Soundtoys - MicroShift, Blow Your Mix Wide Open (Available Now)
Old 4th August 2013
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Old 4th August 2013
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Come on, lets see it!
Old 4th August 2013
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Seems odd initially, but probably more RTAS customers out there at this point than AAX.
I'm glad they did that since I'm not planning to go for PT11 in the nearby future and I guess many folks out there are doing the same because of a good number of reasons.

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This company has such a strange marketing system, very bad IMO, but their plugins are mostly very good, is this going to be 64bit?
Strange marketing system? They gave "little" versions of their last two plugs for for free....call it strange, I call it effing amazing. How can free plugs be a bad thing?

FYI, 64 bit is already available, although they're a bit buggy at the moment.
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Old 5th August 2013
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Like many other small plugin companies, SoundToys doesn't make any money by upgrading their plugins to AAX-64. To keep cash flowing in, introducing new plugins like the Micro Shift helps pay the bills (and the programmers) to ensure they can update the line to AAX-64.

I really like the MicroShift, and for $129 this sounds great. The Radiator was also a great deal as well and is a great mic Pre.

Again, can't wait for these and Crystallizer to be AAX-64.
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Old 5th August 2013
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Can't believe... that basicwlly every ST plugin is now x64!!!... & it's kinda slipped in under the radar... no big to do about it anywhere. U just login, & x64 is there. I'm stoked!!! Super thrilled! Congrats Sound Toys for finally getting it done! Looking forward to the new plug-in!


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Only for AU and VST. AAX still beta for bundle owners only.
Old 5th August 2013
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Like many other small plugin companies, SoundToys doesn't make any money by upgrading their plugins to AAX-64. To keep cash flowing in, introducing new plugins like the Micro Shift helps pay the bills (and the programmers) to ensure they can update the line to AAX-64.

I really like the MicroShift, and for $129 this sounds great. The Radiator was also a great deal as well and is a great mic Pre.

Again, can't wait for these and Crystallizer to be AAX-64.
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Old 5th August 2013
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Is the AAX beta bundle in my account only 32bit then ? I don't need AAX but just curious.
Old 5th August 2013
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Is the AAX beta bundle in my account only 32bit then ? I don't need AAX but just curious.
My bundle is 64-bit and continues to work fine. Fwiw, the file name ends in Native64. Maybe they also have a 32-bit version?
Old 5th August 2013
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Just got an email about 64 bit AUs and VSTs. No mention of AAX yet though.
Old 7th August 2013
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Native bundle AAX 64bit beta is in my account it says so when I try to download it.

"Preliminary Pro Tools 11 for Mac (64-bit AAX native) versions of the SoundToys Native Effects bundle (with the exception of Speed) are now available. They have been placed in your account as part of our public beta program. "
Old 3rd September 2013
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Any news on these ?
Old 22nd October 2013
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Bueller? ....... Bueller? ........ Bueller?
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Old 23rd October 2013
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Why don't they ever have sound samples of their plugs?
Old 23rd October 2013
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Why don't they ever have sound samples of their plugs?
Because you can hear them on the radio...
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Old 23rd October 2013
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Emailed these guys a few days ago because I was expecting a release at AES but there wasn't one. Here's what I got back:

"Hi Nico,
Microshift will be released soon, but we still do not have a solid date for it. It still has a few development phases to make it through before it is ready for the consumer market, so I'd say my best advice is to keep an eye out on our website, email list, Facebook page, and Twitter feed for updates. Little Microshift will be re-released with it. Thanks for checking in!

My best,
Dan"

So...it's coming. I think it's worth the wait, though. Little Microshift is a great plugin.
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Old 23rd October 2013
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I'm just curious why anyone would pay good money for this "trick". It's just the classic double detune spread wide, but with no control over the parameters. Surely you already have stuff that does this for free? I'm skeptical of real time pitch shifting anyway - you get far better results using your DAWs offline pitch processing, where you can select a high quality algorithm. Pitch shifting is one process that really benefits from being done offline - there is a clear trade off between time and quality, so realtime plugs are often quite compromised.

And this effect is a bit artificial and phasey, but quite good on selected tracks.

I expect i'll be shot down for whinging about something I haven't tried, but based on description alone i'm fairly certain what could expect from this, and i'm not tempted in the least.
Old 18th December 2013
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Any news?!
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Old 28th December 2013
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Jan SOS issue has an ad for microshift like it's already out but I just checked the web site and nothing... I hope it will be Mac 64 bit Vst as well.
Old 28th December 2013
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Agree with an above poster. I am not about to spend a dollar on something any DAW with ANY pitch shift program can do as better, probably much better, with better results.

Maybe there's a trick I'm missing but nothing in their marketing suggests that.
Old 28th December 2013
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Agree with an above poster. I am not about to spend a dollar on something any DAW with ANY pitch shift program can do as better, probably much better, with better results.

Maybe there's a trick I'm missing but nothing in their marketing suggests that.
You are missing something. Microshift (not little microshift) is a replacement for soundblender and will have very controllable parameters. It's not pitch shifting per say. It's thickening and spreading with a combo of independent ms delays and independent micro shifting amongst other parameters. Think Eventide H3000, waves doubler, or avid's new Pitch II.

This video breaks down the parameters of waves doubler. An alternative for soundblender that many use.

Old 29th December 2013
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Gotcha, and thanks for the explanation.

I already have and use the Waves program you referenced. Are there areas the Sound Toys program improves on or handles better or differently?

Thanks for any information you might have.
Old 9th January 2014
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So, this is like a ridiculously slow release, no?

I have wanted to mix with the full version for some time now, and have even seen some major print adds for it, but still no reality.

What gives?
Old 9th January 2014
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But how much better than a typical freeware ADT type plugin is this?
Old 14th January 2014
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I was just told by a rep that it will be released by March.
Old 30th January 2014
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March! Wow. That was a pretty early news release even if unofficial. Looking forward to this, hope the full bundle owners get some sort of break.
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Old 30th January 2014
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So I have an Eventide Pitchfactor pedal with one of the classic Eventide MicroPitch algos. These are high quality pedals totally fit for mixing. With it you can change the pitch in cents left and right individually, and the delay time as well. Anyone have an idea what this plugin will be able to do that this piece of hardware with maybe some mild extra processing like saturation cannot do?
Old 30th January 2014
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March! Wow. That was a pretty early news release even if unofficial. Looking forward to this, hope the full bundle owners get some sort of break.
I hope that too
Old 15th February 2014
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Looks like they updated the description on the website.
Old 15th February 2014
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Interesting! They do have it listed on their website. I didn't see an email announcing it.
Old 16th February 2014
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Gotcha, and thanks for the explanation.

I already have and use the Waves program you referenced. Are there areas the Sound Toys program improves on or handles better or differently?

Thanks for any information you might have.
I personally prefer the soundtoys plugin over the waves one. The waves one never really did it for me.
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