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Reviewed By psilop [read all by] on May 11th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.1.0 on Windows

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.

Reviewed By psilop [read all by] on May 11th, 2021
Version reviewed: v1.8.15 on Windows.
Last edited by psilop on 11th May 2021.

Arguably the most versatile soft synth at the moment. The only downside is that you need to invest into the Khs Snapin pipeline to get the most out of it, but it's absolutely worth it. All of the effects are high quality and the modular nature allows you to do whatever you want. Great UI too. Phase Plant presents limitless sound design possibilities, the day I started using the whole Khs Toolbox was the day I could never live without it again and I mean that very sincerely.

Reviewed By psilop [read all by] on December 21st, 2020
Version reviewed: 1.2.0 on Windows.
Last edited by psilop on 21st December 2020.

A pricy but really amazing sampler. It's not just the visual map organisation of your samples, you can also swap samples lightning fast. Even preform really creative and fun functions like set a filter (sound category, length, percussiveness, etc.) and then swap your whole kit for sounds that are sonically closest to the previous ones while obeying the filter settings.

Pattern editing is pretty smooth, you can drag export MIDI or a WAV right out different, you have a lot of groove control (global or per sample track), accentuator. Good routing options, each sample can be routed into 8 different outputs, a single master output, or both! Each track can be sent to one of 2 build in effects (9 reverbs, 6 delays) and they do sound good. However these effect are affecting the master output, same for the distortion module that's built in.

When the sample is loaded into your kit, you can edit where it begins and ends (basically really easy to mace a glitchy kit out of anything real fast), fades out it, collapse it to mono, etc.. You can set how punchy or soft the transient is, hold and decay. There are more features to modify the sounds themselves, some standard (pan, vol, you know).

And yet there's still more I could mention.

Also, the samples it already ships with are really good. It's a very effective sampler that is not only fun to use but it can really speed up your workflow if needed. Definitely a pricy product but I use it very often (bough it when it came out for the introduction price) and I can't think of any major flaws, nor have experienced any issues or bugs ever.

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