AudioThing has released a new audio effect plugin in collaboration with electronic music composer and performer Hainbach.

Following the Wires Soviet wire recorder echo, the new morphing rotor effect plugin Things Motor is inspired by “The Crystal Palace” built by Dave Young for the BBC Radiophonic workshop.

Motor is a plugin effect that uses side-chaining to combine signals in new and interesting ways: put in any two signals and they will dance around each other like courting birds drunk on fermented cherries. Use it to gentle morph between sounds or rhythmically cut them up, affecting both volume and spatial position. Add life to the plainest signals with vibrato, or destroy them in interesting ways with extreme modulation speeds.

Expanding on the Crystal Palace, Things Motor allows the combination of two signals via sidechain, which makes it work easily across platforms. Switching is controlled via a variable waveshape LFO instead of the fixed physical waveform of the original, allowing for smooth morphing or aggressively chopped sounds, and everything in between.

Things Motor features

  • Signal chopper.
  • Tremolo, Vibrato, Panner.
  • Multi-wave LFO (Sine, Triangle, Ramp Up, Ramp Down, Square, Sine Up, Sine Down, Exp Up, Exp Down, S&H).
  • LFO Start/Stop with Speed Control.
  • Resizable Window.

Available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX formats, the plugin is on sale at AudioThing and from distributor Plugin Boutique, priced 9 USD/EUR for a limited time (regular 19 USD/EUR).

You can try a free demo of Things Motor (silence for 3 seconds every 45 seconds, saving disabled).