AudioThing has announced another collaboration synthesis Hainbach, Lines – an effect plugin that they say can be used as a “creative mangler” of all kinds of signals, ranging from lo-fi telephone sounds, lush phasing, warm distortions, crushing feedback, ring modulation, and frequency shifting.
Without any input, it can be an experimental synthesizer based on feedback, allowing for a wide range of rhythms, pulses, and organic soundscapes.
Lines has a rare real-life inspiration, the Axel Line Simulator, made in the 1970s in Jamaica, New York by long gone Axel Electronics. The Axel was never intended as a piece of music equipment. It was used to simulate signal loss over telephone and data lines. It mimics the „worst case“ for message transmission, using a plethora of unique analog effects: jitter, noise, intermittent pulses, frequency shift, distortion, bandpass filters for various bandwidths and even playable buttons for phase, amplitude and dropouts.
AudioThing Lines Audio Demo:
Pricing and Availability:
Lines is available for MAC, PC, and LINUX (VST, VST3, AU, AAX, CLAP, 64-bit only) with an intro price of $39 USD (normally $69). It is also available for $12.99 as AUv3 and Standalone on the App Store.