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Shift, Diatonic Granular Pitch Shifter and Delay Effect, available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux as a Standalone application, for Cubase, Sonar, FL Studio, or any host that supports Audio Units or VST Plugins, or RTAS for Pro Tools.

Audio Samples

Whammy Harmony


A wailing guitar riff: first dry; and then with added parallel fifth and octave harmonies; finally the harmonies only with no dry signal.

Diatonic Tracking


A plucky guitar piece: first dry; then with added diatonic third and diatonic fifth harmonies; finally with the harmonies only. Here, Shift is analyzing the guitar signal and in real-time setting the correct harmonies for the specified scale and key.

Glass Echo


A short guitar line, first dry, and then with staggered echoes pitched a parallel fourth and fifth above source.

Drum n Bass


A drum n bass loop, first dry, and then live playing of the XY Pad to tweak the tuning, filter cutoff, and filter resonance.

Pure Pitch Shift


A simple demo showing the quality of Shift's pitch shifter at its extreme settings. An up-beat guitar noodle, first played dry, and then shifted to the extreme of an octave up.

Loomer Shift v2

About Loomer Shift

Shift is a diatonic granular pitch shifting delay. 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.

Granular Delay Voices

Shift has five independent true stereo delay lines, with discrete delay, feedback, pitch shifting, filters, pan, and volume. Pitch shifting comes courtesy of a powerful granular synthesis engine: with a few simple grain parameters, you can create the perfect granular sound, be it for guitar, synth, drums, loops, or anything else.

Diatonic Tracking

A fast and accurate monophonic audio analysis component extracts pitch information, in real-time, for intelligent in-scale pitch shifting and harmonies. Calibrate the tracker to your sound and style using the built-in tuner.

XY Grid Control

Perfect your preset design: use the XY grid to maneuver the seven main delay line parameters in real-time or to get at-a-glance feedback on the overall preset shape.

Extensive Modulation

A comprehensive modulation matrix allows each delay voice parameter to be individual contoured. Modulation sources come in the form of four tempo-syncable LFOs, each producing five modulation shapes: sawtooth, sinus, triangle, square, or stepped random noise.

Presets

Shift comes with a collection of over 100 presets, from the simple to the exotic, each tagged ready for searching, and annotated with playing suggestions. Listen to a preset in context with 'hot-swap previewing'. Create partial presets to build up a library of delay voices, grain engine, and diatonic tracker settings.

MIDI Learn

Controls can be easily mapped to a hardware controller using the simplified MIDI Learn feature.

With optimised audio algorithms that won't overload your processor, rock-solid stability, and easy integration with any MIDI hardware controller, Shift is ideal for live work. With a simple and intuitive interface, flexible Bank and Program management, and total parameter automation, Shift fits right into your studio environment.
Shift is available for Mac OS X v 10.4 and above, Windows XP and above, and Linux, in Audio Unit, VST plugin, RTAS for Pro Tools 7 and above, and Standalone application formats.
Native 64-bit versions available for Mac OS X Audio Unit and VST, Windows VST, and Linux Mac OS X plugins are PPC compatible Universal Binaries.

An evaluation is available for free download, with the following limitations:
  • User created Program and Bank configurations can be saved, but not loaded.
  • Output will be periodically interrupted, approximately every minute, by a short moment of silence.
  • Audio output will stop after 30 minutes of continuous use. The only way to continue using Shift is to restart the application.
Purchasing a licence will remove these evaluation limitations.

Buying a Shift licence directly from us currently entitles you to lifetime free updates for Shift.

For Shift v1 users

Installation

Shift v2 is a separate product from Shift v1. Installing Shift v2 will not overwrite your Shift v1 install. Please consult the Shift v2 manual for more details about Shift v1 compatibility.

Free Licence Upgrade

If you purchased Shift v1 from us, you are eligible for a free upgrade to Shift v2. Shift v2 uses a different licence key than Shift v1, so you will need to request an upgraded licence key. Click here to claim your Shift v2 licence upgrade.

Requirements

Mac Requirements

  • Requires Mac OS X v. 10.4 or later
  • x86 based processor 1.0Ghz, or above, with SSE, or
  • PPC based processor 1.0Ghz, or above
  • 512 MB RAM

Windows Requirements

  • Windows XP or Windows Vista, or above
  • x86 based processor 1.0Ghz, or above, with SSE
  • 512 MB RAM

Linux Requirements

  • x86 based processor 1.0Ghz, or above, with SSE
  • 512MB RAM

The following shared object libraries are required:

  • libfreetype
  • libasound
  • libXinerama