Composers can try different harmonies for their works in an immediate, hassle-free and inspiring manner
  • Music producers that work with sampled material can now sculpt the music inside the samples as if they were clay in the hands of a potter
  • DJs can adapt the key/scale of their songs to fit into a seamless set
  • Sound designers get a bunch of unique new ways of creating the sounds that make the films and games of today so immersive
  • Mash-Up artists and Re-Mixers now spend minutes instead of hours (or days) adapting the components they use to fit each other
  • Rapid song/score prototyping using existing recordings that can be transformed to be something new on-the-fly
  • Mix element suppression under MIDI control
  • Creating unique synthesizer sounds based on a live input
  • Create instant remixes and professional accompaniment tracks directly from your favorite songs or play list

MAP That Pitch

Based on our Mixed-Signal Audio Processing technology (MAP), PITCHMAP internally de-mixes the input signal into individual sounds, including their harmonics and transients. This technique is quite literally rocket science, and is done using perceptive modeling and pattern recognition techniques also used in artificial intelligence applications. The separated sounds can then be individually tuning-corrected and mapped to other pitches, a process we call Pitch Mapping. MAP also enables PITCHMAP’s  simple-to-use, yet very effective functions for suppressing or isolating mix elements. In real-time, of course.

Natural

Our MAP process is based on a model of the human perceptive system, including the cochlea and the brain region responsible for interpreting its data. Hence our process is inherently very natural sounding with correct settings and reasonable amounts of pitch modification. The human voice, however, has a very specific sonic topology that is very different from any musical instrument, and human hearing is trained to detect even the most subtle sonic variations in a voice. As a result, processing voice simultaneously with other instruments has been a challenge in the past. To accommodate for this, we’ve added an extra layer of intelligence that recognizes voice elements and processes them separately. We’ve called this Natural Mode. 

Electric & Creative

Certain pitch correction algorithm artifacts have become quite popular. We’ve got those, too, if you want them. But our MAP process has more sonic options than that.  We’ve added parameters called Purify and Electrify that allow making your sound more or less synthetic sounding, and threw in a polyphonic Portamento option named Glide, for good measure. In combination with the live MIDI function, these parameters can basically turn PITCHMAP into a unique synthesizer allowing some very far out sound design.

No PhD Required

Although the DSP code itself is insanely complex, the process of Mapping Pitch is as simple as playing some notes on a MIDI keyboard or dragging sliders on our super-slick GUI to assign source pitches to target pitches. Or you can let your computer do the pitch mapping by using dedicated macro controls to go from one key/scale to another with just a couple of clicks. Changing pitches in a mixed signal has never been so intuitive and musical. Instant correction of tuning issues, straight-forward re-harmonisation or intricate restructuring of a composition’s pitches… the choice is yours, PITCHMAP does the rest.

Lightning Fast

To increase workflow efficiency even more, we’ve provided comprehensive Snapshot functionality. 8 Snapshot slots let you compare multiple settings, adapt the process to different parts of a recording individually and create parameter automation without a headache. Summed up, PITCHMAP gives you near-instant results while at the same time giving you access to every little detail.

So how does PITCHMAP compare to other pitch processing products, like Celemony’s Melodyne Editor or Antares’ Auto Tune? In a nut-shell: it doesn’t. They have different applications and strengths, and complement each other nicely. In simplified words:

  • If you need to tune a solo vocal take or other monophonic instrument, use Auto Tune.
  • If you need to fine-tune or manipulate a single but polyphonic instrument, or a section of instruments, and using off-line editing doesn’t break your workflow, use Melodyne.
  • If you need to tune or change the pitches of a full mix or other complex polyphonic signal in real-time and under MIDI control, while retaining all the transient crispness of any percussive elements, or if you want to create far-out sounds, or if you want to try out different harmonies on your loops and recordings from within the creative, musical workflow….use PITCHMAP.

Depending on your field of work, you may want to have all three of them. So grab a copy of PITCHMAP and complete your pitch processing toolkit!

NB: Please note that for tuning some types of polyphonic audio, offline processing may yield better results.

System Requirements:

PC:

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • CPU with at least 2 Cores; Intel CPU recommended, i7 or better recommended.
  • Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions) DOES NOT REQUIRE ILOK KEY
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

MAC:  

  • Apple Mac computer
  • OSX 10.8.x or newer
  • Intel CPU with at least 2 Cores; i7 or better recommended.
  • Apple AU (AudioUnits), Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions) DOES NOT REQUIRE ILOK KEY
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

Formats:

PITCHMAP is available for a variety of formats.

Mac OS X:

  • Apple AudioUnits (32/64bit)
  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)

Windows:

  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)

Please Note:

  • MIDI functionality depends on the implementation of the Host software
  • PITCHMAP uses a lot of CPU! Please download the trial version to see whether your DAW has sufficient resources to use PITCHMAP effectively

CPU Load

While they are highly optimized, our plug-ins use a LOT of CPU due to the complex nature of the magic they perform. We recommend setting your playback buffer size to at least 512 or ideally 1024 samples for optimum performance.

As our plug-ins sport unique features not found in any other software, we highly recommend reading their manuals to ensure you get the most out of them!


15. ElastiquePitch 2

by zplane

ElastiquePitch 2

Real Time Pitch Shifting Plug-in

Please Note: ElastiquePitch 2 is also available in the ElastiquePitch 2 & reTune Bundle.

Elastique Pitch is the real time pitch shifting solution for RTAS, VST, AU and AAX. Powered by zplane’s élastiquePro pitch shifting engine which is used by millions of end users around the world, the plugin ensures the highest, program independent pitch shifting quality.

Elastique Pitch focuses on the essential things: you won’t find any unnecessary or confusing controls or functionality. Instead, the plugin offers you quality, stability, and ease of use.

In the second edition we´ve added a feedback delay and the infiniSTRETCH function of the new élastiquePro v3 engine. Both make it easy to use Elastique Pitch in a more creative way.

Features

  • Real-time processing
  • feedback with delay for more creative usage
  • Three different views
  • Multi-channel support (up to 8 channels)
  • Program-independent high quality with the highly-acclaimed élastiquePro v3 engine
  • Phase-coherence: preserve spatial image and acoustic space
  • Pitch shifting: ±1 Octave
  • Formant shifting: ±1 Octave
  • Factory presets for typical film and video conversions

System Requirements

  • Audio format: 1-8 channels (I/O), 44.1-192kHz sample rate
  • Plugin format: AAX, AU, VST & RTAS
  • Parameter ranges: pitch: ±12 semitones = 50-200% & timbre: ±12 semitones = 50-200%
  • Plugin latency: 150ms @48kHz
  • Min. system CPU: 2GHz
  • OS: Mac OS min. 10.6.8, Windows min. XP
  • Host: Pro Tools > V8

16. reTune

by zplane

reTune

Please Note: reTune is also available in the ElastiquePitch 2 & reTune Bundle.

reTune gives you full access to the pitch content of your audio samples and enables you to map each input pitch to any other pitch of the chromatic scale – all in realtime.

This allows you to re-tune your audio to any target key (e.g. from D major to C# minor), or to use it as a creative tool to modify the pitch content in any way you like. If you are unsure about the key of your input audio, you can let reTune estimate the key for you.

In addition, reTune can act as a pitch correction tool that quantizes pitches to the nearest semitone. Additional controls include the sensitivity of the pitch corrections, the treatment of transients as well as a smoothing of the pitch contours.

Features

  • Real-time processing
  • Automatic input key detection using zplane’s TONART V2
  • Fully configurable input-to-output pitch mapping
  • Presets for major/minor scales, church modes, gypsy and chromatic scales
  • Controls for pitch detection sensitivity, transient levels and pitch contour smoothing
  • Automatic pitch correction to the nearest semitone

 System Requirements

  • Plugin formats: AAX, AU & VST
  • Plugin latency: 140ms
  • Min. system CPU: 2GHz
  • OS: min. OSX 10.8, min. Windows 7

17. Pitch ‘N Time LE

by Serato

Pitch 'N Time LE

The Best Time Stretching and Pitch Shifting

Pitch ‘n Time is a high quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting technology that premiered in 1998 to revolutionize the way we work with audio in the studio environment.

Pitch ‘n Time LE makes professional quality pitch-shifting and time-stretching more accessible than ever before. Pitch ‘n Time LE 3.0 is available for both Pro Tools and Logic Pro for use as an algorithm within Logic’s Time & Pitch Machine.

Pitch ‘n Time LE allows you to make dramatic alterations to a sample, or even to a completed mix, and produce a natural sounding result that you have to hear to believe. Pitch ‘n Time LE is simple to use and yet produces an accurate and professional quality result.

System Requirements

Mac

  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800
  • Platforms: Pro Tools 10.3.5, 11 and 12 / Logic Pro 9 and X (64-bit inclusive)
  • Authorization: iLok Key

Windows

  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800
  • Platform: Pro Tools 10.3.5, 11 and 12
  • Authorization: iLok Key

Important Note: An iLok USB Key is required in order to activate this software.

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