Acidgrooves has released the LSD-611 "The Kali", a unique creative tool which provides everything from equalization, saturation, distortion, and funky filter-powered effects.
LSD-611: The Kali is part of a new line of Plug-Ins developed by Acidgrooves that feature the Acidgrooves Entropy Technology.
This patent pending technology brings to the Audio Plug-In world one of the characteristics of analog hardware that provides them with some of their unique sound qualities: the passage of time. With time, capacitors, resistors, transformers and other analog components will decay and lose some of their original specifications which will effectively change the sound and personality of that particular unit. This technology tries to recreate exactly that.
LSD-611 "The Kali" is a unique creative sonic exploration tool. Its modular design, provides you with equalization, saturation, distortion, and filter powered effects. It features 2 Voltage Controlled Filters, 2 equalizers, 2 individual distortion units, and input and output gain controls.
Acidgrooves says "Developed with a fully circuit modeled signal path, we made no compromises to achieve the best possible emulation of analog circuits, to place at your hands a truly "swiss army knife" for sonic manipulation".
The filters were carefully modeled to be self resonant, based on a classic ladder filter design. These VCFs include a bipolar envelope follower, which modifies the filter cutoff frequency according to the provided signal contour. Every time there is a sound, the envelope voltage goes up and then down affecting the cutoff frequency. The louder the sound, the higher the envelope voltage goes. Think of this like an invisible hand turning the cutoff knob up or down in real time.
The LSD611 also features 2 finely tuned equalizers designed for full range of equalization, they work in parallel allowing precise control of the filtered signal low, high, and mid tones.
The Kali has "a dark, evil heart", in it lie two demonic distortion units, designed to distort, saturate, and overdrive every sound that passes through them. It also features a VU meter, calibrated to 0VU = -18DBFS, designed to make it easier for you to aim for the correct output level.
This plug-in contains Acidgrooves patent pending Entropy Sound Technologies: Time Arrow Decay (TAD) and Unique Sound Processing (USP) which will allow the plug-in to change its sound as it gets older.
- Modular Processor.
- Input and output controls.
- 2 Voltage Controlled Filters with envelope follower for cutoff frequency modification.
- 2 Finely tuned equalizers for low, mid, and high tone control.
- 2 Distortion Units with unique character for drive, distortion, saturation and overdrive.
- Up to 64x oversample.
- VU meter.
- 2 Entropy Sound Technologies: TAD & USP.
- 100 % Circuit Modelled.
- A / B Setups, 64 Presets, Undo / Redo capabilities.
- Built In Limiter.
- Mac: AU & VST.
- PC: VST.
- 32 / 64-bits.
- Random preset generator at My Acidgrooves.
Availability & Platforms
LSD-611 the Kali is available for immediate download at the Acidgrooves Customer Portal: My Acidgrooves, customers are required to sign-up for an account.
- Mac Intel Universal for 32 & 64-bits hosts: AU & VST.
- Windows PC for 32-bits hosts: VST.
- Windows PC 64-bits will be available soon.
License & Price
LSD-611 The Kali will have an introductory price of $70 USD. After July 30th it will cost $99 USD.