Audio Damage has released BigSeq, a tempo-based gating and filter effect, perfect for modern music's syncopated rhythms. Heavily informed by old-school analog sequencers, BigSeq is capable of both subtle stereo tremolo effects and hardcore signal manipulation, and everything in between.
BigSeq has gate sequencers for both the left and right channels, and a "step-filter" type sequencer to control the multi-mode filter. BigSeq can run off host sync, or use its own internal clock, and is capable of pretty much any musically useful meter, and some not-so-useful, for bizarre polyrhythms and extreme chopping effects.
- Two separately controllable 16-step gate sequencers.
- Stereo multi-mode filter with overdrive and its own 16-step sequencer.
- Host sync, reverse, and selectable number of steps.
- Hardware-style interface for ease of use and familiarity.
- Full MIDI Learn on every control, for operating BigSeq with MIDI CC messages from a hardware controller.
BigSeq is available as a VST effect for Windows, and as an AU/VST Universal Binary for OSX, and it costs $39.
Audio Damage also released a new version of FuzzPlus2, their free distortion plug-in (v2.2), which contains a number of enhancements on the OSX side of things (the Windows VST version is unchanged):
- Now available as an AudioUnit effect, in addition to VST OSX and VST Windows.
- Both the AudioUnit and VST versions are available as Universal Binaries.
- Minor bug fixes in the OSX VST version.
FuzzPlus2 is free for download from the Audio Damage site. For OSX, the minimum is 10.3.9 for PPC Macs, or 10.4.4u for i386-based Macs.