Aberrant DSP Intros Lofi Oddity, Audio ‘Degradation Toy Box’

Lofi Oddity is an immediate and easy-to-use ear candy playground.

The developer of SketchCassette has just released a free plugin called Lofi Oddity, an audio ‘degradation toy box’.

With their quirky interfaces and unconventional sound, Aberrant DSP’s plugins have been piquing producers’ interest for several years now. In fact, SketchCassette  – the company’s debut release – has even ended up in the hands of Finneas, who used it in the production of Billie Eilish’s What Was I Made For?

Aberrant DSP’s new releases Lofi Oddity a free plugin, is something of a ‘greatest hits’ package, taking elements from three of the developer’s paid-for plugins (plus one that may well be coming soon) and packing them into an easy-to-use ‘degradation toy box’.

In keeping with the old-school vibe, the interface looks like it’s been made for an early version of Windows or MacOS. It contains four modules; first up, Corruption, which provides digital artifacting and stuffer effects inspired by Digitalis.

Next, we move on to ‘????’ – yes, that’s what it’s called. Aberrant DSP implies that the lack of a name can be blamed on the fact that this “uncharted space” provider is derived from a plugin that hasn’t been released yet.

The Tape module offers you a taste of SketchCassette’s C90-style degraded warmth, while the Comp module takes its cue from ShapeShifter.

You can dial in the amount of each effect individually, and there’s also a Master Mix control. 18 factory presets are included to demonstrate what Lofi Oddity is capable of.

Lofi Oddity Includes:

  • Corruption module for digital artifacting and stutter effects, inspired by Digitalis
  • ?????? full of uncharted spaces
  • Tape effect featuring a greatest hits of SketchCassette’s warm, degraded tones
  • Comp section for extra glue and punch, inspired by ShapeShifter
  • Master Mix control allows any combination of settings to reach from tasteful to abominable
  • Custom preset system with 18 factory presets illuminating Lofi Oddity’s broken soundscapes

Lofi Oddity looks like anyone can download and easy to use – it comes in VST/AU/AAX formats and runs on PC and Mac. Go and grab it on the Aberrant DSP website.


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