Sugar Bytes Turnado Promises 'Massive' Real-Time Audio Manipulation

New Multi-Effects Processor For Mac, Windows      14/04/11

Sugar Bytes Turnado Promises 'Massive' Real-Time Audio Manipulation

Buying Choices

Sugar Bytes has announced Turnado - a new multi-effect tool designed especially for "massive and real-time audio manipulation".

Here's what Sugar Bytes has to say about Turnado:

Inventing the Turnado effects, the main focus was on beat manipulation, and you will find a lot of loopers, slicers and graintools, as well as distortions, filters and firstclass delays and reverbs. With the extensive modulation possibilities, each effect covers millions of unbelievable sounds that turn into something new anytime you turn the main knob. Turnado is inspiring you again and again with completely new variations of your original sound and groove. 

Turnado gives you direct control of up to 8 different effects at any given time, with a total of 24 effects available. 

The concept behind Turnado is this: 

  • Turn a knob and the effect is on. 
  • Turn the knob further and effect parameters start to move and modulations start to apply. 
  • Turn the knob down and the effect is off. 

According to Sugar Bytes, this one-knob-action approach is perfect for manipulation with MIDI controllers. While each effect provides one knob to control it, underneath that simple cover there are additional effect parameters and modulation engines. 

The "Dictator" mode allows you to animate all main knobs and run that animation with just one fader. This is designed to let you create and control complex effect layerings and arrangements. 

Pricing and Availability

Turnado comes for Mac/PC as standalone application and VST/AU plugin and will be released in early summer 2011.


James Lewin
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