Looking for some creative modulation and offbeat sound design tools? Developer K-Devices has something in store. It’s a pair of plug-ins called WOV and TTAP. They share their design DNA, but do completely different things. Here’s more about each!
WOV is an amplitude modulator that’s said to serve multiple purposes. Its abilities include guitar tremolo-like modulations, quasi-grains processing, gated patterns, rhytmic modulation for time-warping sounds like drones/pads, and all kinds of mod stuff in-between.
TTAP is about creative delay. The processed signal goes through a pair of buffers for further processing and delaying, both buffers independent of each other.
Both plug-ins have the same user interface concept for a flat, one-color, mostly textless GUI. Text labels can be activated by a dedicated switch, if needed. While the pluggies are perfectly nice to look at, I don’t find the result particularly intuitive. Rather, it feels as if I’m staring at a computer screen from a sci-fi movie.
Of course, this does not limit the plug-in’s usability. To me, it encourages experimentation and figuring out how each control reflects on the resulting sound. This is how you will push these undoubtedly interesting tools to their fullest potential while getting out of your comfort zone for a bit.
I think K-Devices is really on to something with its developments and I’m interested in their future releases, for there’s plenty of sound design/creative mangling potential already on display.
Price and availability information
Releasing on Feb 26 (this coming Tuesday), the two plug-ins are available for pre-order at a hefty discount: EUR 59, down from EUR 118. Following the pre-order pricing, there will be an introductory price as well, but it’s not going to be as cheap. Demo versions aren’t available yet, but I assume they will go live together with the plug-ins’ official release. They will be available in VST, VST3, AAX, and AU formats for 64-bit macOS and Windows systems.