Noise Engineering has introduced plugin versions of three of their Eurorack modules: Basimilus Iteritas, Cursus Vereor & Desmodus.
“Because many of our products are digital, porting the products into plugins was straightforward,” notes NE’s Stephen McCaul. “It means the same core synthesis, without the space constraints we run into in hardware.”
The software versions allow for more flexibility and options, because additional parameters are exposed. You can also use multiple instances of each.
The plugins include:
- Basimilus Iteritas — Basimilus Iteritas is a parameterized digital drum synthesizer with its roots in the analog world. At its heart, it is a simple six-oscillator additive/FM synthesizer with adjustable waveforms, harmonic spread, and envelope timing, with noise oscillator added in for added percussive variety. Sounds can be fed into Noise Engineering’s signature wavefolder for crunch and variety.
- Cursus Vereor — Cursus Vereor is a synthesizer that produces unique timbres from spectral controls. It features three synthesis modes based on different concepts of frequency: Fourier, which uses sine waves; Daubechies, using wavelets; and Walsh mode, using square waves. It has a musical tone structure and can produce an extremely wide variety of harmonic sounds.
- Desmodus — Desmodus is Noise Engineering’s take on a reverb. This is a true stereo in/stereo out effect. Less of a room simulator and more of a synthetic tail generator with features designed for sound design and performance, the parameters on Desmodus allow you to take the effect from a delay to a beautiful reverb to an uncanny, nightmarish atmosphere with the change of a few parameters. Desmodus also includes Electus, an alternate version that allows tempo sync.
Each plugin has four powerful and versatile LFOs: choose between wave, step, and envelope LFOs to modulate your sound. Adjustable randomization and noise make it easy to add a little variation to your patches. All parameters, including the four Macros, can respond to MIDI velocity and aftertouch. User-friendly MIDI learn and complex mappings like polyphonic aftertouch offer additional flexibility.
- AAX, AU, VST3
- 64-bit Intel + M1
- Mac and Windows
- Based on the popular Eurorack modules
- Use the Random button to generate new patches in one click
- Easy to automate, user-friendly controls
- MIDI learn and complex MIDI mapping, including velocity and polyphonic aftertouch
- ‘Tons” of presets included
Pricing and Availability:
The plugins are available now, individually or as a bundle, with the following pricing:
- Basimilus Iteritas: US$49
- Cursus Vereor: US$49
- Desmodus: US$49
- All three plugins, US$119
8 thoughts on “Three Noise Engineering Modules Now Available As Plugins: Basimilus Iteritas, Cursus Vereor & Desmodus”
FYI, they are good. Even bette rin bitwig with all the modulators. They do have their own mod matrix with ENV, STEP and LFO modulation but the interface is more complicated than necessary. Oh, and you can turn that blurry stuff on the GUI off. Probably the first thing everyone will do.
I owned a Basimalus and the Desmodus, its pretty close to be exact in a software version but now I can get extreme with a random modulator on every parameter whereas in my eurorack, I had a limited amount of LFO’s and Envelopes.
This is awesome!! Nicely done Noise Engineering ???
Do I get a discount if I bought the original eurorack modules?
Cool but VCV is free and 1000 times better and more useful
Apples and Oranges my friend. Besides the fact that these have different functionality than VCV, they are VST/AU/AAX plugins. The VCV VST plugin is not free.
Eurorack modules in software Vs Eurorack modules in software is not apples and oranges my friend
It’s easy enough to have VCV behave like a VST if you have a midi keyboard and soundflower or similar
@eoin Can you share which modules in VCV you use to get the functionality of these plugins? I’ve tried before but couldn’t really get close.
VCV is dope. Just takes a little work. These plugins look dope. I owned a basimilus module. It was cool, but this will be so much more workflow friendly. The plugs in the (free) Freequel Bundle are cool, too. Very fast to find interesting textures. Can’t seem to make LFOs mod other LFOs, but we have MFL for that. Or those cool bitwig modulators if you’re a bw person. Just buy the bundle and also download the free one. Killer deal. I’m taking my own advice right now.