Plugin Boutique has launched an exclusive sale on AudioThing’s Things Motor plugin, an effect that uses side-chaining to combine signals in new and interesting ways.

The plugin can be used to gentle morph between sounds or rhythmically cut them up, affecting both volume and spatial position. It will add life to the plainest signals with vibrato, or destroy them in interesting ways with extreme modulation speeds.

Like AudioThing’s previous collaboration with Hainbach (the Soviet spy recorder turned echo, Wires), Motors takes cues from history: “The Crystal Palace” built by Dave Young for the BBC Radiophonic workshop. This one-of-a-kind tool allowed speed-dependent switching of up to sixteen audio channels. It did so in an almost steampunk fashion, by employing a big capacitor rotating on a Motor. The effects it created reached from sublime to almost granular, a major achievement at the time. You can hear it on the soundtrack to the Doctor Who episode “The Krotons” by Brian Hodgson and Delia Derbyshire.

Things Motor features

  • Signal Chopper.
  • Tremolo, Vibrato, Panner.
  • Multi-wave LFO (Sine, Triangle, Ramp Up, Ramp Down, Square, Sine Up, Sine Down, Exp Up, Exp Down, S&H).
  • LFO Start/Stop with Speed Control.
  • Resizable Window.

On sale for only $9 USD instead of $19 USD until January 31st, 2022, the plugin comes in VST/VST3, AU and AAX formats for Windows and Mac.

More information: AudioThing