Kuassa has announced the release of its latest Efektor series audio plugin. A high precision, pitch shifter/bender effect, Whammo captures the essence of sound and functionality of a pitch sweeping effect unit that revolutionized music.

Over the years, guitarists have searched, tried, and been let down by pitch-shifting/bending effect pedals on the market: crackles, artifacts, grainy-stepped, uneven pitch shifts, and reduced attacks are a common encounter in search of a pitch-shifter/bender plug-in.

As a result of years of development, Kuassa Efektor Whammo Pitch Shifter has smooth pitch-shifting and pitch-bending action in either direction, while also maintaining crisp attacks with every pick. The unit can also be controlled via MIDI. When paired, this is the ultimate fun for any guitarist who needs a simple, convenient way to manipulate pitch using the software counterparts.

What about chords? Using pitch-shifted or pitch-bent chords gives a similar result to the “chord mode” from the latest hardware pedal effects. A minor or diminished chord may “flutter” in a musical way, but some believe it is desirable. The chord flutters in Radiohead’s “Iron Lung” are a great example.

Whammo is available for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU, AAX and A360 Module). It is on sale for the intro price of $25 USD at Kuassa and from Plugin Boutique until January 1st, 2023 (regular $39 USD).