BIT TORSION is an effect what I define as “animated distortion.”
Firstly, BIT TORSION offers all the settings to tweak and twist an incoming signal : bit reducing, sample rate control, drive intensity, band pass and notch filter and also feedback howling ! But that ‘s not all, it is possible to fold the signal and clip it furiously. Then widen the stereo and also apply a noise gate when it is too excited …
Then BIT TORSION can animate some of its settings ( to the left ) by a random behavior. You can bind a parameter to a sequence ( by activating the small arrow ) and choose the direction (positive or negative ) of its modulation. Then you can fix the length of the sequence, and finally control the rate of variation, emptying or filling each random data sequence. It may seem complicated but in reality it is really easy and so much fun !
Boscomac’s effects are always worth checking out – and try chaining them! I can see this one working great with Stellar. Then again, everything works great with Stellar.
Listen to the demos, gawp at the lovely GUI, then Download – and if you like it – and you will – leave a donation.
Behold and beware: Trevor Gavilan has released the Reaktor Ass Fister on an unsuspecting world.
Inspired by the infamous Metasonix tube powered hardware units and with sound design by Jesse Voccia, the AF-150 is a Reaktor effects unit based around the humble slew limiter module. Amazing what you can do with simple structures in Reaktor with some imagination! Get it here, where you can also download the Semi Fuzz.
I’ve only tried it on drum loops so far and to say it utterly destroys any sound routed through it is an understatement. It can sound like a contact mic fixed to a circular saw cutting through cement blocks laced with steel rebar. That’s my first impression, anyhow. 😉
This isn’t directly Reaktor related but if you use Reaktor you’ll certainly find uses for it in your effects chain, to add everything from subtle warmth to screeching insanity.
“Single Mault SE is a powerful distortion and tone-shaping plugin by FXpansion. A streamlined version of the Maul 3-band distortion plugin, Single Mault SE features 7 modelled distortion algorithms with additional tone filtering, saturation, soft-limiting and transient-shaping circuits. Single Mault SE also includes a wet/dry mix control and full MIDI Learn functionality. It is provided in VST, AU and RTAS formats. “
Get it here free until July 31st! You have to create an FXPansion account to get a serial and authorize – well worth the effort, I think. Pretty much everything FXpansion releases is worthy of your consideration. I’m a huge fan of their Tremor and Synth Squad plugins.