Devious Machines has released Infiltrator 2. The plug-in for sequenced, modulated multi-effects now comes with twice as many effects and even more modulation. This means that the “secret weapon” has just become a lot more potent.
Devious Machines Infiltrator 2
When the predecessor came out last year, I already called it a “sound designer’s dream”. With ten effect modules, 28 effects, and a curve editor and sequencer for endless modulation possibilities, Infiltrator delivered some of the most exciting rhythmic effects we’d heard in a while. And now, the developer has gone back to the drawing board and made the plug-in even better. “Twice the effects, twice the presets, and twice the modulation power“ – that sounds like a serious upgrade from the first version.
The idea remains the same: Infiltrator 2 offers ten effect modules, which you can fill with your choice of effects. But that choice has just become much wider, as the new version offers no less than 54 effects. Filters still play an important role with models of several classic analog filters, as well as digital varieties and a format filter. A wide range of spectral effects provides ample opportunities to mangle the frequency content of your signals. And household staples like phaser, distortion, bit crushing, delay, and reverb are of course also included. You can also define four macro controls for manipulating several parameters at once.
Heaps of modulation
That’d already be a beast of a multi-effect plug-in, but Infiltrator’s true power lies in its extensive modulation engine. Once you’ve set up your effect modules, you can modulate them to your heart’s content. Each effect now has two tempo-synced multi-segment envelopes, which you can edit graphically. With eight shape presets, a randomizer, swing, and pitch snapping, you can draw in pretty much any rhythmic effect you could think of. Curves run in sync to your DAW, but they can also be triggered by the audio input level or even using MIDI notes.
But that’s not all. Like the predecessor, Infiltrator 2 also features a 32-step sequencer that lets you activate each of the 10 effect modules per step. Add delay or distortion to specific drum hits, mess up your audio using rhythmic comb or formant filtering, or activate the looper effect per step for some seriously wacky effects.
If you don’t know where to start with so many options, you’ll be glad to hear that Devious Machines has also doubled the number of presets. Infiltrator 2 includes no less than 1500 presets, many of which were designed by renowned artists and producers. That should keep you busy for a while!
Price and compatibility
If you already own, here’s some great news: Updating to the new version is free! All others can purchase Infiltrator 2 for GBP 74.99 during the introductory period. The regular price will be GBP 99.99. The plug-in is also available at Plugin Boutique*.
Infiltrator 2 runs on macOS 10.12 or higher and Windows 7 or higher in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX formats.
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- Infiltrator 2 includes 54 effects: Devious Machines
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- pb: Plugin Boutique