Press release 2015-11-13 Multipass Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kilohearts releases modular plugin suite Multipass
A full new range of plugins from Kilohearts offers unprecedented ease of use in modular sound design and processing. The release is centered around the concept of modules, "snapins", that can function on their own as regular plugins or as building blocks in snapin hosts. The first snapin host to leverage the new platform is Multipass, a multiband effects plugin.
Linköping, Sweden (November 13 2015) - Kilohearts today released their new plugin Multipass, a modular bandsplitter which allows combining effect modules for virtually unlimited possibilities. At launch 17 module plugins, "snapins", will be available both for use within Multipass, but also as VST & AU effects. Kilohearts also announces that more snapins will be released later both for use in Multipass, as well as standalone and in future upcoming snapin host plugins. Multipass and all snapins are available for purchase online at kilohearts.com
At the heart of Multipass is a band splitter featuring up to 5 frequency bands, "lanes". Each lane has configurable split frequencies, and can contain an unlimited number of effect snapins affecting only that frequency band. The snapins themselves come in many different flavors, and implements many classic effects like distortion or chorus as well as more unusual ones like formant filtering and frequency shifting. On top of this, almost all parameters can be modulated using powerful LFO modulators and envelopes, either free running or triggered by input audio or MIDI. Combined with an intuitive and fast UI, creating anything from outlandish soundscapes to subtle tweaks has never been easier.
Anders Stenberg, CTO of Kilohearts, comments: "With Multipass I think we've succeeded in making something that's really easy and fun to do very powerful things with. This is all just the beginning though, since we have invested into building a plugin ecosystem that will continue to evolve over time. New snapins, as well as new plugins hosting them... I'm really looking forward to what we can and will do with this platform in the future."
Technical notes on Multipass
- 5 configurable frequency bands
- 2 LFO modulation sources with multiple shapes
- 2 Envelope modulation sources, working either as amplitude followers or ADSR envelopes
- LFOs and Envelopes can be retriggered both by MIDI note or audio input
- MIDI modulation by note, velocity, pitchwheel, modwheel, pressure and up to 3 custom controllers
- Sidechaining (on select snapins), both against external sources and internally between bands
Full list of snapins available at launch
- Comb Filter
- Formant Filter
- Frequency Shifter
- Pitch Shifter
- Trance Gate
Pricing & Availability
All new products are available as a digital download in AU and VST formats, 32 and 64-bit, for purchase at kilohearts.com.
Multipass is sold pre-bundled with 5 free snapins; Chorus, Delay, Gain, Limiter and Stereo. It will cost $99 / €89.
Chorus, Delay, Gain, Limiter and Stereo can be downloaded individually, or in a separate bundle, through kilohearts.com for free.
The following snapins: Bitcrush, Comb Filter, Compressor, Distortion, Filter, Formant Filter, Frequency Shifter, Haas, Phaser, Pitch Shifter, Resonator and Trance Gate, are priced at $19 / €17 each.
A bundle including Multipass as well as all 17 snapins is available and priced at $249 / €229. That is a $78 / €64 mark-down as opposed to buying each product separately. This bundle also has a discounted limited time release offer, priced at $199 / €179.
For users interested in acquiring only the snapins there is a bundle of all 17 snapins that are available at release for $179 / €159. That is a $49 / €45 mark-down as opposed to buying each product separately.
At Nov 13 the pre existing plugins Disperser and Faturator will get updates, making it possible to use them as snapins as well as stand alone plugins. As a result they will both have their prices adjusted after the introductory offer. New prices are $39 / €35 each.
Full press kit
You can download a full press kit with high resolution logotypes and screenshots at
Kilohearts AB is a small development studio focusing on development of software synthesizers and effects. The company’s mission is to combine quality and power with ease of use. Based in Linköping, Sweden, Kilohearts AB currently employs four people.
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