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Tom Erbe, Soundhack‘s developer, has just released a
beta version of a new mini-suite of plugs: it’s called Soundhack delay trio, and it’s freeware. Tom says “its not quite out of beta, so for the adventurous only. if anyone finds a bug or has a suggestion, drop me a line.”
We had a quick look at the manual, and as usual with Tom’s releases, it seems there’ something interesting in this case too. In his words: “This is a group of three plugins that I developed as class demonstrations while teaching computer music and studio technique at UC San Diego. All of these are derived from the same basic delay algorithm: a hermite interpolated delay line with variable modulation, and a feedback loop with dc blocking and saturation. Pitch shifting is achieved with a dual head crossfading delay (ala Eltro Tempophon/Dennis Gabor/Pierre Schaeffer phonogene) and is decidedly low-fi. The three plugins are +delay, which presents most typical delay options; +pitchdelay, which is essentially the same plugin with controls oriented toward pitch shifting; and finally +bubbler, which is a granular delay in which grains are pulled from the delay line with randomized start time, delay time and pitch shift.
The plugins come in RTAS, VST, AU formats for Mac and Windows. They require OS X 10.4 and above, or Windows XP SP3 and above. RTAS plugins require ProTools 7.0 or above. The Mac plugins are Universal Binary.”
Well, we’re adventurous, isn’t it?Soundhack delay trio can be downloaded from Soundhack’s home page. Have fun!