Serious beat mangling plugin. Should be pretty self-explanatory (potential bugs excluded)
This is a free beta release with no expiry date or anything, and any future plugins from me will continue to work with registered copies of Renoise.
I would like some feedback, especially as to how preset switching works, because I’ve tried a hack to allow preset change for effects.
Works for the most part, but still glitchy like hell.
Just unzip the file, and copy it into your VST Plugins folder
The Repeater is a plugin in the beat-matrix/slicer category, so you’d have to understand how the matrix works. Try to start with the standard preset. It’s a diagonal line across the first 8 positions, with the sound passing through unaltered. Each delay line travel diagonally through the matrix, as indicated by the gray lines in the background.
Every time a delay line is turned on, the ADSR envelope is triggered. The envelope has 4 parameters, attack, decay, sustain and release. The envelope stays active, as long as the next position occupies a spot on the same diagonal line as the current position.
In Freeze mode, all controls are still fully functional, but instead of using the incoming sound as source, processing is performed on the internal audio buffer. WATCH OUT! Loud feedbacks are possible!
- Feedback: Adjust feedback amount to control how much of the buffered signal that will be sent back to itself
- Damping: the amount of filtering applied to the frozen audio - left = no damping, 100 = full damping
The offset will allow the internal clock to be adjusted by +/- 99%. It can be used both as a creative effect, and to fix problems with latency in the incoming sound.
Gain will adjust the incoming audio level, ranging from ∞ (no audio) to +20dB. The actual value depend on the combined value of the gate-sequence gain (displayed with a dark gray color).
The ‘mix’ control will determine the wet/dry signal ration, left is full dry, while right is a fully wet signal. The envelope ‘mix’ also affects the ratio, but this control will override the envelope ‘mix’ amount at extreme positions (fully dry/wet). The mixed-in amount is displayed with a dark gray color
The lower part of the interface contain the gate sequence. Saved along with the preset, but without parameter access (you can only control them using the graphical interface). “Smooth” will determine how much the stepped envelope values are smoothed. Left is none, right is approx. 1 second smoothing. Experiment to find the value that sound the best, and introduce the least ‘clicking’ artifacts in the sound (also notice how the effect of smoothing is actually possible to see on the ‘shaded’ mix/gain control)
Tempo has two arguments:
- Main : choose between 4/1, 2/1, 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16
- Division : choose between even, dotted and triplet intervals for additional control
Press the small block next to “BPM” to toggle between host-synced (clock is highlighted) and internal BPM (clock is dimmed)
- Host: the BPM and sequencer will follow the host sequencer
- Manual: BPM is determined by the value input into the text input next to the clock. Manual start and stop buttons are displayed as well
- Bonus feature: while manually synced, tap a number of times on the spot that says “BPM” to set the tempo
In addition to responding to program change events, the internal preset switcher will allow sending program change events to the plugin, even when the host sequencer doesn’t allow sending midi data to VST effects.
A number of additional parameters have been added to the plugin, which are only accessible via the host-provided GUI. These parameters are useful with external controller hardware, and provide a number of performance-friendly features:
- Control each column separately
- Individual control of each position in the matrix
Apart from being instantly useful with a large number of MIDI controllers, special hardware integration is planned for a number of devices