After the release the Oracle, our creative reverb plugin, we we inundated with requests from customers asking if we could release the flanger as a plugin in it’s own right. We thought this was a great idea, however we felt we could do one better than that, and began the development of the Nebula.
The Nebula is a multi fx plugin that features a stereo delay, chorus, flanger, filter & LFO, that can be used to add some serious sonic madness to your music.
The signal path of the Nebula is one that has been used by our in-house sound designers over the last 3 years, and has featured in a plethora of sample packs.
When the signal path was combined with 5 powerful effects, an intuitive interface and super lightweight code, the Nebula was born.
• Intuitive, easy to navigate user interface.
• Designed to work flawlessly with touch controllers such as the Raven by Slate Media.
• Stereo delay with visual feedback.
• Quick target LFO to create movement to the signal.
• Bandpass delay filter to sculpt the sound and remove unwanted frequencies.
• Flanger effect to create unique movement to the delay.
• Global bandpass filter that can be modulated.
• Chorus effect effect to create unique movement to the delay.
• Preset manager to save & share your own delay designs.
5 FX MODULES
The 5 FX modules in the Nebula can be used individually or in the pre defined signal path. Simply click the power icons at the top of each module button to activate the effect. The power buttons work independently of the module select buttons, which is useful when you are working with another module, and want to quickly bypass other effects to A/B test.
The Delay module on the Nebula has a host of features that allow you to create depth and space to your sounds. You can remove any unwanted frequencies using the filter button which flips into it’s own dedicated section, work in mono or stereo mode by linking the left and right channels, add dotted or triplet variations to the left or right signal and control the feedback and mix of the effect with ease. The display provides users with visual feedback so you can make accurate decisions when designing your delayed signal.
The Chorus module can be used to add additional width to the sound, by creating a detuned effect. The rate parameter allows users to select the speed of the effect, whilst the depth controls the amount of pitch variation required. Feedback controls the amount of modulated signal that is fed back into itself, and the mix parameter allows you to blend the effect with the original signal. There is also an option to flip between a mono and stereo effect.
The LFO module is where the magic happens, and can be used to bring your sound design to life. The left hand side of the module has target selectors allowing you to control various parameters within the other modules. The LFO itself has 4 different waveshapes including sawtooth, sine, triangle and square. Each of the waveshapes can be independently flipped, to create a polar opposite of the effect. The LFO time can be set from 1/32 to 32bars and can be used to create percussive groove, or an effect that modulates over a longer time. The range parameter specifies how far much of the LFO is applied to the original signal.
The Flanger module can be used to add additional movement to the sound. Using a slow rate will create subtle movement, whilst using a fast rate will create a dramatic effect. Depth controls the detuning of the signal and feedback controls the amount of modulated signal that is fed back into itself. The mix parameter can be used to blend the effect into the mix, or controlled via the LFO to gradually or quickly change over time. The Flanger also includes the same mono stereo controls as the Chorus, which means you can have one effect working in the middle, whilst having the other taking care of the full stereo image.
The Filter cut works on the entire signal, and can be manipulated to great effect by the LFO. The module has mid, side and stereo modes giving great flexibility for manipulating the the end of the signal path. The filter features a low cut high and a high cut that range from 20Hz to 20KHz, plus slope controls that cover 12dB per octave through to 48dB.
• OS X 10.7 – 10.12 (32 & 64-bit)
• Audio Units (AU)
• Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 & 64-bit)
• Ableton Live
• Logic Pro
• Pro Tools 10-12
• + many more