Plugin Boutique is offering a 50% discount on the Objeq Delay, the creative effect plugin by Applied Acoustics Systems that combines acoustic filtering with a clever delay unit. The versatile plugin delivers modulator type effects, drum track layering, one-shot re-crafting, dynamic loop mangling, and drones… The plate, beam, drumhead, and string objects impart evocative acoustic […]
Ableton has announced the forthcoming Live 10.1 update, adding user wavetables, new devices, workflow upgrades and more to the music production software for Windows and Mac. Live 10.1 expands the possibilities for making and shaping sound, as well as improving key features for editing and finalizing music. The new features in Live 10.1 include: User […]
AudioThing has released version 1.2 of Outer Space, an audio effect plugin that offers a faithful emulation of the vintage Space Echo tape echo machine made in the early seventies. The update includes various improvements and fixes. As the original unit, Outer Space features a tape echo section with three playback heads and a spring […]
Blortblort has announced a new presets collection for the Ohmboyz delay effect plugin by Ohm Force. Avenoir includes 16 banks with 8 presets each for a total of 128 presets. The very first preset that I ever pulled up on Ohmboyz so many years ago was one called “Simple delay LPF LFO”. It has a […]
Lunastone Pedals has announced the launch of its first-ever digital pedal. So far, the Danish effects pedal company has been known for its analog, tube-like overdrive and boost circuits, but now a brand new chapter is about to be opened. Digital Delay is Lunastone’s first digital pedal and it will be on demo and display […]
Strymon has announced its Volante Magnetic Echo Machine, a stereo multi-head delay that also offers a looper and vintage spring reverb, with powerful sound-sculpting controls for limitless sonic possibilities. Create instant retrofuture atmosphere with evocative vintage delay tones. Activate your imagination with evolving ambient echoes and warm, organic feedback with just the right amount of […]
Strymon have already made a name for themselves in luxe effects hardware and pedals, including classic effects and reverbs like the BigSky. Volante moves into what’s likely to be hit territory – modeling magnetic tape loops and effects.
There are three tools in one here: magnetic delay, spring reverb, and a tape-style looper. It basically takes a bunch of things you’d do in a studio (back when studios did stuff with tape) — and crams that into a little box.
And it sounds great (Matt Piper here shares this music he made):
Tape delay: four playback heads with feedback, panning, and level for each.
Make tape-style looping: reverse, pause, splice, infinite repeat
Selectable models: drum echo, tape echo, studio reel-to-reel, with different sound characteristics
And still more control: choose low cut, mechanics, and wear, plus an input you can adjust (so crank it for extra tape saturation)
Stereo in and out
Foot friendly: tap tempo and even choose favorite settings with your foot, plus add an expression pedal if you like
MIDI in/out with full MIDI mapping of parameters and program changes
Strymon also promise premium audio fidelity, both on the analog front end and the digital conversion inside. And they build these in the USA.
It’s also a sign of the times: independent hardware is doing increasingly processor-heavy stuff. But just as the computer capacity has expanded, so has hardware – and more realistic emulations of nonlinear analog equipment is the result. This is still DSP-based, not ARM, for those interested – it’s a SHARC DSP – but those chips have grown in capability, too.
Waves Audio has launched the New Year’s Best New Plugins Sale, an opportunity to purchase selected Waves plugins at just $29 USD each. The following plugins are included in the promotion: Scheps Omni Channel, a flexible channel strip that delivers Andrew Scheps’ time-tested combinations of compression, EQ, saturation colors and more. PRS SuperModels, created in […]
Dreadbox ist bekannt für kleine Synthesizer, wie dem Medusa oder dem Erebus. Nun gibt es einen Effektprozessor, der aber primär analog arbeitet und einige digitale Ideen enthält.
3 unabhängige Effekte schlafen in Hypnosis. Einer davon ist eine dreifache parallele Spiralansammlung, also ein Halltank mit 3 Spiralen und einer Tonhöhenbeugungsschaltung.
Dazu gibt es eine Eimerkettenschaltung für Chorus und Flanger-Effekten mit LFO, der mit 3 Schwingungsformen dienen kann. Auf der digitalen Seite gibt es dazu noch ein klassisches digitales Delay mit drei Delay-Typen und einer Einfrier-Funktion.
Für den Eingang sind entsprechende Gain-Steller, die von Mikrofonpegel bis Line-Pegel arbeiten können.
Das Gerät wird ab Sommer des jetzt anbrechenden Jahres 2019 auf den Markt kommen und hat 49 Speicherplätze. Wieso genau 49 ist nicht bekannt. Die Optik erinnert an die Vorstellungen von Grafikern, wie das Design der Achtziger gewesen sein soll, quasi wie Stranger Things in Pink und Cyan. Den Hallspiralentank kann man durch ein Fenster sehen. Noch besser wäre, wenn man den kleinen Glasteil entfernen könnte, um die Spiralen direkt zu bearbeiten. Dennoch lädt das Gerät zu Handgreiflichkeiten auf harmloser Basis ein, vielleicht aber auch es ein wenig zu schütteln, damit die Spirale Gewitter erzeugen kann.
From the mint-and-hot-pink labels to the wobbly pitch and effects, make no mistake: Dreadbox are teasing their upcoming Hypnosis with retro synthwave fetishists in mind. And from the sound, we’re okay with that.
In a surprise bit of pre-Christmas marketing, synth and effects maker Dreadbox have revealed this look at their next hardware:
And while it’s a “teaser,” they’re pretty much giving away the plot. Hypnosis is three effects units in one (you bring your own synth to the party):
1. Analog spring reverb, complete with a 3-spring tank and “unique pitch modulation circuit”
2. Stereo delay: analog Bucket Brigade Delay (BBD) for retro delay effects
3. Chorus-flanger with three different waveforms for modulation
It’s a trifecta, Neapolitan ice cream of effects – the three tastiest flavors in one. (Now I have to think about which flavor is chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry in this metaphor.)
And maybe Dreadbox just won the winter NAMM show before it even started. Let’s wait and see.
I mean, the synthwave party sort of happened a while ago, but then … chorus-flanger, delay, reverb, analog, none of these things ever really goes out of style. Waiting on price, want one anyway.