Pitch Dropout

LoFi Pitchdropout showcase

Tape stops - LoFi starts!

Add character with
subtle to strong pitch errors

A virtual Tape getting stuck randomly
and catching up again.

Watch PitchDropout in action


Hear it
In action!




Click the Dropout button to immediately trigger the effect. You can also automate this control and use it to trigger the effect in a controlled manner. Set Chance to 0% and syncing the effects to your track with this instead.

6x tasty errors

Pitch Dropout features six different modes, each will give the dropouts a different shape and chance behaviour.

The ghost
of a chance

The Chance slider allows you to tweak this algorithm and therefore define how often the dropouts are happening. When Chance is set to a low value dropouts will happen more rarely - the further you increase Chance the more likely it is that dropouts will happen.

Six modes to add tasty errors

Imagine a tape in an old playback system getting stuck and then speeding up again to catch up, adding a nice and subtle flux to the pitch of your signal.

Pitch Dropout allows you to do this randomly, ranging in frequency from very rarely to extremely often, or even controlled precisely through the Dropout button, which you can automate to sync to your beat.

Add an extra layer of character to your sounds.

This plugin is only one
of our growing LoFi Series

This series allows you to combine a variety of LoFi characteristics,
which add life and texture to your productions.

Look out for our upcoming LoFi Series products, we have a whole lineup
of spices that will be ready for you soon - blend to your own taste!

Key Features

  • Create subtle to strong pitch errors in your signal

  • Six different Modes, simulating a variety of dropout behaviors

  • Mono Dropout Mode affects both channels the same

  • Stereo Dropout Mode creates wide effects by independent Errors on each channel

  • Trigger Dropouts by adjustable Chance

  • Trigger Dropouts manually with the automatable Dropout button

  • Amount dial to scale overall error intensity

  • Amount and Chance are finetuned to work with each mode

System Requirements

AAX, VST3, AU versions included

64-bit only (Mac / PC)

Mac OS X 10.13 or higher (Intel native | ARM native)

Windows 10

At least 4GB of RAM, 16GB is recommended

At least 200MB of free drive space (OS drive)

DAW Support

AAX, AU, VST3 versions

64-bit only

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Logic Pro 9+ (AU)

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Presonus Studio One 4+ (Mac & PC: AU, VST3)

Reaper 5+ (Mac & PC: VST3)

Cakewalk by BandLab (PC: VST3)

AAX is a trademark and
software of Avid Technology.
Audio Units is a trademark
and software of Apple Inc.
VST3 is a trademark and software of
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

Product Manual

Download the product manual for Pitch Dropout here.