- Soundtoys TDM Effects V4
- Filterfreak 1 + 2
- Mac OS X 10.10 and above
SoundToys TDM Effects Bundle you get the SoundToys TDM effects plug-in collection in one box. Soundtoys bundle includes all seven plug-ins, including Decapitator, Crystallizer, Echoboy, Filterfreak 1 + 2, PanMan, PhaseMistress, Tremolator!
SoundToys TDM Effects Bundle Includes:
- Decapitator – Decapitator is quite just an emulation of analog saturation. it’s real analog feel. you’ll hear the subtle changes reacting to the track, following the dynamics of the instrument. that is what analog is all about. Not a static snapshot (no convolution here), but a changing responsive model of all those tubes and wires (and careful notes), and transistors. The sound of real gear, but with the pliability of software.
- PanMan – PanMan takes the supposedly simple process of moving audio back and forth within the stereo field and provides it that special touch that you’ve got come to expect from our twisted minds. It features an over-the-top range of panning modes to recreate classic analog auto-panners plus a number of the cool modes from SoundToys’ other plugs to push it a touch further into the longer term .
- EchoBoy – EchoBoy is one among the best professional echo/delays for professional Tools Native systems! It utilizes SoundToys’ new technology to permit changing the rhythm of your delays. EchoBoy also provides a variety of delays from digital to chorused to low-fi effects.
- FilterFreak – FilterFreak offers unprecedented plug-in filtering power and comes with not just one , but TWO plug-ins, each with a number of easily accessible and highly tweakable parameters which will be wont to create some totally awesome filtering combinations. Special attention has been given to recreating a filter that both sounds and responds sort of a real analog filter. once you overload the input to FilterFreak it won’t “freak out” but instead will saturate the way a traditional filter would within the analog world.
- PhaseMistress – PhaseMistress brings analog-modeled phase shifting to a replacement level. Smooth, gorgeous, and easily dripping with character, PhaseMistress combines the heat of classic analog phasing with tempo-locked modulations and programmable LFO shapes.
- Crystallizer – First heard as a much-abused preset within the venerable Eventide H3000, Crystallizer may be a versatile granular echo processor takes a note and runs with it, creating synth-like textures, subsonic warbles, and everything in between. Great on Drums, guitar, bass, and almost anything , this mind-blowing software emulation of a very unique effect must be heard to be understood.
- Tremolator – Tremolator emulates the tremolo effect of classic guitar amps like the Fender, and even the good tremolo sound of the Wurlitzer electric piano. Add dynamic control of speed and depth that lets the tremolo answer the music. Then add MIDI sync to lock to your tempo.
Overall, the plug-ins lean towards time/pitch effects, with an outsized slice of vintage flavour thrown in. Whether you would like tape-type echo, rich analogue chorus, swirling pedal phase or rhythmic stereo filtering, it’s beat there. And with an abundance of presets and straightforward parameters, you’ll produce both subtle and crazy effects with ease. Possibly the foremost interesting of the lot is Crystallizer, which yields all manner of harmoniser-influenced weirdness.
So, how have things progressed? Well, the plug-in shell features a new menu-based preset system. All previous presets and expansions (such because the Richard Devine set) remain, but there is a ‘new for v4’ folder, too. Beyond that, though, it’s all about the new plug-ins: Decapitator and PanMan.
PanMan is heavily influenced by rackmounted classics, like Audio & Design’s PanScan and Electrospace’s Spanner. you’ll wonder why you’d need such a plug-in when most DAWs include an auto-panner anyway, to not mention the very fact that you simply have automation at your disposal. Well, there are two reasons: simplicity and, uh, complexity. Allow us to clarify…
On the simplicity front, PanMan’s five modes – LFO, Rhythm Step, Rhythm Shape, Random and Triggered (PingPong and Random Step) – enable you to line up either tempo synced or free-running autopans during a jiffy. And with simple global controls (offset, width and smoothing) and a hardware-style position meter, you’ve quick control and visual feedback.
That, however, is merely the tip of the iceberg. For the primary three modes, the Tweak button opens the envelope/gate panel, where you will find level-dependent methods of further modulating the offset, width and, in LFO mode, panning rate. This turns PanMan into a dynamic effect that reacts to the extent of the signal – going past the edge provides more modulation.
By contrast, within the two triggered modes, when the edge is exceeded, the signal is panned to a replacement position. Here, the Tweak option exposes the trigger filter page, where you’ll fine-tune and monitor the trigger signal.
This sort of flexibility can seem daunting, but we found creating dynamic effects a doddle and were particularly crazy the thought of panning that becomes wider because the amplitude increases.
PanMan has one last dress up its sleeve and that is the choice to effectively move signals ‘beyond’ the speakers (up to 105 degrees either side). this will be used either to make ultra-wide sounds, like most stereo width processors, or just to pan sounds past the standard limits of the speakers, which is a smaller amount common and an excellent thanks to add extra space to busy mixes.
The brutally-monikered Decapitator stands as a touch of a departure for Soundtoys bundle, being a saturation plug-in. Sure, a number of the Soundtoys bundle plug-ins have an analogue mode, but this is often during a different league altogether.
Controls-wise, you get input drive level, output trim (with optional auto gain compensation), output wet/dry and three EQ parameters (tone, variable low-cut and variable high-cut) to shape the sound. Note that the low-cut and tone controls affect the pre-saturation signal, whereas the high-cut is post-saturation.
Further options include a steep setting for the high-cut filter (30dB instead of 6dB/octave) and Thump, which emphasises the cutoff point of the low-cut filter, described as adding a tape-esque thud to your sounds. Rounding things off is that the Punish button – this piles on a hefty 20dB of input gain.
There are five saturation modes, and hardware heads are going to be thrilled to find out that these are modelled on an Ampex 350 tape machine preamp (mode A), Chandler EMI TG Channel (E), Neve 1057 input channel (N) and Thermionic Culture’s Culture Vulture in triode (T) and pentode (P) settings. This leads to five distinct effects, from the fizzy fringe of styles N and A to the heat of T, surprising openness of E and more destructive P. However, these effects change dramatically with increased drive, and that we found that flipping the Punish button and pushing each to the limit produced the foremost destructive sound in mode E – not what we expected after use at more moderate levels.
Decapitator can do anything from subtle drive – for warming up an electrical piano, say – to sucking saturation that’s perfectly suited to drum subgroups. It really sounds excellent and, what’s more, it isn’t a CPU hog.
You can easily get by with only using the most parameters on the Soundtoys bundle plug-ins, but it’s worth investigating the extended and hidden parameters. FilterFreak, PhaseMistress, Tremolator and now PanMan all feature a switch labelled Analog Mode. This brings in a further saturation stage and includes variety of preset styles: Clean, Fat, Squash, Dirt, Crunch, Shred and Pump.
There’s no actual level control, therefore the effect is driven by the prevailing amplitude , and you will also notice a rise in CPU hit, but it all adds to the analogue flavour that Soundtoys bundle is renowned for.
The other main extras are accessed via localised Edit or Tweak buttons that open separate floating windows within the plug-in. Options here are plug-in- or maybe mode-specific (such as in PanMan, as explained earlier).
Some of the foremost impressive options are found within the LFO and rhythm modes of FilterFreak. within the first instance, you’ll use the LFO shape editor to style your own wave form . Similarly, in rhythm mode, additionally to varied preset rhythms, you’ll open the custom rhythm editor to make your own. For those that want it, there is a batch of power here.