Cataract is a Segment Multiplexer plugin geared toward electronic music production and experimental sound design. Cataract features an arsenal of sample scanners with integrated modulation sequencers and morphing functions. This makes it possible to construct architecturally complex patterns ranging from nuanced percussive articulations to intricate particle sound effects and all out generative hyper glitch chaos.
Infinitely transform your audio files with Cataract’s extensive randomization and modulation options. Warp pitched samples into parallax melodies or redistribute loop segments into generative polyrhythms. Whether you are sculpting articulate percussion patterns for an electronic music EP or designing high-tech cyborg effects for a sci-fi game, Cataract will give your projects a unique cutting-edge twist.
2 monophonic scanner modules with dual sample slots!
Integrated modulation and scan sequencers!
2 LFOs per scanner with dedicated modulation matrix!
1 Multi-mode filter per scanner!
1 Delay effect per scanner!
3-Band graphic EQ per scanner!
Extensive global and per-scanner randomization tools!
Morphing section with dedicated X-MOD LFO!
Dynamic color-coded user interface!
Sample pack with over 130 new loops and 200 new sound effects! Presets from Ivo Ivanov, Nicholas Yochum and Daed!
Cross-platform compatibility (PC/Mac – VST/AU 32bit & 64bit)!
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Features at a glance
Radical new design and shape delivers a new pinnacle in audio transparency, wind noise and handling noise isolation.
Lightweight, durable construction, designed with materials to withstand extreme field conditions.
Featuring 3D-Tex® delivering massive wind noise reduction without needing additional fur coverings.
Basket Z-Locking design, with magnetic locking, provides instant, one-hand microphone access with automatic, self-aligning basket reassembly.
Swivel latches provide additional basket security for extreme environments and run-and-gun applications
Increased acoustic transparency, and no parallel surfaces to minimise room-tones, provides a clean frequency response.
All-new, patented Floating-Basket Suspension with Lyre™ technology for reduction of windshield basket handling noise.
Industry-leading Lyre Microphone Suspension with Universal Lyre webs (19-25mm) includes spares.
Supplied with ultra-soft, flexible Mogami cable, fitted with gold pin Neutrik XX-series XLR connectors.
Output male XLR locked in angled position on lightweight boom adaptor, allowing internal or external pole cables and plug-on transmitters to be attached securely.
Compatible with optional Cyclone Windjammer for extreme wind isolation performance.
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This summer has been busy but managed to find a some moments to piece together this patch. Overall the patch is 6 channels with some sub mixing.
Channels 1 & 2 – Harvestman Piston Honda MKII > Tip Top Audio ZDSP running Valhalla Shimmer DSP chip.
Channel 3 – Tip Top Audio BD808 + RS808 + HATS808
Channel 4 – Cwejman VM-1 + Synth Tech E350 + > Make Noise Optomixes
Channel 5 – Mutable Instruments Braids + WMD Gamma Wave + Tip Top Audio Z3000 > Make Noise QMMG
Channel 6 – Blue Lantern Asteroid BD
Sequencing was performed on Mutable Instruments’ Grids, Tip Top Audio Z8000, Harvestman Stillson Hammer, 4ms RCD/SCM, Doepfer A155/154.
Been using the SSM module a lot the past few months and it has brought new life to modules I sometimes overlook. Using the ins/outs of a single module with the SSM is the closest thing to circuit bending it and creates new sounds from every module I’ve used it with.
Overview video of the SSM by Alex at WMD. Full basic function explained.
A few weeks back, the UAD Thermionic Culture Vulture plug-in blew my in ear monitors and I took it as a sign to pursue the hardware version. Compared to the standard issue Culture Vulture that UAD emulates, The Culture Vulture Super 15 edition has 7 additional distortion functions, additional drive settings, and a few extra features – and decided on this model. Between the order and arrival, I spent many hours with the plug-in and used it in non-traditional ways.
The Soundcloud example below is a single take starting off with the dry signal and then initiating different gain stages. The Culture Vulture Super 15 is being used serially, one channel feeding into another, rather than in parallel in order achieve extreme results.