Switches and things you may or may not recognize… but, you know, don’t worry, not only are there hundreds of presets, but randomly switching presets is a lot of fun.

Permut8 is the kind of thing that inspires the dreams of people who love digitally-manipulated sound. From legendary Swedish developer Magnus Lindström (Malström in Reason, MicroTonic), it’s a digital delay gone very, very mad.

Think delays, flangers, bit crushing, beat repeating, and “circuit-bent” digital insanity.

The core of the idea is a 12-bit digital delay with variable sample rate, all controlled by a programmable processor. That lets you do things you … shouldn’t. Various digital operators let you mangle and manipulate sounds, for effects that can be sonorous and beautiful or clangy or hideously-distorted, subtle or extreme, or any combination. You can get some idea of what this means by listening to the sound samples below.

It’s raw but delicious – you know, like sushi. I’ve started playing with it and I’m already in love; full review soon.


  • 12-bit digital delay
  • Variable sample rate from 0 to 352 khz
  • Programmable processor with selectable operators
  • Virtual analog saturation, limiting, filter
  • 11 program banks with 320 presets
  • VST 2.4, Audio Unit 2 host support, or try a free host; Mac, Windows


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