Glitch, by Dblue is a free effect plugin that is one of my favorites. Before glitch, if I wanted to glitch/mix loops I'd have to slice em, and do it all manually. But this is a gift from the Glitch gods. Amazingly easy to use, and very nice souding. Definately worth downloading.
GUI ----- Really clear, easy to figure out GUI. Colors, plenty of things to play around with each adding to your glitched up mix.
Sound ----- Sounds great- depending on what ever loop/sample you have. The plugin has plenty of filters and effects. Delay, reverb, modulation, etc. Each effect is unique, and can easily be changed. Of course things will sound a bit random, but it's glitch!
Fearues -------- Definately offers more than you would expect. It would take forever to edit/program loops, samples and other things to get them to sound a certain way- but with this, you can do it all and more in just seconds.
Docs ----- The website has 2 documentations for v1.2 and v1.3 and each has plenty of answers to your questions and explains everything perfectly.
Presents -------- Technically doesn't contatin actuall presents, but the effects, and feautures might fit into this. Both great.
VFM ---- Free
Stability ---------- No problems what-so-ever. The cpu usage isn't too great, but not that bad either.
Overall, this has to be one of the best plugins- if not the best, for making glitch/idm/breakbeat or just adding some spice to your loops. Download this! It is amazing!
This is what I wrote to the developers. I bought the plugin.
probably you think that most of your customers don't know electronic music, and this is very bad. Even if they can use your preset randomly to make some noise in the dance hall, I find that your plugs are nice and could be used in serious composition too. So WHY YOU DONT WRITE PARAMETERS EXPLICATIONS IN THE GLITCH MANUAL? For example, in the Granular time stretch you call "stretcher", what does GM series of control means?
Thanks for some serious support, Alessandro Ratoci.
P.S. seems that you are missing the step duration, and steps are forced to be 16th note. Pretty big limitation, is it?
I do agree that detailed descriptions of each effect are missing from the manual. I will try to add these in the near future, to better explain what everything does.
I have tried to put tool tips on almost every part of the plugin, so you can hover your mouse cursor over something for a few moments to get a basic description.
In the Stretcher effect, "GM" is "grain modulation". There is an envelope follower which follows the amplitude of the input signal, and then you can optionally modulate the grain size in sync with this. It can help to give some interesting dynamic variations in tone and character on the stretching effect. Hopefully this becomes somewhat obvious when simply playing around with the parameters for a few moments.
Either way, you should simply play around with the effects, tweak some parameters, and see what happens. If it sounds cool, then it's all good. This is an experimental glitch plugin after all, not a perfectly accurate scientific tool. It's intended that you should experiment and have fun :)