Here at Computer Music we’re rarely scared by plug-ins, but this terrifying Halloween freebie from SSL has had us hiding behind the CM sofa all day. SSL X-Orcism is an eerie effect designed your to turn your voice into something altogether spookier with a combination of pitch modulation, reverb, delay, pitch-shift and a howling wind sound that will chill you to your very bones.
According to SSL coder Craig Grove the spontaneous plug-in give away wasn't planned in advance, and merely "came out of a directors' meeting last week as a way of cheering people up in light of 'ghost' stories of economic gloom". It's nice to know that even SSL, whose cheapest mixing console is the £12,500 (plus VAT) Matrix still have time for the cash strapped paupers amongst us.
If you’d like to put the willies up your friends you can download this frightening freebie from SSL’s website, though you’ll have to register before you can get your hands on the free goodies. While you’re there, make sure you check out the other free SSL downloads including the funky LMC-1 Listen Mic Compressor.