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Author Topic: Split Harmonizer/pitch shifter plugins  (Read 5218 times)

May 06, 2011, 06:35:05 PM
Just wanted to know what people are using in regards to Split Harmonizer/pitch shifter plugins.

Im using this free plugin right now.

Download here if you want it.
http://www.savioursofsoul.de/Christian/vst-plugins/effect-plugins/

Other plugs I know about are

Soundblender
http://www.soundtoys.com/product/SoundBlender/
Waves Doubler
http://www.waves.com/Content.aspx?id=246
Audio Damage Discord
http://www.audiodamage.com/effects/product.php?pid=AD025
Madshifta
http://www.kvraudio.com/db/madshifta_by_tobybear
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Schwa's CMX
http://www.stillwellaudio.com/?page_id=267


Aslo wanted to know any tips or tricks in regards to split harmonizing effect on vocals.

All I have for info is this

+ 9 cents Delay 14 pan -45
-9 cents   Delay 19 pan 45

Add some type of modualtion
 
Not even sure if vocal track get duplicated or not...Ive tried to get that split harm effect on vocals however I could never get it to sound right...not yet anyway.

Any tips or info is appreciated.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2011, 04:33:51 PM by Vincent »

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May 06, 2011, 08:15:21 PM
That's a good trick, depending on the vocal, song, etc. I occasionally use a chorus plug on a send, with the mod set to fairly deep and slow. That allows you to blend the vocal stereo effect, and control the width. You can insert a delay ahead of the chorus, too, if you want to delay the pitch shifted bits a little, to retain some clarity and improve mono compatibility. You can also put a LPF on the channel, if the consonants are sounding too weird.

I used to use a plug designed for pitch shifting, but it wasn't compatible with the Intel Macs, so had to retire it!

You can also use this trick on bass guitar, if you want a very wide deep bass sound. Again, mono compatibility will be compromised, so some eq may be necessary!

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May 07, 2011, 10:08:45 AM
Using stock plug in pitchshift in PT +9 and -9 pan 100% L-R
What split harm effect are you talking about!? maybe link to an example ;) chances are split harm is not the only effect!.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2011, 10:12:18 AM by MortenDK »

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May 07, 2011, 12:40:56 PM
Using stock plug in pitchshift in PT +9 and -9 pan 100% L-R
What split harm effect are you talking about!? maybe link to an example ;) chances are split harm is not the only effect!.

This thread from the womb forum explains more of what Im talking about.

http://www.thewombforums.com/showthread.php?t=2190&highlight=split+harmonizing

I guess the split harmonizing adds a fuller chorusy type shimmer sound to the vocals...Ive yet to be able to get it right though...I must be missing a step somewhere.

"Split harmonizer effect pitch shifts one side down about 9 - 14 cents and the other side up by a similar amount. One side is delayed approx 14 - 17ms and the other side about 19 - 22ms. Then, it is slightly modulated for blending and a little extra thickening"

My questions are

Do I duplicate vocal track a few times...do I put split harm on two tracks...Modulation...is that added to the vocal track...is it a send receive to vocal track or to vocal tracks with split harm.

I know the ingredients of how its done however I just dont have the recipe...I guess I could post over at the womb and ask exactly how its done however I decided to just read the thread instead of posting.


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May 07, 2011, 03:42:11 PM
I used to use MDA Detune, but it wasn't available as a Universal Binary for a while. It now appears to be, so I'll try it again!

http://mda.smartelectronix.com/

I've also done the trick by duplicating the lead vocal onto three tracks, leave the middle one along, detune the left a few cents lower, the right a few cents higher, delay the right one a few ms more than the left, you can modulate the delay time and pitch shift if you want, though I don't usually. If I want modulation, I'll do as I mentioned above with a chorus effect.


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May 07, 2011, 05:19:54 PM

May 07, 2011, 05:29:04 PM


Download here if you want it.
http://www.brothersoft.com/split-harmonizer-download-295423.html

I couldn't figure out that link (it might be bad); if ya want it, go here:
http://www.savioursofsoul.de/Christian/vst-plugins/effect-plugins/

Thanks...I will replace link in my first post with yours.


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May 08, 2011, 09:48:49 AM
Check out Schwa's CMX, I use it a lot.
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May 08, 2011, 04:31:21 PM

I will add Schwa's CMX to my first post as well...looks like a decnt plugin.

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July 10, 2011, 09:25:17 PM
I actually like using the Pitch Shifter II that comes with Logic Pro 9. It has always worked fine for me.