Tom Erbe is one of the members of the electronic music community whose work I highly respect. Not only is most of his software free, not only are they usable by any skill level, not only are they the most educational electronic music tools i’ve ever used… I could go on. But the end result is that they sound simple and great.
At long last Tom has released the SoundHack Delay Trio, the description of the algorithms is fantastic, from the announcement:
“All of these are derived from the same basic delay algorithm: a hermite interpolated delay line with variable modulation, and a feedback loop with dc blocking and saturation. Pitch shifting is achieved with a dual head crossfading delay (ala Eltro Tempophon/Dennis Gabor/Pierre Schaeffer phonogene) and is decidedly low-ﬁ. The saturating feedback also allows them to be great drone and noise generators.”
Awesome work! Can’t wait to get this one in action, I have something going now that begs for some new delay. 😉
Two of my other favorites of Tom’s are decimate+ and of course the ubiquitous SoundHack, both available (along with a TON of others) on the SoundHack Freeware page.