Processing

Koma just unveiled a whole patchable analog effects toolkit

Koma today revealed a sequel to their crowd-funded smash hit Field Kit. And it’s a whole bunch of patchable effects, for €249 (€219 for funders).

Inside that box, there’s a load of different effects to play with:

  • Looper
  • Frequency Shifter
  • Sample Rate Reducer / Bitcrusher
  • Digital Delay
  • Analog Spring Reverb

Yeah, you read that last one right – there’s actually a physical spring in there for reverb. Behold:

Looping of course means that you could make the FX a hub of performance. And in addition to the other digital effects, that frequency shifter opens up some really interesting possibilities.

So, whereas the first Field Kit depended on you attaching contact mics and working with the mixing functions, the Field Kit FX actually has a lot more sonic possibilities included right out of the box. There’s still a companion book to go with it, and of course this is already intended as a clever

But, for a kind of “weirdo modular effects toolkit” in a case, you also get a bunch of tools for applying these effects, by mixing and sequencing them:

  • 4 Channel VCA Mixer
  • 4 Step Mini Sequencer
  • Envelope Generator

All over the place, you’ve got various patch points. That’s a chance to connect to other analog I/O – which certainly includes Eurorack modulars, but these days a lot of other gear, as well, even desktop units from Novation, Roland, Arturia, KORG, and the like.

And there’s a new 4-Channel CV Interface for bringing it all together, meaning you can come up with pretty elaborate modular connections.

4-channel CV interface for communications with other gear – now not just modular, but a lot of new desktop stuff, too.

In fact, for under three hundred bucks, the whole thing looks a bit like either a shrunken Eurorack modular or a tabletop of analog and digital effects merged together for patching.

Now, this is still definitely geared for advanced users. There’s no MIDI. And the CV routing, while powerful, might be overwhelming to newcomers – for instance, there’s not a single, simple trigger in to clock that sequencer. (That’s not necessarily a criticism – the various CV options mean loads of creative flexibility. But it does probably mean this box is more for people who want to get deep into patching.)

Watch the overview video, natch:

FIELD KIT FX – CV Controlled Multi Effects Processor

The post Koma just unveiled a whole patchable analog effects toolkit appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

INTERNET Co. ships Sound it! 8 Pro Audio Editor

Sound it 8 ProINTERNET Co. has launched Sound it! 8 Pro, a new two-track audio editing software for Mac and Windows. The versatile audio recording, editing, processing, and mastering software features stereo and mono recording at high sample and bit rates, support for a wide variety of file formats, batch processing, and a wealth of signal-processing plug-ins. Recording […]

INTERNET Co. ships Sound it! 8 Pro Audio Editor

Sound it 8 ProINTERNET Co. has launched Sound it! 8 Pro, a new two-track audio editing software for Mac and Windows. The versatile audio recording, editing, processing, and mastering software features stereo and mono recording at high sample and bit rates, support for a wide variety of file formats, batch processing, and a wealth of signal-processing plug-ins. Recording […]

Digital Brain Instruments Batch Pro, Multiplex Vocoder & Talkie Box get 64-bit + 30% OFF Sale

Digital Brain 30 October PluginBoutiqueDigital Brain Instruments has released new versions of its Multiplex Vocoder, Talkie Box and Batch Pro. The updates offer 64-bit support for Mac. The Multiplex Vocoder 2 standalone software is developed for music production, live sets and audio post-production. It features 4 VST/AU vocoders and one audio sample vocoder where you can load any virtual […]

Save 60% off iZotope Nectar 2 Production Suite at Plugin Boutique

iZotope Nectar 2Plugin Boutique is offering a 60% discount on the Nectar 2 Production Suite by iZotope, for a limited time only. Nectar 2 features a collection of 11 tools for working with vocals in a single plugin. Flawless vocal production is just a click away. From quick corrections to limitless creativity, Nectar 2 treats your voice […]

Flux releases SPAT Revolution immersive 3D audio software tool

Flux SPAT RevolutionFlux:: Sound & Picture Development has announced the release of SPAT Revolution, a comprehensive real-time 3D-audio mixing engine that provides artists, sound-designers and sound-engineers the possibility to control the position of audio-sources in a three-dimensional environment. Add room effects, send the result to a loudspeaker setup or a pair of normal stereophonic headphones, or export […]

Unfiltered Audio releases SpecOps spectral effect plugin

Unfiltered Audio SpecOpsUnfiltered Audio has announced the release of SpecOps, a spectral effect plugin that offers 36 diverse and flexible spectral effects, ranging from subtle to extreme. SpecOps allows you to transform synthesizer presets with new sonic qualities, add throbbing grunge to drum loops, fatten up instrument tracks, delicately clarify full mixes, or decimate organic instruments and […]

Magix releases Sound Forge Audio Studio 12 & Vegas Pro 15

Magix Sound Forge Audio Studio 12Magix has announced the release of Sound Forge Audio Studio 12, an update to the audio editor and recording software that brings a new look, new functionality, new edit modes, new plugins, new meters, and more. Version 12 takes SOUND FORGE Audio Studio to a whole new level supplying everything you need to record, edit, […]

Save 50% off MAutoVolume, MDynamicsMB, MFreqShifterMB & MPolySaturator

Meldaproduction MFreqShiferMBPlugin Boutique has launched a sale on 4 effect plugins from Meldaproduction, including the MAutoVolume gain utility, MDynamicsMB multiband dynamics processor, MFreqShifterMB frequency shifter, and MPolySaturator, a spectral saturation effect plugin. The sale offers 50% off on the following plugins: MAutoVolume – Vocals, bass, solo guitars, saxophones. They all deserve to be on top of […]

Save 40% off Antares AVOX 4 Vocal Toolkit at Plugin Boutique

Antares Avox 4 SalePlugin Boutique has launched a sale on Antares AVOX 4, the vocal toolkit that includes 11 vocal processing plugins. The AVOX 4 Antares Vocal Toolkit combines 11 of our state-of-the-art vocal processing plug-ins to give you the power you need to create stunning vocal tracks in any musical style, as well as design unique vocal […]