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Metallurgy is a multi-effect that is capable of providing sounds ranging from some basic, subtle filter tweaks to twisted, complex walls of sound that bear virtually no resemblance to the original audio.
Metallurgy offers 3 filters with multiple modulation options, 2 very digital distortions, 2 downsamplers, dual delay, an envelope follower, a gate sequencer, and a Metal effect that, in addition to flanging and metallic effects, also provides the ability to produce pitched sequences. You can even play the pitches via MIDI input, nearly turning Metallurgy into an synth in its own right.
Metallurgy was designed with drums, bass, and synths in mind, but it works well with a wide variety of input material and is useful for many styles of music. I always encourage experimentation with all my VST's but it's especially so with this one since, by virtue of being an effect, you can run anything you want through it. So just feed it lots of different stuff, see what it spits out, and have fun!
- For metallic sounds, flanging, and sequenced notes
- 16 step pitch sequencer with a 5 octave note range, portamento, and sequence length
- MIDI note input option
Filth 1 and 2...each includes
- Low pass, band pass, and high pass
- All 3 filters can function at the same time, running in parallel
- Each filter has its own LFO, which can control both cutoff and pan
- 16 step sequencer with mod amount control for each filter, glide, and sequence length
- Each filter has its own volume control
- Each filter has its own pan control
- Distortion with 3 modes
- LFO controls the downsamplers (8 modes, including positive and negative options)
- Filth 1 = pre filter, Filth 2 = post filter
Gate + Pan sequencer
- 16 steps
- Option to sequence the gate, pan, or both
- Gate length control
- Mix control
- Each has its own time controls
- Stereo width adjustment
- Modulate any/all of the 3 filter cutoffs
- Modulate Metal time + the Metal's all pass filter
- Modulate input volume
- Modulate effect mix
- Amount, attack, and decay controls
- Randomizer for most sections
- MIDI CC control over nearly all parameters
- Host BPM sync for LFOs and sequencers, as well as an optional internal clock
- Mono signal path
- 512 categorized presets
Buy Metallurgy: $20
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Try before you buy! Download the demo and see if you like it.
Demo limitations: occasional volume drops, only 64 presets.
- Windows OS
- Support for 32-bit plug-ins
- VST compatible host
- Moderately quick processor
- Electricity and speakers might be handy too
Copy Protection: None!
I prefer to not annoy my customers with ineffective and intrusive copy protection methods that would still get cracked and that warez users never see anyway. Instead I'd rather that my customers enjoy a more comfortable and easy installation experience. Therefore I have chosen to not use any copy protection at all, making installation a breeze. All you have to do is open the zip and drag/drop the folder within it to your VST directory.
That doesn't mean this is freeware or shareware, though. Please do not distribute your copy. If your friend wants a copy, encourage them to buy their own. I try to keep my prices low so that my software is affordable to the majority of computer musicians.
- Do not distribute my plug-ins or install them on other people’s computers. When you purchase one of my commercial plug-ins you are getting a single user license. If you know someone who might like this product, please encourage them to buy copy of their own. So feel free to spread the word about how great these plug-ins are, but just don’t spread the plug-ins themselves.
- Feel free to use the supplied presets in your songs - but just don't distribute samples created from of them. Those sounds are the creations of other people and it is not fair to them if you profit from reselling their work.
- You are using this software at your own risk. While I do what I can to prevent trouble, I claim no responsibility for damage to your hardware, software, income, reputation, sleep habits, hat size, or person should something go wrong.
- You may transfer your license if you wish, but you must arrange it with me first so the new owner can get tech support and updates.
Just open the zip, drag/drop the folder into your VST directory and you're done. That's it...no annoying installers, copy protection, or registration.
If you find that you are no longer getting much use out of your purchase, you can transfer your license to someone else. Just let me know the name and email address of who it is going to so that the new owner can receive updates and support.
Bugs - Metallurgy
Multi-core processors + Multiple Instances
Unfortunately VSTs built with older versions of SynthEdit (such as this one) are not properly compatible with multi-core processors. Single instances work fine, but multiple instances can cause crashes in hosts that have multi-processor support activated. As time allows I will be working on updates to all my plug-ins using the latest version of SynthEdit, which will eliminate this bug.
In the meantime, there are a few workarounds for this issue.
1. Make additional copies of the dll for each extra instance you expect to need, and give each a new name. (eg: Metallurgy2.dll, Metallurgy3.dll, etc.) Hosts consider each an individual instance, and therefore do not run into the multiple instance conflict.
2. Freeze each instance before loading another one, especially if your host has an “unload while frozen” option.
3. Turn off multi-processing in your host. Of course this is the least desirable.
In some hosts, the sequencer may not reset properly - resulting in inconsistent start times during playback or rendering. I apologize for this and a fix will be included in the next update. For best results, start playback at the beginning of a bar with a little bit of pre-roll.
FL Studio Lag
FL Studio users may experience a lag between when you press play and when the sequencer starts. A lag also occurs when pressing the rewind button. This problem is caused by an incompatibility between this plug-in and the reset procedure FL runs every time you play/rewind.
To fix this problem:
1. Press the options button in FL studio (at the top of the screen)
2. Choose the Audio Settings from the drop down menu
3. Turn off “Reset plugins on transport"