Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

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KVRist
88 posts since 4 Apr, 2006

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:21 am

Can anybody recommend me a more granular plugin similiar to VPS Timefreeze. I tried the demo, but the interface is kind off slugish on my Macbook Pro and was wondering if there is maybe another / newer plugin that does the same thing = Envelope based granular pitch down/up timestretch fx.

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2637 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:06 am

docbot wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:21 am
Can anybody recommend me a more granular plugin similiar to VPS Timefreeze. I tried the demo, but the interface is kind off slugish on my Macbook Pro and was wondering if there is maybe another / newer plugin that does the same thing = Envelope based granular pitch down/up timestretch fx.
Most multi-FX plugins have something like this. Have you looked into Glitch2, StutterEdit, Turnado/Effectrix, Tantra?
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KVRist
88 posts since 4 Apr, 2006

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:49 am

Thanks, but they don't do this as intuitive from the looks of it (no envelopes)

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284 posts since 21 May, 2016

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:42 am

Uhbik G is very similar. Soundtoys Crystalizer can do a lot of the same things as this too if you set the delay time very low, but neither have the MSEG editor.

Have you tried VPS Glitch Bitch to see if it performs any better than timefreeze for you? It's kind of just an all-in-one timefreeze, tape stop, pitch shift and filter.

edit - output portal looks like it has MSEGs, but it's expensive

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896 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:29 am


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3332 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:22 pm

I'd give Time Freezer a try, although it's not granular but spectral FFT freezing. Pretty cool still: http://timefreezer.net/

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52 posts since 16 Jan, 2019

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:10 pm

That TimeFreezer is pretty nifty. I'd be tempted to purchase the package, if only it didn't require a f*ing hardware dongle?!

Maybe TimeShaper could produce similar effects?

http://www.cableguys.com/timeshaper.html

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KVRist
284 posts since 21 May, 2016

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:50 pm

FYI... as someone with the vengeance fx2 bundle, as well as glitch bitch, I find the VST2 is a much smoother experience than the vst3 in ableton live. Might be because Live is new to VST3, but things like selecting from the drop down menus in VPS plugs can be pretty sluggish and take multiple clicks in the VST3 but works perfectly in the VST2

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81 posts since 14 Jan, 2015

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:19 pm

Look at BYOME, it's got some great granular options on board...
Just because it's insane doesn't mean it's a bad idea.
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Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

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KVRist
88 posts since 4 Apr, 2006

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:59 am

Outputs Portal looks like it does exactly the same thing, but the price is depressing :)

keep the tips coming

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3332 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:03 pm

docbot wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:59 am
Outputs Portal looks like it does exactly the same thing, but the price is depressing :)
Yes but man it does sound good. They nailed their granulation so well.
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3833 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:36 pm

The Portal by Output $149
https://output.com/products/portal
Yes sounds good.
What would be a good cheaper alternative to the Portal?
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13120 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:55 pm

psynical wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:10 pm
That TimeFreezer is pretty nifty. I'd be tempted to purchase the package, if only it didn't require a f*ing hardware dongle?
Huh?

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KVRist
52 posts since 16 Jan, 2019

Re: Granular FX similiar to VPS Timefreeze

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:15 pm

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Huh?
Sorry, the other time freezer... from VPS:
https://youtu.be/l87acmmzBp0

Which requires a hardware dongle:
https://vengeance-sound.com/plugins.php ... Bundle%202

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