SineVibes has introduced Switch – a new app for OS X that lets you ‘slice and strobe’ drum beats, apply intricate motion onto instruments and vocals and other rhythmic gate effects.
Here’s what they have to say about Switch:
Gate to the next level. Switch cycles through a gate pattern with up to 32 steps, automatically shown in normal or triplet arrangement. With variable sequencer rate, swing, gate time and lag, it can match the timing and musical feel of any input material. Moreover, a single preset in Switch holds 8 separate patterns – and you can automate them in your productions or during live performance.
All-round utility. A gate sequencer is arguably the most universal effect, as it can be applied virtually onto anything. Switch works great with both rhythmic and ambient parts, adding subtle motion or shredding it into pieces. It’s an essential tool for any genre – be it club or urban, acoustic or electronic, popular or experimental.
Inspiration interface. Sinevibes customers have long gotten used to the ease of use and extreme focus of our products, and Switch continues this tradition further. It has a single-view interface with precise and stylish controls which instantly let you see how it works – almost as if you designed this tool yourself. And a big productivity boost is given by multiple functions to duplicate, randomise and repeat patterns.
Switch works with Logic, GarageBand, Live, MainStage, Maschine, Studio One, ReNoise, Reaper, Bidule and other software that supports Audio Unit effect plugins. It comes in 32/64 bit format for Intel Macs running OS X 10.6 or later, and supports Retina screen resolution.
Switch is available for $29 at the SineVibes site. Audio demos and a demo version are also available.
If you’ve used Switch, let us know what you think of it!