Strap in, because this is an announcement that’s very specific. Dipole v2 is a through-zero flanger that sounds… well kind of like a jet flying by. And it runs on KORG hardware. But what makes this cool? v2 has updated this particular sonic spice to some next-level processing abilities. And it’s in stereo.

There are flangers, and then there are flangers. This is the uncut stuff we’re talking here. Check this high-quality demo on an SP-404 mkII:

On the technical side, Dipole’s trick is combining two delay lines with switchable feedback signal routing. As you get near zero, that gives you the characteristic “buzzed by a jet” sound – which I presume is not coincidental, as the jet effect recreates something similar in the physical world. (Thanks, Doppler effect!)

The effect historically originates on a pair of tape machines; here, you get digital accuracy with a sine wave LFO.

But for people who love applying this effect, which is definitely not everyone, you get some significant tweaks in this version. Quoting brains-of-Sinevibe Artemiy:

Both positive and negative feedback configurations are now supplied in a single plugin
with a bipolar feedback control and smooth, real-time routing switching.

Added support for stereo signal processing.

Increased maximum feedback amount with added auto-suppression to avoid overloads.

Improved level balance in comparison to dry input signal.

All the remaining was also true of v1, but to reiterate:

Studio-grade DSP algorithms, calibrated specifically for KORG’s hardware platform.

Individually chosen mapping for every plugin parameter, providing a very natural feel.

Built-in lag filters for noise-free, ultra-smooth parameter adjustment.

Optimized for maximum performance and stability on each individual device type.

Being able to crank feedback and fully control routing and balance means you can push this one to the edge – and stereo is really how you want to have this effect. I’m most interested to do weird stuff with percussion and techno myself – and the KORG devices here work well for that.

This runs on the prologue, minilogue xd, and NTS-1. I hope to meet up with Artemiy soon so we talk more about the drumlogue and its new plugin architecture, so watch for that soon. (See links below.)

More demos, meanwhile.

US$19 / free upgrade.

That great Ukrainian technology just keeps coming.