Today, SF-based music software company K-Devices has released two new plugins as part of their new Phoenix DSP series of software. Both of these new devices also represent the future of GUI design for K-Devices to help streamline your creative process.
WOV is the evolution of the WOV Pedal they previously designed for the MOD Duo. It is a deeply creative tool that will bring an arsenal of complex amplitude modulation features to a wide variety of source and musical styles.
WOV started as a tremolo (and it is a great one), but it now comes with parameters to handle modulation in even more creative ways, becoming a complex texture maker, able to go from warm guitar-like tremolo modulations to quasi grains processing, to complex trance gate patterns, and more.
The Response parameter lets incoming audio increase/decrease the Modulation Rate, creating dynamic time fluctuations. The combination of the parameters Wave, Peak, and Warp, shape the modulator waveform in a flexible and easy way, giving a wide range of possible results.
The Accents multi-slider adjusts amplitude for each modulator cycle (range 2-8 steps), creating complex patterns. A Stereo Mode, when enabled, affects several parameters: Silence, Response, and Multislider, giving exclusive per channel processing, for wider stereo results.
Aleatory elements introduce chance into the process of creation. Silence allows the chance of getting silent modulation cycles while altering the Variation parameter introduces instability and unpredictable variations in the modulation.
TTAP is a delay effect with a set of creative features to process the delayed signal. Its unusual structure lets the user/musician easily achieve classic as well as highly unusual delay results.
TTAP’s signal passes through two buffers, which can be independently processed and further delayed. An exclusive, highly shapeable Amplitude Envelope is available for each buffer. Each buffer can be independently played in reverse mode as well.
The relationship between buffers is handled by the parameters Gap and Balance. The Gap setting is an additional delay value for a second buffer, and Balance sets the amplitude ratio between the buffers. This simple but powerful combination of two features lets the user obtain delayed accents that, if reiterated through Feedback, give a reverberation of patterns far beyond the usual delay effect concept.
Besides Delay Time, a core parameter of TTAP is the time value called Section. This adjusts the time resolution that the buffers’ manipulation features are based on (amplitude envelope length, second buffer max delay, time resolution for aleatory stereo Spread and Repeat, and more). This allows all parameters to be changed simultaneously.
The Repeat parameter sets the chance to repeat the current buffer instead of overwriting it with the new incoming signal, creating semi-aleatory glitch results, up to a complete freeze effect. The Bend parameters section simulates a non-linear played resulting in exponential or logarithmic reading of the buffer. resulting in exponential or logarithmic reading of the buffer. resulting in exponential or logarithmic reading of the buffer.