Aberrant DSP Digitalis plugin, a super toolbox for digital degradation and glitch

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Aberrant DSP today released Digitalis, a multi-effects plugin packed with tons of inspiring tools for digital degradation and glitch effects.

The plugin market is packed with developers. Big players but also young companies with innovative ideas who are still waiting for the big breakthrough. But how to stand out from the huge amount of plugins that is growing every day. Well, it’s possible.

Aberrant DSP, for example, is still relatively new on the market and has made a name for itself. This through creative ideas, very concise eye-catching plugin interface designs, and very affordable prices. SketchCassette II and ShapeShifter are good examples. But also their new plugin release Digitalis which is a multi-effects plugin for musical sonic destruction.

Aberrant DSP Digitalis

Aberrant DSP Digitalis

Like the previous plugins, Digitalis has a very special user interface. Retro alert and it’s very reminiscent of the visuals of a vintage Mac. The plugin not only takes us back to this time visually but also sonically.

Digitalis consists of three sections, each with a dedicated window that you can move freely in the interface. The data manipulation window features a spectral filtering paintbox that allows you to filter your audio with custom patterns. This can be drawn into a virtual sketch pad.

Below, you have a pitch section with which you can shift your audio in pitch and formant as well as pitch quantization. Next to this is a telecommunication section that creates characterful lossy audio effects. The first section is already packed with tools that you can already put in a single plugin. Hey, that’s not all, there are tons of other tools to explore.

Aberrant DSP Digitalis

The corruption window core offers a decimator for downsampling, a multi-mode dynamic bit-crusher as well as a bitrot section. The latter emulates data loss and corruption in old digital media. The second section is about turning the bit upside down, manipulating them, or even destroying them sonically.

Time Effects

The third and final window in the interface is about creative time-based effects. You get here a highly adjustable repeater section for tempo-synced or free-floating retrigger and beat-repeat effects. There are also pitch shift and bend controls for modulating repeats.

And the most interesting part, at least for me, is the glitch section. You have rhythm glitch and pitch glitch controls that adds chaos and complexity to your repeated patterns. That sounds particularly exciting.

Further, Digitalis features a 16-step sequencer with four effects slots. It’s a motion-style sequencer that allows you to animate and modulate the plugin’s parameters in time with your track. This option is the icing on the cake and allows rhythmic effect progressions with endless variations.

Aberrant DSP also includes a preset browser with 98 ready-to-use presets.

First Impression

At first glance, you get a lot of creative tools here. It’s one of the largest and most comprehensive degradation, bit-manipulating/ glitch plugins I’ve seen so far. Really impressive development. If you are looking for a super tool for sonically destroying signals down to the last bit, you have come to the right place. And best of all, it’s super affordable.

Aberrant DSP Digitalis is available for an introductory price of $20 USD (reg. $30 USD). It runs as a 64-bit only VST3, AU, and AAX plugin on macOS (Intel + M1) and Windows. The plugin is also available at Plugin Boutique where you get UJAM PHAT2 for free on top this month with every purchase.

More information here: Aberrant DSP

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