Puremagnetik’s Zerone plugin looks deep inside your sounds and breaks them apart

One look at Zerone, the new plugin from Puremagnetik, should let you know that it’s not a ‘workhorse’ effect. Its parameters appear to be being blasted from the eyes of some mythical goddess, and it’s described as nothing less than an audio particle splitter.

This translates to two granular processors that can “time compress/expand and iterate over time segments”.

This means that, on one end of the scale, you can create repeat, timestretch and stutter-like effects, while on the other, you can use Zerone as a space creator, generating “evolving, cascading ambiences”.

Either way, this is definitely one for the sound designers, though you do get a selection of presets, too. A dual effects engine is included as well.

Zerone is available exclusively to those on Puremagnetik’s Spark subscription platform, which gets you a new plugin every month. This costs $9 a month or $60 per year.

Find out more on the Puremagnetik website.

Ben Rogerson

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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