Tracktion Software delivers Chop Suey

 

 

Tracktion Software delivers Chop Suey, a new kick drum designer plugin with a difference

 

Tracktion Software is serving up Chop Suey, a new kick drum designer plugin from the creative minds of mathematician and AI specialist Peter V and German techno artist Björn Torwellen.

 

Is sequencing your kick elements a better option than layering them

 

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While many kick instruments enable you to layer sounds, Chop Suey eschews this approach and enables you sequence them instead. The theory is that this will eliminate any potential phasing issues and ‘muddiness’.

 

In fact, you will be able to create combined kicks that “maintain the crisp transient, the punch of the body and the characteristic tail”.

 

You can shape your kick on the visual interface by creating and editing curves. This is done individually for the transient, punch and tail, so any edits made to one element won’t affect the others.

 

Additionally, Chop Suey filter has been designed specifically for kick editing and is said to react extremely fast to cutoff and resonance changes and not to introduce ‘zipper noise’ or artefacts.

 

Another intriguing feature includes Punch Protect; when activated, frequencies below ~150 Hz (the ones that deliver the punch, basically) are protected from the filter.

 

Chop Suey is available now for PC and Mac in VST/AU formats.

 

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Chop Suey currently costs $58, the price will increase to $89 after 22 May. There’s also a demo version for you to try.

 

Find out more on the Tracktion Software website.

 

 


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