When adding effects to a sound, it’s not uncommon to want to apply these effects to just a certain part of the sound. For example, you might not want a complex chorus to affect your bass too much, or a hard distortion to totally fry your high end. Either way, multiband processing adds a dimension to effect chains that really opens up a new world of options in sound design.
Multipass helps you with this, allowing you to split the input sound into up to 5 easily tweakable frequency bands and applying unlimited number of effects to each band. Pitch shifted auto pan with a filtered chorus delay distortion? Coming right up!
Time to phase the music
Band splitting comes with a bit of a price. It’s unavoidable (without adding latency) to mess a bit with the phase of the sound. Usually this is not a problem, but when chaining multiple multiband effects this can add up to a lot of phase distortion. In Multipass, the band splitting is only done once no matter how many effects you add, leaving the phase as minimally harmed as possible. It also sorts out dry/wet mixing of effect lanes properly without phasing where possible. Parallel multiband compression, here we come!
While adding four filters a frequency shifter and a stereo width modifier can be interesting in itself, adding four filters with sweeping cutoff retriggered by audio threshold, a frequency shifter bound to the MIDI note and stereo width scaled by the input RMS can be… Well, probably strange. But it may be amazing, and trying it out is just a couple of clicks away. Try it!
You have to focus, Trinity
When you’re tweaking a specific frequency band, the other bands and effects involved can sometimes make it hard to properly hear what’s going on. Mute or solo effect lanes to quickly home in on what you’re doing. And if you automate it, it can even be an effect in itself!
Honey, I’m 4 ms late
Don’t worry about latency. No matter how you route things or what effects you add, Multipass makes sure everything is as in sync as they can be to make sure all modulation aligns properly and to avoid phasing issues.
What’s a Snapin?
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.
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.