13th April 2011
Sugar Bytes has announced Turnado, a new multi-effect tool crafted especially for massive and real-time audio manipulation, providing countless unique effects, creating sounds unheard of every time you turn it on.
Turnado is both a hands-on stage performance boost and a serious tool for studio perfectionism, giving you direct control of up to 8 different effects at any given time, with a total of 24 effects available.
The idea is simple:
- Turn a knob and the effect is on.
- Turn the knob further and effect parameters start to move and modulations start to apply.
- Turn it down and the effect is off.
- This one-knob-action fits perfectly for all kinds of studio or stage situation where you bang your MIDI controller creating wicked breaks to let the crowd dance even harder.
While each effect provides one knob to control it, underneath that easy cover you find effect parameters and modulation engines to be controlled by the main knob in all thinkable ways, which makes loading an effect just the starting point of the way you can go with it.
The powerful "Dictator" mode allows you to animate all main knobs and run that animation with just one fader. This way you easily create and control complex effect layers and arrangements in a new and inspiring way.
Inventing the Turnado effects, the main focus was on beat manipulation, and you will find a lot of loopers, slicers and grain tools, as well as distortions, filters and first-class delays and reverbs. With the extensive modulation possibilities, each effect covers millions of sounds that turn into something new any time you turn the main knob.
Pricing & Availability
Turnado will be released in early summer 2011 for Mac OS X and Windows in stand-alone and VST and AU plug-in formats. The price is not yet announced.