BLEASS has announced the release of a new audio plugin that can apply the principles of frequency modulation to literally any source material.

The idea of Phase Mutant came about after taking a deep dive into the fascinating sonic capabilities of FM synthesis for the development of the Omega FM synthesizer.

Where existing phase distortion plugins create their effect by using an audio input signal to modulate itself, BLEASS Phase Mutant takes things to an entirely new level with the addition of an oscillator that can modulate the input signal or be modulated by it. This allows BLEASS Phase Mutant to fully harness FM’s ability to create complex and colourful harmonic distortions, achingly expressive tonal variations, and fascinating sonic hooks.

BLEASS Phase Mutant’s oscillator tracks the input signal’s pitch and can be set to a factor of that input pitch. It can also produce a range of different waveforms, all of which can be spread across the stereo field by offsetting the phase of the left and right channels.

In combination, these abilities open up a whole new universe of unique, modern-sounding effects that are perfect for vocals, basses, arpeggios and leads. You’re going to love what BLEASS Phase Mutant can do to your drum and percussion parts too!

Phase Mutant for Windows and Mac (VST3/AU) is on sale at BLEASS and from distributor Plugin Boutique for the introduction price of $29 USD until April 1st, 2022 (regular $39 USD). The iOS version is $6.99 USD at the App Store.