by Plugin Alliance
Richard Devine talks about his favorite synthesizer and his involvement with Unfiltered Audio's LION.Read More
Unfiltered Audio is a music software company from Southern California. It was founded with one simple idea: music software should be created by musicians. Joshua Dickinson studied composition at Columbia University in New York City. After stumbling into a full-wall RCA Mark II at the Computer Music Center, he became obsessed with signal processing, custom instruments, and computer-aided creativity.
Michael Hetrick, PhDC, studied digital media at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee while working as a Pro Tools tech for local studios. His passion for modular synthesizers and experimental sound design has led him towards a goal of developing performance-focused interfaces for feature-rich audio processors.
They joined forces with Dr. Ryan Michael McGee at UC Santa Barbara while working on their Masters degrees in the prestigious Media Arts and Technology department. There, they trained under some of the greatest minds in DSP and music technology while receiving guidance in developing their own cutting-edge algorithms. After releasing their first two plugins, Sandman and G8, they have received awards from many sources, including the Audio Engineering Society and Computer Music Magazine.
I've been using Unfiltered Audio's Sandman Pro a lot in this last Sherlock season... One of the most unusual sounding modulation delays I've heard. Best thing about this and Unfiltered's other plugins is that they have their own character... Very cleverly programmed to not sound digital, and the flexibility means I could do quite a lot of sound design with it as well as using it for standard mod/delay work.
Sandman is fantastic as a quick and easy FSU type plugin. I'm particularly enjoying the ability to route an LFO to Feedback amount. It's great for textures.
Sandman will definitely sprinkle its grains on the next forgotten future album – guaranteed surprises in the time domain, and the most fun I've had with a delay for a long time!