Need some width for your background vocals? Want to make a lead guitar or synth sound larger than life? MicroShift gives you three different flavors of a classic stereo widening trick at the push of a button. It uses a special recipe of pitch shifting, and delay that varies over time, to create rich stereo width. It’s incredibly simple to use and perfect for spicing up important instruments, or for blending background vocals subtly into a mix.


Hardware Vibe

We designed MicroShift to nail the vibe of sought-after hardware pitch shifters like the Eventide H3000 (which featured algorithms originally designed by Soundtoys’ founders) and the AMS DMX 15-80s. MicroShift captures the quirks of the originals including saturation and even the different deglitching algorithms used by these units. So now you can have the big, wide sound of the original hardware with a simple and refined interface that makes getting those tried-and-true sounds faster and easier than ever.

Expanded Features

While MicroShift is dead simple to use, we also let you precisely adjust the character of the width you’re adding to your tracks. Change the amount of time-varying delay with the Delay control. Adjust the amount of micro pitch shifting with the Detune control. And the Focus control lets you sculpt away low and mid frequencies that might make some tracks sound muddy.

A Little Taste is All You Need

When you buy MicroShift, you also get our original mini version of the effect, Little MicroShift. And it’s anything but little. It adds width, space, and spread to any track, just like its big brother, but with a simple three button, one knob interface. Perfect when you want to add width to a track with zero fuss.

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Widen vocals, lead guitars, synths and more

Get big sounds fast with a clean, simple interface

Put the spotlight on important instruments, or blend them into the background

Select from 3 different flavors of widening based on sought-after hardware

Add width to a specific frequency range with the Focus knob

Control the Detune amount and Delay range of the effect


“It’s beautifully thought-out, deceptively simple and extremely effective.” – Sound On Sound



Current version: 5.0.1

Plug-in formats (both 32 and 64-bit):

  • AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite, VST, and Audio Units (AU)

Supported sample rates:

  • Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz

System requirements:

  • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.8 or later, Windows 7 or later
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation.

Supported host applications:

  • Pro Tools (10.3.5 or later), Live, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Logic, Digital Performer
  • Click here to view our full list of compatible host applications.

Other requirements:

  • account (An iLok USB dongle is not required. Create a free account here)

 MSRP: $149

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Soundtoys, Little MicroShift, MicroShift and their respective logos are all trademarks of Soundtoys, Inc.

*All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Soundtoys. These trademarks are used only for historical reference or to identify products whose sounds or tone were studied in the development of MicroShift and Little MicroShift.

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