kiloHearts has announced the release of Disperser, a phase rotator effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Disperser is a phase rotator that uses all-pass filters to add different delay to different frequencies. This makes for novel sounds and is of great value to any sound designer. Disperser can be used as a transient shaper, smearing the frequencies of sharp transients over time. It can also give a nice “flavor” to punchy basslines.
Another useful feature of the Disperser is that it can decrease the “crest factor” of a signal, meaning that it will lower the peaks but keep the perceived volume the same. In essence giving you more headroom for free.
The user interface is exceptionally easy to use with only three controls that gives the sound designer maximum control of the output. Not to mention it looks absolutely stunning.
Like all kiloHearts’ products, focus lies on ease of use while providing powerful functionality at a low price point. Disperser’s simple user interface puts all controls at the fingertips of the user, making it easy to quickly find the sound you want. “A lot of plugins these days try to compete with feature lists, often forgetting that they’re part of a creative process”, says Per Svanberg, developer and co-founder. “We want to isolate the most important parts, and make them as quickly and easily accessible as possible.”
Disperser for Windows and Mac (32/64-bit, VST/AU) is available to purchase for 15 EUR / $19 USD.