Here’s one for the EDM crowd: Boom Library’s new liftFX plug-in creates custom build-ups, risers, drops, swells, and other sound effects tailored to electronic music. The effects are playable and sync automatically to the DAW tempo. Could this be your all-in-one solution for all those fasten-your-seatbelts-type effects?
Whether you produce EDM, house, techno, or any other electronic genre, you need sound effects, lots of them! But designing your own risers and build-ups can be a tedious process, and if you use samples, they never seem to fit your track’s key and tempo. Boom Library claims that liftFX is the solution to all of these problems. It’s an effects plug-in specifically designed to help you create captivating effects and transitions for electronic music.
Custom synthesized effects
According to Boom Library, liftFX is built on the engine of the company’s Turbine plug-in. Rather than using samples, it relies on real-time synthesis to create a wide range of custom effects. This lets you tune effects to the desired pitch, and ensures that they’re always in sync with the tempo of your track. You can also play effects on the keyboard.
In the center of the GUI, liftFX has a large circular display that shows you the progress of an FX sound. Effects can also be reversed easily. Below that, there are four macro controls, whose functionality depends on the selected preset. They can be adjusted and automated in your DAW. LiftFX comes with 275 presets, which you can adjust to your liking. There’s also a time lock button for trying out different presets with the same timing.
Price and compatibility
The regular price for Boom Library liftFX is USD 89. While this may seem like a lot, this does look like a cool plug-in that can make your life a lot easier. And it’s currently on sale at 20% off, for USD 71.20. There’s also a 7-days free trial version.
LiftFX is available for Windows (VST, AAX) and macOS (AU, VST, AAX). It uses the iLok copy protection system, which means that you need an iLok account to run it.