September 5, 2006


by Chris Randall

We're starting to think about the next Audio Damage product, and as always, we're interested in what the masses want. Got a particular piece of hardware you'd like to see in a plugin format? Is there some whacky idea you've had that needs to be a plug? Let us know in the comments.

It is worth noting that a filter was asked for in the last Reverence thread, and we had some discussion about this. Both Adam and I are under the impression that there are a lot of fucking filters out there, and the world wouldn't necessarily be a better place with another one in it. I've been pondering doing an MS20 filter, something which hasn't been done in software to the point where it's worth using, but that'd be a tricky little bitch. So, comments to that end are appreciated as well.



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Sep.05.2006 @ 6:03 PM
The reverb was such a hit, what about an AMS verb, like Ambience in a plug? If you're looking for strange, maybe a good ring mod or octave effect. I'm not sure those have been done well in pluggyspace.

Uggh, sorry for that. I'm writing marketing speak today.


Sep.05.2006 @ 6:09 PM
I've seen many requests for a native AU version of something like analog channel by MCDSP - tape emulation and saturation/distortion. PSP kinda sorta does that, but they are very slow in getting to the MacIntel party.

Sep.05.2006 @ 6:22 PM
I second the ring mod and octave suggestion. Both something I would like to see done properly!!! :)

Sep.05.2006 @ 6:23 PM
I often dump tracks from the DAW to my good old Tascam 424 cassette 4 track. I toy around with the dolby, on or off, and i get interesting textures that way, as with the speed of tape, especially voice recorders. Boards of Canada type stuff.

So, maybe a Dolby / Cassette tape fx plugin?


Sep.05.2006 @ 6:25 PM
MS20 filter would be cool.

ASFAIK, fabfilter and the korg legacy ms-20 are the only reasonable attempts so far. Might be worth checking out for inspiration.


Sep.05.2006 @ 6:43 PM
I think a virtual Ursa Major Space Station SST-282 would be great.

Sep.05.2006 @ 6:47 PM
The VST world is lacking a nice spring reverb.

Sep.05.2006 @ 6:53 PM
Re: MS20 filters

There are several. Both the fabfilter and Korg ones as mentioned, and Antti's filters in Basement Arts' Frantic Filter (which aren't bad, same filters in Asynth, although his moog ladder filter is better) and there's one in Vaz Modular which sounds really excellent, better than the Legacy one to my ears.

In theory I like either a ringmod/frequency shifter that actually sounds close to its analog counterparts, but I can't see the masses going out for that really. Similarly, I'd like to see a bitcrusher that outdoes the Sonic Alienator, especially if you did some tricky math that will let you tune the aliasing, but even then, folks might be satisfied with all the free options. I personally would love something in software that sounded as rough as the lo-fi loop junky, but I may be the only one.

I'd be up for a really playable multi-tap delay, most just simply aren't. Or a really excellent distortion. Or another reverb with a different flavour.


Sep.05.2006 @ 6:55 PM
brandon daniel
The MS20 filter was pretty well taken care of by the korg legacy version... the only benefit an AD version could have is lower overhead (due to just being a filter and not a whole synth).

Sep.05.2006 @ 6:56 PM
brandon daniel
"I personally would love something in software that sounded as rough as the lo-fi loop junky, but I may be the only one."

mmm, no, I'd buy that in a minute.


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