Ukranian developers Sinevibes are well respected throughout the plugin community thanks to their extensive range of colourful, creative Mac AU devices. One example is Cluster 2, a wickedly creative filterbox that's usually sold for $29 but is yours for free with this issue of Computer Music.
Cluster 2 can be described as a sequencer-driven rhythmic filter effect. At its heart is a looping step sequencer that stays perfectly in sync with your host's tempo. By drawing in custom patterns over Cluster 2's various colour-coded sequencer lanes, it's possible to switch between four filter types on a per-step basis, create complex filter frequency patterns, and apply filter envelope modulation shapes.
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Features and uses:
- Draw your own modulation steps for a fun take on filtering
- Sequence filter mode between Band-Reject, Band-pass, High-pass and Low-pass
- Program steps control of filter Cutoff by drawing your own response
- Take charge of the filter Envelope response and shape for each step
- Flip the envelope polarities on any step for even more dynamic rhythmic forms
- Tweak global controls for Time, Lag (smoothness), Swing, Dry/Wet and more
- Customise sequences by changing step Duration, Division and Swing
- 32-/64-bit Mac AU plugin
- Get an additional 20% off all Sinevibes plugins and bundles until the end of 2016 with your code in the mag!
How to get Cluster 2
But Computer Music magazine issue 231 (CM231) and you can download Cluster 2 right away.
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If you enjoy Cluster 2's sequenced filtering, make sure you check out Sinevibes' other pro-quality Mac AU plugins. Standout examples include Fraction, a rhythmic slicer that's optimised for creating rolls, fills, stutters and edits; Sequential, a sequencer-driven multieffect that houses 19 effects modules; and Array, a 'spectral sequencer' built for complex effects and morphing tones.
Grab this issue of CM to get your 20%-off code for any sinevibes plugin or bundle until the end of 2016!