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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.
Honestly I couldn’t stop playing with Tails. Just when I thought I heard all it could do, I’d slap it onto another instrument and get a completely different set of sounds. It only gives a small glimpse of what it can do on the surface. Literally a wormhole with synths. It comes alive and expands beyond just a reverb, and is more of a creative place to design textural soundscapes and nonlinear spaces I haven’t found anywhere else, not even in my Eventide. And just the name “Tails” reminds me of something that would easily fit inside my Eurorack cases… perhaps with the Mutables….
The cool thing about Bass-Mint is not using it on bass, and it still sounds magical.
That's what I really love about their plugins: they create this really fun interactive playground where you just turning a couple of knobs, turning some switches on. And before you know it, a couple of minutes later you created this entirely different soundscape.