Kilohearts has announced a limited time sale on three of its grittiest and grimiest effects: Bitcrush, Distortion and Phase Distortion.
When nostalgia hits, Bitcrush can bring you back to the digital hardware of times past. It simulates the audio being played back using a low quality sampler with limited sample rate and bit depth. Mm, crunchy. The Bitcrush can be used to create distorting effects that sound like that of scraping analog radio, or inherently lo-fi sound sources, like old video games.
Ever since mankind invented music, there has been a desire to make it heavier.[Citation needed] Distortion can take your sound from zero to sword wielding hero in seconds. 5 different distortion shapes are available to add a tinge of edge or rip things apart. In stereo, if that’s what you’re into.
Traditionally, most distortion units overdrive and shape the amplitude of a signal in various ways to generate a rougher sound. Phase Distortion instead lets the signal modulate the phase of itself, essentially resulting in something similar to feedback FM. This way you can add that FM touch to any sound, to get a sweet 80’s vibe or a filthy dubstep bass.
Bitcrush is on sale for only 9.50 EUR/USD, Distortion is 14.50 EUR/USD and Phase Distortion costs 19.50 EUR/USD during the promotion.
The plugins are available in VST, AU and AAX formats. They can also be used as Snapins in the Snap Heap host (free), Multipass and Phase Plant.