Snapins are isolated audio effect modules, each performing a specific task. The Kilohearts product lineup will allow you to combine these snapins in different ways in order to create interesting and unique combinations of effects.
Snapins can be loaded into your DAW as a standard VST or Audio Unit plugin, as well as into other Kilohearts plugins that can act as snapin hosts, for example Multipass.
If your music doesn’t get enough “Aahs” and “Oohs”, maybe you should try putting them into the actual music? Formant Filter shapes the sound in a similar way to how the vocal tract works, leading to vowel-esque sounds. So, channel your inner robo-Tarzan.
The Formant Filter will boost two frequencies to mimic the sounds of different vowels.
Vowel Selector Selects two frequencies to boost. We’ve put the phonetic symbols of some common vowel sounds on the selection pane. (Honestly that doesn’t help much. I have no idea how ɤ sounds anyway.) Applying a LFO modulation to either axis of the pane can give some nice human-esque qualities to your sound.
Q knob Adjust how powerful and narrow the frequency boost is.
Lows Allow low frequencies through the filter.
Highs Allow high frequencies through the filter.
Settings panel Whenever you have your mouse cursor over a snapin theree is a small arrow at the top right corner (not visible in screenshot). It opens a settings panel where you handle presets. It also has a “randomize” button that can be useful. I guess…
Enabled checkbox The small checkbox to the left of the plugin name is a checkbox that bypasses the effect when disabled.
Resize handle The bottom right corner of all Kilohearts plugins is a resize handle for scaling the UI to any size. This allows you to get a good view of the controls whatever the screen resolution, and also comes in handy if you need big controls, e.g. when using Formant Filter as a real-time effect on a touchscreen monitor during a live set. (This is not available when the snapin is used inside a snapin host.)
CPU 2 GHz or faster
Memory 1 GB or more
Operating System Windows (7 or newer) or Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)
Software A VST or Audio Unit compatible DAW
If you use a lot of snapins at the same time in your patch the CPU usage will increase accordingly. Thus, we cannot guarantee that the snapins will work flawlessly in all use cases even if your system does meet the minimum recommended system requirements.