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US Audio Brewers ab vortEx promises unique atmospheric sounds      06/02/23

Audio Brewers describes ab vortEx as an ambitious plugin aimed to completely takeover your sound with new colours - from conservative reverb/delay-like behaviours, all the way to completely out-of-this-world sound effects - everything with controlled flow thanks to its viscosity control. Here's the details in their own words...

ab vortEx comes with an XY-Pad that can generate completely new and unique results with one click but also puts all the cards over the table by having all the parameters available for you to manipulate or lock.

Six independent fine-tune controls help you colourise your reflections, allowing you to create unique atmospheric sounds by either using the XY Pad or manually adjusting each.

Four Modulators with speeds from a few milliseconds all the way to 20 seconds, as well as min-max boundaries, offer you the possibility to keep most of your controls always in motion.

ab vortEx is compatible with Mono, Stereo, and Ambisonics sources (1OA, 2OA, 3OA) and will output Stereo and Ambisonics signals that can later be decoded to ANY speaker array possible. From Binaural, to Surround and even 7.1.2 that can be subsequently routed to your Dolby Atmos bed.

This means that even if you have a Monophonic recording, you can create a fully three-dimensional space that can embrace you in your Dolby Atmos mix, everything in a matter of seconds! Pretty cool.

ab vortEx's internals work natively in Ambisonics, meaning you can apply spatial transformations to the sounds you create for accurate psycho-acoustic results... Have your spaces rotate towards any direction whilst you keep your source steady in the middle.

ab vortEx comes with a practical Preset system where you create your presets ONCE, and they are Cross-DAW and Cross-OS compatible! Meaning you can move your presets from Mac to Windows (or vice versa) and even share them with other users!

ab vortEx also comes with a 'smart troubleshooting' algorithm, which will check your signal chain and let you know if something is wrong with it.

ab VortEx X is a 'light' version of ab vortEx available for iOS as an Application and AUv3 (for iOS DAWs such as Garageband).

With 'ab vortEx' you can:

  •  Work completely in Stereo whilst taking advantage of the psycho-acoustic characteristics sound takes when it's being manipulated three-dimensionally.
  •   Blow-up a Mono/Stereo sound source to Ambisonics, and subsequently to any Surround, Atmos or Immersive format out there.
  •   Work natively with any 1st, 2nd or 3rd Order Ambisonics signal.
  •   Design sound and Mixdown any 1st, 2nd or 3rd Order Ambisonics signals down to Stereo.



  • XY Pad with millions of unique combinations, from conservative to completely experimental results.
  • Viscosity control gives space/time transitions elasticity.
  • Near-to-infinite combinations for unique sonic colours.
  • Pre-delay with feedback control can work as a Delay line.
  • Perfect for sound designers and musicians.
  • Designed with a plug-and-play mentality: It simply WORKS!
  • Natively compatible with Mono, Stereo, and Ambisonics (1OA, 2OA and 3OA) Signals.
  • Spatial control for horizontal and vertical transformations.
  • Output compatible with Stereo, Surround, Binaural, Atmos beds, or any speaker-array configuration through Ambisonics decoding.
  • Compatible with all major DAWs*
  • Comes in AAX | AU | VST3 | AUv3 (X version)
  • Compatible with MacOS (M1 and Intel) | Windows 10+ | ab vortEx X available for iOS

Pricing and Availability:
€69.00 until 15 March (Regular price:€89.00)

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