Noise Engineering has announced the Melotus Versio, a new effects module designed for grain delays, accompaniment, and transformation.

Melotus Versio is a stereo texturizer that uses granular processing to transform and reshape sound. Designed to be played by hand or manipulated within a patch, Melotus is everything from a grain delay to a completely transformative texturizer with grain control and manipulation of triggering, direction, and randomness. Filter audio with a lowpass/highpass combo filter that adds haunting shimmers and subharmonics. Freeze grains by hand or with triggers and gates, or clock them to create rhythmic effects.

Shipping October 14th, Melotus Versio is available to order for $350 USD ex. shipping.

Also new is Vice Virga, an 8-input, 8-output sequential/addressable switch with a plethora of features and extensive patchability.

Equal parts automated patch arranger and performance tool, Vice Virga has loads of switching control options. Its strength lies in the switches on the switch, which makes it complicated to explain but powerful to use.

Vice Virga can be configured as a single 8-channel switch, two 4-channel switches, or four 2-channel switches, effectively giving you three sequential switches for the price of one.

Vice Virga allows users to choose the Advance mode (Forward, Reverse, or Pendulum) and select or CV an offset. The Behavior switch adds a Noise Engineering touch: choose Seq for simple sequential switch mode, 1>1? mode for a random single output per step, and 1>x? mode for complete chaos: signals are routed within their group to zero, one, or several outputs per step. And it does it all in only 6hp. The module is available to preorder now for $199 USD. It will also ship on October 14th, 2021.

The Lacrima Versio firmware is Noise Engineering’s take on the classic autowah, in stereo, and with a twist. It features an envelope follower that controls a high-resonance filter. Morph the filter between lowpass, bandpass, and highpass slopes, and Lacrima covers all the sounds you’d expect from a typical wah. Route an adjustable distortion pre, post, or pre+post filter for some saturation crunch and add width and motion to your sounds with a stereo chorus. The Mod parameter can be used to add audio-rate modulation and octavizing to your signal.

Lacrima Versio is is a free download to anyone with any Versio module at the Noise Engineering Customer Portal, starting on October 14th.

Last but not least, Noise Engineering has announced the full release of 3 free plugins.

  • Sinc Vereor is an intuitive and powerful synthesizer loosely based on Noise Engineering’s Sinc Iter Eurorack module. Sinc Vereor’s wavemorphing/wavefolding Tone control makes sound design a breeze. Blend between familiar waveforms like saw, triangle, and square. Super mode adds 6 phase-offset oscillators. Use Noise mode to generate self-similar noise for percussion, effects, and more.
  • Virt Vereor is a powerful synthesizer based on a unique set of synthesis algorithms. Bass is a quadrature algorithm described in Bernie Hutchins’ seminal series Electronotes. Sawx is a supersaw-inspired beast. Harm is an additive algorithm with spectral control and distortion of partials. Virt Vereor makes a tremendous amount of unique sounds with an immediate and usable interface.
  • Ruina is a creative stereo distortion plugin built on digital distortion algorithms. Intuitive and fully automatable controls make it easy to get a gentle, nuanced color, to obliviate a signal, or to dial in anything in between.

The plugins (VST3, AU and AAX) are free to download to Noise Engineering users (registration is also free).

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