Digital Brain Instruments has released a new sound design standalone application called Transformer. Incorporating convolution processing, it’s able to load samples, microphone and virtual instrument inputs and morph them into sounds unexpected and unknown.
The convolution processing, DBI explains, lets you add new sound layers to existing audio and then perform them in different ways.
There are up to four sample players, 2 VST players, as well as spectral crossover, an XY pad mixer, a master FX rack (with four plug-ins of your choice, a 5-band parametric EQ, a pitch shifter, LFO, and phaser) a MIDI Matrix to control Transformer with a MIDI controller or device, ReWire support and quite a bit more. Thanks to the spectral crossover feature, you can select any frequency range and use it as a modulation or carrier signal.
As a way of adding more value, the application ships with 1.2GB of sample content that includes a palette of sounds like foley, explosions, footsteps, creatures, impacts, cinematics, vehicles and so on.
Overall, Transformer seems a capable desktop alternative to a well-known iPad FX processing app called Fieldscaper. It provides a huge canvas for experimentation with your favourite samples and plug-ins. We also like the interface, it looks badass!
Price & availability
Digital Brain Instruments Transformer (Standalone) is available now for an introductory price of USD 80,50 rather than the USD 115 regular price. To get this offer, use the code INTROT at checkout. The application is available for Windows and Mac machines.