Sinevibes has released Malfunction, described as a new circuit-bent filter AudioUnit plug-in. This effect is based on a special low-pass filter that has been 'circuit-bent' - that is, the algorithm has messed up internal connections and doesn't operate normally. Sinevibes says that it produces a characterful, screaming distortion that is full of attitude and puts out various unpredictable but controllable buzzes and noises.
A spokesperson told us, "Malfunction features a flexible tempo-synchronised LFO with four waveforms, innovative per-cycle random mode and variable smoothness. It can be used to modulate the input low-pass filter, the circuit-bent filter or the output multi-mode filter – letting you easily do complex sound destruction and morphing.
With its clean colour-coded interface, Malfunction is very intuitive to work with. The logical control layout and responsive graphics make sure you always see what's doing what without having to ever consult the user manual."
Malfunction comes in 32/64 bit format for Intel Macs running OS X 10.6 or later, and supports Retina screen resolution.