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Endless Series is a unique synthesis and effect plug-in based on the Shepard Tone auditory illusion. It generates mind bending infinite scales, psychedelic drones and fascinating sonic textures and works as a tone generator, a ring modulator, phaser, flanger or resonant filter bank effect.
It's perfect for adding subtle or extreme tension to many kinds of electronic and experimental music - for instance you can use it to drive the dance-floor crazy with never ending build-ups and climaxes, or add a sense of motion to your latest track without changing the tempo. The plugin is also very effective for many sound design tasks and makes great high-octane engine sounds, like those used for the Batpod in Batman, The Dark Knight.
- Additive Tone generator with up to 40 partials.
- Circular-pitch ring modulator, flanger, filter and phaser effects.
- Glissando, stepped and MIDI-stepped control modes.
- MIDI-stepped mode allows for synchronising to tempo etc.
- Lots of options for changing the partial spacing and creating harmonic or inharmonic timbres.
- True stereo operation, mono & mono2stereo for all FX modes.
- Stereo detune/fattening and Auto-panning effects.
- Quantise stepped modes to one of 14 different scales.
- Control harmonics of each partial for a richer sound.
- Distortion and noise modulation for partials, for a dirtier sound.
- Integrated preset/bank management for compatibility across hosts/platforms.
- Integrated help system.
- Massive sonic-potential.
- VST2/VST3/AudioUnit & RTAS plugin formats & Standalone App.
- 32-bit and 64-bit binaries for OS X and Windows.
Reviewed By edteneyck
March 15, 2012
I was drawn to Endless Series v3.1 because it it can produce different sounds from any other plugs I've tried. That being the ability to modulate Shepard tones. I've used it to create layers for scapes, or as an effect in my chain. Even by itself it makes interesting sound. There are six effect modes. The first two "tone" and "am sine" produce synthesis while the other four are effects to process incoming audio. One of effects is "am input" mode (amplitude/ring modulator) which I've had a lot of fun with, especially on drums. If you download the demo, I highly suggest that you try this. The last three are phaser, flanger, and filter.
One of the nice things about Endless Series is the "midi step" mode. This allows you to step through the cycles each time a note is pressed. One note is reserved to "reset" the cycles (C). This comes in very handy for sequencing, in any of the modes. You can get some great effects this way.
Bottom line - If you're into trying something different, give Endless Series a try. I'll bet you get some interesting results.
Reviewed By abstractcats
October 20, 2011
Endless Series 3.1- Review.
As some one interested in experimental music and sound design, Endless Series 3.1 is perfect!
I believe that sheperd tones can be great for sound design and experimental music, as well as producing source material for swelling dance music(Trance and DnB in particular).
Endless can also give drums great feel and effect, especially for breakbeats and theatrical/movie material.
Endless's controls are very accurate and smooth but not to sensitive.