Audio Damage releases Mangleverb: "Swiss Army Knife for wild sonic destruction"

Audio Damage's latest plugin experiment involved it combining a thick reverb, a filter, an envelope follower, an LFO and a VCA. The result is Mangleverb, which "can be used as a filter, reverb, transient shaper, rhythmic gate, LPF gate, tempo-synced VCA, and any combination thereof"

Mangleverb, then, is full of possibilities - you just have to decide how you want to use it. It's available now from the Audio Damage website in AU/VST formats for PC and Mac. It costs $49.

Audio damage mangleverb

Audio damage mangleverb

Audio Damage Mangleverb main features

  • Simple-to-use algorithmic reverb that can be either pre- or post-filter/VCA.
  • A monster resonant filter model with lowpass, bandpass, and highpass modes, and a drive circuit for gritty distortion.
  • Sophisticated tempo-synced LFO with waveshaper to create all common (and some uncommon) modulation shapes.
  • Envelope follower with internal, LFO, sidechain input, and MIDI trigger modes.
  • Feedback path and modulated VCA for final signal taming.
Ben Rogerson
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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.