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Kilohearts launches New Era with Modular System Synthesis Phase Plant

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Kilohearts crosses the threshold of New Era Synthesis as snapin eco-system pinnacle Phase Plant pushes the creative sound design envelope.

Update: Phase Plant Review – an Enormous Hybrid Synthesizer and Sound Design Tool by Kilohearts

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Kilohearts is proud to announce availability of Phase Plant — pushing the creative sound design envelope as a truly limitless hybrid synthesizer plugin, building on a modular system of GENERATORS, MODULATORS, and EFFECTS from the company’s acclaimed snapin range of small, single-purpose plugins that can be used either directly in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) as VST (Virtual Studio Technology), AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) and AU (Audio Unit) audio plugins or as building blocks in a Phase Plant patch.

Phase Plant represents the pinnacle of the snapin eco-system that Kilohearts has been busy developing since the 2015 release of its award-winning Multipass modular multi-band host. Combining the power of snapin effects with new modules for signal generation and modulation, Phase Plant is a hybrid synthesizer capable of what has previously only been possible in classic modular setups. Indeed, it empowers users with more options than they can shake a stick at, allowing anyone to make their thing as big or small as they need it to be. But better still, it does all this on a single screen and with surprising ease. Phase Plant provides a ‘blank page’ onto which users can add signal generators and snapin effects in a quick and creative manner until satisfied with the resultant sound. Grouping GENERATORS and setting output options make for speedy creation of advanced FM (Frequency Modulation) configurations in a matter of seconds. And at the bottom of the page perpetual possibilities abound, allowing adventurous users to speedily add any MODULATORS (modulation sources) they like — everything from an Envelope or multiple instances of an LFO (Low-Frequency Oscillator) to utility features such as a Random (randomizer) module or more mathematical operations. Everything is clicking and drag, so Snap Heap host plugin users or owners of the above-mentioned Multipass will feel right at home.

Having said that, the intuitive modulation system from Multipass has been improved with audio-rate modulations (marked in green) to allow for FM between all types of GENERATORS. Getting to frequency modulate the pitch of a Wavetable using a looped sample as a source, for instance, is a breeze. But how about then routing that modulation back the other way, which would create a circular modulation with radically random results? Get going! After all, every module in the GENERATORS area has an audio-rate modulation link on its right-hand side — even the filters and distortions. Duly shipping with hundreds of onboard presets by renowned sound designers such as Australian musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and DJ Rob Swire — best known as the founder and vocalist of electronic rockers Pendulum, and also co-founder of electro house duo Knife Party — and American producer, professor, journalist, and author Francis Prève, playing Phase Plant will surely result in falling for its demonstrable diversity. And anyone getting going with creating their own sounds will empathize with why it is already a favored tool for the likes of Belgian drum and bass producer and musician Netsky, Dutch electronic music trio Noisia, and English dubstep music producer, songwriter, and DJ Zomboy — before becoming available!

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Also apparent, Kilohearts clearly wants everyone to understand how Phase Plant works. What better way to learn, then, than by assembling creations from scratch? Since Phase Plant loads with an empty patch its users are free to add any components they desire, as and when they need them. The lengthy list of fanciful features available to them include an Analog oscillator; Wavetable oscillator; Sampler; advanced noise generation; phase modulation, linear and exponential FM, and ring modulation between GENERATORS; application of multiple GENERATORS in any order; more LFOs, envelopes, and other modulations than anyone could possibly need; compatibility with all available snapin effects; 300 expertly-crafted factory presets; advanced onboard Wavetable editor; grouping, minimizing, and much more besides.

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Bundling Phase Plant with Kilohearts Toolbox — chock-full of creative effects and available in various versions — is the best way to get the most out of this truly limitless hybrid synthesizer that really represents the pinnacle of Kilohearts’ snapin eco-system. “Endless possibilities and a very clever UI; the Wavetable editor is gonna change the game.” So says Netsky. As an early adopter, he should surely know, calling it his “…favourite new plugin.” Perhaps it is time to follow suit? Simply click and drag those GENERATORS, MODULATORS, and EFFECTS to suit. See and hear how Phase Plant pushes the creative sound design envelope. Experience in New Era Synthesis.

Phase Plant is a host plugin that is incredibly powerful on its own, but to get the most out of it you will want to use Kilohearts snapin effects. These effects can be bought individually, or you can go for one of the available bundles.

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Kilohearts Version 2 – Get AMAZING Cinematic Sound Design

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Kilohearts Updates the Entire Kilohearts Ecosystem to v2

Kilohearts has released the eagerly awaited v2 update to its entire ecosystem of music production tools. This update is focused mainly on modulation, introducing new modulators, and incorporating the Phase Plant modulation system into Multipass and Snap Heap.

This opens up dramatically increased possibilities for dynamic modular effects creation. If you’re a producer, musician, or sound designer, you’re going to want to check out what Kilohearts has cooked up with this massive update!

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Kilohearts Version 2

Kilohearts released a major update to its product line, with every plugin in the Kilohearts ecosystem being updated to version 2. The update is focused mainly on modulation, introducing new modulators, and incorporating the Phase Plant modulation system to Multipass and Snap Heap. This dramatically increases the possibilities for dynamic modular effects creation.

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In addition, a new “Modulation Master” plugin has been introduced, providing a central location for managing all modulation sources and destinations. The update also includes a number of other improvements and bug fixes, making it an essential upgrade for all Kilohearts users.

Phase Plant, Multipass, and Snap Heap are being improved with new updates that bring new features and improvements. The latest update includes MPE support, improved visualization of modulation connections, external automation for any parameter, modulator/effects groups, and much more.

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This makes the software more user-friendly and efficient, allowing users to save time and produce better results. These updates are essential for anyone using these tools for their audio production needs. With the new features and improvements, users will be able to work faster and more effectively to create the best possible audio results.

With the new update, there are now more ways than ever to create unique and interesting sounds. To help users discover the myriad new possibilities for audio processing and sound design, there is also lots of new factory content to explore.

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Users will be able to take advantage of new features such as granular synthesis, Pitch Editor, and the Waves Spectrum Analyzer. In addition, they will also have access to a wealth of new presets and sound banks.

Whether you’re a seasoned sound designer or just getting started, this update has something for everyone. So dive in and start exploring the new world of audio possibilities that have been opened up by this update.

The Kilohearts Modulation System

The Kilohearts Modulation System is a powerful tool for creating unique sound effects and modulation effects. It’s been used to great effect in Phase Plant, and now it’s been added to Snap Heap and Multipass.

This gives users of these modular machines a wider range of options for sound design and modulation. The Kilohearts Modulation System is easy to use and gives users a lot of flexibility in how they create their sounds. With this new addition, Snap Heap and Multipass are sure to become even more popular among sound designers and musicians.

The Kilohearts Modulation System is a set of high-quality, creative modulation effects that can be used to create dynamic, evolving, responsive, or chaotic modular effects. The system includes a wide range of different modulation sources, including LFOs, envelopes, step sequencers, and random generators.

These can be used to modulate any parameter within the system, making it possible to create highly customized and unique sounds. The modulation sources can also be chained together to create more complex modulations.

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In addition, the system includes a selection of different filters that can be used to shape the sound of the modulated signal. The Kilohearts Modulation System is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to create new and exciting sounds.

New Modulators

Curve – MSEGs done the Kilohearts way

The Curve modulator is a powerful tool for creating detailed modulation shapes. With the ability to set and modulate loop points, it provides a wide range of possibilities for shaping the sound of your music.

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Curve – MSEGs done the Kilohearts way

Whether you’re looking for long, slow changes or extended complex modulations, the Curve modulator can help you achieve the sound you’re after. And with a selection of loop modes, you can tailor the envelope to your specific needs. So whether you’re looking for a traditional envelope or something more unique, the Curve modulator is a great option.

LFO Table – Cycle through 256 LFO shapes in one modulator.

LFO Tables are a type of LFO that loads wavetables. This allows for a greater degree of control over the shape of the waveform, as well as the ability to create unique and complex shapes. When combined with the Random modulator, LFO Tables are incredibly powerful for crafting evolving generative patterns.

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LFO Table – Cycle through 256 LFO shapes in one modulator.

The module also includes a built-in attenuator for each wavetable, allowing you to create more nuanced modulation. In addition, the LFO Table can be used as an audio rate modulation source, making it a versatile tool for sound design. Whether you’re looking for traditional LFO shapes or something more experimental, the LFO Table is sure to offer something new and exciting.

Remap

Remap Transform incoming data into the desired output values using your own remap shapes. Transform incoming data into the desired output values using your own remap shapes. Ultimate precision control over output values from any input.

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Great for locking pitch values to specific note frequencies, among other things. Remap enables you to control precisely what output value is produced from any given input value, using whatever shape you desire.

This gives you unprecedented control over the values produced by your devices, allowing you to make minute adjustments as needed. Whether you’re looking to lock pitch values to specific note frequencies or you need to make other precise adjustments, Remap is the tool you need.

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Sample & Hold + Audio Follower + Pitch Track

Handy modulation utilities that convert incoming signals into modulation values. These utilities were previously only available in Snap Heap and Multipass but have been updated to be a part of the Kilohearts Modulation System.

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Sample & Hold + Audio Follower + Pitch Track

Sample and Hold can be used to grab input values when triggered, the Audio Follower will track the amplitude of an incoming signal and use it to modulate whatever you desire, and the Pitch Tracker will do the same for pitch. These tools can be very useful for creating expressive synth sounds or adding movement to delays and reverbs.

And because they are now part of the Kilohearts Modulation System, they can be easily daisy-chained together with other modulation sources for even more possibilities. So if you’re looking for a way to add some life to your music, check out the Sample & Hold, Audio Follower, and Pitch Tracker utilities.

Kilohearts Ecosystem 2 Workflow Improvements

Kilohearts’ Ecosystem has been updated with some great new features that make it even easier to use.

First, the visualization of modulation connections has been improved so that you can see exactly what is connected to what with just a mouse hover.

Secondly, the modulation target menu has been updated to provide clearer values and a quick remap curve.

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Lastly, the effects and modulator groups have been updated so that <you can quickly move and copy them.

Overall, these updates make the Kilohearts Ecosystem even more user-friendly and efficient. As a result, it is even easier to create complex, professional-sounding tracks.

Free for All Users

Kilohearts have released a free update to all users, adding new features and improvements. To install the update, simply run the Kilohearts Installer and follow the prompts. After updating, users will have access to new features immediately.

This is just the beginning for Kilohearts, who have more plans for future updates. Users can expect to see more improvements and additions in the near future. If there was something you were hoping for that hasn’t been added yet, keep an eye out for future updates!

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80 Presets for Phase Plant Released by Kilohearts

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Cheat Code by Pegboard Nerds

Phase Plant is a synthesizer from Kilohearts. The plugin is capable of producing a range of sounds from vintage synth to full-on sci-fi soundscape with just one knob! In order to help people get started, Kilohearts released Cheat Code – a Content Bank with 80+ customizable presets for Phase Plant.

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Retro gaming sounds for champions

Cheat Code includes 80+ presets for Phase Plant. This bank includes all sorts of different patches – so there’s something for everyone. I was so excited to see the Soundscapes section in this new soundset! It has some really amazing pieces.

Cheat the system and learn from the masters

When you think the system can’t be cheated, it’s time for some real action. Cheat the system and learn from those who have mastered it.

In this huge Bank, Pegboard Nerds reveal their sound design secrets, with over 80 presets for adding that vintage vibe to modern electro house and beyond. Customizable patches to get you started in the right direction, as well as plenty of room for personalization. The nerds have developed an immensely useful bank where each sound will inspire you, utilizing the power of music to create a bank for every single musical note, including all the options you need to tweak, twist and turn sounds into your own.

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Cheat Code contains 80+ presets for Phase Plant by Kilohearts

About Pegboard Nerds

Pegboard Nerds are the electronic music producers Alexander Odden and Michael Parsberg. They hail from Norway but now reside in Trondheim where they produce their unique sound of bass-heavy electro house by combining their two names into one to form Pegboard Nerds. The pair has produced dozens of singles and remixes, collaborating with artists such as Krewella, Jauz, Nervo, and Knife Party. On the popular Monstercat label, they’ve released eight EPs.

In October 2015, the pair launched Pink Cloud to raise money for breast cancer research, which peaked at number two on iTunes’ Dance Albums list and topped Billboard’s Dance albums chart.

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What is Phase Plant?

If you want to learn more about Phase Plant take a look at our review: Phase Plant Review – an Enormous Hybrid Synthesizer and Sound Design Tool by Kilohearts

Phase Plant is a modular-style synth. It is a modular synth that connects the Kilohearts Snapin effects with a range of unique signal creation and intonation devices. By combining the established Kilohearts effects, adding new ones, you can build compelling synthesis and sampler instruments. Phase Plant offers four signal generators: the analog oscillator, the noise generator, the sample player, and the wavetable oscillator. Each one of these is very persuasive and you can combine, mix and match and combine as you want. If you do already own existing Kilohearts plugins, those will be available in Phase Plant. When purchasing Phase Plants it helps to reduce the spent.

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Pricing and Availability

Cheat Code By Pegboard Nerds is available now.

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Astral Beings – A Phase Plant Soundset by Dash Glitch

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Astral Beings by Dash Glitch

Kilohearts released Astral Beings by Dash Glitch, a new Content Bank containing 50 customizable psytrance presets for Phase Plant.

On a beach in Goa, southwest India, night turns into morning to the rippling thrum of an acid squelch. Your blood feels warmer than your veins, your skin cooler than the breeze in the palms. 

A spacey arpeggio floats across your consciousness and awakens the smooth revolving pad which was already there. Stars and circles and red and green and yellow all dance together.

The sun is up, the ice is crackling in your glass, and you’re feeling the wonder of psytrance.

Dash Glitch – streamer, educator, artist, and veteran of the genre – has curated an essential collection of sounds, as much for the curious psytrance experimenter as for the lifelong believer. Basses, pads, keys, arpeggios, effects, and more, are ready for your visit.

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About the author

Dash Glitch is an electronic music producer, sound designer, and YouTube creator from Cape Town, South Africa. Having performed and released tracks for over a decade, in recent years Dash has focused on educating others through his YouTube content. He is most well-known for his artist-specific breakdown videos which run through various techniques for creating sounds from popular Psytrance tracks.

Dash first started experimenting with analog synthesis at a very young age and quickly became hooked by the weird and wonderful world of possibilities that synthesizers offered. Hardware and analog synthesizers still play a huge role in the inspiration behind a lot of his sounds, however the ever-expansive world of software synthesis opened up a whole new dimension to explore.

Dash has been releasing content for various software plugins since early 2018, which has been admired by music producers across the spectrum.

Psytrance special collection. See the sound of the other side. Astral Beings includes 50 presets for Phase Plant

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Pricing and Availability

The Astral Beings Content Bank is available for $29 in the Content Bank Shop or, if you are a Kilohearts Subscriber, you can just run your installer and update to add Astral Beings to your Content Bank collection immediately.

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