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Dub Machines - Analogue Echoes in Live

New Pack of Max for Live delay effects from Surreal Machines

Dub Machines is a bundle of two delay effects for Max for Live, and comes from new company Surreal Machines, co-founded by Ableton’s Matt Jackson and collaborator Pete Dowling.

Modelled on classic tape-echo machines of the '70s, Magnetic features multiple physical tape models and three virtual tape heads to choose from. Surreal Machines have measured the distortion, frequency response, errors and mechanical noise of the original units, in order to faithfully recreate their character. Surreal Machines claim you can create anything from shimmering, Pink Floyd-style echoes, or a building, wobbly feedback tail reminiscent of Lee “Scratch” Perry, and much more besides.

The second effect, Diffuse, sits somewhere between delay and reverb, and features a sophisticated feedback network for small tight spaces or long swells. With up to 150% feedback and a special 'pump' effect, Diffuse is a tool designed for sound sculpture.

Dub Machines is available now and costs €29.

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