SoundGhost (known for its inspiring plugins, such as Texturizer) just introduced an intriguing new plugin called Jumble that promises to bring generative randomness to ambient music production. As both a creative sample manipulation tool and an ambient soundscape generator, Jumble aims to inspire new ideas and unlock fresh sonic possibilities.
Jumble is built around a randomised sampler that allows producers to load in a sample and have the playback position shift to different parts of the audio in a dynamic, ever-changing way. This reveals previously unheard melodies, textures and rhythms derived from the source material.
To add space and dimension, the randomised sample gets sent through a crystal-clear delay and expansive reverb. Amplitude and frequency modulation further transforms the sound over time. While the sample playback order is random, the synchronized effects and modulators introduce captivating patterns to each new iteration.
- Randomised Sampler – Dynamically jumps around within a loaded sample to uncover hidden details
- Note Gate – Uses amplitude to trigger sample playback for rhythmic effects
- Delays – Two independent delay lines provide echoes and doubling
- Reverb – Large, lush hall reverb for space and atmosphere
- Amplitude Modulation – Cycling changes to loudness add animation
- Frequency Modulation – Shifts the timbre up and down for spectral variation
Perfect for Ambient Music
With its generative nature and focus on effects like reverb, Jumble seems ideal for ambient and experimental music production. The plugin makes it easy to take any sample and use controlled randomness to generate evolving soundscapes, drones, and textures.
The magic of Jumble lies in its ability to create a symphony of novel patterns, ensuring that each performance is unique. The internal note gate, delay, and modulation work in synchronized harmony, offering a fresh perspective on the samples you thought you knew.
It also offers the ability to subtly or dramatically alter the character of individual sounds. Producers could resample instruments, vocals or found sounds through Jumble for inspiration.
Pricing and Availability
Jumble is available now directly from the SoundGhost website for £49, reduced from £79 during the introductory promotion.
For more details and audio demos, check out the Jumble product page. Generative ambient and experimental electronic music artists should find this new plugin creatively stimulating.
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