AudioThing and Hainbach are making Noises: new plugin is a “creative texture instrument”

Noises is the fourth plugin to come from the collaborative mind of AudioThing and electronic musician Hainbach, and it delivers what its name implies.

We’re not just talking about one sort of ‘noise’, though - with a quick and easy interface, this is an experimental “creative texture”  instrument that can be used to create a wide range of sounds.

Noises can be used as the basis for everything from ambient soundscapes to gitchy IDM. It comes with 21 banks, each of which contains a different variety of noise, and a large central knob that enables you to crossfade between sounds from eight banks at a time.

The banks cover the likes of analogue synth white noise, the sound of the Autobahn, military communications tones, tape hiss and all kinds of other sounds that Hainbach cooked up in his studio.

There’s also a sequencer that can used to control said knob, and you can trigger noises from your MIDI keyboard or set it to start/stop with your DAW playback.

Hainbach has provided 1.18GB of samples for Noises and also crafted 118 presets. You can create your own noise banks too, while other features include a multimode filter and bitcrusher.

Noises is available now for the introductory price of €45 (the regular price will be €69). Find out more on the AudioThing website; it runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats, and there’s also a demo to download.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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