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
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.
More information: Audio Damage / Bitcom
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on Dec 19, 2012
Loomer has updated its Sequent effect plugin to version 1.3.3.
Sequent is a modular multi-effects unit, the ideal tool for mangling audio on stage or in the studio.
Changes in Sequent v1.3.3
- (feature) Keyboard entry of rotary parameter values. Rotary controls can now be typed directly into by clicking on the text value below the control.
- (improvement:Mac OS X) Installer and all installed components are now signed in compliance with Mac OS X 10.8′s Gatekeeper system.
- (improvement:Linux) When using the JACK audio system in standalone mode, the JACK Transport now syncs Sequent’s tempo, start/stop status, and playhead location.
- (improvement) Step response on the filter, distortion, pan, and delay module parameters has been significantly reduced to allow for tighter control of sequenced automation.
- (improvement) Changing sequencer patterns via MIDI keyboard can no longer cause audio glitches when using a realtime audio driver.
- (fix) The Master sequencer will now correctly follow a host’s PPQ position, and restart in response to a host’s transport restarting.
- (fix:RTAS) Fix for the right-channel muting when bypassing in Pro Tools when used on a mono to stereo track.
- (improvement) Significantly improved UI response speed; reduced CPU usage when parameters are automated whilst the UI is open.
- (improvement:Windows) Removed C++ runtime libraries redistributable requirement for RTAS plug-ins. The installer no longer installs the C++ runtime library redistributable components when installing the RTAS plug-ins.
- (improvement) Routing and sequencing windows are now lighter and clearer.
- (improvement) Factory presets now use a compressed pattern format, which are significantly smaller, and so improves preset loading and search times.
Sequent for Windows, Mac and Linux is available to purchase for £49 GBP.
More information: Loomer / Sequent
Little Endian has updated the SpectrumWorx sound mangler for Windows and Mac to version 2.6.
This version adds frequency range, gain and dry/wet controls to each module separately, all available from the main plug-in window. This addition significantly increases usability and makes the plug-in capable of producing subtle sound effects easier. Both OS versions have been updated with significant performance improvements.
SpectrumWorx 2.6 features
- 100% Frequency domain operation.
- Modular design with five module slots.
- Over fifty modules to choose from (freeze, harmonizer, pitch shifter, classic vocoder, wah-wah, whisperer, wobbler, autotune, reverser, etc.).
- Sophisticated “time-to-frequency” engine optimized for low CPU usage.
- Flexible Preset browser with comment field.
- Shipped with over 250 presets.
- Free or tempo-synchronised LFOs with phase adjustment and 11 waveforms.
- External audio input for inter-sample effects.
- Slick and user-friendly GUI.
- Detailed User’s Guide.
SpectrumWorx for Windows and Mac (VST) is avaialble to purchase for $119 USD (single platform) / $149 USD (cross-platform).
More information: Little Endian
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on Sep 28, 2011
Loomer has updated Sequent, a multi effects plug-in for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Sequent is a step-sequenced multi-effect processor with a flexible modular effects routing system, an incredibly powerful beat looper, twenty-three parameter sequencers, and a wealth of randomization options. Sequent is the ideal tool for mangling audio on stage or in the studio.
Changes in Sequent v1.3.0
- Native 64-bit VST plug-in for Mac OS X (64-bit VST support requires Mac OS X 10.6 or greater; 64-bit Audio Unit requires Mac OS X 10.5 or greater; all other formats require Mac OS X 10.4 or greater. )
- Bitcrusher effect added to distortion module.
- Massively improved speed and responsiveness of all UI controls.
- Improved CPU usage when wiring effects in the modular view.
- Improved CPU usage when tweaking parameters from a hardware controller.
- Improved CPU usage when rapidly switching patterns.
- Sequence syncing is now more reliable for hosts which provide only periodic PPQ positional information.
- Rotary controls for Looper mode and Filter types are now replaced by combo controls.
- For the Windows VST plug-in, when using a relative path for the presets folder, the path is now relative to the DLL, not the host.
- Standalone versions now support multiple simultaneous hardware controllers.
- MIDI Program Changes are now multi-threaded, and so will no longer potentially stall the audio synthesis.
- Fix for GUI freeze that could occur in certain Mac OS X VST hosts.
- Preset searches are now multi-threaded. Preset browser can now immediately respond to user interaction, even whilst searching a massive preset library, or when browsing a folder containing a large number of presets.
- Added soft notching for volume and crossfade controls, making unity volume and 50% crossfade mix easier to dial in.
- Fixed extremely rare crash that could occur on a minority of Windows 32-bit systems when opening the UI.
- Preset meta data (ie, author name, notes, tags) is now correctly displayed after loading an .FXP based preset or restoring a saved project.
- Standalone application tempo can now be set to within two decimal places of accuracy.
Sequent is available to purchase for £49 GBP excl. VAT.
More information: Loomer / Sequent