Suger Bytes releases Egoist

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KVRian
924 posts since 31 Dec, 2008

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:48 am

Never expected that, sounds good from the demos. Wata yousa tinkin ?
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KVRAF
7017 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:10 am

When I first saw the email announcement this morning, I thought that maybe they were trying to squeeze another glitch plugin in between Effectrix and Turnado, but that's not the case at all. The demos sound good and it looks like a pretty cool pattern sequencer/effect...uh, thingy. Gonna check out the videos later on.

Oh, and AAX as well! :tu:

KVRian
569 posts since 5 Jun, 2001

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:23 am

demoed it for an hour last night, then bought it, cracking plugin

KVRist
294 posts since 23 Nov, 2008 from Greater Boston

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:33 am

Hopefully, you mean "cracking" as an adjective, not a verb. :)

KVRian
569 posts since 5 Jun, 2001

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:50 am

haha yes "cracking" meaning great :)

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KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:13 am

A groove instrument...

Can it be compared with something like Geist?

KVRian
523 posts since 24 Feb, 2008

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:18 am

IMO there are similarities to Geist. The pattern/part idea is much like Song Mode of Geist.

KVRAF
1598 posts since 16 Jan, 2010 from Denver

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:23 am

Maybe Im wrong but to me it seems like live's slice to midi in vst form

KVRian
569 posts since 5 Jun, 2001

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:36 am

i own Live and i bought this, so i guess Egoist offers something more, i own Geist too, maybe it's worth downloading the demo.

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KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:38 am

Looks like Effectrix is built into it, that's a bonus.

Can it be utilized as an effect plug, or only as VSTi ?

Annoying price for EU customers though :(

99€ / 99$

KVRian
569 posts since 5 Jun, 2001

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:26 am

i bought it from plugin boutique. £69.79 UK vat included
http://www.pluginboutique.com/product/6 ... 013-Egoist

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KVRian
1240 posts since 26 Mar, 2004 from UK

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:56 am

emef wrote:i bought it from plugin boutique. £69.79 UK vat included
http://www.pluginboutique.com/product/6 ... 013-Egoist
Price now says £79.33. Congratulations on your bargain!
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KVRAF
1847 posts since 14 Mar, 2006

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:24 pm

This looks sweet actually. I own geist, but if i didn't own geist already I might have gone for this instead. The built in Effectrix is the main thing, its like geist on steroids.
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KVRian
1374 posts since 1 Jun, 2008

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:32 pm

Do anyone know how to trigger slices with midi keys? As it is now it does not work since it also changes the patch/pattern. It might actually be a bug, since it makes no sense.

Would also like a initialize option, hate it when developers forget about this like AAS's new versions.

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KVRAF
5231 posts since 20 Jul, 2010

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:00 pm

First mess around with the demo. Decided to record it.

http://soundcloud.com/sendy/ego-acid-gear-demo

It's quite fun. This is a "Hammerhead" for the next generation, I suppose. I can see this being useful to quickly build little breakdowns and stuff. It needs a few more options, I think, such as LFO sync for the bass synth filter, a way to choose to tie filter envelopes in the effects section, for when you don't want a row of "on" filter steps to do a machine gun type thing. And definitely it needs a highpass filter on the tape stop effect - otherwise you're getting serious rumble with certain sounds and settings. I had to highpass the entire output in Cool Edit.

I'd want an option to cut the sample to 16ths, or if it can't do that, just a regular spacing for the cuts that you can adjust the freq of by hand, plus a swing factor for every other cut.
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