Remember in The Ring when Samara kind of walks backwards but still towards you and it's all scary and weird? This is not really like that.
However, kHs Reverser does delay and reverse sections of the input sound resulting in anything from hauntingly eerie textures to reverse percussion hits.
The amount of time before the delayed sound starts playing. This will be expressed in milliseconds or as parts of a beat, depending on the Unit setting.
Delay time unit
When Unit is set to 'Sync' the delay time will be synchronized to the song tempo.
Time to ramp in/out the reversed audio to avoid any clicks and pops, in percent of the reversed section length.
The dry/wet mix of this effect. A lower value will let some of the unmodified signal through.
Whenever you have your mouse cursor over a snapin there is a small arrow at the top right corner (not visible in screenshot). It opens a settings panel where you handle presets.
It also has a "randomize" button that can be useful. I guess...
The small checkbox to the left of the plugin name is a checkbox that bypasses the effect when disabled.
The bottom right corner of all Kilohearts plugins is a resize handle for scaling the UI to any size. This allows you to get a good view of the controls whatever the screen resolution, and also comes in handy if you need big controls, e.g. when using Reverser as a real-time effect on a touchscreen monitor during a live set. (This is not available when the snapin is used inside a snapin host.)
This plugin is a "Snapin". That means you can use it as a regular VST/AU plugin, or you can use it with the Snapin hosts Snap Heap and Multipass where you can combine effects in amazing ways.
The Kilohearts Snapin framework is the easiest, most creative, sound design workflow you have ever come across. This free bundle contains Snap Heap, a basic snapin host plugin, alongside 5 useful snapins.
Managing effects is something that's possible in pretty much every digital audio workstation out there, but managing effect chains can be cumbersome and tedious. With Snap Heap managing complex effect systems is super simple and nothing stands between your creativity and the speaker cones.
Sometimes you want effects to run in series, and sometimes you want them to run in parallel. In Snap Heap, switching between the two is as easy as the push of a button. Clicking the route button between two lanes links them together in parallel mode, running the same audio through both before mixing them together. Want all four lanes to go in parallel, or have two parallel with pre and post FX, or just about anything else? The choice is yours!
Don't worry about latency. No matter how you route things or what effects you add, Snap Heap makes sure everything is as in sync as they can be to make sure all modulation aligns properly and to avoid phasing issues.
When adding effects to a sound, it's not uncommon to want to apply these effects to just a certain part of the sound. For example, you might not want a complex chorus to affect your bass too much, or a hard distortion to totally fry your high end. Either way, multi band processing adds a dimension to effect chains that really opens up a new world of options in sound design.
Multipass helps you with this, allowing you to split the input sound into up to 5 easily tweakable frequency bands and applying unlimited number of effects to each band. Pitch shifted auto pan with a filtered chorus delay distortion? Coming right up!
Don't worry about latency. No matter how you route things or what effects you add, Multipass makes sure everything is as in sync as they can be to make sure all modulation aligns properly and to avoid phasing issues.
System Requirements :
- Windows 7 or more recent
- 1 GB RAM
- Minimum PC Processor 2 GHz
- AAX or VST2 supported host application/DAW
- Mac OS X 10.7 or more recent
- 1 GB RAM
- Minimum Processor 2 GHz
- AAX, AU or VST2 supported host application/DAW
You may download a 30 day trial demo from the Reverser product page by clicking on the 'try it for free' button