This refers to the changing of the Pitch in either direction. Traditionally pitch shifting went hand in hand with the change of speed of a tape recorder.
With today’s digital technology, pitch shifting can take place alongside time stretching and compression whereby the duration need not be altered, only the pitch. Plunderphonics Plunderphonic composition is a specific, radical form of collage in which all materials have been appropriated from existent music. It is a politically motivated genre that is focused on the notion of free samples and challenging perceived hypocrisy of musical copyright law. The term is derived from the seminal CD by John Oswald called ‘Plunderphonics’. [EARS]