Empress’ compact, powerful and versatile ZOIA is part multi‑effects unit, part modular synthesizer...
SoundMorph’s Dust takes an interplanetary approach to granular resynthesis.
Rainmaker consists of a stereo 16-tap spectral delay paired with a 64-tap comb resonator, the latter sporting external triggering options that turn it into a (single-voice) Karplus-Strong synthesizer.
FabFilters powerful plug-in suite brings us advanced modulation possibilities, filters with multiple personalities, and plenty of overdrive.
If you are looking for effects and instruments to give your mixes a sideways slant, Cycling '74 might have just the thing...
In Part 1, we saw how manufacturers realised that putting DSP effects on synths made for great sales. Subsequently, they twigged that it was also a good idea to let us take them off again (selectively), and route and adjust them ourselves.
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