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on May 15, 2013
Loomer has updated the Sequent modular multi-effects unit to version 1.3.11.
Sequent has seven individual effect blocks: a Beat Looper; two Filters, both switchable between lowpass, bandpass, and highpass modes and capable of self oscillation even without an audio input; an oversampled Distortion unit; a Gate with variable depth and slew; a Panner; and a Delay unit capable of sub millisecond delay times, great for creating everything for from dub, slapback, and bouncing ball style echoes, to metallic comb filters or flanger effects.
Changes in Sequent v1.3.11
- (fix: Mac OS X) Cables between effect modules can now be removed using a single button mouse.
- (fix: Mac OS X) Fixed issue which could cause Sequent to be skipped by Kore or Maschine’s plug-in scan.
- (fix: Mac OS X Audio Unit) Space key-presses will now always be passed through to Logic, ensuring that Logic’s transport can be started and stopped.
- (fix: Mac OS X) Gatekeeper signed installers now install correctly on Mac OS X 10.5.
- (improvement: Windows) The 32-bit and 64-bit VST plug-ins are now installed as separate components. You can choose which one(s) to install, as well as selecting different install folders for each architecture.
- (fix: Mac OS X Audio Unit) Fixed issue which caused Reaper to host new instances of Sequent as a mono plug-in.
- (fix: Mac OS X Audio Unit) Fixed minor memory leak in parameter names.
- (improvement) Clearer UI fonts in various places.
- (improvement: Linux) Presets and configuration files are now located to comply with the XDG Base Directory Specification. Older installations will still use any existing preset library location to maintain backwards compatibility.
Sequent for Windows, Mac and Linux is available to purchase for £49 GBP.
More information: Loomer / Sequent
Inear Display has released version 1.2 of Eurydice, a semi-modular sound mangling plugin focused on sound design.
The original Eurydice was based on two sound buffers, two multimode filters and two crushers. Starting with version 1.2, these blocks can now be combined in multiple ways thanks to the introduction of a patch panel that allows you to bend the signal path to your will.
Changes in Eurydice
- Rewritten from scratch.
- Linux native VST version (32 and 64 bit).
- Patch panel allowing free audio/modulation routing.
- 4 LFOs.
- 4 signal mixers.
- 2 signal multipliers.
- “x 100? rate mode for the LFOs.
- Master gain control.
- Filter morph.
- Independent mix control for the crushers.
- Buffer sync helper.
- Retrigger LFOs via MIDI.
- New preset system and format (presets made with previous versions are not compatible).
Eurydice (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 20 EUR until April 29th, 2013 (regular 30 EUR).
More information: Inear Display / Eurydice
Inear Display has announced that its Bucephal, Danaides and SicknDstroy effect plugins are now available in native 32 and 64-bit VST format for Linux.
Inear Display plugins
- Bucephal is a sound mangling plugin based on two delay lines designed to be mutated by four modulators freely assignable to the time and feedback.
- Danaides is a sequenced sound mangler with a powerful modulation section.
- SicknDstroy is a multimode lo-fi effect plugin.
Bucephal and Danaides are 20 EUR each, SicknDstroy is freeware. The plugins are now available for Windows, Mac & Linux (VST/AU).
More information: Inear Display
Illformed has announced the release of Glitch 2, an audio effect plugin for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Featuring a new and improved sequencer which can play multiple effects simultaneously, with the ability to trigger unique scenes from every note on your keyboard, Glitch can be as gentle or as brutal as you like.
Add the occasional splash of retrigger or stretcher to single hits within your drum loop, or fill the entire sequencer with random effect blocks for a totally chaotic trip down the digital rabbit hole… the choice is yours!
The infamous FSU plugin Glitch is back!
Glitch 2 features
- Each program consists of 128 scenes that can be triggered via MIDI notes. Each scene has its own unique sequencer pattern, timing, and effect settings, allowing you to create tons of unique variations for every moment in your song, all ready to go at the press of a key!
- Multi-lane sequencer allows many effects to be played simultaneously, to create interesting layered sounds.
- Improved sequencer timing controls to better match your groove and song structure.
- Intuitive pattern editor with drag’n'drop. Draw, erase, resize, split and join blocks with ease.
- 9 cheeky little effect modules designed to slice, dice, chop, screw, twist, turn and mangle your sounds into radical new forms.
- Tempo-synced effects can easily be dialled in to precise musical timings such as 16th notes, 8th note triplets, and so on.
- Filter, mix, pan and volume controls on each module, to help shape and fine-tune the output.
- Randomize, Mutate, Glitch!
- Randomize and Mutate functions can be found at almost every level. Mutate a single effect to get slightly different parameter variations, or instantly Randomize everything in the entire scene to create unexpected, chaotic and inspiring results!
Glitch 2 (32/64bit, VST/AU) is available to purchase for 49.95 EUR + VAT.
More information: Illformed / Glitch
Inear Display has announced Danaides, a sequenced sound mangler with a powerful modulation section.
It gives you the ability to route the input signal through a filter and three sound destruction effect processors : a “driller” that will loop and repitch very small slices of the signal, a “metalizer” delay and a samplerate reducer.
Danaides feautres built-in effect and dry-wet sequencers.
- 3 sound mangling effects : “driller”, “metalizer” and “reducer” .
- 1 pre-filter with mode morph (Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass).
- Effect selection sequencer.
- Dry-wet sequencer.
- 2 Morph LFOs with 2 sub-LFOs each.
- Host tempo sync for the LFOs.
- Modulation inputs for each effect/filter parameters.
- Sequence randomizers.
- Global randomizer.
- MIDI learn.
- MIDI program change support.
- MIDI layout for TouchOSC on IPad.
- Vector based resizable User Interface.
- Cross-platform presets.
- 61 factory presets.
- Lifetime free updates for registered customers.
Danaides for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 10 EUR until March 5th, 2013 (regular 20 EUR).
More information: Inear Display / Danaides
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.
More information: Audio Damage / Bitcom