Sonic Charge has announced it will be releasing its Permut8 effect plug-in this Monday.
Many of you have seen and solved the puzzle we put up earlier (524 to be precise) and you can listen to some examples on our home page right now. Now I think it is about time to do a little introduction.
Permut8 is an effect that can take on many forms. It is one of those products that is hard to describe in a couple of sentences. The kind that a marketing department would hate (luckily we have no marketing department at Sonic Charge). It excels in digital noises of all kinds, but can also sound warm and lush. It can do conventional delay effects and it can create circuit bent mayhem from hell. Perhaps more important than what it does is how it does it. Permut8 gives you a number of primitive operators that you combine in different ways to manipulate the playback position on a delay-line. This runs on an imaginary vintage digital processor with 12-bit A/D D/A conversion and variable clock frequency from 0 to 352kHz. On top of this you will find a number of “analog” components for filtering, limiting, saturation and more.
Did that sound complicated? Permut8 is complicated, but it is also a product that is designed for experimentation and happy accidents, and boy do they happen often. Bring your crash helmet.
Permut8 will be available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) for $66 USD excl. VAT.
Inear Display has announced Eurydice, a multi-effect plug-in for Mac, dedicated to sound mangling.
It relies on two parallel processors, each one combining a granulizer/stutter effect, a multimode filter, a bitcrusher and a LFO to achieve Lo-Fi artifacts as well as a wide range of drills and glitches.
If you like turning your sounds into abstract textures, or adding all kind of otherworldy artifacts to your beats, Eurydice is a new weapon of choice. And if you want to get surprised, just click the random button for instant noisy gratification.
2 Granulizer / Stutter effects with up to 1 second looping.
2 Multimode filters (lowpass, highpass, bandpass and notch).
3 LFOs (can sync to tempo).
MIDI program change support.
Lifetime free updates for registered customers.
The Eurydice for Mac (VST/AU) is available at the introductory price of 10 EUR (50% off regular).
Mecha Audio has announced Dirty Bits, a multi-fx effect plug-in for Windows.
Introducing Dirty Bits, three audio damage effects in one. A Distortion Compressor, Vintage Bit Crusher and a Vinyl Damage Effect.
Each device can warp, crush and dirty up your audio, use it subtlety or push it up to the extreme to completely mangle your sound source.
Dirty Bits features
Compressor – The compressor slams your audio with gain and damage control, visual feedback from the vu meter and an on/bypass switch to disengage.
Vintage Bit Crusher – The vintage bit crusher gives your audio a retro sampler vibe with settings emulating classic devices using the bit depth and sample rate buttons, it also has an on/bypass switch to disengage. Bit depths 16, 12 or 8 bits Sample rates 40, 26 or 11 khz.
Vinyl Device – The vinyl damage device adds subtle or extreme vinyl buzz and hum using the knobs.
Dirty Bits for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $20 USD.