Little Ferry, NJ (June 10, 2020)—Eventide has released its Crystals plug-in, based around an old-school H3000 Harmonizer effect. The plug-in is available for Mac, PC and iOS.
Eventide Crystals combines twin reverse pitch shifters with reverse delays and reverb, and can be used to create climbing and cascading pitched delays or unique sounding reverbs. It features two reverse granular delays that can be manipulated by length and pitch.
The plug-in is also capable of huge sounding reverbs, pitch-shifting, ambient looping and more. The effect can be made musical by micro-pitching each voice around the 4th (500 cents), 5th (700 cents), or octave (1200 cents), according to Eventide.
The plug-in’s Ribbon control lets users sweep Crystals’ effect between two completely different settings of any combination of controls, allowing users to manipulate pitches to play Crystal like an instrument or slowly increase feedback to make a signal explode. A number of presets aid configuration of parameters, with preset selection facilitated by the Mix Lock function that keeps the wet-dry mix constant while auditioning presets.
Crystals’ two pitch-shifters each offer a four-octave range from two octaves down to two octaves up. Two independent delays of up to four seconds allow smoothing of delay grain and each delay has independent feedback control. Reverb with up to 100 seconds of decay is built into Crystals.
Crystals for Mac and PC supports VST, AAX, and AU plug-in protocols for compatibility with every DAW. Crystals is priced at an MSRP of $99, while the iOS version of Crystals, which works as a standalone app, AudioUnit v3 plug-in, or Inter-App Audio effect, is priced at $14.99.
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