Popular plugin maker Soundtoys sent me an email stating that the long awaited MICROSHIFT plugin has finally arrived. It is dubbed as the BIG brother to the Little Microshift that was offered for free last year:
I've been using the Little Microshift and it's "big brother" has additional features that will make it a welcome addition to my plugin arsenal. Previously I used the Eventide H3000/4500 family of hardware processors to achieve the same effect (their current units are the Eclipse, H7600 and H8000FW).
If you already own the little Microshift you can upgrade to the MICROSHIFT for $49. If not the price is $89. Offer good till march 4th, 2014, after which it will cost $129.
From the website:
"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."
Make sure to read the Authorization procedures as it has changed.
Here's a video of the Little Microshift by Neil of ProTools Expert that lets you hear how well the effect works and also talks about the history of the effect the MICROSHIFT is based on: