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Flanger [read all reviews]
Reviewed By pannewb [read all by] on 27th December 2004
Version reviewed: 1.2 on Windows
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The flanger was always known to me as that weeoh!oheew! sound and that is still largely what I use it for. I find most of the things you can do with this plugin highly circumstantial excep for the classic slow, shallow flange. The sound is generally very good: I have used it with quite some success on drums and high pads. But if the sound is too deep the effect goes all alien and supafreeky-deeky. The interface was confusing when I first got it but now I have come to understand what each pretty little slider does, although the little yellow gray/red gray button is still a mystery. I think it switches the channels but I haven't been able to tell. The features are great but highly cirumstantial. It takes a little time alone with the bright orange skin before all those commitment issues get sorted out and the effect shines. I'm almost glad that there is no documentation. I have a better understanding learning by myself of what the plugin can do. The presets are a great help in this.
Every basic effect is there. I have seen an email but the chances are that you'll never need to email about any difficulties because of the frequent updates and the rocksolid stability. Great effect for free
Summary
UI
Confusing at first, powerful upon comprehension.
Sound
Highly circumstantial, takes a while to get it right.
Great quality.
Features
The presets are just a glimpse of what to do with this plugin.
Docs
Could have been nice.
Presets
Great to explain how it works, but some are a little unfunctional as effects.
Customer Support
Unnecessary with all the attention devoted to it.
Value
Great effect for free. I would be willing to pay for this one.
Stability
Never had a problem with stability.
Odaku Effect [read all reviews]
Reviewed By pannewb [read all by] on 27th December 2004
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows.
Last edited by pannewb on 27th December 2004.
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I got The Odaku Effect about 3 weeks ago and like it as a mastering effect a lot. I use it quite a bit. It has a few compatibility issue with cheaper soundcards, but it is perfect for putting an accent on say, a kick that doesn’t stand out or other sounds as well. It seems to be a bit of distortion, a nice EQ set on loudness without the high end, and some slight degrading like copying from .wav to .ogg too many times. A great accent effect, although I would never use it for some sounds like strings or trumpet. Too bad it has no controls.
I’m surprised no one has ever reviewed it. It is noteworthy in the effects archives of KVR.
There are not very many lo-fi effects this good for free. The next best thing to do is to convert from M-PEG III wav and back. This is a much better and easier equivalent.
Summary
UI
Amazingly Simple, no controls
Sound
Not great for some things, but fantastic as an accent and good for drums in general
Features
Given it has no controls, it is very versatile, because putting on multiple layers produces a much more EQ than lo-fi
Documentation
Unnecessary, the few lines at the website are plenty.
Presets
Only one preset (no controls), which is decent
Customer Support
Never tried it, but there is an email.
Value
Awesome value, free for a good effect
Stability
Some problems with cheap souncards with the stereo version. Otherwise, bug free
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