Free Audio Plugin – ClipShifter

clipshifter free plugin

ClipShifter , from LVC Audio (already known for their free saturation plugin called PhreePhuzz) is a free audio plugin for wave-shaping audio that functions like a clipping-style limiter. The plugin provides user controls that can be useful in all mixing stages: from distorting basses and drums, to maximizing mix buses and adding warmth to overall mixes.

Free Audio Plugin – ClipShifter

The sonic characteristics of the clipping distortion can be altered from hard, brickwall-style clipping, to softer saturation with compression. ClipShifter can function as a static clipping effect, but it can also respond to the transient qualities of the incoming signal – let the transients through while distorting the rest, or distort that initial bass thump while letting the rest sound clean. A new feature in version 2.2 is the independent Left/Right (or Mid/Side) Threshold Control.

Free Audio Plugin – ClipShifter Main Features

  • Clipping style limiter: from transparent sounding compression to hard clipping distortion
  • Controls for Clip Shape (hard to soft) and harmonics (even- and odd-order)
  • Low CPU usage for running multiple instances on multiple tracks
  • Visual display of signals using VU-style, PPM-style, and loudness meters to easily monitor input and output levels
  • Scalable waveform history view with click-and-drag editing of threshold controls to easily change and set clipping levels based on the incoming signal
  • 3-band crossover (paid feature) control utilizing 4th order LR filters for flat crossover response
  • Independent frequency clipping (paid feature) to target the right frequencies for processing
  • Selectable EQ gain controls that can be used pre- or post-processing
  • Oversampling with Double Processing (paid feature) at 2X, 4X, and 8X the incoming sample rate for reducing aliasing

OSX: AU, VST, and VST3 32/64-bit Universal Binaries are available.

The paid version of the plugin costs $18.50. More info, sound clips:

ClipShifter

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