NUGEN Audio has announced availability of SigMod, which they say is a utility toolbox plug-in that more than lives up to its Thousands of ways to enhance your plug-ins and DAW tagline with straightforward signal flow modification via 11 single-process modules that can easily be inserted, swapped, and moved around, allowing for new options to correct, convert, or tweak audio as required. Here's the full details in their own words...
Put simply, SigMod allows for far more flexibility than is already available in DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) setups by allowing access to creative and advanced production techniques with ease — even if they are not supported natively within its user’s DAW/plug-in collection — courtesy of the following flexible selection of single-process modules: Mid/Side (for converting stereo plug-ins to mid/ side operation); Protect (for safeguarding digital equipment via virtual protection ‘circuitry’); Mono (for switching the signal path to mono to check for phase cancellation and image issues); Switch (for switching over the left and right — or mid/side — signals); Delay (for delaying the — milliseconds or samples — signal path); Phase (for inverting either side); Trim (for applying dB offset); DC Offset (for detecting and offsetting accordingly); Tap (for parallel processing); Crossover (for splitting frequencies to apply band-limited effects); and Mute/Solo (for muting or soloing a specific channel).
Combining those modules in any order allows SigMod users to design the precise routing required, resulting in instant inclusion of ‘missing’ features for easy exploration of new creative choices with auto-resizing keeping signal flow and functionality clear at all times. The upshot of all this is that SigMod serves up many useful, creative processes that are otherwise difficult to engage.
Examples include adding mid/side functionality to classic compressor and EQ emulations, or getting creative with mid/side delays, distortion, and many other effects by inserting the Mid/Side encoder/decoder either side of any left/right plug-in instance.
Another useful instance involves inserting Protect across the output bus which will result in this safety module automatically cutting in to prevent bursts of noise or feedback howls due to system errors (with manual or auto-reset options providing protection levels as deemed necessary). Needless to say, this is invaluable when working with headphones while mixing.
Though the wonderful world of parallel processing — namely, a second audio signal running alongside or ‘in parallel’ with the original sound to enhance and enlarge it in some way (rather than simply chaining a series of effects to interrupt the dry sound of an audio or software instrument track via its inserts) — can prove daunting to some, it doesn’t have to be that way with SigMod... simply drop in the Tap module and all is good to go!
Get going elsewhere equally easily using the Crossover module to split the high frequencies from the lows, allowing application of different effects to different frequency ranges — really useful for avoiding muddying up the low frequencies or getting creative with automation or sweep effects.
Endless fun can clearly be had with the time-saving SigMod. Thanks to its interesting creative patching possibilities, putting into practice advanced production techniques can be easily achieved. Also achievable are significant CPU (Central Processing Unit) load savings since SigMod only uses a significantly smaller part of a complex plug-in when solving a simple task, meanwhile making up for DAW architecture shortfalls.
So why not come and see SigMod showcased by NUGEN Audio on Stand 311 at AES Milan 2018 — the 144th International Pro Audio Convention — on May 24-28, NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre, Italy? It’s sure to wow all who witness it in action there... Thousands of ways to enhance your plug-ins and DAW for sure!
Pricing and Availability:
SigMod is available to purchase as a 32- and 64-bit-supporting AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-compatible utility toolbox plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.7 and above) and Windows (Vista and above) directly from NUGEN Audio at an introductory price of $29.00 USD until June 25, 2018 (rising to its regular price of $49.00 USD thereafter).