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EchoMelt 3

Psychic Modulation EchoMelt3  ·  Source: Psychic Modulation


Developer Psychic Modulation loves tripped-out effects. The maker of the Phonec 2 virtual synth and Undertow – a dub multi-fx plug-in we covered a while ago – has a new release. It’s called EchoMelt3 and represents “a total reimagining of the original”.


Psychic Modulation EchoMelt3

The new Psychic Modulation EchoMelt3 takes the company’s bespoke “audio-melting” to another level with sick stuff like BPM melt modulation, host-synced pitch jumps, integrated one-knob Chorus, and spaced-out echoes – among a host of other stuff. It includes an EQ-Saturation one-two attack for added lo-fi crunch and tape noise. There’s also a special Mondo control to spin the whole thing into overdrive. Honestly, I’ve barely started this article and I’m already all over EchoMelt3 – it seems quirky in all the right ways!



Here’s a complete list of what’s going on in EchoMelt3:

  • EQ: basic 3-band equalizer with low-cut switch
  • Saturation: grit and character with a shaping control for extra crunchy and damper control for high frequency roll-off (tape-like)
  • Melt Flow: dual modulator for tape wow and flutter
  • Melt Dropout: amplitude modulator for degradation, stuttering and gating effects
  • Melt Jump: VHS-style pitch fluctuations in sync with host bpm
  • BPM Melt: modulators that sync to tempo and lock to host position
  • Chorus: lush stereo chorus with one-knob operation
  • Echo: dub delay unit interesting features like Beat Factor (juggle between two different delay timings), push feedback into overdrive, filter feedback to give echoes a smooth character, Loop button for endless repetitions, and sending some Melt into the signal (for fun and good fortune!)
  • Noise: add an adjustable amount of tape hiss at the output stage
  • Sub-presets and randomization controls for each of the effects sections
  • Custom GUI scaling
  • Presets to quickly jump in

Basically, EchoMelt3 has several fully-featured effects sections that could stand on their own as individual plug-ins. And the sounds you can coax out of it hover around grit and echo, offering broad takes on each, and the opportunity to combine them in creative ways. Meanwhile, the user interface is typical PsyMod – straight to the point, not much eye candy. But no confusion about anything, either. EchoMelt3 is the kind of plug-in that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s exactly the tool I need for my diabolical noise endeavours!

Price and availability

EchoMelt3 is priced at USD 59 (+VAT in EU) and works in 64-bit VST3 and AU formats under Windows 7 (or later) and macOS 10.11 (or later). A demo version with occasional sound dropouts is available for download. The developer also offers several bundles as purchase options.

More information on Psychic Modulation

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2 responses to “EchoMelt3: Psychic Modulation’s third attempt at audio-melting reigns supreme”

    Peter says:

    Do you really check the videos you are posting? This video is just a random computer voice reading off the text of the press release with a random track on the background.
    Remove it better because it doesn’t give readers a plus value.

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