QuikQuak Pitchwheel v5.0.2/3: A Real-Time Pitch and Timbre Changer
QuikQuak Pitchwheel is a plug-in that allows you to freely alter the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It has a large, easy to use dial and simple parameters making it a fast and creative effect unit. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semitone to huge multi-octave pitch swings. You can also play 8 note chords through MIDI, allowing harmonies to be constructed easily from the audio input.
The plug-in works by moving towards the desired pitch at sample accuracy, enabling smooth transitions without stepping artifacts. You can create a DJ turntable feel with some play, but the difference here is that the tempo remains the same, so your track can go on without sequence timing changes. You can also use it static, and with the timbre wheel you can alter the character of a voice completely. The stereo image is kept intact on all pitches, without movement across the channels.
Full range adjustments from one semitone to an octave up or down.
Unique inertia parameters for springy vibrato effects.
Sample accurate changes prevent stepped pitch changes.
Phase locked for stereo sounds.
Buffer size changes, allows quality adjustments for vocal or percussion.
Great visual feed-back with semitone snap, and actual pitch indicator.
Extremely low CPU.
Additional wheel for independent timbre adjustments.
The latest version of QuikQuak Pitchwheel is v5.0.2/3, which includes VST3 support and a bypass function. It is available for Windows and Mac OS X platforms, and supports AAX*, VST3, and VST formats. It is free for registered users[^1^].
If you are looking for a versatile and easy to use pitch shifting plug-in, QuikQuak Pitchwheel might be a good option for you. You can download it from the official website[^1^] or from other file hosting services[^2^].To use QuikQuak Pitchwheel, you need to install it as a plug-in for your audio host software. The plug-in supports Audio Unit and VST compatible hosts, and works as a mono and stereo effects plug-in. Please consult your host's manual for FX usage and routing.
Once you have loaded the plug-in on your audio track, you can start playing with the pitch and timbre wheels. The pitch wheel allows you to change the pitch of a sound from one semitone to an octave up or down, or even more if you use the gravity and inertia controls. The timbre wheel allows you to change the spectral envelope of a sound, which can alter the character of a voice or instrument. You can also lock the wheels to prevent accidental changes.
You can also control the plug-in via MIDI, which enables you to play 8 note chords and create harmonies from the audio input. You can assign different MIDI channels to different instances of the plug-in, and use the multi setting to create chord and note changes in your host software. You can also use the wheel detuning parameter to fine tune the pitch of each note.
QuikQuak Pitchwheel is a versatile and creative plug-in that can be used for various purposes, such as:
Creating vocal harmonies and effects.
Simulating doppler effects and background atmospheres.
Spinning and twisting samples while keeping tempo steady.
Fixing envelope/formant issues to remove the 'chipmunk' effect from vocals.
Experimenting with different pitch and timbre combinations.
You can find more information and examples of using QuikQuak Pitchwheel on the official website[^1^] or on YouTube. 29c81ba772