Plugin Alliance announces Dent, a distortion plug-in created by Unfiltered Audio. Dent combines transformative wave-cycle distortion with a modulation system.
Unfiltered Audio plug-ins, as well as all other Plugin Alliance products, are provided in AAX native, VST and AU formats for Mac OS 10.6 or higher and Windows 7 through 10.
Plugin Alliance is making Dent available as a $29 upgrade, until the end of August, to its members who took advantage of the recent free promotional download of Indent. Users who purchase Dent also receive Indent for free.
A suite of powerful processors distorts the basic wave cycle, aggressively mutating tracks into something completely new. In addition to six different bit crushers, four distinct clippers and a sampling-rate controller, Dent uses two wave shapers, independently adjustable positive-and negative-phase DC offsets, half-cycle phase inversion, and probabilistic and sequential wave sets to warp a track’s foundational sound and, optionally, create dynamic rhythmic patterns for the distorted output.
Dent’s parameter values can be dynamically altered in real time using Unfiltered Audio’s included flagship modulation system: six freely assignable and fully automatable modulators (sine LFO, sawtooth/triangle LFO, square-wave LFO, input follower, sample-and-hold noise, and a macro control knob) use intuitive drag-and-drop virtual patching to most controls. An adjustable, analog-style lowpass filter—with separate resonance control and pre/post-distortion switch—shapes the sound’s timbre. A Mix control provides instant parallel processing, blending the distorted signal with the original sound at Dent’s output. A real-time display shows how the wave cycle’s shape changes after processing is applied, guiding the user’s control tweaks.
Dent can process tracks moderately to preserve their basic identity. For example, clean electric guitars can be severely overloaded and given a stereo wah effect.
Dent can reportedly mutilate tracks beyond recognition, making piano tracks sound like artillery and drum tracks like heavy machinery.
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