HalfTime
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Instant creative half-speed effect

FOR TRAP • EDM • HIP-HOP • TECHNO • HOUSE • AND MORE


While the timestretching is handy enough, it’s the mixing and filtering that make HalfTime really brilliant, enabling groovy layered timings that would require significant work to achieve any other way. At this price, it’s an unmissable creative tool. 10/10

Computer Music Magazine, issue 251

Enter a world of spaced-out, slowed-down sound with HalfTime, the only plugin 100% dedicated to half-speed effects, in use by Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, members of 808 Mafia, The Chemical Brothers and more.

HalfTime transforms any audio into a dark, downtempo version of itself, giving your tracks huge mood and atmosphere. Lead synths mutate into heavyweight EDM bass monsters. Plinky piano lines become haunting slow-mo trap melodies. Percussion thickens, expanding to reveal new rhythmic possibilities.

Just add the plugin for an instant half-speed effect with zero setup. Or go in deep with powerful creative controls. HalfTime works on loops, virtual instruments or even live audio input, inspiring you in seconds.

The hands-on Power button makes it easy to fit HalfTime into your tracks — create a rapid switch or sink in slowly with smooth fades up to 16 bars.

Three speed Modes give you classic half-speed, tight harmonies and shuffling swing rhythms, and drugged-out quad-time playback. Adjustable Loop length allows multi-bar slow-downs, funky syncopations and totally new grooves.

Slow only the lows, mids or highs with the Band Split — generate deep bass movement, fatten midrange percussion, or flip your top-end on its head.

Try it out — download the demo and use HalfTime in your tracks today.

  • Instant setup: Add the plugin – get an instant half-speed effect with no further setup.
  • Cableguys quality: Best-in-class downpitching DSP algorithms. Great sound, low CPU, minimal aliasing.
  • Power button: Punch the large central button to activate the effect – automate in your DAW.
  • Fade In/Out: Introduce the effect instantly, or fade in gradually, across up to 16 bars.
  • 3 speed Modes: 2x for the classic "half-speed" effect. 1.5x for perfect fifth harmonies and triplet rhythms. 4x speed for drugged-out quad-time playback.
  • Band Split: Half-speed just the bass, treble or midrange for trippy effects.
  • Band Solo: Hear just the slowed frequency range – use it to hone the effect, as a filter, or to blend using the Mix control.
  • Dry/Wet Mix: Blend the original and slowed audio.
  • Loop Length: Set the Loop from 1/16 up to 8 bars – keep the original timing, stretch it to half speed, or create catchy new rhythms.
  • Smooth: Preserve transient punch with Percussive mode, and avoid clicks and pops on sustained material with Sustain mode. Or push it to extremes with creative FX and Swell options.
  • Window Scaling: From 75% to 200%, the crisp Retina-ready interface fits your screen size and workflow.

This plugin is an essential for turning your beat from predictable to innovative.

C.P Dubb, Producer (Tyga, Tory Lanez, French Montana)

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OMG — this is sick! HalfTime allows you to turn two bars of music into four bars, and by doing this you can manipulate audio in a very interesting and cool way.

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After toying around with HalfTime on a few melodies, I must say: this plugin is ᑕOOK GᗩᑎG ᑕᗩᑭTIᑎ approved! I’m thrilled to have an effect that focuses solely on 'speed'.

B of Nard & B, Multi-Platinum Producers (Migos, Future, Lil Uzi Vert)

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Really loving this!

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I've been using this in all my beats lately — I low-key love it.

Hussein of 808 Mafia, Producer (Young Thug, EuroGotIt, Riff Raff)

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This is outrageously cool. Insane. Great plugin, going to be super-useful for everyone. I love the ‘making a backbeat bigger’ trick. The trick I mean is setting a wet/dry balance to 50% and making the ‘under loop’ half-time on a backbeat-heavy loop. Makes a MASSIVE snare or clap!!!

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HalfTime is awesome — another great addition to the team. I’m really enjoying the rhythms and textures I’m getting from it!

Rik Simpson, Grammy-winning Producer/Mixer/Musician (Jay-Z, Coldplay, Kasabian)

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This plugin is very hands-on and easy to use. We tried it for some edits in our tracks and the result is great!

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C.P Dubb

David Guetta

B of Nard & B

Armin van Buuren

Hussein

BT

Rik Simpson

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How To Use HalfTime: Complete Guide

Chuki Beats: Why you need HalfTime

Cymatics: "It's on basically any record"

SweetScaleTV: "This thing is ridiculous!"

HalfTime: The Official Trailer

Decap: 1 minute. 2 melody/perc tricks

Larry Ohh: Spicing up guitar melodies

How-to: Thick claps and percs

Ave Mcree: Creating counter-melodies

MrDifferent: "This is the new sauce!"

MG The Future: HalfTime deep-dive

J. White Did It: HalfTime on a HUGE hit

Reid Stefan: HalfTime in 20 seconds!

Soniq Sounds: Making melody layers

Every HalfTime control explained in detail

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System Requirements

Windows
Windows 7, 8 or 10
VST or AAX host sequencer
32- or 64-bit
Mac
Mac OS X 10.8 or later
VST, AU or AAX host sequencer
Works with Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools 12, Cubase, Bitwig Studio, FL Studio, REAPER, Studio One, and many other DAWs that support VST, AU or AAX.