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Dynamic controlled Pitch Shifter Plugin by Aly James Lab
30.00 €
ELASTIC Bender by Aly James Lab is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
System Requirements
Windows 7 to 10 and higher, 64-bit host, plugin provided formats are VST2 and VST3.
System Requirements
Mac OS(10.8) to Catalina/ Big Sur or higher, 64-bit host, plugin provided format is AU (AudioUnits).
Recommended OS (10.10+ or higher)
Compatible with Mac M1 (not native ARM)
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ELASTIC Bender is a dynamic triggered pitch envelope using a vintage digital pitch-shifter design.
Originally invented for guitar or bass, ELASTIC Bender can be used on any source signal, such as guitar, bass, drums, vocals or anything you can think of
You can act on the depth and the speed of the pitch envelope and also make some unusual dynamic lush chorus, wild flanger, ring modulation and early vintage pitch-shifter effects.
The virtual pedal can also "self oscillate" when the feedback is set to the max.


Dynamic wah and auto-wah effects have brought new ways of expression and you could think of the ELASTIC Bender as a kind of dynamic pitch shifter or dynamic Whammy.
while incoming audio peaks are processed by the initial stage, they will trigger a custom shaped pitch envelope that will dynamically bend the note(s) starting lower than incoming pitch or higher than incoming pitch. You can act on the depth, speed and shape of the pitch envelope before it comes back to the incoming un-pitched input signal.
This is an expressive effect, funky sounding with short envelope time.
ELASTIC Bender is based on vintage pitch shifters design, emulated analog input stage and custom modulation capabilities. The design gives it a sound of it's own and could even be used just for it's color.
MODE B (10ms) can produce unusual lush chorus, wild flange and ring modulation type effects.
MODE D (300ms) can produce pseudo grainy reverb, slap back effects and early vintage pitch shifter pitch change.
Feedback provides some nasty sound effects, ELASTIC Bender can even self-oscillate.
Input and output circuits are analog modeled so ELASTIC Bender will nicely overdrive if pushed too far.

ELASTIC Bender can also be tweaked from the inside. 3 sources to trigger the envelope: audio peaks, built in LFO and trigger from incoming MIDI notes for tempo synced rhythmic sequences.

Itr uses true stereo processing with slightly changing envelope times between left and right for a nice mono to stereo send widening effect or stereo separation. you will find dry/wet level adjustement, peak trigger sensitivity and even VCA pitch envelope curve shaping.

ELASTIC Bender uses a custom C++ core and 3r party licensed code where nothing fancy was needed.

Since version 2.0 it is compatible with 64-bit Windows and Mac..

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By Kayster82
December 26, 2014

What a unique effect!
For years I have played with all kind of toys (hardware and software) related to guitar and never find such a playable effect, I can easily put it on everything and abuse the virtual pedal on some drum loops or synths.
I can set the trigger to suit any kind of input so I can decide whether applying a light touch of bending is useful or not or make it trigger on every hit.

Doing some precise slide and bends with a Whammy pedal is almost impossible, especially if you like to trigger bends quickly on almost every note you play.
This virtual pedal solves this.

While the slide or bend happens, especially if the bend is quick, sometimes it reminds me of a wahwah effect but at the same time it sounds totally different.
The fact that it can also be triggered by external signals like MIDI is a genius idea.
I can find those tasty vintage pitch-shifter feedback effects or, thanks to the direct mix feature, create some syrupy chorus and watery flanging (the modulation by itself is unusual in a good way as the flanging only goes up or down)
The effect got a large palette of sounds, it can be very subtle or scream by itself when set to self-oscillate.
The analog feel and drive of this VST is incredible, I can see me using it just to spice up some parts.
For me it is a must-have for any guitarist or bassist who like to expand their sound palette but it is also surprisingly useful on drums, vocals, synths and even full stems.
I have tested the MIDI out feature (the envelope is sent as a MIDI Control Change message) and I found it very useful to control other VST parameters in sync with the Elastic Bender.
EDIT: I recently have a chance to play with an early Publison pitch shifter and I was socked at how much I could get similar pitch shifting color out of the Aly James Elastic Bender, I think it should also be very similar to old Eventide stuff like H910! I still love and use this effect.

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Comments & Discussion for Aly James Lab ELASTIC Bender

Discussion: Active
Cap'n Spanky
Cap'n Spanky
27 December 2014 at 6:30pm

This thing looks cool.

Mr LouisDCarroll Jr.
Mr LouisDCarroll Jr.
31 December 2014 at 12:39am


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