Introducing The Dirt Magnet
The Dirt Magnet is the second installment of the Arkive_Effects_ series, bringing a new collection of classic sounding effects, extended with exciting expression and modulation possibilities. Just as before, each module has been analyzed and tweaked for creative misuse, and this time they’re all stereo!
The Dirt Magnet contains two VC LFOs, a noise generator with a Band-Pass Filter, a crackle generator with a High-Pass Filter, a ring modulator, a VCF and a real-life cassette-tape Delay.
You can use and abuse any and/or all of the effects to add noise or crackle to your sounds, ring modulate them, filter them, or delay them using the Tape delay. Any chaining combination is possible, as this collection of sound generators and analog effects comes with independent inputs and outputs.
Using the two included LFOs or the modulation source of your choice (or both!) you can also modulate the noise generator’s filter, the crackle generator’s density, the filter and the speed, feedback and panning of the tape delay. The LFOs themselves are digital, allowing a wider frequency range, more waveform shapes, as well as MIDI syncing.
The magic grunge of The Dirt Magnet sticks to the hypnotizing cassette-tape and is ready to transform your sounds into grainy, warbled and modulated soundscapes. Pretty is overrated! In our search for unique sounds and new uses for classic effects, we devised The Dirt Magnet as a playground for raw & expressive sonic explorations.