No other plugin has the comprehensive ability to manipulate pitch and time like Fault. Whether used at mixdown to fortify weak tracks or in sound design to totally mangle instruments beyond recognition, Fault's applications are limited only by your imagination. With over 100 factory presets included – featuring settings from contributing artists like Richard Devine and Scott Kirkland from The Crystal Method – finding creative inspiration with Fault is fun and engaging.
Three main processors power Fault's comprehensive spectral control. Dual-channel Pitch Shifters musically retune sounds up or down as much as a full octave, in steps as small as 0.1 semitone. The stereo Frequency Shifter can be modulated by precision FM controls to create beautiful and discordant sounds alike. Stereo Delays use cross-channel feedback and filters to add immersive depth. And if that weren't enough, every control knob and switch setting can be itself controlled dynamically by up to eight powerful and flexible modulators, two of which are brand new in version 1.1: Step Sequencer, and ROLI Lightpad (for seamless integration with ROLI’s latest MIDI controller hardware).
Medicine or Mutilation—You Choose!
Fault's schizophrenic personality can take your tracks in any direction you want: make boring tracks sound richer and more exciting, or take pristine tracks to the next level of frequency-modulated mayhem. Place the Frequency Shifters in ring modulation mode and sprinkle with short delays to make a dull, lifeless snare drum sizzle like a firecracker. Still too tame for your industrial heart? Filter and feed back Fault's Pitch Shifters and add a smidgen of split-second delays to make snare hits sound like sonar hunting for submarines! If you can imagine it, Fault will take you there.
Fault's freely assignable modulators create more realistic-sounding ADT (automatic double tracking) effects for vocals than most doublers. Modulate an LFO—patched to the stereo Pitch Shifters—with a second LFO to create tape recorder-style varispeed ADT effects like the Beatles used on their vocals! Fault is indispensable for hard rock and alt-rock productions, too. Create heavy sub-octave effects on room mics to send drums to the depths of Hell. Use the Frequency Shifters' FM controls to make a grand piano track sound like an electric keyboard under water. Or like tiny birds chirping. Fault knows no bounds.
Not getting the patterns you want with sine-based modulators? No problem – you can also modulate parameters or even other modulators with a full blown step sequencer, or effortlessly control multiple parameters in real time with simple gestures by using the new ROLI Lightpad controller integration.
Of course, Fault can also create all the conventional effects you need for everyday processing, including ping-pong delays, chorus, flanging and more. Independent stereo parameters facilitate the ability to broaden sounds while an internal M/S matrix allows for width control and optional output to Mid and Side components for further processing. But what sets Fault apart from other plugins is its ability to create startling, new sounds that can't be ignored. Hand out seatbelts—Fault will shake your listeners to their core.
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