New VSTi for Windows is a completely reworked version of Swamp/Swamp XT 11/05/11
HG Fortune tells us that Ultra Swamp is a completely reworked version of Swamp/Swamp XT so there are a quite a few differences to the prior versions and
a hugely increased sonic potential. Here's what H.G. Fortune has to say...
It's really for the good, the bad and the weird sounds thus ranging from sweet over dark to really
strange stuff; transforming the wave samples beyond recognition. This is a swamp where you throw something in but get something more useful
out again and it's not just for pads and atmos but also for quite snappy percussive & sequencer sounds.
There is only one TimbreModulator but with selectable input source: Osc 1, Osc2 or even both! Instead of the 2nd Timbremodulator
there is a 'real' Ringmodulator, yes, the real deal as far as software can do it! The mod Oscillator for RingMod ranges from approx. 7Hz to 100Hz,
so the typical 50Hz AC is possible. As RingMod generates the sum and difference of the input signals it can give quite a low punch.
This one is with selectable input source: Osc 1, Osc2, plus the output of TimbreMod too! As both of these soundshapers have great
capabilities to transform the signal of the oscillators they have both independant outputs and are treated as secondary soundsources.
Thus the new Swamp has quite increased sonic capabilities at this stage already. Anyway the SF2 oscilators come with 256 carefully
selected waves though some maybe suited better for RingMod while others are better suited for TimbreMod.
Of course there is the wellknown resonant 24dB LowPass, a 12db HiPass and a Bandpass Filter with a 4 channel adaptive mod mixer so 4 source
can be mixed to modulate Cutoff. This is great to create new mixes of LFO modulations.
The output sections has increased a lot. Besides the delay there is a stereo Flanger and Stereo Reverb with PreDelay and LowCutoff
to remove lower frequencies for an optimized Reverb response (use this if the rev 'shatters' in low range.
As Modsources there are 3 LFO, 1 S&H, 1 Double LFO with Phase shifting for one with is best useful for the flanger. Also there is a new Gator
which effect can be mixed on the output level so you can adjust the amount of gating on the output, with enhanced routings including modulating
pan of the delayed signal. Main features (based on Pro version):
2 x PCM wave oscillators with 256 waves in 2 banks as primary soundsources
1 x Ringmodulator per voice as 1st secondary soundsource
1 x Timbremodulator per voice as 2nd secondary soundsource
1 x Filter - 3 types (LoPass, HiPass, BandPass) ADSR EG with Vel control on Attack & Decay, and 3 Response Modes
1 x 4 channel adaptive mixer for cutoff modulation
1 x VCA EG (ADSR) Vel control on Attack & Decay, and 3 Response Modes
1 x Pan
3 x LFO
1 x S&H
1 x DLFO (Double LFO with two outputs and phaseshifting)
1 x special Pitch LFO with Speed Up/Down options
1 x ADSR EG as modsource for RM / TM
1 x Gator not only on Level but optional for Filter and delay Pan too
1 x Delay with several options for panning delayed signal
1 x Stereo Flanger
1 x Stereo Reverb
1 x Bass Enhance
1 x XY-Joypad with 6 controls for 12 destinations and optional display for LFO & Aftertouch motion
3 x Lazy Buttons
12 voices, 512 patches
Pricing and Availability:
Ultra Swamp Pro is available at an introductory price with 36% off for 24,50Euro / $34 USD only until June, 6th 2001.
Regular price after that will be for 39 Euro. More information: