Sinevibes has announced Flow, its new Audio Unit effect plugin for Mac. Flow is a flanger that goes far beyond traditional – instead of simple up-and-down sweeps, it employs a sophisticated envelope sequencer to modulate the sound in a rhythmical fashion. Flow has two different flanger characters with positive or negative feedback, advanced synchronisation and timing features, plus a host of automation and randomisation options. All this combined allows you to create a myriad of unique effects: from intricate "jet plane" patterns and dancing comb filtering to complex swooshes or stuttered glitches. Plus, each instance of Flow stores eight snapshots of itself that can be switched in realtime or via automation.
As always with Sinevibes products, Flow has a clean, colour-coded user interface with a near-zero learning curve. It is built entirely using Apple's Core Animation framework – so not only it offers organic, lively animations, it also uses your Mac's graphics processor letting the central one concentrate solely on audio processing. Sinevibes says that this makes Flow both productive and utterly joyful.
Flow works with Logic, GarageBand, Live, ReNoise, Reaper, Studio One, Digital Performer and other software that supports Audio Unit effect plugins. It comes in 32/64 bit format for Intel Macs running OS X 10.6 or later, and supports Retina screen resolution.
Pricing and Availability:
Flow is available for $29 or with a 50% discount as part of the Sinevibes complete plugin collection bundle.