Microshifting is a clever technique for creating juicy stereo images that allow your channels to sound larger than life and extra wide.
Here’s how it’s done:
Take one stereo track, pan it center and keep it there. Next, duplicate that track twice (so you now have three versions) and patch a pitch shifting plugin inline on both copies.
Now, use the pitch shifter to pitch one copy down a few cents (5-10 cents is common) and pitch the other copy up the same amount of cents. Next, pan one copy hard left and the other hard right. That’s microshifting.
Listen to the three tracks back in stereo and revel in your clever trick and newly widened stereo image!
Article by J’vlyn dj.