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

Monday, December 04, 2023

Exploring Maim: FREE Mp3/Glitch/Spectral Effect

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"Download it here:
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"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."

Friday, November 24, 2023

Boy Harsher x Moffenzeef v 2.0

The Runner Promo video upload by Møffenzeef Mødular

Boy Harsher x Moffenzeef
The Runner v2.0
Limited edition of 200

Boy Harsher x Moffenzeef The Runner v2.0 Upgraded Features Overview

The clone, the chicken and a dodgy respray

video upload by Richard DeHove

"The clone is the Joyo 'Monomyth' a direct copy of the Darkglass Alpha Omega Ultra; the chicken is the curious 'Boozer'; and the dodgy respray is me after I change my mind on the pedal's name and mangulate an other wise perfect spray job. So this is just a little bit of fun, and if I seem a bit strong in my criticism of the pedal's original state it's because I would never have bought it without intending to give it a makeover.

If watching an 11-minute pedal makeover is too much then here's the TLDW (too long didn't watch): Getting this pedal's top on and off was a nightmare; I stupidly changed my mind about the name; the end result was OK; and the pedal sounds good with a very strong EQ section.

0:00 Blather and unboxing
1:54 Raising the ugly bar
2:28 Pedal pedant
2:55 Behold the original
3:58 Inspection and test
5:33 Taking it apart
6:21 Respray
6:33 Boozer
6:35 Spraying
7:00 Family labor
7:44 Lights return
8:24 Version 2
8:50 Matched pair
9:02 Sound demo
11:18 OMG no!

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Soundtoys Effect Rack and Super Plate - Sonic LAB Presentation

video upload by sonicstate

"Soundtoys Deals:

Black Friday is almost upon us, and as is customary, we catch up with Tony from Soundtoys, who takes us through a processing ideas using elements of the SoundToys 5, Effect Rack and the Super Plate.
Currently SoundToys are giving away Little Plate (usually $99) and also heavily discounting their range for the sale period - currently around 50% savings to be had on the SoundToys 5 bundle ($249 from $499) and Effect Rack ($149 from $299) with up to 80% on individual plug-ins.

Effect Rack consists of 14 SoundToys Plug-ins:
Crystallizer, Decapitator, Devil-Loc Deluxe, EchoBoy, EchoBoy Jr., FilterFreak, FilterFreak 2, MicroShift, PanMan, PhaseMistress, PrimalTap, Radiator, Sie-Q, and Tremolator.

Note: SuperPlate can be used within Effect Rack V5.4 when you purchase and add a SuperPlate license to add to your Effect Rack plug-in. SuperPlate is NOT included with your Effect Rack plug-in purchase.

For more information:"

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Arturia Introduces Efx Motions | Creative Movement Shaper

video upload by Arturia

"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

video upload by Arturia

"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."

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🕸 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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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."

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.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

How to use "Sooper Looper" on Zynthian for guitar looping

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"Here's the SooperLooper #looperpedal module built into the #Zynthian #raspberrypi #diysynth , used with a #guitar. The looper is treated as an effect, so you can include it in any part of your effects chain, routing (as shown in this video) a compressor into an amp model into the looper into a delay and reverb. As always, don't expect great guitar playing in this video. This is a tech demo first and foremost. Video doesn't need an index this time. #poorguitarplayingpimpedwithepicreverb"


Sunday, April 30, 2023

Plutonium and PlutoniumXtra: Psychoacoustic effects from 0v1 Records

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We explore two psychoacoustic plug-ins from 0v1 Records: the Plutonium and PlutoniumXtra. These effects are meant to be felt rather than heard, and operate best on low frequency content like kick drums, bass, etc. It is recommended you listen to this video with headphones or stereo speakers with good bass response.

00:32 The user interface of the Plutonium and PlutoniumXtra
01:58 Drum & Bass example using the Arturia MS-20 V
06:40 Spectral analysis of the Plutonium and PlutoniumXtra
12:48 Conlusion

To find out more, please visit

▣ Plutonium is a powerful psychoacoustic plugin that adds sub-audible signals to audio tracks, resulting in a more dynamic and impactful sound.

▣ It utilizes advanced techniques in stereo, compression, equalization, and transient alteration to excite frequencies at specific stereo ranges. With Plutonium and PlutoniumXtra, music producers, engineers, and audiophiles can take their audio to the next level.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

CODEC - Free LoFi Effect

Have you tried this FREE Lofi effect? video upload by DATABROTH

My review:

00:00 piano
01:17 Drumcomputer
02:34 Obscurium

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Noir Et Blanc Vie on Synth Effect Pedals

WHY Do I Still Use These? 😪 video upload by Noir Et Blanc Vie


(Good for all mastering plans, chromatic, All Access Pass)"

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Making A Track In Three Minutes With The Chase Bliss Habit

video upload by HAINBACH

"Habit is a new lovely loop guitar pedal by the super-combo of @Knobs and @Chase Bliss Audio. It records a 3 minute loops constantly in the background, and scans through that. This is a concept that fits my style very well, and I had fun from the start. Here is a track I made in 3 minutes for the compilation 'Habitapes' they plan to release soon on cassette."

via Chase Bliss

Habit is a delay with a memory. It stores everything you play for later, so you can revisit and reuse sounds from the past: Gather up loops, design echo patterns, and harmonize with yourself from two minutes ago.

It’s an effect that can be turned into an instrument on a whim, an evolving paint-splatter of everything you do. Or it could just be a fun echo.

Habit’s secret is a digital tape reel that records every sound that enters the pedal. As long as Habit is on, it’s recording.

At any moment, you can scan back into this history and play moments from the past–instead of, or alongside the present. This architecture makes a pile of interesting things possible: never-before-heard delays, bizarre loops and transitions, and even entire songs captured right inside the pedal...

Habit features advanced connectivity and customization options including MIDI, CV and Expression control, sync, presets, and internal modulation of any or all its knobs.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Thinking outside the (stomp)box with Pochard

Video examples for an article "Thinking outside the (stomp)box" available at

Playlist: 1. Mono space drone
No input feedback loop jam made with effect pedals."
2. Noisy modulations
No input feedback loop and handling noise modulation. Just effect pedals used."
3. No input feedback loop
No input feedback loop made only with effect pedals.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Boss RC-505 MKII Loop Station - Sonic LAB Review

video upload by sonicstate

"The original Boss RC-505 is seen by many as the pinnacle of loopstations, with countless musicians using it as a gateway to success during the 15+ years it's been available. Surely time for an update then? Here's the RC-505 MKII then, with expanded IO, improved audio quality, increased FX (4 input, 4 track), more algorithms, increased record time - 13hrs over 3, bounce feature, Mark back and undo, more rhythms, way deep button and controller assignments.

We've multi-sampled a couple of the Drum Kits and made them available as Decent Sampler presets on our Patreon Page:

The RC-505 MKII really does build on the original while keeping the essential functions the same - that is five stereo tracks of loopers, with tempo detection, time stretch and lots of control. Editor Nick is a first time RC user and takes us through the essential functions, and gives his verdict.

The RC-505 MKII is available now (in limited quantities) priced at £499/$599 street price.

00:00 Intro
01:08 Key Differences
04:44 Making Loops + Input FX
10:51 Bouncing
12:51 Vocoder and live MIDI input
17:44 Mark, Undo and Button assignments
23:26:03 Input settings
26:37 Timestretch
28:57 Wrap and Conlcusion"

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Soundtoys Black Friday Deals 2021

video upload by soundtoys

"Shop and save up to 70% on pro audio effects thru December 1 at"

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Bobb Bruno's Killer Pedal Combos!

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Bobb Bruno of Best Coast shows off a few of his favorite effects, as well as combinations of pedals that mimic some vintage effects.

Join us for a walkthrough of some routing, unique signal manipulation, as well as weird and whacky tones!

#pedals #effects #cool #Shred #wavey #vintage #guitars"

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Soundtoys Little PrimalTap - Further Out

Note these videos are from 2014, but I haven't posted them before and Soundtoys is currently having an up to 80% off sale. Click through for details.

P.S. You can find additional posts from various users featuring Soundtoys here.

Some details on the Little PrimalTap, also see the fuller blown PrimalTap.

"Unique retro delay lets you echo, loop, warp, distort and mangle.

Inspired by the classic Prime Time* from 1978, Little PrimalTap captures the highly distinctive sonic imprint of this quirky, and well-loved (by those in the know) vintage digital delay. Don’t be fooled by its simple interface, Little PrimalTap lets you unleash your creative urges to echo, loop, warp, distort, mangle, or create cacophonous cascades of otherworldly sounds.

The Primal Sound

The Prime Time was used by a wide variety of artists back in the 80’s for rich guitar delay, chorus, flange and such, and it did a great job with those things. But the really unique character of its sound came from one of its limitations.

In an attempt to get more out of the technology (and probably stay under budget) it had a feature called Multiply that halved the sample rate each time the delay time was doubled. Sound weird? It does indeed. And it’s just the kind of weird that we love.

Twist And Shout

On this little beast, turning knobs is where it’s at, and that’s how to reveal all the oddities it can create. The Multiply knob supplies extra delay time that has drastic tonal changes with each increase. The Adjust knob creates pitch shift, chorus, or flange when moved. The Feedback and Input drive tie it all together to allow for sounds just not found on any of the “normal” delay plug-ins.

Feedback Loop

Yes, the Feedback can go infinite, and do everything from classic delay style looping to old school sci-fi space noise. Oh, and we doubled the massive 256 milliseconds of delay time from the original (128 if you had the non-expanded one) to 512 milliseconds, so you’ve got some serious looping power if you need it. It’s ok to let it get out of control, unlike the old days where you could blow your speakers (or your ears) if you didn’t stay on top of the feedback. Little PrimalTap lets you use it as another layer of sonic color, and even opens the door for synth-like sounds.


Want even more creative tweakability? Check out the deluxe version, PrimalTap. You’ll get that same quirky PrimalTap sound with two independent delay lines, an LFO for automated pitch shifting, a menu of different delay algorithms, and the awesome Freeze effect. Log in to your account to view all available upgrade options..."

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Did You Know? FilterFreak has Mono-to-Stereo Modulation & Up to 80% Off at Soundtoys

video by soundtoys

"FilterFreak, inserted as a mono to stereo plug-in, features split stereo filtering with a wide range of sounds and unique movement that can be an interesting alternative to classic panning. Experiment. Explore. Enjoy."

soundtoys is currently offering up to 80% off Plug-Ins. FilterFreak is one of them. Click through for details.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Dreadbox Typhon + Blend v2

video by Sinevibes

"Dreadbox Typhon analog synthesizer being processed through Blend – a multi-voice chorus effect developed by Sinevibes."

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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