Sonic Charge Permut8 Sound Mangling

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Sonic Charge has introduced Permut8, a new VST / AudioUnit that lets you modulate, manipulate and mangle your audio in countless ways.

Here’s what Sonic Charge has to say about Permut8:

Permut8 is an effect plug-in that embraces the sounds of primitive signal processing hardware. At its core is a 12-bit digital delay with variable sample rate from 0 to 352 khz. The delay is controlled by a programmable processor that allows you to change and modulate the delay time with various “operators”. The input and output stages offers virtual analog components for saturation, limiting and filtering. The sound of Permut8 is raw and complex but noisy and warm at the same time.

Permut8 is available now, for Mac & Windows, for $66. A trial version is also available.

Amazing Machines Intros NastyMono Feedback Controller & I/O Adapter For The Korg Mono Series

Amazing Machines has introduced the NastyMono Feedback Controller and I/O Adapter for the Korg Mono series of analog synths.


  • Stereo 3.5mm I/O cables
  • Mono 1/4″ Auxiliary Input
  • Mono 1/4″ Audio Output
  • Feedback Attenuator for Optimal Control over the Feedback Path
  • Fixed Passive Low Pass Filter to clean up the Feedback Path
  • Passive Device, no batteries or PSU needed

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Use Your Guitar As A String Synthesizer

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The latest episode of Bill Ruppert’s Electro-Harmonix Effectology series looks at how to turn you guitar into a string synth and tin whistle using effects pedals.

While this is a little bit off topic, it’s always impressive to see how Ruppert uses his guitar and effects as a sort of modular synthesizer.

See the EHX site for pedal settings.

Korg Kaoss Pad Quad Unboxing & First Look

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This video, via sonicstate, takes a look at the new Korg Kaoss Pad Quad, introduced at the 2011 NAMM Show.

The Korg Kaoss Pad Quad lets you use up to four effects simultaneously. These effects can be sync’ed to the beat of your music, to transform your song in realtime. Any audio source can be processed; an MP3 player, a mixing board, an instrument, even vocals via the mic input.

If you’ve got a question that you’d like to see addressed in the review, the best place to ask it is probably on the video at YouTube.

Roland SH-101 vs Electro Harmonix Effects Pedals

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Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer (PWM Bass), internal sequencer is triggered by the TR-707
drums: Roland TR-707

Electro Harmonix guitar effect pedals:

  • Memory Man Deluxe – Delay/Chorus/Vibrato
  • Big Fuzz – Distortion/Sustainer
  • Small Stone – Phase Shifter

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Telstar, Performed On Electric Guitar + Electro-Harmonix Effects

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The eighth episode of Electro-Harmonix Effectology series looks at recreating Joe Meek’s Telstar, and the sound of a vintage Clavioline, using just a guitar and effects pedals.  No keyboards,samplers or midi pickups were used.

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Industrial / Breakcore Filter For Windows

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Noise Soft has released Break Filter, an industrial / breakcore filter effect plug-in for Windows.

They describe it as a custom stereo “all band” filter effect, with noise-based distortion that can take your sound from natural gain to frequency and phase shifted chaos.

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