WOK has released PITCHD, a simple freeware pitch shifting delay effect in VST plugin format for Windows.
VST delay effect plugin with pitch shifter in the feedback path (pitch shifting takes place before the echo input and with each loop).
PITCHD is available for free download via WOK (2.5 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit VST plugin format for Windows, made with SynthEdit).
The plugin was compiled with the latest version of the SynthEdit development platform, which means that you won’t be bothered by the multi-core bug. Earlier versions of SynthEdit caused all sorts of trouble when multiple instances of a plugin were loaded on a multi-core machine. The platform is still limited to developing 32-bit plugins for Windows, although I have to say that some of my favorite freeware to this day was developed with SynthEdit.
PITCHD is the latest addition to WOK’s great little series of “one trick pony” freeware VST plugins. The idea is to provide a bundle of freeware effects which can be used to achieve a simple task without the bloat of unnecessary extra features. This particular plugin adds a pitch shifting component before the echo unit, resulting in a very cool effect. You can choose to add subtle chorusing to your signal by setting the feedback to a low value, or create weird swell delays with loads of pitch shifting and long repeat times.
If you’d like to try a different pitch shifting delay effect, you should definitely check out ValhallaFreqEcho by reverb development legends Valhalla DSP. Another good one is PitchedDelay by lkjb whose brilliant Luftikus equalizer plugin ranked as #8 in our top 20 freeware article from last year.