Loomer has released version 2 2.1.0 of Shift, a diatonic granular pitch shifting delay effect for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Shift combines an intuitive and beautiful user interface, with a great sounding granular synthesis engine. Shift’s flexibility allows a palette of timbres ranging from basic echo effects, through intelligent harmonies, to exotic evolving ambient soundscapes.

Changes in Shift v2.1.0

  • Native Linux 64-bit standalone application and VST plug-in.
  • Fixed audible click and DC offset which could occur (albeit very rarely) when changing between certain presets.
  • Fixed issue that could cause some presets to be instantly marked as changed after opening them in Pro Tools on Mac OS X.
  • Presets can now be quickly grouped using categories.
  • Windows installer now uses the correct admin privileges. This fixes an issue where Vista or Windows 7 could complain that Shift may not have installed correctly.
  • Windows VST 32-bit plug-in and standalone applications no longer depend on additional runtime libraries. However, these libraries are still required – and installed – for the RTAS format plugins.
  • Filter types are now labelled Off, LP, BP, and HP.
  • Minor visual improvement to interface button controls.
  • All presets from Shift v1 are now included (and in many cases improved) in factory preset library.
  • Preset loading speed is improved when using MIDI Change Program messages.
  • PDF manual is now printer-friendly.
  • PDF Manual now contains description of Echo Shift function.

Shift is available to purchase for £45 GBP excl. VAT.

More information: Loomer / Shift