Denise releases Noize - the winning plugin from their 2018 contest
Denise has announced the release of Noize, a new plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows in VST, VST3 and AU formats priced at €19.
Earlier this year, the Denise team launched a contest inviting producers to submit a plugin idea. The winning idea would be developed into a real plugin. Here is what the team says about the process: "We know from our own experience that there are producers who have ideas for plugins, but not the means to build any themselves. When we closed the contest in August, we were overwhelmed by the number and quality of submitted plugin wishes, some of which had been kept for a decade. We took our time to review all of the ideas and decided on one."
The winner, Jamie Boyle (JNB), submitted his idea of the 'Noize' plugin. He wanted to see an adaptive control on a noise generator which followed the shape of an input source. Inspired by Ableton's Erosion plugin, Jamie wanted to add various types of noise like white, pink and brown noise to his basslines and drums, quickly, and without the need to add additional envelopes and routing to make it fit the shape of his sounds. Denise took his concept and the challenge to create the best adaptive, noise-generating plugin possible. They also visited the winner in Stockholm to discuss his music and plugin idea.
The plugin features the following highlights:
- A switch to generate noise that adapts to the volume of your track, in real time.
- Ability to solo the noise signal in order to apply additional effects like a bit crusher and flanger.
- Full control of the noise envelope by tweaking the rise and fall time.
- Five noise types: White, Brown, Violet, Pink and Blue.
- Extremely low CPU usage.
The Denise team spent a long time developing the plugin alongside Jamie, and tested it with other producers to fine tune its effect in order to create a plugin that will add a truly adaptable noise layer to a sound.