Effects like Molekular and Kaleidoscope

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
59 posts since 21 Apr, 2017

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:13 am

Hi all
I´m searching for Win Effect Plugins where i can create Pads Drones Melodies out of a Sound....like a Drumloop. Some Presets from Molekular, Kaleidoscope or Aether are quite good.
Thank you in advance :phones:

365 posts since 18 Dec, 2006

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:23 am

Look into Output's Portal plugin.

2077 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from flint, michigan

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:41 am

You want Paulstretch.

1891 posts since 6 Nov, 2006

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:45 am

kaleidoscope is currently half broken on some operating systems (preset browser issues) and hasn't had an update in like 5 years or something. there's a whole thread about it. personally i find it quite vanilla and one trick pony but lot's of potential if they add more modes. it's a complex way to make combfilter sounds. ymmv of course.

you can read all about it here.


i get mileage out of unfiltered audio's plug ins for turning things inside out and making them musical etc. modulation system is pretty flexible there and fast to use for making big complex things with movement etc.

there's a bunch you can do with the soundhack bundles as well. u-he zebrify has many uses when used in conjunction w/other plug ins for 'melodifying' the input. anything that tracks pitch and can be forced to scale or note value sync'd to a transport can get it done. add granular or combfilter reverb etc to taste and make melody out of anything.

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2460 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:51 am

Also fund and cool:
UVI Shade
Minimal Audio Rift
Cableguys Shaperbox
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1941 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:11 pm

I like Kaleidoscope a lot and have had no issues running it. If you demo it without problems then shoud be fine. I dont think there is anything else like it.
GRM tools are worth looking at. Only buy on special, they can be used very subtly or not.
Unfiltered Audio can be good although dont pay more than 10-20 $ as they come up on sale all the time. I did not think much of Byome or Triad but some people like them. I would rather the GRM bundle than anything from UA.
For granular UA have one that is quite good if you get it cheap. More complex and more interesting is Soundmorph Dust. Crusher-x is the most powerful granular but difficult to understand because of the incredible power.

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2185 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:26 pm

fairlyclose wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:11 pm
Crusher-x is the most powerful granular but difficult to understand because of the incredible power.
. . . . and incredible price :(.

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4715 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:26 pm

JST Sky Box
Audio Damage Other Desert Cities, Quanta
Bleass Granulizer
Zynaptiq Adaptivrerb
Polyverse Comet
Many of the Ina GRM Tools
112dB Cascade

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