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Flux releases Bitter Sweet

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Flux Bitter Sweet

Flux has released Bitter Sweet, a free dynamic processor to manage audio transients.

From fluxhome.com:

Turning the central button on the sweet side, decreases the transients amplitude. On the bitter side, the transients amplitude is magnified. Bitter-Sweet also features a control for the signal to be processed. When the main position is engaged, the process affects the stereo signal. If Center is engaged, only the M signal of the internal MS matrix is processed. If stereo is selected, only the S signal from the MS matrix is processed. As all Flux:: plug-ins it features 64 bit floating point processing, up to 8 channels and up to 8 FS (384 KHz). Center and Stereo Mode are only available in stereo (2 channels) processing.

So okay, I probably don’t know how to measure this effect properly but I can’t hear (or see) any difference between bitter and sweet.

Have a try and tell me what I’m doing wrong! You’ll have to register (free) with Flux to download Bitter Sweet.

Visit Flux for more information.

  • http://www.loozabeats.de/ Looza

    Don’t have time to check the plugin at the moment, but take a loop or better some very sharp, percussive sound, add a reverb and then this plug after it, you should definately hear a difference in the rhythmic effect between low and high levels (instrument/reverb).

    transients (as I understand it) are basically the attack phase of any instrument which is mostly very loud, sonically rich and short and then transforms to the sustain phase where you hear the sound that makes up the instrument.

    just think of the attack of a piano, if you take those few milliseconds it’s basically hard, white noise (especially if you slam really hard on the keys) and then becomes the familiar piano sound.
    or if you plug on a bassguitar, you get this “snap” and then the sustained note.

  • http://rekkerd.org loops

    Thanks, will try that. A new version is out as well.

    Fix and Improvements:
    VST Plug-in Crash on project (composition) or preset reload; with certain Host Software and only certain CPU (like FL7, Sequoia…).

    Known Issues (will be fixed as soon as possible):
    In FL Studio 7 you must enable the

  • http://rekkerd.org loops

    Btw, installer makes it look like there’s a manual but upon opening that you’ll get some kind of error because it doesn’t exist.

  • http://www.loozabeats.de/ Looza

    still had not time checking this, had any luck yet ?

  • http://rekkerd.org loops

    Yes, I guess it was working all along but I used it on material that didn’t really highlight this effect much. On percussion it’s more noticeable but still very subtle.

  • Daan

    You can make things more dirty with it.

u-he ACE

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