29th November 2007
Prodyon has released a new multi-FX plug-in called Asteroid and announced the launch of the Audiotorium.
Asteroid is a new DJ-Effects plugin similar to the Korg Kaoss Pad. You control a circle on an X/Y-pad that is linked to the various effects like Multi-filter, Slicer or a Phaser. It features five different algorithms that are optimized for live usage. The effects can be switched using the mouse or a MIDI-keyboard for live-use. Almost all parameters are fully automatable, including realtime click/pop-free effects switching. It is possible to freely route the circle's X and Y axis to various targets, such as Cutoff, Dry/Wet-Mix or Quantizing.
- 5 built-in effects like two filters, slicer, combfilter and a multistage phaser.
- 16-voice polyphonic filter for vocoder-like effects.
- Temposynced lofi-slicer with six operating modes.
- Combfilter with variable damping and inversed feedback option.
- Phaser with up to 32 stages.
- Separate echo/delay with spreading for each effect.
- Global pad-smoothing and variable quantization.
- Effects-release option for smooth fades.
- "kill"-button for immediate release/feedback reset.
Asteroid costs $35 and is available as a VST effect plug-in for Windows. A demo version is available.
The Audiotorium is a download outlet for the latest Multisamples and Sample-Sets developed by Prodyon's Dennis Lenz. Previous customers of Prodyon's "PlugIn-For-Life!"-offer are entitled to get all libraries for no extra fee.
Eight collections have been already released:
- Rough Slices (Vol. 1 & 2): A collection of 100 hard and edgy 120BPM drumloops in both REX and WAV format. Best suited for IDM. Each volume costs $14.99.
- Analog Basses (Vol. 1 & 2): A collection of 128 raw and crunchy analog bass sounds in multisampled SF2 (SoundFont) format. Each volume costs $19.99.
- Producers Drums (Vol. 1, 2 & 3): A collection of 256 singleshot drum- and percussion sounds in WAV format. Each volume costs $14.99.
- Cosmic Grand A collection of six huge multisampled and processed Pianos in SF2 (Soundfont) format suitable for movie scoring and the like. Cosmic Grand costs $19.99.