Rob Papen releases LowSane Effect Plugin
Virtual instrument and effect plug-in developer Rob Papen Inspiration Soundware is proud to present its LowSane ‘lo-fi’ sound sculpting-specialising effect plug-in. This creative plug-in is an effective way of breaking down the digital world with additional creative options for crushing down digital bits beyond that now-sought-after early-Eighties-vintage 8-bit sound to literally play directly into the hands of what has contemporarily become something of an art form in itself. LowSane is available now for $25. AU, VST2, VST3, and AAX plugin formats are supported. More details from Rob Papen below.
As a virtual instrument and effect plug-in developer par excellence, Rob Papen is perfectly positioned to adapt to this contemporary creative process with LowSane launching as a ‘lo-fi’ sound sculpting-specialising effect plug-in. Put it this way: it even adds additional creative options for crushing down digital bits beyond that now-sought-after early-Eighties-vintage 8- bit sound to literally play directly into the hands of what has contemporarily become something of an art form in itself, including its GUI-dominating DISRUPT sphere. Says Managing Director Rob Papen: “This allows you to alter up to eight parameters at once, and it has some brilliant features like the tempo-based spring-back [SPRING BACK TIME] or the tempo- based LAZY MODE!” More meaningfully, the DISRUPT sphere slider can spring back to its centre position in a tempo-based fashion — the self-explanatory SPRING BACK QUANTIZE option operates in a similar way, while LAZY MODE makes it possible to automate the movement of DISRUPT sphere slider in different directions to allow for creative creation of new sounds, in other words.
“But by also having additional sound-shaping tools like distortion [DISTORT]; BAND PASS / NOTCH, HIGH PASS, and LOW PASS filters; a NOISE GATE; and an AUDIO FOLLOWER, LowSane offers far more than only basic lo-fi effects,” expounds Rob Papen. LowSane’s LO-FI section is a well-specified affair, nonetheless, offering SAMPLE RATE, BIT RATE, SEPARATE — stereo feature that alters the left and right sample rate, MIX (dry/wet), and BOOST controls. Continues Rob Papen: “Even without adding LowSane’s LO-FI section, distortion and filtering effects are perfectly possible, and you can even create wah-wah effects by using the AUDIO FOLLOWER, for instance.” It is worth noting here that all of those parameters can be controlled by the DISRUPT sphere, while the AUDIO FOLLOWER can control the DISRUPT sphere or any of the other parameters.
Lastly, LowSane’s two-slot — MIDI & MOD 1 and MIDI & MOD 2 — modulation matrix make it possible to connect parameters further still or use MIDI to control both parameters and the DISRUPT sphere itself. As an effective way of breaking down the digital world with additional creative options for crushing down digital bits beyond that now-sought- after early-Eighties-vintage 8-bit sound, users can clearly get both their bits and pieces going lo-fi together when working with LowSane!
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