Audio Damage Replicant 3, the next version of its popular creative glitch and buffering effects plugin for macOS, Windows, Linux, and iOS.
Effects are wonderful tools. They can subtly affect sounds and round them out beautifully. Or massive shapes and transform them into new ones. The latter is the most exciting for me because they can turn your sounds upside down. A note becomes cloud-like textures or complex IDM-style rhythmic structures.
Audio Damage has today updated its lovely rhythm-oriented plugin Replicant to version 3, with which you can explore all this kinds of weird, glitchy sounds.
Audio Damage Replicant 3
Replicant 3 is the newest version of Audio Damage’s unique audio manipulation plugin. Like the first versions, it allows you to loop, reverse, and re-slice audio in real time. Plus, you can apply delay, filter, panning, ring modulation, and bit-crushing to your sounds.
In use, it can turn simple sounds into complex rhythmical patterns and textures. The new version comes with major new features and improvements. Including a completely rewritten engine.
New In Replicant 3
- Rewritten from bare metal to take advantage of advances in DSP since the original was released.
- Replicant 3 includes an all-new, easier-to-understand GUI.
- REPLICATOR engine now has arbitrary number of steps, from 3 to 16 per measure, and SIZE control has multiple size modes, from dotted notes through to nontuplets
- Along with the original STUTTER slice effect, Replicant 3 acquires DELAY, REDUKT, and RINGMOD slice effects.
- Event FX now includes ENVELOPE feature, for cross-fading slices.
- Manual trigger (for touchscreens) and MIDI trigger for full non-sequenced control of the slicing engine.
- Our new-style preset manager, featuring XML-based cross-platform/format presets.
At the time of writing the article, there is no demo of the new version. To give you a rough idea of what you can do with the plugin, here is a demo of Replicant 2.
At first glance an impressive upgrade for the Replicant processor. I particularly like the fact that you can now set the arbitrary steps of the built-in sequencer freely. This makes it more versatile and flexible. I also find the UI simpler and more direct than that of Replicant 2 where you worked with a circle sequencer.
Audio Damage Replicant 3 is available now for $69. Existing customers (Replicant 1, 1.5, or 2) can get it for $20. Login to your account and use the code REP3UPGRADE at checkout to receive the discount. It runs as a VST3, AU, AAX, CLAP, and LV2 on macOS (Intel + native Apple Silicon), Windows, and Linux.
The iOS version of Replicant 3 is available now for $2.99 in the App Store for a limited time. It will be a separate purchase.