Acon Digital has released Multiply, a free and versatile chorus effect with a unique twist.

Each simulated voice is processed with a phase randomizing filter so that unpleasant comb filter effects are avoided. The effect can be used to simulate the effect of several performers playing the same tones simultaneously, to widen the spatial image or to create special effects for sound design.

Multiply can simulate up to 6 additional voices and both the pitch and the loudness of the voices can be modulated. There is also an integrated equalizer consisting of low cut, low shelf, high shelf and high cut filters that can be applied to the effect signal. An integrated pre-delay section makes it possible to create modulated and diffuse echo effects.

Multiply features

  • Chorus effect with up to six separate voices.
  • Randomized phase filters in order to avoid comb filtering effects while keeping delay times short.
  • Amplitude modulation.
  • Frequency modulation.
  • Adjustable pre-delay.
  • Integrated equalizer for the effect signal.
  • Graphical visualization of equalizer frequency response.
  • Undo and redo parameter changes.
  • A/B comparisons.
  • Preset manager.
  • Save, load and categorize user presets.

Multiply is available as a free download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU). It is part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.

More information: Acon Digital / Multiply