Sinevibes has announced Flow II, which they describe as an all-new Mac plugin for creating animated flanger and phaser effects. Here's the story in their own words...
Unlike a traditional flanger or phaser, Flow has a powerful tempo-synchronized sequencer that allows to set different effect frequency, envelope shape and modulation depth per each of its 32 steps. Although it can do classic sweeps and burbles too, it goes much beyond – stepped patterns, complex riffs, elaborate pulsations, random glitches are mere seconds away thanks to Flow's simple editing tools and numerous utility functions. Both its rhythmic and spectral character is also widely tunable with multiple open parameters for the effect and the envelope sequencer.
Flow displays a live sound waveform and aligns its sequencer graphics with it – exactly in the same way it's done by the sound engine, for true "what you see is what you get" operation. Every element in its user interface is color-coded and features subtle animations, making your workflow unusually easy and enjoyable. Plus, all this goodness is rendered right on the graphics adapter meaning fast response and no extra load on the main processor, regardless of how new or old your Mac is.
The full list of changes compared to the previous version of Flow includes:
The video shows a bassline from Dreadbox NYX analog synthesizer being processed.
Pricing and Availability:
Flow II costs $29. It works with any application that supports Audio Unit effect plugins, and supports OS X 10.6 or later running on 32 or 64 bit Intel Macs. All existing owners of Flow can get Flow II as a free upgrade, and both versions can be installed at the same time.
Gaz Williams has one and he brought it round