PitchFunk is essentially a feedback system which includes a filter, a pitch shifter, a delay line, a gain stage, all of which can be modulated and routed in fun ways.
You can keep things simple, and use it to pitch-shift, detune, harmo- nize, delay, chorus, flange, phase, simulate sidechaining, do pan-effects, filter sweep... or you can bring a few modules in, and see what happens.
The pitch-shifting is something of a homage to the classic units. Of course, we have much more processing power to play with these days, so we can go a little further; there are a few algorithms in there, and they can be tuned. You should dabble and see what suits your source best.
The real danger comes from the feedback - feeding things into themselves, via other things, all of which are probably going to be moving around. Chaos typically ensues, and you hear some things you’ve not heard before, and you instinctively press record, and play the results to anyone you can find who’ll listen, because it’s nuts.
The modulation options include three drawable LFOs (which you can use as step sequencers if the mood takes you), and an envelope follower that can be following the internal or an external signal. And MIDI control for pitch shift, because that means you can play it like a synth.
Here are some key features of "PitchFunk":
· Pitch Shifter feeds delay and filter with feedback to create unheard-of madness.
· Lots of modulation, to keep everything moving while it's feeding back.
· Makes mad, mad noises, previously unheard of, potentially frightening to children, pets and the infirm.
· A barrel full of insane presets
· Windows VST,VST3 as 32+64bit, 32bit RTAS
· Mac VST, VST3 and AU as 32+64bit, 32bit RTAS
· 10 pitch-shifting algorithms, based on classic hardware, optimised for modern CPUs, and extended for quality.
· 3 delay-line algorithms, covering vintage and modern delay lines.
· Configurable topology, for control over effect routing, to get exactly the right madness.
· Movable modulated gain-stage for pan/gain effects, to get things pumping and moving.
· Stereo, M&S independent and L&R independent modes
· 3 bezier-drawable LFOs, with swing and tempo synch
· Sidechain-able enveloper follower, with extensive control
· Full mod-matrix to route any source to any control
· MIDI playable/pitch-bend for Pitch
· VST/AU host
· 30 days trial period
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Improve CPU usage.
· Reduce latency.
· Free-run modes for LFOs.
· Retriggering of LFOs.
· Unipolar/Bipolar LFO modes.
· Dual mode, allows processing two Stereo-mode instances in one.
· Splice Scaling control for Asynch modes.
· Edit Both functionality, to edit both channels in synch.
· More presets!
· MIDI Enable/Disable button.
· Fix denormal bug with LFOs.
· Improve switching between Synch and Asynch modes.
· Improve handling of unusual time-signatures.
· Add "resynch shifters" feature on re-selecting shift-mode.
· Disabling a lock leaves control set to its value while locked.
· Phase invert for Dual mode, allows phase-inverting for the second instance wet signal.
· Improve scanning for LFOs - displays scan along (phase-shifted) blue image.