Any modular glitchy-type multi-fx plugin?

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
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KVRian

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556 posts since 20 Jul, 2009

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:22 am

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! :tu:
psynical wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:21 pm
why does no one ever mention which daw they're using when making one of these posts?
I really don't see how is this relevant here.
What difference does it make what DAW I'm using in this case? I'm looking for a specific kind of plugin, not for a workaround that could somehow accomplish a certain thing using the built-in tools of my DAW, so what DAW I'm using is completely irrelevant in this case.

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KVRian

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556 posts since 20 Jul, 2009

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:33 pm

morphex wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:29 am
Boom Library's EnRage is really sweet and modular. There's 50 different devices to choose from and you can create some very deep and complex effects chains.
Yes, Enrage is fantastic, mindblowingly powerful and with an awesome workflow, fast and intuitive, but unfortunately at $350 is wayyy over my budget. :scared:
zerocrossing wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:51 am
The ultimate is Melda’s MXXX. It’s pricey, but you can get MXXX Core, which uses all his free plugins, and then add the modules that you want as you like.
I have MXXX Core with the free plugins and a couple more and it is very potent indeed but I find its workflow so convoluted, cumbersome and unintuitive that I hardly ever use it.
thecontrolcentre wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:37 pm
Shaperbox
https://www.cableguys.com/shaperbox.html
Shaperbox is nice but it's not modular. It has a simple serial-type chain. You can change the order of the modules, but that's pretty much it.

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KVRer
19 posts since 22 Sep, 2021

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:18 pm

Wait a few weeks and get VCV for DAWs.

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KVRist
63 posts since 7 Apr, 2012 from Stockholm

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:54 pm

A second vote for PSP N20 , sounds delicious , and can cross feedback anything to anything.
i really dig this one..

KVRist
75 posts since 4 Dec, 2003 from Oregon, USA

Post Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:22 am

Devious machines Infiltrator. Love it.

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KVRist
52 posts since 17 Apr, 2019

Post Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:28 am

Fullbucket Modulair.
brilliant.
free.
yes.

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KVRian
884 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:50 pm

YoddYarmonics wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:28 am
Fullbucket Modulair.
afaik that's an instrument and not an fx...

KVRAF
2070 posts since 15 Apr, 2004 from Capital City, UK

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:11 am

Page 5 of the manual states it can be used as an Effect in VST. Not sure about AU

https://www.fullbucket.de/music/dl/modu ... al_1_1.pdf

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KVRist
52 posts since 17 Apr, 2019

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:23 am

muki wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:50 pm
YoddYarmonics wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:28 am
Fullbucket Modulair.
afaik that's an instrument and not an fx...
its both

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KVRian
884 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:46 am

CinningBao wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:11 am
Page 5 of the manual states it can be used as an Effect in VST. Not sure about AU
i see
only vst as far as i can see via the "ModulAirFX.vst" wrapper
no such AU
can't get it to work as fx from within another wrapper like metaplugin or element...

KVRAF
3455 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:56 am

Glitchmachines quadrant is a cool modular setup. It bums me out that it has so few inputs and outputs per module. Other than that it's crazy fun. Reaktor is also very nice for extremely bizarre glitchy stuff as is plogue bidule.
Don't F**K with Mr. Zero.

KVRian
524 posts since 30 Oct, 2003 from Pacific NW, USA

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:03 pm

I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet but Multipass by kiloHearts is a serious modular powerhouse. It's one of the more customizable effects I have. I'm still fairly new to kiloHearts software and I found out really quickly that if you want to be able to do deep editing, you have to purchase their Snap Ins individually or in a Toolbox Bundle.

But once you have access to those building blocks, you can configure wild and creative effect chains suitable for music production or making sounds for the next blockbuster sci-fi movie. It can be expensive though, so they offer a subscription model if that works better for you. And whether one agrees or disagrees with subscriptions, I like it when companies give the consumer a choice.

*As a side note, kiloHearts is having a 50% off sale on individual Snap In effects right now.

KVRian
1315 posts since 3 Mar, 2009 from Colorado Springs

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:00 pm

I like Kilohearts snaps and Phase Plant is a powerhouse. However when I want a modular FX rig with a lot of modulation capability I reach for TRIAD, personally. It feels more like bolting whatever I'm using to make sound, to a sound design specialty. MultiPass for me is more like a good tool for doing precise mixing tasks with the bandsplit etc., I love some of their snap-ins for utility. Dynamics, for example, making a multi-band dynamics processor is really easy with Multi-Pass. But if I want weird granular pitch shifting and delay that is modulated to the tempo and has a cool spectral follower defining its envelope, and a resonator bank just on the midrange frequencies - that's gonna be TRIAD. And a lot more. It has powerful capabilities and I love their modulation system's ease of setting up complex interactions.

That said there are some kilohearts snaps I use as regular single plugins pretty often, their Trance Gate for example is so easy to use to do what you want it to do and I throw that one on singly often. Some others, too, it has a nice robust plugin ecosystem and all that I just tend to use TRIAD more in a sound design and MultiPass more in a mixing capacity personally.

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KVRian

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556 posts since 20 Jul, 2009

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:57 am

morphex wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:03 pm
I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet but Multipass by kiloHearts is a serious modular powerhouse.
Well, Multipass is a nice plugin indeed, but it probably hasn't been mentioned because it's not really a modular plugin. It's just a multi-band multi-fx plugin. It has different modules (the snap-ins) that can be re-arranged but that doesn't make it a "modular" plugin per se. For a plugin to be truly modular it must have a modular architecture (not a simple serial/parallel one) which lets the users connect the modules in whatever way they want in order to create very complex signal chains. Something like this:

melda.jpg

So, although plugins like Multipas/Snapheap, Infiltrator, Shaperbox, etc are great multi-fx plugins, they are not modular, and with this thread I was looking specifically for a modular plugin. Actually, I was looking specifically for a glitchy-type modular plugin, and some of the plugins mentioned in this thread so far, although modular or semi-modular, are not quite "glitchy-type" but rather general multi-fx plugins.

Anyway, thanks again for all the suggestions guys! :tu:
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KVRist
63 posts since 7 Apr, 2012 from Stockholm

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:40 am

Well then... ZEBRIFY
...deserves an honorable mention.

It's the FX version of U-HE Zebra, with up to 4 lanes of modular loveliness ❤️🎹🎧🎚

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