You should not expect too much here. Its quite nice for a bit sound mangling and experimentation and thats it. The amount of fx types are in fact just a handfull with different variations and there could defenetly more for a spectral FX. The quality is ok. The modulation possiblities are ok. No direct Mixing/scaling of modulators. No MIDI key input. Making my low end glow or my high shine, i would take other fx. The patches are quite boring.
This one is Unique
I use a lot of multi-effect plugins by other developers, because they can start you off at unexpected places you would never have consciously dialled in to. There are a lot of tools that do the same but have different GUIs, but Spec-Ops has a very immediate uniqueness. I was expecting horrible aliased ringmod and bitcrushing, so I had to demo it. I found a tired old generic drumloop cos I always want to hear what new plugins can do to the most boring sounds first, and if they make them sound amazing, then I know it's a good investment. I knew after I heard the 4th preset that it was something special and bought it straightaway. It's practically theft at this price. Thank you yet again Plugin Alliance =)
Sound design without limits
It is always grateful to finally find a resource that opens an infinite field of possibilities to creativity. SpecOps is a unique and invaluable effect. It takes you to immerse yourself in the most profound and enriching sound experimentation.
A powerful spectral domain processor. With a Lua engine would be perfect for the expert user!
Simple to use and extremely versatile. Unfortunately, the spectral domain implies a latency generally not tolerable for live use. Despite this, a window opens up on a world of sound processing closer to how the ear perceives sounds and this plugin represents a desert island. We must not forget that other similar plugins like the old Little Endian SonarWorx are capable of very effective processing that are not found here. The ways of processing the audio can be infinite so more generally it would be very useful to add a Lua engine for programming. Experienced users would surely be thrilled without using csound or other DSP platforms and SpecOps would become a very powerful development platform!
fantastic secret weapon
i use this in my guitar effects chain, live (using GigPerformer for that). i can create wonderful textured, spacious, and really strange sounds that are unique and astonishing! i play a lot of strange, experimental, and progressive music, and SpecOps works wonderfully in my bag of tricks. the midi control of parameters, which i connect to my foot controller, means that an already dynamic effect becomes a live kaleidoscope.
by eric b.
I like all my plugin from Unfiltered Audio and this one is no exception. If you are into sound design or want to add some new flavor to your sound. This plugin will fit perfectly for you. Amazing possibility.
by j tayo
SpecOps, SpecOps,SpecOps,SpecOps,SpecOps... ----ing SpecOps,Careful with this one it should have a health warning!Under headphones for 3 hours simple synth loop looped,iv been to Mars and back man SpecOps sorry did i just say SpecOps Is there a doctor(Shrink) in the the house!!And i got it for peanuts HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA Ha h a h a h a h a ha ha
Like no other
It's a tool that I've always wished I'd had, but no one made. Now it's here, and I couldn't be happier. It's not appropriate for every situation, particularly if you want a clean sound because it has a very process sound, but for electronic producers and sound designers, this is a must-have. So many new plug-ins do the same thing, and it's often hard to justify getting the new EQ, or compressor, or delay, reverb, etc... because I already have something that can do the same job, but not SpecOps. It's an all-in-one mangler that can take you to the moon if you so choose. It also does cool subtle things too, like reverb, delay, distortion, and more. It takes some playing around to get used to it and figure out how to best use it, but it's soooo much fun and worth the time seeing what crazy sounds you can make.
Deep and Unique Sound Design Tool
At first I was skeptical how useful this plugin would be, but after spending some time with it I’ve found it to be a great tool for sound design. It can do things that none of my other plugins can, and the workflow is quite quick once you get used to the interface.