MATRIXSYNTH: New Synth Effects

Showing posts with label New Synth Effects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Synth Effects. Show all posts

Monday, December 04, 2023

Exploring Maim: FREE Mp3/Glitch/Spectral Effect

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"Download it here:
read my review here:"

"MAIM is the plugin for you if you want the sound of MP3 compression. With heavily hacked real MP3 encoders at its core, MAIM gives you the full gamut of digital distortion, from the realistic to the fantastical. Explore the bubbles and crunches of this unique form of digital distortion.

MAIM features two real MP3 encoders, captured in the wild and painstakingly incorporated into a real-time plugin.
We've woven mad-science circuit bending into MAIM's MP3 encoders, to give you fine control over a whole palette of spectral distortions and face-melting glitches.

All knobs can be smoothly dragged and automated, without pops or gaps in the sound.

MAIM works across DAWs, on Mac (AU/VST3), Windows (VST3), and even Linux (VST3).

MAIM is, and will always be, 100% free and open-source. If you are so inclined, check out the code, build MAIM yourself, or add the next awesome feature.

If you encounter any issues, or have an idea for something that would improve MAIM, please raise an issue on the GitHub page.

Maim took a long time to make. If you enjoy MAIM and want to see more plugins like it in the future, tips are always welcome."

How to Create Impulse Responses in Seconds

video upload by Bastl Instruments

"Integrate the world around you into your music production! We will show you how and it is super easy with our OUTSIDIFY app!

get it here:"

"Outsidify allows you to manipulate and explore the sounds happening around your smartphone. The microphone and speaker of your phone are hiding exciting potential: create feedback, manipulate resonances, use your mouth as a resonant filter, capture the impulse responses of your coffee cup or the pipe at the construction site you're accidentally passing by. Just have fun. Your imagination is the only limit. Early electronic music was full of exploration of what you can do with just a microphone and speaker. Now it's your time to explore! Go outside and make sounds outside of your phone. What would you Outsidify?

- create feedbacks from your phone´s microphone and speaker
- play sounds from the speaker and influence them with outside conditions
- the world is your resonator
- capture impulse responses of any space you can fit your phone into - anytime!"

Thursday, November 30, 2023

What’s new in the latest Vocal Colors update | Native Instruments

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"Explore all of the new features in Vocal Colors expressive vocal instrument, including user sample drag-and-drop, polyphonic aftertouch support, and 180 new presets additions to help you shape and blend voices.

00:00 - Intro
00:46 - User samples
05:25 - Polyphonic vibrato
06:42 - Next-generation NKS
06:57 - New presets"

VOCAL COLORS Walkthrough | Native Instruments

video upload by Native Instruments

"VOCAL COLORS creator Uli Baronowsky goes deeper into the instrument and its recording process, and illustrates how specially-recorded sample content is combined within the powerful COLORS engine to create one-of-a-kind vocal textures.

VOCAL COLORS blurs the lines between speech and synthesis with a collection of boutique vocal samples transformed in a powerful engine.

More Info:"

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Eplex7 DSP releases Psychedelic space soup - magic plugin effect VST

Create magic experimental psychedelic chill beat with Eplex7 Psychedelic space soup VST effect

video upload by Eplex7 DSP

Press release follows:

Have you ever tasted psychedelic space soup?

Its taste is different, a taste you have never tried before. After the first teaspoon of this soup the world is different, everything is vivid, colorful, glowing, rainbow and liquid. You can hear the colors and see sounds. You enjoy every simple thing and everything is new and magical. Things that were grey and boring before are extremely interesting and colorful. Sounds are flying around you, you can touch them, you hear many spirals, aliens, fairies, echoes, sounds are reflected from walls, decomposed into molecules and reassembled. Some time after eating space soup you are back from magicland to mother earth. Everything is same like before again, but at the same time different forever. You never look at the world the same way, now you have new optics, endless joy and every new thing is magical and interesting.

There are many effects in the plug-in market. But we wanted to create something totally new with original sound which sounds like psychedelic space soup. Something that is progressive but very creative, playful, funny and easy to play at the same time. Something that brings lot of joy, psychedelic atmosphere and magic results to your production.

It is almost impossible to explain sound, algorithms and functions of Psychedelic space soup plugin. It creates special spirals, modulations, magic 3D space, psychedelic reflections, new dimensions, resonances, fractals...

Psychedelic space soup is progressive, psy-experimental effect which works perfecty with any EFX sounds from film music to psytrance, hitech, fullon darkpsy, proggy or psycore, with beats from experimental to psychillout, ambient or psydub, with any synths, indie / psychedelic rock and dub guitars, voices, vocals, percussions from minimal, progressive, techno experimental, film music to modular synth beats.

You can use this effect to transform basic FX synths and samples to something totally different, change simple synth to hybrid modular / analog sounding superspiral, change basic boring beat to psychedelic trip around universe. You can use it also with psytrance, minimal, techno or progressive percussions, claps, snares, blips, hihats. You can use it with pads, acid arps, fullon psy leads, risers.

Compatibility: Windows 32 bit / 64 bit VST host Product page / download demo version:

Price: 31 €. There is an introductory price for first 100 customers of: 18,90 €.

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

KORG Introduces the KAOSS Replay: The Flagship KAOSS is Here

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"The KAOSS Replay is the latest and greatest in the critically acclaimed KAOSS series of performance tools. It's a self-contained Dynamic Effects processor and Sampler that offers everything you need to create electrifying live performances! Join Matthew Piecora (EZBOT) as he covers the intuitive touch capacitive LCD screen, 16 adjustable velocity sensitive pads, assignable cross faders, processing incoming audio, monitoring, and loads of effects including filters, distortion, loopers, delays, reverb, and vocal effects."


01:45 Assignable Effects
02:29 Touch Hold
02:46 Pad Motion
03:05 Using A Looper Effect To Transition
04:29 Assignable Crossfaders
5:32 External Audio Transition
06:34 Sampling
07:51 Trigger Pad Edit
09:40 Resampling
10:29 Stretch Sync
10:57 Variable Pitch
11:17 Quantize
11:43 Mute and Solo
12:02 Hot Cue
13:02 Vocal Effects
15:13 Synth Effects
16:02 Surface Control

And a user video by :

Korg KAOSS REPLAY // Pros & cons vs the competition (SP404 MK2, MPC, Blackbox) // Tutorial

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0:00 Intro
1:30 Overview
2:40 Pad, banks
4:55 Faders, groups
5:20 Program, Cue
7:05 Native, Ref BPM
7:45 I/O
8:50 Monitor
9:40 SD import
12:20 Pad edit
14:25 Time-stretch
16:30 Quantize
17:15 Vari pitch
18:15 KAOSS FX
18:35 Filters
19:00 Mod fx
19:25 LFO fx
19:55 Delay, verb
20:35 Loop fx
21:20 Vocoder fx
21:50 Voice fx
23:25 Synth fx
24:30 Sampling
25:45 Looper?
28:15 Live rec
28:45 Misc
29:10 MIDI
29:20 Pros, cons
33:30 Outro

via KORG

With its groundbreaking XY pad and innovative and distinctive FX, the critically acclaimed KAOSS series has reshaped the music landscape, rewriting the rules of live performances and musical innovation across its various iterations.

KAOSS Replay is a self-contained performance tool that reshapes the KAOSS legacy, serving as an all-in-one solution for musicians, performers, and producers. It features unparalleled KAOSS Pad and Effects, expanded sample playback and sampling capabilities, and intuitive and precise DJ controls. In a portable stand-alone unit, KAOSS Replay facilitates electrifying KAOSS-infused performances on the fly, eliminating the need for additional equipment.

KAOSS Replay unlocks a new realm of musical creativity and boundless performance possibilities.

Stand-alone KAOSS

KAOSS Replay
A dream come true for live musicians, KAOSS Replay allows you to immerse yourself in the creative essence of your performance without distractions.

Powered by USB-C and equipped with ample on-board connectivity, KAOSS Replay offers effortless and swift setup, granting you stress-free performances without the hassle of intricate and cluttered gear settings, regardless of your location.

Taking a leap beyond its predecessors, it introduces an advanced sample playback and sampling system, boasting 128 sample slots (16 pads x 8 banks) for each of up to 100 projects, ensuring uninterrupted hours of Kaoss-fueled live sets.

Encased in a robust aluminum body, its sleek and minimalist design strikes the perfect balance between performance-friendly size and backpack-friendly portability.


KAOSS Replay builds on the unique KAOSS Legacy, introducing a rich palette of 128 new KAOSS FX. These encompass a spectrum from practical filters, delays, and reverbs to imaginative and exhilarating modulation effects, Loopers, vocoders, and synth effects. Moreover, marking a groundbreaking first in the KAOSS series, KAOSS Replay offers top-tier vocal effects that effortlessly complement any genre and performance, ranging from subtle vocal correction to precise pitch tuning.

Automating your effects is effortless with the PAD MOTION function or by simply holding the desired position using TOUCH HOLD mode. Furthermore, the FX Release function ensures smooth transitions, seamlessly integrating your effects into your musical composition.

With a dedicated MIC Input, KAOSS Replay simplifies the process of playing, performing your tracks, and engaging in improvisation with creative sound effects like never before.

Beyond Effects

Featuring 16 high quality velocity-sensitive pads, KAOSS Replay simplifies and streamlines the process of playing, sampling, or re-sampling. It accommodates up to 128 slots divided across 8 banks per project, with support for up to 100 projects, conveniently storable on a microSD card for effortless storage and instant swapping.

Enhanced by a dual group assign system and dedicated faders, along with BPM detection, sync, and quantization capabilities, KAOSS Replay offers a comprehensive toolkit for a seamless performance experience.

What's more, the onboard sample trimming functionality, coupled with the 12-point Hot Cue triggering system, enables samples to be truly “played” musically and creatively during live performances, opening up a world of dynamic possibilities.

You can find additional details at

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

United Plugins introduces Instant Audio’s QuickMuse Multi-Effect Plug-in

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Press release follows:

"United Plugins introduces Instant Audio’s QuickMuse as ultimate plug-in to ignite creativity powered by magic of randomness

'QuickMuse is my to-go inspiration muse as one of the easiest and best multi-effect plug-ins in my arsenal; two to three clicks and you have a vital, spacey sound with multi-faceted textures.'

- Future Bass- and Future Pop-specialising songwriter, composer, and producer Flashback One, 2023

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: independent development teams federation United Plugins is proud to announce availability of Instant Audio’s QuickMuse as another cross-brand collaboration between founding partner SounDevice Digital (forever fine-tuning tools based on longterm experience of mixing many recordings in its namesake SounDevice Studio) and FireSonic (famed for its always-searching-for-a- shortcut attitude) — duly delivering a multitude of instant yet unique results, injecting fresh and unpredictable elements into compositions, productions, and sound design as the ultimate plug-in for igniting creativity powered by the magic of randomness — representing the latest in a series of tools to instantly assist anyone in achieving their desired sound, as of November 1...

It is unfair to simply call QuickMuse an audio plug-in since there are five unique effects — FIRE, EARTH, AIR, WATER, and AETHER— at its creative core. Combining to unlock a world of sonic possibilities, all are inspired by their elemental namesakes. Needless to say, QuickMuse is simple to use as a smart randomising multi-effect; quickly clicking on the centralised ‘random button’ instantly generates inspirational settings using all five elements, as well as rearranging the ORDER in which they are processed in the effect chain. Thankfully, the random algorithm at its heart is ‘smart’, so it intelligently selects combinations of settings that work well together to give good results — read: no nasty or weird results. Repeatability is far from likely, however, given the sheer volume of hidden parameters it controls. (Ultimately, users can choose to manually control that ORDER by simply dragging and dropping those elements’ symbols accordingly, as well as bypassing their corresponding effect by double-clicking on any element, so random single effects are also achievable.)

Thursday, October 26, 2023

TUGSPECT: FREE Image to Spectral Filter

video upload by DATABROTH

"Grab it free here:
check out my review here:

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join my discord as well

00:00 Piano
01:02 Drum break
01:51 Saw wave"

TugSpect released. Demo with explanation!!!

video upload by Tuğrul Akyüz

TugSpect : an experimental fx vst3 plugin that takes sound manipulation by allowing to scan an image and dynamically shape the incoming audio of a track using the pixel values : any image, from abstract art to your own photographs , and use it as a template for sound transformation. You can draw basic shapes like elipses rectangles and lines. It employs real-time Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) filtering to analyze the incoming audio and apply spectral processing that mirrors the pixel values in the image.

*Shape drawing, lines, ellipses, rectangles
*rotation, zoom in/out, left/right
*image contrast , black and white

Grab it free here

Monday, October 23, 2023

Sinevibes Eternal v2

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Eternal v2 - with GForce Oberheim OB X
Eternal v2 - with KORG prologue
Eternal v2 - with electric guitar

"Eternal v2 is a barber-pole flanger effect designed and developed by Sinevibes. Available as AAX/AU/VST plugin for Mac and Windows. Product page:"

"Eternal is a barber-pole flanger effect plugin. Unlike a traditional flanger which has its tone repeatedly go up and down, a barber-pole flanger goes upwards or downwards in a seemingly endless fashion. To accomplish this unique effect, Eternal employs a thoroughly calibrated low-frequency oscillator with six output signals which modulate and crossfade three flangers – and they do this in a very special way. Since these oscillators have a “through-zero phase” design, Eternal can go from downwards to upwards motion and back completely seamlessly. With two distinct timbres available thanks to positive or negative feedback, this plugin produces a wide variety of delicious spectrum sweeps – plus unusual chorus, pitch shift, and stereo widening effects.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Grainy Day - MaxforLive Audio Device for Ableton Live by AVAL

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"Introducing the 'GrainyDay' - an audio effects unit designed to upgrade your sound production!

With its random grain sizes and adjustable delay times, this device offers unmatched creativity.

Choose between random, free sync, or bpm sync settings for delay time, while the user-defined grain envelope lets you seamlessly switch between impulsive and smooth grains.

Dive even deeper into sonic exploration with the four pitchshifters, allowing you to create evolving and distinctive textures by layering different ranges.

And don't forget the incredible reverberation module! With two macros for decay and dry/wet, you can generate expansive clouds of sound that range from gentle ambience to an almost freeze.

The GrainyDay's captivating visual display corresponds to send amount and signal RMS, while its random movement, synced to the tempo, adds an exciting element to your sonic journey.


Arturia Introduces Efx Motions | Creative Movement Shaper

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"Efx MOTIONS is a software effect that combines musical movement, mix dynamics, and creative audio tools into a powerful effect plugin to give your music the momentum, variety, and pure sonic excitement it deserves."

Tutorials | Efx MOTIONS - Overview

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"In this Overview tutorial, Yetundey explains the basic concepts behind Efx MOTIONS, its structure, various modules, and motion editor. She also showcases a few use cases that might inspire you on how to integrate it into your own projects. Learn how to use Efx MOTIONS to create ducking effects, gated rhythms, abstract filtered loops, as well as stuttered drums fueled by spatial and dynamic effects."

00:00 Intro
01:12 Software Overview
01:42 Motion Modules
03:10 Macros & Modulators
04:08 Ducker Use Case
06:06 Abstract Use Case
09:22 Gated Rhythm Use Case
11:11 Drums Use Case
12:40 Transitions
13:33 Outro

Arturia Efx Motions plugin: presets walkthrough. No talking

video upload by Anton Anru

"Arturia has just released a new multi-effect plugin: Efx Motions. It consists of several blocks (filter, distortion, noise, beat repeat, effects) and modulation sources (motion envelopes, sequencers), and together they can change the sound dramatically. I like groove/sync/seq features the most: a pad can be easily transformed into rhythmical chords.

I passed my Minifreak presets, pads and arps, through the plugin and gave them a new life.

📚 Presets for Arturia and other synths:"

Arturia Efx Motions Plugin Overview

video upload by MATTHS

"Meet Arturia’s EFX Motions processing tool that turns the simplest idea into music that evolves and captivates; bring boring, static stems to life with moving filters, distortion, beat repeating, and more; making your music more responsive and alive."

/// Connect With MATTHS ///
🕸 WEBSITE w/ links -

0:00 Intro
0:56 Overview
2:45 Sound 1
7:45 Apply to the master
10:33 Sound 2
11:20 Repeat FX
13:56 Sound 3
14:27 Mayhem ensures
16:14 Deconstruct
17:24 Tape stop
19:38 FX
23:20 Glitch
24:24 Macro
29:33 Beats

4 patches with Arturia Efx_ Motions

video upload by DATABROTH

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join my discord as well

00:00 Piano V3
01:31 Augmented Strings
04:24 MiniFreak V
05:21 Emulator II V (drums)"

"Efx MOTIONS empowers musicians to transform their ideas into evolving, captivating music. It breathes life into stagnant tracks with a suite of features, including moving filters, distortion, beat repeating, and more. Your mixes will feel more spacious, responsive, and alive.

Give your music the momentum, variety, and pure sonic excitement it deserves.

5 motion modules

At the center of Efx MOTIONS are its 5 main audio modules, each providing a different type of sound alteration. Toggle them on & off, switch up their order, and dig into unique parameters for each one for a near limitless range of motion-based processing.

Open and close the frequencies of your incoming audio with 5 types of filtering for bubbly swells, pumping resonant risers, and subtle analog transient emphasis.

Embellish & texturize any sound with a layer of noise, with dozens of sampled noise types to explore - from analog white noise to computer keyboard mashing to cicadas chirping.

Saturate, degrade, and destroy incoming sound with 10 varieties of crunch to choose from, including Tape, Softclip, and the fuzzy Germanium.

Create variations in level for stuttering percussion, tremolo-like movements, and more.

Make full use of the stereo field by manipulating the movement of panning in sync with your projects.

Beat repeat
Chop, resample, and transform incoming audio into punchy rhythmic ideas, from subtle repeating fills to glitchy Aphex Twin-esque mayhem.

Efx MOTIONS’ Beat Repeater and FX module gives you 5 more ways to get creative with the movement of your tracks, plus 2 FX slots with 14 FX types for a sprinkle of sonic coloration."

You can find addtional details at Arturia here.


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"We proudly present the GOLDEN MASTER PEDAL: a 24-bit 96kHz multiband processor effect unit that redefines the art of sound manipulation.

AVAILABLE NOW from ENDORPHIN.ES directly and worldwide retailers: [see the dealers on the right]

Crafted with the discerning needs of both live musicians and studio virtuosos in mind, this pedal stands as a testament to punch and power. At its core, the Golden Master boasts 32-bit internal processing, delivering pristine audio that enriches stereo mixes and imparts life to individual elements.

This pedal brings a plethora of features including an classic 3-band equaliser with selective compression, end-of-chain limiter, multiband sidechain and stereo image widener with dry/wet control. Such a versatile array of tools makes the Golden Master an indispensable instrument for adding energy and clarity to your music - whether you are a guitar or bassists player or just mastering the whole mix directly into venue PA.
Innovating further, the per-band EQ can be controlled externally using an expression pedal or the sidechain envelope follower derived from an external audio source. This ground-breaking technique empowers you to harness granular control over the spectrum sculpting frequencies and dynamics with unparalleled precision.

Compact and lightweight, the GOLDEN MASTER PEDAL seamlessly integrates into live setups, allowing you to achieve commanding, stageready mixes effortlessly.
With the capability to store and recall 3 presets, morphing between soundscapes becomes an intuitive one-handed experience, ensuring your creativity flows unhindered.
Moreover, the Golden Master's high impedance inputs and pseudobalanced outputs transform it into an exceptional DI box for minimising
noise when interfacing with large PA systems."


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"We're thrilled to unveil the GHOST PEDAL: a collaborative masterpiece born from our ongoing synergy with Andrew Huang.

AVAILABLE NOW from ENDORPHIN.ES directly and worldwide retailers: [see the dealers on the right]

Tailored for audacious sound designers and electrifying live performers, the GHOST PEDAL embarks on an odyssey of multi-dimensional audio effects.

Prepare to be captivated by its arsenal of effects, including distortion, cabinet simulation, bitcrushing, and a trio of reverbs that span from lush halls with infinite freeze and shimmer to reverberating springs and ethereal reverses. A distinctive delay section takes centre stage, featuring a single delay line that can be harnessed for looping, stereo choruses and resonant textures.

The Ghost Pedal's expansive filter suite offers three distinct types – state-variable LP/HP, Band Pass, and a comb filter that morphs into a resonator with high resonance settings. Immerse yourself in sonic exploration as you modulate effects using the built-in multi-shape LFO or external sources such as the envelope follower, expression pedal or MIDI.

But what truly sets the Ghost Pedal apart is its Routing Matrix, providing six versatile routing options that redefine the sonic journey. With a simple button press, you can reshape the order of effects in the audio processing chain, from cataclysmic subharmonics to celestial shimmer reverbs.

The Ghost Pedal is a haven for creative expression, offering 9 presets that can be seamlessly morphed and recalled on the fly. Sharing and evolving your sound is effortless, as presets can be exchanged between users via SysEx messages opening the doors to endless sonic horizons.

The Ghost Pedal redefines convenience with its compact design, offering also an all-in-one solution for both pedal boards and multi-effect processors.

It boasts a carefully chosen selection of intuitive hands-on controls that eliminate the need for cumbersome menu diving, steep learning curve or connectivity overkill."

Monday, October 09, 2023

Sugar Bytes Introduces Effectrix2 - Real-Time Audio Manipulation

Effectrix2 Trailer
Effectrix2 Overview
Effectrix2 - Effect Parameters - Parts 1 - 4
Effectrix2 Tutorial - Modulation
Jam - Effectrix2 Tutorial

A brief demo of Sugar Bytes EFFFECTRIX 2

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"read my full review here:"

"Effectrix2 is your beloved real-time audio manipulation tool. It is the door to limitless possibilities, infusing your tracks with a rebellious spirit and a touch of German engineering excellence. Embrace your role as the conductor of sound, as you paint the matrix with 14 top-quality effects, meticulously designed and refined to perfection. From classic time-stretching and looping to granular synthesis and glitchy madness, the possibilities are endless. Whether you're a professional producer, hobbyist, or daring DJ, Effectrix2 will become your go-to tool for adding that extra touch of magic to your tracks.

Download Demo here:"

Saturday, October 07, 2023

New OUTSIDIFY app by Bastl - The world is your resonator

video upload by Bastl Instruments

"🥳🎉 After two years of hard work and dedication, we're overjoyed to finally unveil our masterpiece to you! 🎨🚀"

Thursday, September 28, 2023

K-DEVICES Releases Secta, a New VST3/AU Audio Plugin

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"Secta is an audio effect that dynamically splits incoming audio in two sections and processes each with an exclusive kit of effects, sculpting silence, shaping accents and amplifying hidden details, guiding each layer into a parallel sonic dimension."

Secta / 10 minutes tape loop disintegration

Press release follows:

K-Devices releases Secta as VST3 and AU
parallel (sound) worlds

Arvieux, France - September 28 2023. K-Devices, developer of creative music tools, has released Secta, a new audio effect, as VST3 and Audio Unit plugin for MacOS and Windows.

Building on the concept of a multidimensional gate, Secta processes the audio in a unique way, adding an ephemeral and dramatic touch to acoustic instruments, warmly disintegrating loops, injecting abrupt drops and retexturizing your lines, or throwing down any beat into a dark path of fragmentation.

At first, Secta splits the incoming signal acting as a gate effect: the user sets an amplitude threshold using the Verge and Boost parameters. The signal’s amplitude portion greater than the threshold value generates an envelope which controls the Above and Below sections. The envelope itself controls the frequency of a lowpass filter in the Above section (resulting similar to a lowpass gate), while its inverse value controls the amplitude of the Below section. Such envelope can be shaped using several global parameters: Smooth, Retain, and Sidechain.
Above and Below sections process sounds using a different set of effects each: the more rumbling Above, the more textural and looney Below.
Using one section at a time holds interesting sculpting results, while combining and balancing them is great for creating richer textures.

Hard-to-describe with classic effect categories, Secta processes both sides of a gated source independently, acting as a counterpoint amplitude sculptor. Secta cuts to (re)generate. Secta is a colorizer, no mix parameters are available: just load Secta onto your track and let it inspire you with its timbrical shades. A gate, a dynamic multi-distortion, a double heads tectonic monster, a trembling detuned textures generator, and more... so many uses of Secta have yet to be discovered!

== Totem/ Series ==
Secta is part of the totem/ series by K-Devices: unconventional audio effects coming in a compact format, easy to use, at a lower, convenient price.
== Requirements ==
Available as VST3 and Audio Unit plugin
any 64bits compatible DAW
MacOS and Windows
== Availability, price, and deals ==

launch price: 19 EUR (until October 15))
regular price: 39 EUR (after October 15)
Product page:

XILS-lab Releases Ring’X Virtual Effects

Press release follows.

XILS-lab releases Ring’X representing latest addition to lengthening line of virtual effects as inspiring and musical multi-effect plug-in par excellence

GRENOBLE, FRANCE: audio software company XILS-lab is proud to release Ring’X — readily representing the latest addition to its lengthening line of virtual effects as an inspiring and musical multi-effect plug-in par excellence — as of September 28…

Duly developed as an inspiring and musical multi-effect plug-in for seriously satisfying anyone’s needs, Ring’X is certainly worthy of the oft- overused French phrase par excellence — literally translated into English as ‘by excellence’ — as evidenced by its feature-packed GUI (Graphical User Interface) that is as easy on the eye as it is easy to use.

Ultimately, it is anchored around a six-slot so-called ‘Effect Ring’ that allows anyone to insert the effects they need in the order they want, choosing from a selection of deeply-modifiable classic analogue effect emulations: ANALOG FILTER — modelled from the CMS 3320 chip, used in the exciting-sounding (early-Eighties-era) Elka Synthex subtractive synthesis-based polytimbral powerhouse (much loved by the likes of famous French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre, who still uses it to this day to create the distinctive sound of his onstage laser harp), providing five (LP24 — 24db Low-Pass, LP12 — 12db Low-Pass, HP12 —12db High-Pass, BP12 — 12db Band-Pass, or BP6 — 6db Band-Pass) self- oscillating filter types; ANALOG 18db FILTER — modelling the specific sound and behaviour of an 18db self-oscillating filter from the breakthrough British EMS VCS3, which made musical history upon its introduction in 1969 by being the first commercially portable synthesiser available anywhere in the world, thanks to its innovative modular matrix-based patchboard dispensing with the telephone exchange-like cabling of other (much larger) modular systems in favour of making space-saving connections with (removable) coloured pegs; CHORUS (BUCKET BRIGADE DELAY); DELAY — stereo delay that copies the input signal to the left and right channel; DISTORTION; PARAMETRIC EQ — a three-band affair with each band type selectable from six standard filter types; PHASER; and REVERB — with three (L — Large, M — Medium, and S — Small) algorithms. Each effect provides four MODULATION points with a SOURCE and DESTINATION menu associated with an AMOUNT knob.

Standard STEP and specific LOC locator sequencers for modulating effects are also available — the loop goes through a defined number of steps and each time the internal clock is fired the next step is triggered, in the case of the former, while the latter is designed to be synchronised to the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) with the loop being synchronised to the DAW bar (or a multiple of the bar).

But that’s not all. Another area well worth highlighting here features four input followers; a TRANSIENT tracker ‘module’ — detects the transients present in the input sound, each transient triggering a simple envelope without attack and release controlled by the RELEASE knob; S- DETECTION ‘module’ — detects sibilance present in the input sound, and also useful for separating high-frequency parts from those with more middle and bass frequencies; GATE ‘module’ — removes all the parts from the input sound that are below a specified threshold; and a STEREO SPACE ‘module’ — powerful stereo processing that allows users to dynamically position their audio signal into a true stereo space.

By being so flexible in both operation and resulting effects, it stands to reason, therefore, that Ring’X should come complete with a raft of presets. All are accessible via an integrated (single-window) Preset Manager, making it easy to find the right patch in seconds, manage presets, sound banks, and create custom tags. That being said, then, inspiring and musical multi-effects are only a click away, but those wishing to dig deeper to seriously satisfy their needs are always free to do just that! After all, as the latest addition to XILS-lab’s lengthening line of virtual effects, Ring’X is, indeed, an inspiring and musical multi-effect plug-in par excellence — in the literal sense of those (French- originating) words.

Who better, then, to put Ring’X in its rightful place than the Frenchman primarily responsible for bringing it into existence — namely, XILS-lab CEO Xavier Oudin (credited in the multi-effect plug-in in question’s user manual with: Concept of Ring’X and original UI design; Digital Signal Processing and plug-in coding; [and] the graphical user interface). “For a number of years, customers have been regularly asking me to create an effect featuring filters extracted from our synthesizers,” he begins, before adding: “This idea grew into providing a sort of Swiss army knife-style tool capable of sculpting audio with modulation fully independent of its content, and also able to create any kind of de-esser and transient shaper with far more possibilities than standard such effects. Eventually, Ring’X was born.”

Ring’X is available to purchase as an iLok-protected virtual effect plug-in (installable in up to two independent locations) at an introductory promo price of only €69.00 EUR until October 31, 2023 — rising thereafter to an MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of €179.00 EUR — directly from XILS-lab via its dedicated webpage, which also includes more in-depth information and several must-see video demonstrations, here:

A time-limited full version of Ring’X can be requested for pre-purchase evaluation purposes here:

Ring’X is downloadable in 64-bit AAX (native)-, AU-, VST2.4-, and VST3-compatible formats for macOS (10.9+) and 64-bit AAX (native)-, VST2.4-, and VST3-compatible formats for Windows (7/8/10) directly from XILS-lab.

Friday, September 15, 2023

The many moods of the Future Factory delay (no talk)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Future Factory by Free the Tone is a stereo delay most often heard creating beautiful ambience. But is is also easily able to do chorus, vibrato, flanging and overdrive (listen around the 9 minute mark for the filth). So here it's teamed with the trusty DB-01, both synced to the same MIDI clock, and the knobs twiddled. The delay comes pre-loaded with 128 presets showing off many of the settings. The interface is certainly unusual but is quite fast to access the various parameters. In the video I mainly tweak the 3-band EQ, modulation and drive. As usual my aim is to give you an idea of what it's like to actually operate and tweak the pedal rather than an idealised selection of sounds. And also as usual I bought this with my own money at full price.

0:00 Sweet and thick
1:34 Dirty and thick
2:37 Flangerish echo
4:38 Ping pong
5:00 Max feedback
5:34 EQ fun
7:03 Long delay
8:19 Tip in the dirt
10:05 Hard modulated
11:30 Metallic scrapings

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Rob Papen Introduces LowSane

video upload by Rob Papen

via Rob Papen

"Welcome to the world of breaking down the digital world! Yes, in our music production world, we are proud to record on 24bit and 192kHz to provide pristine audio for music lovers.
BUT... as we are, we are keen on crushing things as well, which means that LoFi audio quality is not a side effect of cheap Chinese child toys, but has become a creative tool in today's music creation and post-audio productions! Who could have thought of that in the 80ties when everybody screamed for 16bit instead of 8bit!
Yes, humans are creative and many years later the ‘LoFi’ sound sculpting became an art of its own.

Well, LowSane adapts to this creative process and adds some additional creative options like the ‘Disrupt Sphere’ to this world of crushing down the digital bits!

It offers in the audio route a Distortion module, Band Pass / Notch Filter, Lo-Fi section, Hi and low Pass Filters, and a Noise Gate.

These parameters can be controlled by the ‘Disrupt Sphere’, and additionally there is also an Audio Follower which again can control the 'Disrupt Sphere' or any of the other parameters.

Last but not least there is a 2-slot modulation matrix in which you can connect again parameters, or use MIDI to control parameters and also the ‘Disrupt Sphere’.
With LowSane you get your bits and pieces together going LoFi!"

LowSane is part of the eXplorer-8 bundle.

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Cableguys Introduces FilterShaper XL

video upload by Cableguys

"Try FilterShaper XL: – INTRO PRICE €49 / $49 + Upgrades. [there is also a Free trial]

FilterShaper XL is here! In this tutorial, Joe Rossitter at Cableguys shows you how to skyrocket your sound design with this massively modulatable dual filter plugin.


FilterShaper XL is a modern reboot of our dedicated dual filter plugin FilterShaper 3. Take a giant leap into unconventional sound design with two powerful filters, new juicy multistage drive, an immensely flexible modulation framework, and world-class Cableguys filter DSP under the hood.

Go nuts with FilterShaper XL’s mind-boggling modulation options, including a whopping 60 LFOs and 50 Envelope Followers. Draw your own modulation shapes in seconds with Cableguys’ easy LFO editing. Apply subtle nuances or giant wobbles, stepped rhythms or silky-smooth sweeps."

Friday, September 01, 2023

Beautiful Noise When The Sun Explodes First Look w/ Synths (Moog Werkstatt-O1)

video upload by Duskmos

"In this Signal Colors: Primer, I'm taking a look at the Beautiful Noise: When The Sun Explodes, paired up w/ the Moog Werkstatt-01. A fun combo! Check out the sounds I'm getting with some great drive/distortion and spring reverb and an added trem effect."

"When The Sun Explodes is the ultimate tool for creating long ambient swells of atmospheric reverberation, to stuttering, chaotic feedback oscillations overloading your amplifier.

The core reverb emulates a classic spring tank, with a variety of controls to further shape the tone and length of the signal. The feedback footswitch engages a linear rising or LFO/tremolo controlled feedback loop, which forces the wet reverb signal back into the input creating some over-the-top noise effects, with a boost footswitch instantly doubling the amount of reverberation for an instant wave of sound. The output gain, with the additional clipping options of symmetrical, asymmetrical or no clipping selects between a range of gain shapes and amplitudes.

Plug any and all instruments into this box of utter sonic dystopia, for an endlessly reverberant, fuzzed out noise experience no effects pedal has yet to reach."

When The Sun Explodes - Beautiful Noise Effects [Synth Demo]

video upload by Beautiful Noise Effects

Recorded with:
Roland Gaia
Focusrite Saffire

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