Permut8 is the kind of thing that inspires the dreams of people who love digitally-manipulated sound. From legendary Swedish developer Magnus Lindström (Malström in Reason, MicroTonic), it’s a digital delay gone very, very mad.
Think delays, flangers, bit crushing, beat repeating, and “circuit-bent” digital insanity.
The core of the idea is a 12-bit digital delay with variable sample rate, all controlled by a programmable processor. That lets you do things you … shouldn’t. Various digital operators let you mangle and manipulate sounds, for effects that can be sonorous and beautiful or clangy or hideously-distorted, subtle or extreme, or any combination. You can get some idea of what this means by listening to the sound samples below.
It’s raw but delicious – you know, like sushi. I’ve started playing with it and I’m already in love; full review soon.
- 12-bit digital delay
- Variable sample rate from 0 to 352 khz
- Programmable processor with selectable operators
- Virtual analog saturation, limiting, filter
- 11 program banks with 320 presets
- VST 2.4, Audio Unit 2 host support, or try a free host; Mac, Windows
Sounds and video: