Ableton Frequency Shifter Plugin

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In this 2 minute Ableton Live Tip, via AfroDJMac, he shows you how to use Ableton’s Frequency Shifter Plugin to emulate the subtle pitch variations found on many analog synths.

“This is a cool tip for making your tracks less-perfectly-in-tune, like most real world acoustic and analog instruments,” he notes.

Fairly simple stuff – but adding ‘imperfections’ and randomness to your soft synth patches can make them sound a lot less clinical. This isn’t limited to Live – you can create similar effects with pitch-shifting effects in any DAW or by using a random LFO to modular the pitch of oscillators in synth patches.