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Go Even Wider MicroShift makes it wide. Be it vocals, synths, guitars, backing vocals or whatever you choose to run through it, MicroShift uses this classic studio trick to spread out, thicken up, or give a new space to any track you hit with it. Of course, the SoundToys spin takes it beyond the original with the new FOCUS knob that lets you push and widen specific ranges without affecting the rest of the track. Amazing for adding "shimmer" to a vocal, or "air" to a guitar. Control of the detune amount, delay, and a mix knob let you tweak the effect to fit just right in the track. MicroShift combines the classic sound of the hardware with new advanced features, and an intuitive interface. Simply huge. A Bit of Micro-Shifting History The technique has been around since the early days of pitch-shifting, using devices like the Eventide H910(x2), H3000, the AMS DMX 15-80, and all the way to plug-ins like our own SoundBlender and PurePitch. The idea is fairly simple, small amounts of delay and or pitch-shift panned hard left and right. The formulas are all a bit different on all the devices, but the effect is essentially the same. It adds a width, space, depth, and thickness to vocal and background vocals. Of course it's been used on lots of other things but that's kind of where it started. It's also still a vital part of most mix engineers' "bag of tricks." Oh, and let's not forget the guitars. It was also used by guitarisst to get crazy huge walls of sound, and bring solos out front (where they should be). A Little Taste is All You Need You also get Little MicroShift. Of course, it's anything but little. It adds width, space, and spread to any track, just like its big brother, but with a simple, straight forward interface. Still giving you those three sought after micro pitch-shifting sounds from the classic gear that made the technique famous. Little MicroShift puts them right at your fingertips.

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