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Visco

Sample-Modeling Drum Machine by Forever 89
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Visco
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 1.1.2 
 1.1.2 
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Visco

Equal parts designated beat maker, competent sound design tool, and live performance drum machine — Visco is a VST/AU plugin that can model and manipulate any sample you supply, freeing you from the usual limitations of working with recorded audio.

Visco is centered around the blob — a malleable representation of your sound on a 2D grid. With tools similar to modern UI design software, including a hand, magnet, eraser tool, plus a crossfader, you can grab, pull, push, and blend your sound however you please.

Use Visco to bend and stretch samples across frequency and time, meld the qualities of two sounds into one, or fine-tune any sound to fit your mix.

Features:

  • 8 Track, 32 Voice Drum Engine: Turn any drum sample into a synthesized counterpart, free from the usual limitations of recorded audio.
  • Character and Shape: Play with time, frequency, timbre, velocity, and more to create subtle and not-so-subtle variations.
  • Modulation Matrix: Bring your idea to life with expansive modulation options.
  • Step Sequencer: Develop ideas swiftly or use the randomize button for inspiration.
  • Mixer and effects section: Put the final touches on your idea and make it fit the bigger picture.
  • Presets and sound library: Get inspired from the get-go with included presets and sounds.

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Visco

Reviewed By lucknow13 [all]
April 8th, 2024
Version reviewed: Latest on Windows

This is new to me and a very astounding plugin. Can do a lot of things for beats and I don't think there is anything else quite like this. Fun and serious. Check it out with demo. I will have many hours of time to play with this. Just great.

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Visco

Reviewed By Tagirijus [all]
March 26th, 2024
Version reviewed: 1.0.2 on Windows

A really great sounding, intuitive and okay on the CPU-ish drum sampler with some kind of a twist.

Pros:

  • Loads fast: At least on my machine this plugin almost loads instantly even after a cold start of my system. To me this is a plus, since it avoids breaking the creative flow.
  • Fast and intuitive to set up: You can literally draw and shape the sound with the blob grid. But I also really love the Modify section on the right with which you also can shape the sound quite intense yet detailed. Also the GUI is very clean and easy to understand.
  • Sound is astonishing: At least to me it is. If I load the same sound into another sampler it just sounds and feels different. This might sound a bit esoteric, but I assume that this tool seem to break down the audio and rebuild it somehow different instead of just playing it back. Especially when it comes to editing the blob it gets clear that it's no plain playback. What really like is that you also can change a model for the velocity. This quite changes the sound somehow interesting. So something special is going on under the hood (to me, haha).
  • Effects: Normally I do not like to use inbuilt effects in an instrument plugin, but here I actually like the compressors. Maybe the others as well, if I'll use the tool more and more over the next time.
  • Modulation: I love modulating things. Here you can! But it could be a bit better, though. See my Cons.
  • Superb demo: I just hate subscriptions and/or demos which are quite time limited. Give ma a muting or a noise, totally ok to me, but let me test the tool also one year later again, for example. And then there is Vicso: giving a hint screen which gets longer to wait for with every new GUI start. And this seems to be all!? I bought it quite fast, since it just flashed me, hehe. But if I understood the demo restrictions correct (also from the website) it really only gives this "demo prompt to upgrade". How kind is that? Really great, thank you.
  • Price fair: To me the price is fair. Considering the intro price, which even is nicer. I guess there could be other companies, who would charge way more for such a plugin after all. So I am grateful for the kind price. Also: no subscription or iLok crap.

Cons:

  • Modulation could be improved: The modulation possibilities are great already. Yet the sources are only limited to 8, which can feel a bit restricting sometimes. Also a quicker and intuitive linking from a modulator to any knob would be great.
  • FLAC support: I love using FLAC, yet you cannot drop FLAC files onto the plugin.
  • Save dialog path: The saving dialog always uses the last location, which was used from the DAW, I guess? It would be great if the path/location of the dialog would be in the correct folder already. E.g. if you like to save a preset, the presets folder should be chosen already.
  • Undo missing: There is only an undo button when changing the blob, yet nor for the whole plugin. This would be great to have, since it can happen quite fast to chose a preset without saving the other one and thus loosing something.
  • Further ideas: I'll contact the devs as well, yet wanted to write down here as well. It's not quite a "Con" list, yet still something where I think the plugin could be even better: Randomising a single track instead of the whole plugin, a Button to switch the elements for a track (the blob), better copy&paste features, note stretched out through whole keyboard mode (like Microtonic has, for example), choosing the part of the dropped audio, simple cleaning of unused blobs.

Overall I love this plugin already.

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