Eventide recently published some iOS apps, inspired to some of their most famous H9 effect algorithms (see our Blackhole, UltraTap and Micropitch for iOS review). Following those first three apps, they released Rotary Mod (a Leslie emulation) earlier this month and they just announced MangledVerb for iOS — their unique effect combining a rich reverb and devastating distortion that is capable of creating everything from granular ambience and moody auras to sound-sculpting mangled chaos — as an AUv3 plug-in and Standalone app.
Ok, so how does it sound? Check out the video below and you’ll have a good overview of what you can do with MangledVerb…
Creatively, MangledVerbTM starts with a variable pre-delay which feeds a stereo reverb into a complex distortion effect. Sonically it can range from the light friction of a bow scraping a cello string to the mayhem of a caged beast being poked with a red-hot flounder!
Like all the H9 Signature Series plug-ins preceding it, MangledVerb — and MangledVerb for iOS, especially — excels in live situations. The ‘Ribbon’ is an innovative control that lets users program two settings for any combination of the controls and seamlessly transition between them. The programmable HOTSWITCH allows anyone to instantly jump to an alternate setting at the push of a button. This combination of controls is as close as possible to the experience of tweaking real hardware.
Price and Availability
MangledVerb for iOS is now available for download as an Audio Units AUv3 plug-in, Inter-App Audio, and Standalone app for iPhone and iPad from the App Store for $14.99.