8th May 2009
reFuse Software has released Flipper, a new free plug-in for Mac OS X, and announced that work is underway on native versions of Lowender, which means that a Windows version of Lowender is coming.
Flipper flips signal polarity (misnomered often as "phase"). That's it. Why should you care, when so many plug-ins already include a polarity switch in them? Well, because so many DAWs do not include a polarity switch right on their mixers. This means that, instead of being able to try different polarities with ONE click of the mouse, you must open some random plug-in, hunt for the polarity switch, and then hit it.
The idea of the Flipper is to effectively add a polarity switch to any DAW mixer. If the Flipper is on, it's flipping polarity. If it's in Bypass, it's not.
Lowender is a subharmonic synthesizer, reminiscent of classic analog dual-band bass enhancer circuits. reFuse Software has announced that work is underway on native versions of Lowender - which means that Lowender for Windows will see the light of day at some point and that, for Windows and Mac users alike, Lowender will soon no longer require Pluggo to run.
reFuse Software will be releasing VST and AudioUnit versions of Lowender first, followed by RTAS versions. All existing Lowender users will receive the native versions, with no upgrade fees. There will also be an as-yet-undetermined price increase for the Lowender, for new purchasers. Currently it costs $49.
No release date yet (except "by summertime").
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