Review: Denise Noize

Noise is good when used correctly and Noize really lets you add it with precision and tailor it to liven up cold tracks and specific sounds.

Denise Noize

Price £20
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For producers old enough to remember the obsession with reducing noise in recordings over the 80s and 90s, it might come as something of a surprise that generating additional noise has become a favoured effect to use. We’re not talking vast amounts, but adding different flavours to basses, beats, leads and the odd synth really can help liven up a sterile mix. Noise is good now, just like saturated fat and red wine, right?

Noize adds five such flavours and adapts itself according to your signal level, so you can have it act on specific beats or tones. Other options include envelope tweaking which can add a nice rhythmic attack to basslines. The noise types tend to offer more extreme EQs – Violet and Blue being the highest – while high- and low-pass filtering helps home in on a specific noise band, especially useful with beats to target specific kit sounds. It’s these beat and bass parts where Noize excels, although we had great fun adding it to synth pads and swells, too. What you might call a fantastic livening-up tool.

Key Features

  • Adaptive noise generator
  • VST, VST3, AU, AAX plug-in
  • Noise-generating switch that adapts to the volume of your track in real time
  • Five noise types: White, Brown, Violet, Pink and Blue
  • Noise envelope
  • Low CPU usage
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