Sinevibes has announced the release of Shift 2.0, an Audio Unit plugin that creates animated spectral shifting effects.
Shift lets you create interesting frequency shift and ring modulator effects with a 32-step sequencer.
It is based around a step-sequenced envelope generator that allows to easily construct sophisticated patterns that are sent to control either a frequency shifter or a ring modulator. This finely-tuned setup produces a wide range of interesting effects: from gentle inharmonic detune and chirping, to extreme spectral-thinning and metallic zaps – with intricate pulsations in perfect sync with input audio.
Shift displays a live sound waveform and aligns its sequencer graphics with it – exactly in the same way it’s done by the sound engine, for true “what you see is what you get” operation. Every element in its user interface is color-coded and features subtle animations, bringing unusual ease of use and interactivity. Plus, all this goodness is rendered right on your Mac’s graphics adapter meaning fast response and no extra load on the main processor, regardless of how new or old your system is.
Shift 2.0 features
- Sequencer with up to 32 steps, variable duration, division and swing ratio.
- Alias-free frequency shifter and ring modulator effects.
- Envelope matrix offering 10 envelope shapes, adjustable time, curve and lag.
- Eight parameter snapshots in each preset, available for realtime switching and automation.
- Host transport synchronization with support for tempo and time signature changes.
- Live input audio waveform and fluid sequencer graphics visually matched to it.
- Support for multi-touch gestures and force touch on compatible trackpad devices.
- Fully hardware-accelerated rendering with support for Retina screen resolution.
Shift 2.0 for Mac (AU) is available for purchase for $29 USD. It is also part of the Dynamic Collection and Complete Collection bundles. Owners of the previous Shift version get the upgrade for free. A free demo version is also available.