Waves UltraPitch
Waves UltraPitch

UltraPitch, Pitch Shifter / Time Stretcher from Waves.

moosers 01/10/2011

Waves UltraPitch : moosers's user review


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The Waves Ltd. Ultra Pitch is a pitch shifter and harmonizing plug-in available in all formats. It comes with a variety of plug-in bundles, including most of the main packs of plug-ins put together by Waves. It's also available as an individual plug-in for either TDM or Native purposes. It's a pretty easy to plug-in to get started with, although there's a lot you can do with it that you should be aware about. There are six harmony bands, as well as control over the original track in terms of shifting, character, and even the ability to detect pitches. Each of the harmony bands has parameters for gain, delay, pan, and pitch in terms of harmony interval. It's mostly easy to use, but within these parameters is possible to use the plug-in for doubling, harmonies, effects, and more. I don't think you'll need the manual, however.


I'm running the Waves Ltd. Ultra Pitch plug-in currently on my home system. I'm running Pro Tools 9 on a Mac Book Pro computer that has 4 GB of RAM and a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. It's definitely been enough for me to be able to run this plug-in without any issues on this system, using only minimal instances due to the nature of the plug-in. I think it would work well on any system where you're currently able to run other high quality plug-ins smoothly.


The Waves Ltd. Ultra Pitch is definitely one of the best tools out there for harmonizing and pitch shifting in the box. This is a tool for tuning vocals, really just for basic shifting. It's pretty simple to use and definitely has enough to keep you busy for a while. Between the six harmony bands, you should be able to layer on some pretty thick digital harmonies, or simply double up a lead vocal if need be. It's a nice plug-in to have but isn't one I would have bought as an individual. It's the kind of great plug-in that beefs up the value or any bundle as it's a great tool to have for anyone since you never know what is going to come up. If you have any Waves bundle, you probably have Ultra Pitch - check it out if you haven't already.