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PHASE DISTORTION

Overview

FM but as an effect?

Are you tired of only warping signal amplitude like a pleb? Phase Distortion is here to deliver phase melting mayhem!

Traditionally, most distortion units overdrive and shape the amplitude of a signal in various ways to generate a rougher sound. Phase Distortion instead lets the signal modulate the phase of itself, essentially resulting in something similar to feedback FM. This way you can add that FM touch to any sound, to get a sweet 80's vibe or a filthy dubstep bass.

Will you use your newfound power for good or for evil?

Parameters

Drive

Controls the amount of distortion.

Normalize

Normalizes the signal, making the effect insensitive to input gain.

Tone

Filters the modulation to reduce high frequency noise.

Bias

Adds a constant phase offset to all harmonics.

Spread

Spreads phase offset for left and right channels for a stereo effect.

Mix

The dry/wet mix of this effect. A lower value will let some of the unmodified signal through.

Sidechain

Allow a secondary input to control the phase shift amount.

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The snapin Ecosystem

Kilohearts Essentials

The Kilohearts Ecosystem

Phase Distortion is one of a growing collection of plugins that form the Kilohearts Ecosystem.

They can be used as regular plugins (VST/AAX/AU) but also as Snapins in our modular Snapin Hosts; Phase Plant, Multipass, and Snap Heap, where you can combine and modulate them to create your own unique instruments and effects. These lightweight and high-quality plugins have intuitive no-nonsense interfaces so you will be using them like a master in no time.

The Kilohearts Essentials collection contains a number of useful plugins to get you started and is available absolutely FREE. Snapin Hosts and Premium plugins are available to buy separately.

Requirements

System Requirements

  • Operating System: PC or Mac (M1 Native supported)
  • CPU: 2 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB or more
  • Software: Any DAW supporting VST 2, VST 3, AAX, or Audio Unit plugin standards. All plugin formats in 64-bit only.

Kilohearts recommend keeping up to date with OS versions as they become available. We are not able to support OS versions that are no longer supported by their respective manufacturers. If you are using an outdated OS please try our free trials to ensure compatibility before making any purchases.