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Phoenix Series starts today!

By February 26, 2019 One Comment

Today we introduce our first VST/VST3/AU/AAX plugins: WOV and TTAP.
This is a huge step for K-Devices: today we start a ride out of Max For Live zone to release effects for any DAW.
We wanted to start this new journey following a design: to take classic effects, and push them beyond, making them useful for both classic and experimental uses. We planned a whole series like this: we called it Phoenix Series.

Let’s introduce these new lovely plugins ;)

WOV

WOV is a creative amplitude modulator, able to go from warm guitar tremolo like modulations, to quasi grains processing, to trance gate complex patterns, to instability and/or rhythm injection for drones and pads, and more.

A 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.

Speaking about trance gate, here some patterns applied to a saw:

TTAP

TTAP is a delay effect with a set of creative features to process the delayed signal: this goes thru two buffers, that can be processed, and further delayed, independently.
TTAP unusual structure lets musician easily achieve classic, or experimental delay results as well.
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.  
Beside 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 playhead, resulting in exponential or logarithmic reading of the buffer.

Check what TTAP can do to a piano… Isn’t beautiful?? :)

Phoenix Series!!

The brand new Phoenix from K-Devices uses classic effects as a springboard for deep and intuitive creative sound tools. Moving beyond K-Devices origins in Max for Live, the Phoenix Series plugins are available as VST, AU, and AAX, and work for a variety of instruments and styles. Capable of familiar effects as well as experimental and randomized sound shaping, the Phoenix Series is a new spin on essential plugins.

These audio effects are designed with the following guidelines:

  • clearly declared “DSP purpose” (a delay, a tremolo, a freezer, and so on)
  • flat and easy to handle GUI
  • immediate satisfaction in getting DSP purpose results
  • the option to go, well twisting the parameters, far from initial DSP purpose, thru experimental and unusual territories

Graphic Interface
With Phoenix Series we have introduced a new design philosophy of limiting the use of textual labels, replacing them with iconic symbols. These symbols will be used on future effects of this series with the hope that they will become more and more familiar to the user, like a language. A toggle at the bottom right corner lets user replace symbols with classic textual labels, if desired.

The user interface also offers an animated visual feedback for some of the key features of the effects.

(No) Numbers
The user will not see numeric values by default. This is done to encourage using your ears as the main instrument of evaluation. Yet, precise editing and visual feedback options are available on the upper right corner of the UI. The user can see the exact value of last selected object, and he can also edit its value, by double clicking.  

Availability, price, and deals
We celebrate WOV and TTAP with an introductory price:

Introductory offer (valid until March 17)

  • WOV €45 (-25%)
  • TTAP €45 (-25%)
  • WOV+TTAP €69 (-40%)

Discounts are applied automatically in the cart, no codes needed.

Official prices (after March 17)

  • WOV €59
  • TTAP €59
  • WOV+TTAP €99

 

WOV product page /// TTAP product page

 

We are so happy with these new plugins, we hope you’ll enjoy it. We just started something new here, so do not hesitate to get in touch with us for any questions or comments!

As we already said, this is the beginning of our collaboration with Nick Thompson, owner of Creative Intent: this is just the beginning! We are already working on new creative tools ;)

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