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Overview

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Since its release, Unfiltered Audio's Sandman has wowed mix engineers, sound designers and DJs alike with its slice-and-dice genius. A delay plugin with a severe narcoleptic bent, Sandman uses its Sleep mode to freeze its delay buffer to create stunning loops and grains that can be re-pitched, down-sampled, played in reverse, dirtied with noise and modulated — transforming and mutating sounds beyond all recognition! Using very short delay times, the shape-shifting Sandman alternately becomes a flanger, stutter generator, wavetable synthesizer or percussion resonator. But Sandman also excels at producing traditional echo and stereo ping-pong effects, providing delay times ranging from slapback to longer than a coffee break.

Never satisfied for long, the mad scientists at Unfiltered Audio have pushed Sandman's versatility up several notches. The new Sandman Pro adds seven new delay modes — each fitted with its own set of adjustable controls — that greatly expand its sonic palette while driving maximum delay times to a staggering 16 minutes. Use Classic Tape mode to lather echoes, loops and grains with virtual tape saturation, wow and flutter. The artifact-free Multi-Tap mode gives you a whopping 16 simultaneous delay lines to bless vocals and guitar solos with mammoth doubling and stadium-size echo effects. Use the ultra-smooth Reverse mode to produce click-free, haunting reverse echoes. Unlike with using other delays, you can modulate Sandman Pro's delay time in Modern Instant mode without producing audible pitch artifacts—great for cleanly transitioning vocal effects from doubling to echo trails at the end of a phrase. Use the dual-mono Pitch Shifter mode to create vocal harmonies, classic shimmer effects, metallic textures and more. Or use Glitch Shifter mode for funky pitch shifting that sounds, um, just plain wrong! Not messed up enough? Modulate the Sleep button in No Echo mode for crazy stutter and glitch effects. Sandman Pro can sound squeaky clean, severely damaged or anything in between.

But there's more. Sandman Pro includes Unfiltered Audio's flagship modulation system, and as of version 1.1, there are now eight different types of modulators, including a special modulation mode for seamless integration with the ROLI Lightpad control surface. Every one of Sandman Pro's controls is automatable using Unfiltered’s freely assignable LFOs. Not getting the patterns you want with sine-based LFOs? No problem – you can also modulate parameters with a full blown step sequencer – another new feature in v1.1.

The range of tones and textures that the Sandman Pro can achieve is truly limitless. Using high feedback levels, the new diffusion network layers reverb with your echoes and multi-tap delays. And with stereo delays, you can offset the left and right delay times and apply cross-channel feedback to create intricate polyrhythmic ping-pong echoes and phase-y Sleep-buffer loops. Reverse the Sleep buffer to transform grains with backward envelopes. Or lock the length of the buffer and adjust its start and end points to change the grain's pitch. Built-in lowpass and highpass filters sculpt your mad creation's timbre, while the new Soft Clip function adds analog-style saturation. M/S mode works with the Width control to blend mid and side channels in left- and right-channel outputs, transforming Sandman Pro into a mid-side encoder. M/S Width control adjusts the wet signal's stereo field from mono to stereo to super-wide stereo.

Brimming with new features, from beautiful to bizarre, Sandman Pro is the indisputable Swiss army knife of the delay world.

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Features

  • Seven new delay modes: Classic Tape, Modern Instant, Pitch Shifter, Glitch Shifter, Multi-Tap,Reverse and No Echo
  • Produces an unparalleled variety of time-based effects, including flanging, phasing, chorus, ping-pong delays, 16-tap delays, automatic double tracking, reverse echoes, reverb, pitch shifting, harmonizing, granular synthesis, percussion resonator, stutter generator, glitch effects and many other effects that defy description
  • Delay times range from 5 ms to a whopping 1,000 seconds when used in conjunction with Sample Rate reduction
  • Sleep buffer can be reversed, re-pitched, down-sampled, trashed with noise, modulated and shaped with built-in lowpass and highpass filters
  • Every control—including the Sleep and Kill (panic) buttons—can be automated
  • Unfiltered Audio's flagship modulation system provides eight freely assignable and fully automatable modulators, including the new Step Sequencer and ROLI Lightpad module, with intuitive drag-and-drop patching to each and every one of Sandman Pro's controls
  • Left and right channels can have cross-channel feedback and filtering applied and their delay times linked, offset or independently adjusted
  • Feedback, X-Feed and Diffusion parameters to create thick delay tails or even reverbs
  • M/S mode outputs Mid and Side signals on left and right channels, transforming Sandman Pro into a mid-side encoder
  • M/S Width control adjusts the wet signal's stereo field from mono to stereo to super-wide stereo
  • Soft Clip function provides analog-style saturation at Sandman Pro's inputs and outputs
  • Waveform display shows the effect of your control tweaks in real time
  • Newly added features provide seamless integration with the ROLI Lightpad control surface, for an unparalleled level of real-time control.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Jody Wisternoff

    Jody Wisternoff

    DJ, Producer (Way Out West)

    Sandman Pro is really hands-on and intuitive, feels very organic and has some great features unseen before in delay plugins. Dubby and trippy to the max!

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Anjunabeats, Armada, Enhanced Music

    What made Sandman great is clearly present in this new iteration, but with the additional features that further transform this delay into something that spits out all kinds of happy… Read More

  • Thomas Gold

    Thomas Gold

    Producer/DJ (Armada, Axtone, Protocol, Revealed)

    Sandman is a crazy tool; loving playing around with it! I like the basic delay functions, but it gets really creative when adding the LFOs. I'm really into the ‘Sleep’ section; you can… Read More

  • Deniz Koyu

    Deniz Koyu

    DJ & Producer (Spinnin' Records, Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike)

    Brilliant plugin for very creative effects that go far beyond the things I can achieve with regular delay plugins. I love the fact that despite the complexity of this plugin, you will master… Read More

  • Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill

    Producer/Educator (Mr. Bill)

    I f**king love this plugin, man...

Customer Reviews

  • Stellar delay.

    ★★★★★
    by mholloway
    The implementation of modulation is the best I've ever found in a delay unit (yes, better than FabFilter Timeless, which I found overrated, personally).
    Works as both a… Read More
  • Great for experimentation, just "ok" on the sound

    ★★★★☆
    by JSPVL
    Most of the stars in this review go to the feature-rich nature of this plug-in, which allow for fantastic experimentation with delay and other time-based effects for your music. I've tried it for… Read More
  • Emotional to say the least

    ★★★★★
    by Ettienne Lane
    When I fired up the demo of Sandman Pro it made me feel somewhere between extremely excited and having a lump in my throat. You may think I'm joking, but I have been searching for a delay plugin that… Read More
  • My new go-to delay

    ★★★★★
    by Iván González
    This baby is simply the best delay out there. You can do almost everything: from crazy textures to amazing reverses delays and everything between, including some love for lo-fi sounds. To much… Read More
  • Es Impresionante!

    ★★★★☆
    by Yoplalex
    Es un Plug-In muy Espectacular de "Delay". Es capaz de modular el Delay de formas únicas e increíbles!

Awards

  • Gearslutz 5 Star Review Award

    Gearslutz 5 Star Review Award

    "Sandman Pro is the Brian Eno of plugins in that it fully encourages experimentation. It simply begs to be explored." - Funkybot

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

PC
x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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ChangeLog

Sandman Pro

Unfiltered Audio Sandman Pro - Changelog

Version 1.4.0 (Mar 30, 2022)
- added Apple Silicon support

Version 1.3 (02/18/2020)
- Full Catalina support and notarization
- HiDPI support improvement
- OpenGL Removed

Version 1.2 (May 24, 2019)
- General Codebase update

Version 1.1.1 (Feb 5, 2018)
- Fixed factory presets get overwritten by using Save Preset
- Fixed no audio processing when transport is stopped and input monitoring is active
- Fixed old feedback buffer carrying on after playback

Version 1.0.1 (Nov 10, 2016)
- Fixed modulation for Delay Mode parameters
- Fixed increased CPU when reducing the Multi-tap Mode Tabs number

Version 1.0 (Oct 17, 2016)
- Release version