21st August 2013
D16 Group has announced new effect plug-in - a flexible high quality delay unit called Sigmund. It is planned to be released by mid September 2013.
Four independent delay lines
Sigmund is far from just another delay: it consists of four discrete delay units, each with its own, independent set of parameters. Each of the delay lines has complementary modules built in, independent from the feedback loop:
- Multi-mode Filter (can work either in or outside of the feedback loop).
- Overdrive module.
- Amplitude modulator (for tremolo effects).
Also Sigmund has two general-purpose LFOs which can be used to auto-modulate some of the delay lines' internal parameters.
Sigmund's four delay lines can be interconnected with each other in practically every manner possible. The plugin offers a choice of nine different routing topologies. For example, say you have your delays currently running in parallel but would like to have a cascade of serially connected delays instead: you can reconfigure them instantly by choosing your desired algorithm with just a click of the mouse. For even greater convenience when working with Sigmund, the output signals of each of the four delay lines are combined in a special, purpose-built internal mixer to ensure seamless transition between algorithms and greatly speed workflows.
Sigmund's user interface has been designed from the ground up to be as intuitive as possible. Everything is presented cleanly and clearly laid out and with instant access to each section and it's parameters. A convenient preset browser allows for quick auditioning of the extensive, included factory preset library. This, in combination with a system of 'padlocks' for locking individual sets of parameters when changing presets.
Multitude of purposes
Sigmund can be applied in nearly any configuration in the studio. It can be used as an insert effect for an instrument or bus channel, or as a versatile send effect with the help of a parameter lock that allows for auditioning presets without having to readjust the wet/dry mix with each new selection. The plugin can be used universally not only as a delay, but also as a:
Each of these possibilities above is a result of the direct usage of the various modules that are available in the processing path. But also indirectly, depending on parameter values, there are other possibilities, including:
- Chorus – from small delay time values.
- Flanger – from small delays with feedback added.
- Spatializer – by applying delays on delay lines with different signal domains (M/S or L/R) and phase shifts between the channels.
Sigmund features summary:
- 4 independent delay lines, each with:
- Multimode filter.
- Overdrive unit.
- Separately configured pre and delay times with optional Tempo sync.
- Delay times down to 0.1ms.
- Selectable channel mode (L+R or M+S).
- Stereo spread.
- High quality delay line algorithm (no aliasing, no artifacts).
- Two multi-purpose LFOs:
- LFO phase retrigg option via MIDI.
- 6 waveforms.
- Tempo synchronization as an option.
- Flexible Routing (9 possible topologies).
- Convenient mixer.
- Master Limiter.
- Over 200 factory presets.
- Advanced, file-based preset browser.
- Advanced MIDI learn.
- Parameter mapping for VST / AU automation.
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