BandShift 4+

Harry Gohs

    • 3.5 • 4 Ratings
    • $2.99



BandShift is a multi-band auditory filter and frequency shifter taking a new approach to manipulate the pitch of complex sound sources in realtime. The well know analog Bode frequency shifter shifts all frequencies in an input up by the same amount and thereby alters their harmonic relation and tends to produce inharmonic results. But it's perfect in dealing with transients and sounds smooth even with high amounts of down pitching.

BandShift splits the spectrum in 27 bands and applies a different amount of frequency shifting to each band emulating a harmonic pitch shifting. This gives you perfect pitch shifting for all kind of drum sounds over a vast shifting range of +/- five octaves without disturbing the transients or introducing metallic distortions. The extreme range of shifting gives you access to a vast field of unknown sonic territory.

The possibility to apply different shiftings on each band gives you exciting possibilities: Suppose you have a drum loop which is perfect, but the bass drum is a bit too high or too low to fit in your mix then you can easily get the bass drum shifted a bit down and the rest of the spectrum remains unchanged. But it’s applications are not limited to drum sounds, they’re only limited by your imagination.


• Multi band bode frequency shifter
• Linear phase filter bank with 27 bands
• AudioUnit for AUv3 compatible hosts.
• Inter-app audio compatible effect.
• Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving.
• Apply effect to any song in your iTunes library.
• MIDI Learn for X/Y Pads
• Low latency live usage with mic and headphones.
• Audio recorder

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Audiobus 3 compatibility
- AUv3 Parameter automation
- Channel pan parameter editor

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

needHymn ,

Cheap but still worth

My main complaint at the moment is that this auv3 unit doesn’t report its latency to the host. Which means AUM’s built in latency compensation gets thrown out of sync if you add this effect into any spot anywhere in your effects chain.

That said, if you don’t care about latency compensation, this little app is pretty neat. I use it all the time for listening to small portions of my audio frequency.

Jayammon ,

Useful for getting inside the nooks and crannies

It's a useful bandwidth-pitch-shift effect that's dedicated to its task... and...! it does more than that, it's a sampler, a modulator, and an efficient interface for exporting effected clips, once you've perfected the band pass / filter sweep. The iPhone GarageBand interface of the instrument had some issues with showing all of the tabs, but the standalone instrument works well, is entertaining, and it's intuitive enough to use with the media player feature start off with.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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