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amnesia

I am interested to know what are the strangest sounding/ unique software FX out there.

I do really like the U-He fx range as they add that little but more to the standard FX


e-grad

The GRM-tools come to my mind. They were devoleped by the Groupe de Recherches Musicales of the INA. Yes, it's the GRM founded by Pierre Schaeffer in 1951.

Sorry, I could not find a link in English:
http://www.inagrm.com/grmtools

I have old versions of the Classics and they're definately powerful tools. I don't use them bcs. I don't like to work with software.


amnesia

Yes the GRM tools are good


Luka

crazy ivan smile


scozbor

darkware


Babaluma

spectral monkeyage vst.

a lot of the MDA plugins, such as the envelope follower, test tone and sub synth.

anything by russell borogove (pegger/reggep).


sandyb

kyma


dkcg

sandyb wrote:
kyma

lol


rico loverde

I like SoundToys stuff, also have always loved Livecut from Mdsp @ smartelectronix (and its free!!!)

Izotope Stutter Edit is another fun sound mangler Ive been messing with.


justin3am

Guitar Rig is one hell of a flexible FX unit but due to it's name most people only use it for amp modeling. It has granular effects, pitch shifting, wild delays (tape, and bbd mulations), an IR reverb, and a ton of other stuff. Plus it has freely assignable modulation (lfos, envelopes, sequencers). Such a powerful tool, they should really change the name.

Sound Toys is very cool as well.

If you like U-He stuff but want something a little deeper than Uhbik, both MFM2 and Zebrify (included with Zebra) might suit you.

Fabfilter's Timeless and Volcano are also capable of some really out there effects.

Soundhack's Delay Trio is free.


amnesia

dkcg wrote:
sandyb wrote:
kyma

lol


KYMA.It is great, sounds great but it has more going against it.IMO

I found it to be clunky, the screen would get fucked up at times its gui is old. I didnt like the fact that I had to have a box to use it, if I am in bed and want to make sounds I dont want to go set it up. With imagination I could get close to what I wanted to do by combining other companies programs.

I will look at KYMA again in the future and see if any improvements are made.


wintchil

Audio Damage has some great stuff.

Definitely worth checking out.


dan_k

+1 on GRM tools
+1 on Audio Damage

Tom Erbe's Soundhack and Spectral Sound Shapers plugins.

But the *strangest* would have to be Argeïphontes Lyre by Akira Rabelais:

http://www.akirarabelais.com/v/software/software.html


dogoftears

Michael norris fx!!! Free and absolute must have


amnesia

Yes Norris are great.

Thanks for the guitar rig info, think it sounds much better then the Waves GTR.


Rozzer

PSP's Nitro and N2O are worth a mention here. Flexible multi-fx structure that supports feedback loops and automation via step sequencers, lfos, envelope followers etc. Somewhat like a TC Electronics Fireworx.


thetwlo

in addition to what's been mentioned,

Artificial Audio's Obelisk:
OBELISK

Fscape (standalone, similar to Soundhack)
FSCAPE

Spear (spectral editor)
SPEAR

iZotope's Spectron looks interesting:
Spectron


cbm

No one has mentioned Max/MSP?


Knobtwister

scozbor wrote:
darkware


thumbs up


radiokoala

justin3am wrote:
Guitar Rig is one hell of a flexible FX unit but due to it's name most people only use it for amp modeling. It has granular effects, pitch shifting, wild delays (tape, and bbd mulations), an IR reverb, and a ton of other stuff. Plus it has freely assignable modulation (lfos, envelopes, sequencers). Such a powerful tool, they should really change the name.

thumbs up

My SHORT PLAY EP was completely made via Guitar Rig processed Casio SK-1. (I was using version 3 I believe...)

[s]http://soundcloud.com/radiokoala/an-antilope-is-u-f-o[/s]


Oldstench

justin3am wrote:
Guitar Rig is one hell of a flexible FX unit but due to it's name most people only use it for amp modeling. It has granular effects, pitch shifting, wild delays (tape, and bbd mulations), an IR reverb, and a ton of other stuff. Plus it has freely assignable modulation (lfos, envelopes, sequencers). Such a powerful tool, they should really change the name

This should be shouted to the heavens. This is my go-to software effects rack. It's so flexible and powerful and it sounds damn good. So much more than an amp modeller.


wintchil

Oldstench wrote:
justin3am wrote:
Guitar Rig is one hell of a flexible FX unit but due to it's name most people only use it for amp modeling. It has granular effects, pitch shifting, wild delays (tape, and bbd mulations), an IR reverb, and a ton of other stuff. Plus it has freely assignable modulation (lfos, envelopes, sequencers). Such a powerful tool, they should really change the name

This should be shouted to the heavens. This is my go-to software effects rack. It's so flexible and powerful and it sounds damn good. So much more than an amp modeller.


I have a friend who has been telling me the same thing for a while now. Maybe they should change the name to effects rig? I'll have to give it a go and start using it. I have a light version that came with sonar.


ehdyn

Scapes by twisted tools churns out some mean shit

Filterscape by U-he

Hyper detailed stuff in max/msp - renoise

That spectral filter from Project5 v1 and cooleditpro Dead Banana


ignatius

+1 for twisted tools and U-he stuff. MMF2 is just wild.


limpmeat

Twisted tools vortex looks pretty cool.

Just noticed they have a few free patches on their site too.


stk

wintchil wrote:
Oldstench wrote:
justin3am wrote:
Guitar Rig is one hell of a flexible FX unit but due to it's name most people only use it for amp modeling.

This should be shouted to the heavens. This is my go-to software effects rack. It's so flexible and powerful and it sounds damn good. So much more than an amp modeller.


I have a friend who has been telling me the same thing for a while now. Maybe they should change the name to effects rig?


I think it's a terrible amp modeller, but a great fx unit thumbs up


speak_onion

Scrubby! http://destroyfx.smartelectronix.com/


stk



MY ASS IS BLEEDING hihi


ehdyn

limpmeat wrote:
Twisted tools vortex looks pretty cool.

Just noticed they have a few free patches on their site too.


Its cool-takes you back to when it was all about start and end points but theres alot more there besides. Like all of their stuff its deeply thought out-the lfos can be combined for instance. Very easy to customize with your own sounds and sequences, rather than messing around with Reaktor for ever.
No inside info, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a sequel soon


justin3am

stk wrote:


MY ASS IS BLEEDING hihi

Boy it's been a while since I used that. When I had my Scope system on a PC, I had all your old VSTs. Takes me back to my early days at KVR, I believe Runagate had suggested that I take a look at your stuff.

...what a crazy bastard he was.


stk

Heh, the old KVR days zombie
this place has spoiled me. Now and then I revisit KVR and not this shit again


Rymf

dan_k wrote:
But the *strangest* would have to be Argeïphontes Lyre by Akira Rabelais:

http://www.akirarabelais.com/v/software/software.html


The first actual "thing" I found on that website was a link to a paypal page for the "$5000 manual" and then you won the thread.

+1 Max—making things is half the fun (read: torment)
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Turnado is fun.


jimmyedgar

dogoftears wrote:
Michael norris fx!!! Free and absolute must have


i second that, i love these.... try metasynth too


rec.Koner

Yeah i know really strange FX

Here:

http://www.tobybear.de/p_monsterbag.html


skipperdean

audio damage dr. device and sugar bytes vogue


limpmeat

vogue is a channel strip emulator, can it really do strange stuff?


ersatzplanet

cbm wrote:
No one has mentioned Max/MSP?


You beat me to it! If you can't afford a Kyma rig and you can think DSP programming it is hard to beat MAX. MAX 6 is looking pretty damn awesome nowadays.
-James


mckenic

Might not be a popular thing to say & I fucking despise NI these days because of Kore but..

I love what Reaktor is capable of. Never have to build anything because there is so much cool shit in the user lib.

The Finger is made of win for me!


matttech

OHM FORCE - predatohm, symptohm, ohmicide etc... (i've used their free Frohmage filter more than any other plugin i think!)

+1 on all the AUDIO DAMAGE stuff - awesomeness!

D16 GROUP do some great stuff too



can post links to some audio examples of the ohm force gear in action in my tracks if you've not checked it out before in situ


matttech

i also just like mangling stuff up using impulse responses of odd sounds (in, say, space designer)

also....native instruments' Kore had some interesting soundpacks that messed with audio


skipperdean

@ limpmeat: yes. envelope follower, lfo programable to different parameters= patch/program your fx.


stepwriterun

If you have Reaktor it is worth checking out the user library for the effects.


jake

one ping only hihi



wait...wrong forum seriously, i just don't get it


velocity

amnesia wrote:

I will look at KYMA again in the future and see if any improvements are made.


Agreed, I would LOVE to get my hands on Kyma but everytime I get serious I look at the terrible interface and I just spotted at least of the screenshots of their website is dated 2003. Mind you they do have an iPad interface which could be very cool direction indeed...


Mr. Sound Boy King

I'm psyched to try that blown out Lyre thing...

Also, ixiQuarks rules. http://www.ixi-audio.net/content/body_software_ixiquarks.html


peripatitis

cdp is excellent for soundesign, not realtime operation though.
Perhaps a good alternative to msp and kyma, some very nice processing abilities...


bsmith

Picked up ValhallaÃœberMod and love it. It is a complete freakshow, well worth the 50 bucks and more. Shimmer is fabulous as well.
http://www.valhalladsp.com/valhallaubermod


pentd

ancient prosoniq PiWarp

reaper's FFT eq can be switched to freq gate... pretty mad stuff comes out


vassili

"pure data" is quite strange

http://puredata.info/


AudioMulch is more accessible:


http://www.audiomulch.com/


glitch - amazing vst:

http://illformed.org/plugins/glitch/


skychance

these my fav

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md0hNcvwMds&feature=related

http://www.cloneensemble.com/al_main.htm

good luck. you might want to try a simple chainer vst or like something modular so u can build your own stuff. i find energyxt easy to use, others claim audio mulch is better.

http://www.energy-xt.com/

It's peanut butter jelly time!

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