The Pitchwheel plug-in freely alters the pitch of a sound without changing it’s length. It has a large, easy to use dial and simple parameters making it a fast and creative effect unit. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semi-tone to huge multi-octave pitch swings. 8 note chords can be played through MIDI, allowing harmonies to be constructed easily from the audio input. The user pointer acts as a desired pitch change, and the actual pitch is produced by gravity and inertia controls. Pitchwheel moves towards the desired pitch at sample accuracy, enabling nice transitions without stepping artifacts. A DJ turntable feel can be created with some play, but the difference here is that the tempo remains the same, so your track can go on without sequence timing changes.
You can of course use it static, to create odd alien sounds, and character changes. Dopler effects can be easily simulated, or just use it to alter background atmospheres in real-time to get them just right.
The stereo image is kept intact on all pitches, without movement across the channels.
Pitchwheel now has a new pitch shifting engine that has taken several months to create, it’s 46ms (44k) latency makes it the most responsive wideband pitch shifter on the market. And with excellent tonal and transient quality, makes it a great tool for any studio.