DarkWare has released ShatterShot Lite, a fully tool-tipped freeware VST effect plug-in that creates rolling glitches.
According to Jack Dark the automated techniques still need fine tuning, which is the reason for the “Lite”-ness of this version.
A buyware version with more options should be available in the future.
Check the DarkWare site for more information and a link to download ShatterShot Lite.
Yet another DarkWare plug-in has been released: Battery Acid, a VST distortion effect.
From the DarkWare website:
When distortion fails… CORRODE!
The sight of a deteriorated car battery was the inspiration for Battery Acid. I thought… what would audio sound like if that happened to it? Battery Acid uses a set of dual bitcrushers and waveshapers to completely erode your music to delightful dilapidation. Each stereo channel can be crushed and mutilated individually. Ahh, but that would be too simple… so, there’s some secret ingredients in there. :D You can “dissolve” and “melt” as well as “corrode” and “erode”. You just have to hear the presets to understand! (And to top it off, you can set the cutoff and resonance of the audio as well.) Everything from crunchtastic guitars, crispy synths, and mutilated sludgey bass is at your disposal with Battery Acid. Wear rubber gloves and goggles when handling, please.
Check DarkWare for a demo and sound clips.
DarkWare has released PitchSlap, a VST effect plug-in.
From the DarkWare website:
Sick of “crazy effects” that just don’t tickle your ear’s pickle? Tired of glitches, grains, stutters, phasers, spectral twisters, ad nauseum? Well my fellow sonic molestor, have I got a gadget for you! PitchSlap is a new kind of effect, something that’ll take your stale old loops and make them sound neon deluxe! What? Don’t believe me? Sounds like hyperbole? Well then my friend, why not give the demo version’s presets a try? If you don’t like it after that, well, perhaps you’re just jaded past the point of recovery. (There’s always ArcDev for people like you… :)
Visit the DarkWare VST page for a link to download the demo and sound clips. The full version of PitchSlap is available for $10.
OctoEcho is an array of eight delay units. Four for the left stereo channel, and four for the right. Each delay unit has it’s own specific modulation and feedback knobs for individual tweaking.
Also included is a vector interface which can be initiated to control the modulation and feedback settings for each delay unit globally and simultaneously. This vector control is fantastic for live tweaking purposes, as well as for “luck of the draw” tunings.
There are also toggles for other nifty things, such as “Spacial-Reverb” and dynamic headroom clipping. OctoEcho comes with a suite of 16 presets all specifically designed to be immediately useful, but to really understand the glory of OctoEcho, you simply must tickle it yourself.
OctoEcho is available for $10.00 from the DarkWare site. A demo version and sound clips are available as well.