Eventide Audio has launched a software rendition of its Undulator effect, the “magical tremolo” featured in the famed H3000 Harmonizer.
But what’s more, is that the brand has also decided to pledge 100 per cent of the plug-in’s proceeds towards the Equal Justice Initiative and NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. Truly an opportunity for music-makers to support the fight for social justice, and get their hands on a truly unique effect.
The Undulator creates its distinct rhythmic effect by melding together feedback and detuned echos, passed through an AM/FM modulated tremolo. Depending on how it’s set, this could sound pulsating, wobbly or even totally mangled. As such, the Undulator can be applied unto a wide variety of instruments, from guitars to synths to strings to vocals.
Along with more standard tremolo controls such as intensity, depth, speed and shape, the Undulator also offers several controls pertaining specifically to the unique effect. Spread can be adjusted to finesse the amount of detune that gets applied; feedback can accentuate delays or be used to generate infinite loops, and the secondary LFO knob be used to adjust the speed of which depth and speed modulations “wiggle” their targets.
Like many Eventide plug-ins, this one too features the Ribbon control, which can be used to smoothly sweep between two different sets of custom set parameters. With MIDI, this could also be assigned to the mod wheel of a keyboard for a dramatic on-the-fly effect.
Take a listen to how it sounds below:
Undulator is available in VST, AAX and AU formats for both Mac and PC at $19. An iOS edition, which also works standalone, is available as a AUv3 or Inter-App Audio effect for an introductory price of $4.99 (usually $7.99) until 20 July.
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