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Sound Design Plugin by 2CAudio
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Kaleidoscope by 2CAudio is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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For best performance use medium to large buffer sizes for both the host/hardware buffer as well as Kaleidoscope's internal buffer preference. Setting both to an equal value of at least 256 samples will give the best performance.
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Kaleidoscope is the ultimate sound-design tool and creative effects toy! It is an entirely new class of visual audio effects processors and is one of the most unique generative signal processing tools to come to market in recent history. Technically speaking, Kaleidoscope is a massively parallel bank of physically modeled resonators that can be tuned completely arbitrarily with scientific precision and dynamically modulated over time by over two million points of automation. In simplistic terms, Kaleidoscope uses pictures to control sound.

Kaleidoscope is both an effects processor as well as a content generator, meaning that it is possible to synthesize completely new sounds without any input sound or MIDI performance data as well as to transform incoming audio signals in other-worldly manners. Music is organized sound. The organization occurs in two axes: time and frequency. Kaleidoscope is a tool that offers ultimate control over musical organization in both of these domains and adds a third axis of creative control 2CAudio calls "Spatial Choreography". 2CAudio says it is designed with one goal in mind: "to inspire and invigorate composers, sound-designers, and artists to push the boundaries of what is possible in cutting edge sound-design".

Some of its most common applications are:

• Custom Sound Design for Film, Television, Games and Electronic Music
• Scoring for Film, Television & Games
• Special Effects Processing & Generation
• Algorithmic Composition & Inspiration
• Ambient Music Generation
• Dynamic Filter Effects
• Extreme Nano Textural Effects
• Dynamic Resonator Effects
• Additive Synthesis
• Vocoder-like Effects
• Rhythmic Filtering & Synth Patterns
• Morphing Delay Effects
• Extreme Spatialization & FIRs
• Automated Volume & Panning
• Harmonic & Tonal Reverb
• Granular Effects
• Academic & Scientific Research into Sound and New Music.

Kaleidoscope is an incredibly deep product. Interested parties are encouraged to read more about it on the web listing and in the extensive manual. Video demonstrations will be available shortly to help explain the incredible depth of this innovative product.

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Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By psilop
May 11th, 2021

A rather difficult effect to understand, a new user might find it produces "same-y" sounds. However, after reading the manual, watching videos from Simon Stockhausen and wokring with this plugin for a few years, I have to say that this thing can spit out many different sounds, sounds you'd never hope to come up with. It's a great tool for sound design. It's pointless for me to try to explain what it does here, do try the demo, read the manual and watch Simon Stockhausen's video on how this beast works.

This plugin is not meant for live manipulation, parameter automation or live performance. It's very CPU intense, it's best used for rendering out audio to be then used. A very complex effect that you need to take your time with.

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