Lofi Oddity is a beautiful free “degradation toy box” plug-in

Lofi Oddity for macOS and Windows features a unique set of sonic degradation filters – and makes an excellent tour of the work plugin maker aberrant dsp is doing on modeling nonlinearities and destruction.

Minimal’s Current is a granular-wavetable synth with tons of FX and extras

Minimal Audio, the maker of some of the more unique effects in recent years, is now stepping into the synth space with Current. And they’ve got a real mothership of a synth, merging tons of synthesis and effects ideas into one instrument. It is subscription-based – and they have a particular take on that, too. Here’s a breakdown:

Peter Kirn - October 11, 2023

Bastl – Casper Aikido module is a mixer and a quad VCA and a compressor envelope follower

Every time Bastl Instruments and Casper Electronics collaborate, something special happens – so it’s no surprise a mixer/VCA is going to come with tasty fixin’s, too. The concept has roots in Casper concept module”Party Mix” and … it’s a party and a martial art.

Peter Kirn - February 8, 2023

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