Multitude

So much of the world of tool-making for musicians remains the work of impassioned individual developers, making a labor of love. Sinevibes is a perfect example of this kind of fine-crafted software, combining ingenious interface ideas with rich, musical sonic invention.

As Ukraine erupted into chaos in recent weeks, I watched the updates from Kiev-based Sinevibes developer Artemiy Pavlov on social media, hearing the word from inside the city and his perspective – analytical and emotional – on what it meant. Yet, remarkably, I also watched a series of developer updates to his plug-ins. Artemiy was glued both to the latest news and Xcode, it seemed, through the whole affair.

His OS X Multitude plug-in we’ve visited before; I already considered it a must-buy. Now, it’s on sale for US$39, and 100% of that goes to benefit those who suffered in the violence in the Ukraine. Sinevibes announces: “100% of the money from this sale will go to support the recovery of wounded activists and protesters, and to support the wives and children of those who lost their lives.”

Because these funds are going directly to Ukrainian recipients, Artemiy tells CDM he is working directly with donation coordination and medical offices at the local level. With the sale already on, that has already dispersed some funds. “Last week I sent some funds to the central medical office,” he tells us, “as well as personally to a few people which they gave me details for.”

If you need a reminder of what the effect does:

  • It comprises four delay units, each with forward/reverse playback.
  • To produce rhythms, there are then five gate sequencers and four delay sends.
  • To those, you can add up to eight effects for each delay unit, route-able to any stage: frequency shifter, sample rate and bit depth reducers, circuit bender, noise, multi-mode filter, saturation, and flanger.
  • You also get two LFOs for each delay, which in turn can be routed freely and use different waveforms and “adjustable chaos.”

In other words, it’s really a modular delay/multi-effect – deep stuff. The stuff you could make entire tracks out of.

The sale is on now through the 15th of March:

http://www.sinevibes.com/multitude-of-help/

And some sounds, to refresh your memory:

More is coming, too. “Multitude 1.1 is in the works and 2.0 will be released later this year, with many new features and enhancements,” says the developer. “Both free updates.”

  • neverever

    Oh man, still no Windows version… but great benefits for the Ukraine!

  • http://mboverdrive.tumblr.com/ Ifthenwhy

    Just threw down my $40.00. This plug-in is easily worth the reasonable price, even without the context of helping those in the horrific grips of violence.

    Spread the word!

  • Bobby A

    Welp, I was trying to not buy anything for a while but the cause (and plug) is too great to pass up

  • hoewner

    I am going to buy this. And even get a great plug in in return.

  • squirrel squirrel squirrel

    I tried the demo and for some reason the AU 64 was passing dry signal but not effected signal in Logic X. However, it worked fine in Live 9 64-bit. Anyone else seeing this?

    • Artemiy Pavlov

      Strange, I just went to check this for sure, Logic X in 64 bit mode, new instrument track, add Multitude to the track, go through different presets, all is being processed. But you do need to have the transport running for the gates, LFOs etc. to be properly in sync with the audio.

    • squirrel squirrel squirrel

      After opening it in Logic 9 in 64bit mode, it now works fine in Logic X! Weird… it was probably user error, but I could’ve sworn I was using it correctly. But all is well now!

    • Artemiy Pavlov

      Weird indeed, but glad it is working now!

  • Grzegorz Bojanek

    Well, Polish independent artists collected 93 tracks and published a great compilation. The income goes to the victims in Ukraine! Check it out and support if you can! BTW – 10 PLN = about 3 USD! (or more) http://pl2ua.bandcamp.com/album/pl2ua

    • Artemiy Pavlov

      Poland was one of our biggest supporters during these hard times, and they continue to provide incredible help. Dziekuje bardzo!

  • Guest

    its saying $48 on their website?

  • Nicolas Bougaïeff

    These are dope plugins.

  • folffo

    What do you mean with supporting Ukrainian people? Support the medics to cure police officers or the protesters? do you support both so they can cure and fight some more? Support Democracy through Oligarchy? or support Russia? Things are not clear in Ukraine..

    • folffo

      i’m sorry for the OT but in Ukraine there was a democratic election and people voted for Yanukovich.. democracy is this in a good way or bad way..

    • Charles

      The election was four years ago. Since then he’s been impeached and removed from office and there have been massive protests against his policies. That’s also part of democracy.

    • Folffo

      if you want someone else, you have to vote someone else.. I’m sorry but the real force is election, no brutal protest ( that lead to police brutality of course)

    • Metin Yerlikaya

      Did you read the Phone call transcipt of Vicky Nuland with US Ambasssador to Kiev?(that famous f*ck the EU) Read it please and you will see what it is all about in Ukraine. V.Yanukovich is the legal President for the time being. All those Nazi protesters on the streets are CIA Plugins :) If you want to supports Nazis go ahead :)

    • Charles

      The CIA brought 800,000 Nazis to the Ukraine? Who writes your propaganda, the KGB?

    • Artemiy Pavlov

      What you wrote is utter rubbish. Where are you from? I am at least HERE every day witnessing everything personally.

    • Grzegorz Bojanek

      Man! Adolf Hitler was also elected in democratic election. Maybe if the people had rebelled then there would not have been the II World War. THINK! Man!

    • joe

      Hitler ? many Polish and Ukranian nationalists support or supported him in ww2 and now continue the process ! get your facts straight

    • Grzegorz Bojanek

      I know – this is a site about music, technology, but I cannot stand ignorance!

      Let’s stick to Poland, cause I live in this country. (Ukraine is more complex situation now).

      At least reveal the country you are from, than we all would know better your point of view and level of knowledge about the WW2 and the current situation in Poland. You’ve written “Polish[...] nationalists support…” – SUPPORT? What do you mean – NOW? You’ve written “…and now continue the process!” – where, you mean somebody in Poland continues the process of supporting Hitler – you mean NOW??????? OMG! Who and where? You know that it is against the law in Poland? So if you know who and where, please inform the authorities! You’ve written “many Polish” – Many means HOW MANY? Any facts, numbers? I assume that you are probably one of those who still claim that in Auschwitz Birkenau were “Polish concentration camps”. Are you?

    • Grzegorz Bojanek

      Sorry I haven’t read your previous posts – You are from the New York City, USA. That explains a lot! Sorry but I have to be critic about your knowledge and even the knowledge of those who have a strong influence on public opinion, i.e. journalists in your country! If you are so easy with generalisations here it is one more: You are from the country where most of the people when they hear “I’m from Poland” – they say: “aaaah, Holland” – It’s the same country for them! “Ignorance is bliss”.

      And you are from the country and CITY, too, where things like that still happen: New York Times and New York Daily News (one of the biggest, and most influential newspapers – am I right?) used in their articles the words: Polish concentration camps, Polish death camp, Polish Holocaust. And I want to be precise, so here is the link to the excerpts of those articles: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polskie_obozy_koncentracyjne#cite_note-18

      Well, not Polish but Nazi and you know that Nazi means German – yes, Nazis were Germans, supporters of Hitler. Period.

    • Artemiy Pavlov

      In the first years of war, USSR red army first occupied the Western Ukraine. To them, Nazi forces who came to fight with red army obviously seemed on their side first. But this changed later when it was clear Nazis want everyone out, and the nationalist army fought AGAINST the Nazis in the end. But the USSR was still another occupying party for the Ukraine, and it’s true. Do some more reading.

    • Folffo

      You have the right to protest, don’t get me wrong.. But violent protest is needed if you already have a Dictator in charge. If you have the elections, then you violent protester are the real violent.
      You fight for justice using violence so you contraddict yourself.. Not all type of activism is right.. This is a superficial way of seeing things amd if you think yulia tymoshenko is a poor victim of injustice, go check who is she ( one of the most powerful oligarch in Ukraine firming a fake deal with Gazprom using public founds deliberately more than needed )
      Things are not simple in Ukraine.

    • Grzegorz Bojanek

      I know who she is. Don’t get me wrong, I am not from Ukraine, but Poland (which I explain more below in the posts), and I know that the situation in Ukraine is very complex, there are many parties, and organisations which protest, they do not have the same point of view – this situation will probably be the subject of deep academic analyses in the future. Still, Yanukovych was elected – but now we have the proof that he was and still is just a marionette in the hands of Putin. Please show me the democratically elected president who goes to the other country and asks the president of that country (in this case Putin), to have a military intervention in his country? This is an act of treason! Don’t you think?

      As I said, I cannot assess the Ukrainian people cause they know better what is good for them. But all people living in democratic countries should support the peaceful change – not violent. So I think that Poland is a very good example of how democracy can be restored – look at the Solidarity and 1989. It was Poland which show the other countries lead by communists, which showed the world, how to switch to democracy without violence! We have the knowledge how to do it and we can share it with Ukraine. Still, things are now getting very complicated there, especially in Krym

    • Charles

      Telling protestors their identities are being registered, outlawing protests, and disappearing protest leaders are the behaviors of a dictator. And the protest movement is a lot larger than just Tymoshenko.

    • joe

      Shooting policemen, tearing down Russian monuments and stopping Russian as the official language is not the policy of a democratic country.

    • Artemiy Pavlov

      1. USSR monuments were for Lenin who robbed and oppressed millions of Ukrainians in 1920s-30s.
      2. Russian language is spoken by 20% of Ukrainians without any limitations, even today, what you said is bull crap.
      3. Policemen have been beating, kidnapping, torturing people openly for years. Sure they should have not been ousted forcibly? People should just have stood and watched themselves be destroyed slowly one by one?

    • Charles

      How long were they supposed to wait for elections? How long should the Egyptians have waited for elections before removing Mubarak?

      You don’t understand how democracy works. Freedom of speech and assembly (protests) and checks and balances (impeachment) are just as much a part as elections. And an election in itself means nothing – it’s just a means to gauge the will of the people. The leader serves at the will of the people, and if they lose that confidence, they lose the right to lead. Do you really think that if an election were held today that Yanukovich would prevail?

    • joe

      take a good look, it wasnt the majority of people in Ukraine who wanted Yanukovich out…false man…and yes there should have been an immediate vote/change that would settle everything, but certain backers weren’t confident, so jump in while theres chaos…perfectly orchestrated…now lets see how Ukraine will remain in EU’s shadows, following the bullshit promise of economic riches…im not surprised that Yanukovich didnt back the EU trade deal, just so you know, the important element along with trade was “Nato” installations in Ukraine that no one talks much about…ofcourse Russia will be furious and have a right to be ,its like Russia coming in to mexico or Canada, im curious what would happen, i can tell you, it would be war. Ofcourse everyone thinking how well the Olympics went , that Russians being happy and would stay out…perfect time to go in !!! wrong

    • Artemiy Pavlov

      Imagine you vote some someone, and the new president starts raping women and says he’ll do it while he is a president. And you’d be like, okay, he is legit, we voted for him, so we will wait and in 5 years we will elect another one. Sure.

    • joe

      if those actions by protesters would happen in the “free” US, they would be shot much quicker by police…im amazed that they had so much restraint until the end

    • joe

      i live in nyc, and if you shoot or beat a police officer, it will be your end, no matter revolution or not period…

    • Charles

      Bootlickers are the same everywhere.

    • joe

      so are fascists/nazis/barbarians posing to be the new democratic freedom fighters

    • Artemiy Pavlov

      These violent nazi barbarians cleaned up the battlefield after they were done.

    • Artemiy Pavlov

      Try to vote against a killer who is in the process of killing you.

    • Charles

      “100% of the money from this sale will go to support the recovery of
      wounded activists and protesters, and to support the wives and children
      of those who lost their lives.”

      Seems pretty clear to me.

  • sunfish

    interesting to see that the internet is flooded with Russian Trolls spreading propaganda about the course of events in Ukraine. Yes there are some redneck right wing people involved in the removal of the former Ukraine president. These political types exist in all countries as a very small minority. Now in the Ukraine they have come out as part of a much larger group that is seeking to rid themselves of a corrupt system. The people only rebelled against this president when he refused to sign an agreement with the EU which he had been saying he would sign right up to the last minute. Instead he sign an agreement with Russia locking them in to things remaining exactly as they are in their country. This was the last straw for many. As prospect for change of existing fucked system was lost. That is why people rebelled because the see the opportunity for much sought of change is lost. Now these fascist minority grouping also join in this activity it is an opportunity for them . that does not mean that the whole rebellion is fascist. it most certainly is not. To say this is the simplistic opportunistic propaganda of the Putin KGB regime.But he is also the head of a country that does very little for its people Yes remember Putin was head of the KGB. he is not stupid. the same regime that blames ills of his country on gay people. this is a country that highest rate of suicide highest alcoholism on the planet. Yes it is all the fault of Gay’s. that is joke. Watch next Putin will put in an planned event an atrocity of some kind from KGB and say it was made by fascist so he can invade and regain Ukraine. He does not want democracy on his border because it is a threat to his cronyism and dictatorial style. Murder journalist that oppose him put political opponents in jail. etc etc.