Four independent delay lines
Sigmund is far from just another delay: it consists of four discrete delay units, each with its own, independent set of parameters. Each of the delay lines has complementary modules built in, independent from the feedback loop:
Sigmund has two general-purpose Modulators which can be used to auto-modulate some of the delay lines' internal parameters. There are three different modes a Modulator can operate in:
LFO and Envelope can be re-triggered by external source; MIDI notes or transients detected in input signal (configurable independently for each Modulator).
Sigmund's four delay lines can be interconnected with each other in practically every manner possible. The plugin offers a choice of nine different routing topologies. For example, say you have your delays currently running in parallel but would like to have a cascade of serially connected delays instead: you can reconfigure them instantly by choosing your desired algorithm with just a click of the mouse. For even greater convenience when working with Sigmund, the output signals of each of the four delay lines are combined in a special, purpose-built internal mixer.
Sigmund's user interface has been designed from the ground up to be as intuitive as possible. A convenient preset browser allows for quick auditioning of the extensive, included factory preset library. This, in combination with a novel system of 'padlocks' for locking individual sets of parameters when changing presets, allows you to zero in on the desired effect with extreme efficiency.
Multitude of purposes
Sigmund can be applied in nearly any configuration in the studio. It can be used as an insert effect for an instrument or bus channel, or as a versatile send effect with the help of a parameter lock that allows for auditioning presets without having to readjust the wet/dry mix with each new selection. The plugin can be used universally not only as a delay, but also as a:
Each of these possibilities above is a result of the direct usage of the various modules that are available in the processing path. But also indirectly, depending on parameter values, there are other possibilities, including:
Mastering / Bus dynamic processor - Setting modulators working as transient triggerable envelopes affecting signal's amplitude (volume modulation).
Sigmund features summary: