Frosting audio freezer and microlooper promises to do cool things to your audio

Ju-X's Frosting is a new plugin that's billed as a real-time audio freezer and microlooper. It can be used to create a range of effects, including rhythmic gating, glitching, stutters and beat repeats.

It works by 'freezing' the incoming audio into a microloop. You can then define the play direction of said loop, and either sync its tempo to your host or set it manually with a slider. The 8-step gate sequencer enables you to create rhythmic patterns with your frozen audio.

That's pretty much all there is to it; you can find out more and download a demo for PC and Mac on the Ju-X website. Frosting is available in VST/AU/AAX formats, and the full version costs $19.

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.