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Reviewed By WhamyDodger [read all by] on 28th April 2017
Version reviewed: 1.01 on Windows
1.00
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Being a new to vocal processing software and being an impulsive person, I bought Manipulator. I wasted 118 GBP. There is nothing Manipulator can do that could not have been achieved by many examples of freeware vst. That's not to say there is lots of free software similar to Manipulator but in combination, free software can make a pig's breakfast out of an audio signal just as Manipulator does all by itself.

If you like your vocal tracks to be clear, Manipulator will be of no use to you at all as it seems to add many extraneous random sounds. Weird wandering sine waves, little whistles, drones and pops abound.

Amid a plethora of 99 cent shop Sci Fi audio FX presets, are perhaps as much as 3 (ish) usable settings. All the other presets, and there are lots and lots, are of use only if you work on low budget Sci Fi and must edit audio so that the 'alien' actors sound like frogs with sore throats or pigs inhaling helium... with sore throats. Or Darth Vader... with a sore throat.

Seriously, it's really very difficult to think of any work, any vocal where Manipulator would not completely screw up the audio signal and render the output literally painfully uncomfortable to listen to. I challenge anyone who is not engaged producing poop noises and silly voices for cartoons to say they are happy with this example of vst.

The makers of this plugin mention 'algorithms' and there's a whiff of the disingenuous about that. Mathematics is not the tool needed to create Manipulator's sounds. It can be done with mathematics but there's no need to go to such trouble. All that is required is plenty of electrical interference and lots of old worn cables and loose fittings on ancient, knackered obsolete and incompatible equipment. That has the exact same effect on audio signals and is far, far cheaper.

You'd have to be as daft and inexperienced and impulsive as me to buy Manipulator, or 'Audio Signal Shredder' as I have more accurately renamed it.

Manipulator certainly manipulates. The same way a man wearing a metal gauntlet manipulates an egg.

It could have been just as accurately named, 'The Emperor's New Clothes.'

Reviewed By peteman [read all by] on 5th January 2017
Version reviewed: 0.904 on Windows
10.00
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Just bought Manipulator and after playing with it for a short while I must say this thing works really well with - not just vocals but with other instruments too such as drums, synths, basses.. everything. You can create some totally unique, twisted and never-before-heard effects and movements with this. Awesome plugin.

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6 January 2017 at 9:27pminkwarp

as much as i like the band (at least until their last offering which just didn't hit home for me, but, hey, that's only my opinion) so i have tried their plugins and can only say that they are WAY overpriced for what they are, which is what most people already have in some other form, i still use stuff from smarteletronix which does the job for me. i can't see this selling much at all...

and the Polyverse site is down from my end...

28 April 2017 at 4:12pmAloysius

Best review ever. It's a 10 out of 10 for me. Thumbs up!!! :)

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