Add some ‘plip, plop, pop’ to your sound with AudioThing’s Bubbles filterbank plugin

AudioThing has unveiled a “sparkling” little plugin known as Things Bubbles, a filterbank with a difference.

How so, you might ask? Well, Bubbles enables you to use up to 10 band-pass filters, which are represented by a row of dots towards the top of the GUI. You can set the number of filters being used with a single knob, and adjust the global cutoff and resonance.

Each band also has its own delay with feedback, the result of which is a plugin that should give you plenty of experimental options. AudioThing suggests that you “spread the cutoff, resonance, delay time, and delay feedback across each band to get very creative effects, from odd sounding echoes/reverbs to impossible sequences.”

Given the ‘plink-plonk’ nature of the sounds in the video demo above, the onomatopoeic name of the plugin seems entirely appropriate. The control set looks pretty simple, too, though you can randomise the settings if you don’t want to do the tweaking yourself.

Things Bubbles is currently on sale for just €9 (regular price €19), but it’s also being given away for free with every purchase made during AudioThing’s Black Friday sale, which is happening from now until 4 December. It runs on PC, Mac and Linux in VST/AU/AAX/CLAP formats, and there’s a demo version for you to try before you buy.

Find out more on the AudioThing website.

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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