After two years of R&D (a sentence fragment that in no way conveys the experience we’ve just been through), and coincidentally during the week of Audio Damage’s tenth anniversary, we have succeeded in releasing a hardware platform for our DSP effects, and are ludicrously proud to unveil the first three Audio Damage hardware products: DubJr, Grainshift, and Errorbox.
Audio Damage Eurorack modules
ADM01 DubJr is the delay from Dubstation, in a pint-sized Eurorack modular format, for your knob-twisting pleasure.
ADM02 Grainshift is a real-time granular pitch-shifter and chaos effect for the Eurorack modular format. From simple smooth micro-tuned pitch shifting and chorus effects on up to full metal granular chaos, Grainshift is a versatile module, easy to use and fun to have.
ADM03 Errorbox is just like any other tool-kit utility module, except that in this tool-kit, all the tools are chainsaws and rabid badgers. Includes a sample rate reducer, bit rate reducer, and ERR algorithm (as found in the Kombinat Dva plug-in).
The modules are available to purchase via Audio Damage’s retail partners for $179 USD each (currently exclusively at Analogue Haven).
Audio Damage has announced the release of Mangleverb, a new multi effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
What happens when you combine a thick reverb, a filter, an envelope follower, an LFO, and a VCA? We wanted to know. The results are surprisingly useful. Mangleverb can be used as a filter, reverb, transient shaper, rhythmic gate, LPF gate, tempo-synced VCA, and any combination thereof. It is, for all intents and purposes, a Swiss Army Knife, for both wild sonic destruction and more utilitarian production work.
Mangleverb is audio damage’s newest multi-effect plug-in for sonic troublemakers.
Simple-to-use algorithmic reverb that can be either pre- or post-filter/VCA.
A monster resonant filter model with lowpass, bandpass, and highpass modes, and a drive circuit for gritty distortion.
Sophisticated tempo-synced LFO with waveshaper to create all common (and some uncommon) modulation shapes.
Envelope follower with internal, LFO, sidechain input, and MIDI trigger modes.
Feedback path and modulated VCA for final signal taming.
Mangleverb for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $49 USD.
Audio Damage has announced a Summer Sale, offering 30% off its plugins and bundles for a limited time.
With apologies to our antipodean customers (or, you know, people that don’t like Nelly) it’s gettin’ hot in here, so time to pick up some more plugs. Yeah, we went there.
The Audio Damage Bring The Heat sale is now on! Use the code HOTINHERRE at checkout for 30% off your order. This includes bundles! This sale lasts until Wednesday, May 22nd at midnight, so get ‘em while they’re hot.
Audio Damage has announced the release of Bitcom, a bitcrusher effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Bitcom is a modern bit-shredding digital pain-monkey, guaranteed to FSU* beyond belief (and some might say “usability” instead). In a nutshell, it is a bit-reduction algorithm of our own unique design, driven by an internal step sequencer, coupled with a simple monophonic synthesizer internally sidechained, for extra aliasing noise and woofer-shredding bass buzz.
It is, in short, one of the most destructive, noisy, unchained plug-ins you’re going to come across, and it could only have come from the R&D labs of Audio Damage, Inc.
Bitcom’s step sequencer drives a custom-designed bitcrusher, with a synth sidechain.
Bit Banging: Bitcom’s bit engine is unique; each step has eight switches that (to simplify matters greatly) turn individual bits on and off. So all 8 switches on, and the output is pretty much like the input. Start turning them off and Strange Things Happen.
Synth Signal: Bitcom includes a simple monophonic synth that can either be always on, envelope driven, or controlled via MIDI. This is mixed with the input signal to create strange new sounds. Alternatively, Bitcom can be used without any input at all, as a moderately capable synth.
Sequencer: Bitcom’s step sequencer syncs to the host DAW. The sequence can be of arbitrary length from 1 to 16 steps, and the sequencer has internal swing.
Bitcom is for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $39 USD.
Audio Damage has announced Bitcom, a bitcrusher effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Audio Damage Bitcom, a bit-bashing step sequencer with attitude.
There are subtle plug-ins you put on the two-buss to give a nice gentle vibe to a track. Bitcom is not one of those. There is no “analog modeling” in this effect. There is no warmth or tube saturation. It is utterly devoid of anything to which the word “vintage” can be applied. Bitcom is a modern bit-shredding digital banshee that beggars description and lives on the edge of instability.
In a nutshell, a step sequencer drives a custom-designed bitcrusher, with a synth sidechain. But that sentence doesn’t begin to describe the abuse that Bitcom is capable of. We pulled out every trick in the book to build a modern electronic music effect that can turn even the most sedate input in to a swinging, screaming pain-monkey, wreaking havoc on lesser sounds.
The Bitcom plugin will be available soon. Price TBA.
It’s time to hear the music that’s all around you in our first ever samples-based production competition. Featuring a bunch of awesome prizes and an EP release on the IDMf netlabel comprised of the top tracks, we hope you’ll get involved, experiment and explore new aural avenues!
The enter the competition you need to submit a track made with the samples provided in two sample packs only. The competition closes on the November 30th, 2012.
Prizes are sponsored by Audio Damage, FabFilter, U-he, Cloudkillers, and the winning submissions will be released on an album/EP via the IDMf Netlabel.
Audio Damage has announced a Fire Sale, offering a 30% discount on its effect and instrument plug-ins for Windows and Mac for a limited time.
If you follow the news in the United States, you’ll know that our office in Boulder, Colorado is completely surrounded by forest fires! There is no immediate danger, of course, but we thought it was a good time for a sale!
So use the code BURNINGUP at check-out in the Audio Damage store for 30% off your order, no matter what is in your cart. (This includes bundles!) This is a perfect opportunity to complete your Audio Damage plug-in collection.
The sale ends midnight CST on Friday, July 6th, 2012.
The Audio Damage plug-ins are available for Windows and Mac (32/64-bit VST, AU). The recently released Rough Rider Rack Extension for Reason is also available included in the sale, and available for $19 USD from the Propellerhead Shop (regular $29 USD).