kiloHearts has announced the release of Snap Heap, a free snapin host for Windows and Mac.

Snap Heap is, much like Multipass, a modular system sporting super easy and flexible workflow using our range of snapin plugins. Advanced modulation and powerful routing makes it a breeze to cook up all kinds of crazy, or perfectly sane, effects.

Snap Heap (VST/AU) is available as a free download, bundled with 5 basic snapins (chorus, delay, gain, limiter, and stereo). Additional snapin modules are available for purchase.

A newly released snapin is Reverb, a simple but powerful reverb, which helps you to quickly tune in the character you want.

One of the first requests we got after releasing the snapin system was to include a Reverb. Ask and ye shall receive!

Our new plugin, creatively named “Reverb”, is a simple but powerful reverb, which both works wonders on its own and in combination with Snap Heap or Multipass.

The Reverb snapin is available for purchase for 17 EUR.

kiloHearts has also released various updates for its plugins.

kiloHearts plugin updates

  • kHs ONE — All preset banks that previously were downloadable from our web page are now included in kHs ONE from the start. These can be accessed by right clicking the preset name field and selecting “Load Factory Bank”. The banks are also installed as AU presets properly, which should make accessing AU factory presets on hosts like Ableton Live much easier.
  • Pitch Shifter — The Pitch Shifter plugin now has a “Correlate” switch. When enabled, grains are blended in a more stable way, reducing phasing effects dramatically. An unshifted signal should now be passed through totally unaffected by the shifter, which it previously was not.
  • Stereo — The Stereo plugin now has a “Mid” knob, affecting the amount of the mono content passed through by the plugin. When turning this knob to zero, all mono content is cut out and only stereo content remains. This is especially useful for doing things like mono/stereo parallel processing in Snap Heap.
  • All plugins — The full range of plugins have gotten various minor bugs fixed. Most notably graphical glitches (occasional white flashes) on Mac should now be gone, as well as some rare crashes in some DAWs. If you previously had no problems, you will likely not see much change.

More information: Kilohearts