2nd November 2010
Noisebud has announced the release of version 1.0 of Binvert and version 3.0 of Noisebud Filter.
We often have situations when we think a phase shift on any of the sounds will fix the problem and it does, in the lower frequencies anyway but what happened with the nice mid and high transients? Binvert can help. It takes the signal and splits in into two bands (split point is adjustable between 20-400Hz). After the split there is a phase invert for both bands so you can invert the polarity of the two bands independently from each other. Problem fixed, the bass is still heavy and the mid/high transients stay crisp.
Noisebud attached a resonance control to the filter that isn't really supposed to be there at all, for fun. They use it to self-oscillate at low frequencies so it's a bit of a bass-drum-low-frequency-replacer-plugin.
Techy geek stuff: Yes, it would be more appropriate to use the term polarity than phase. Noisebud choose phase because it's more commonly used.
The signals from the four filters are wired in a parallel chain. Every filter can be controlled by three different LFOs where one is tempo-synced; one normal and one extremely slow (a sLoFO).
The LFO sections also have something Noisebud call VariFO. It adds another movement to the LFO and makes it less predictable.
Every filter has an invert button so that you can silence frequencies that collide during heavy LFO movements, this and the VariFO is probably what make Noisebud filter special.
Both plug-ins are available for Windows as VST effect plug-ins. They are free but donations are welcome.