Developer Kilohearts delivered a major free update to its entire offering of plug-ins. The Kilohearts v2 update is focused mainly on modulation, along with plenty of fixes and workflow improvements. Here’s the word straight from the chefs…
Kilohearts v2 free update
Kilohearts has a deep and interesting ecosystem going with its individual plug-ins and proprietary ‘inserts’ called snap-ins. I have only surface-level familiarity with the products, but my experience tells me Kilohearts are to watch for. They marked their own space inside an extremely saturated niche. That space can only grow.
Version 2 of the Kilohearts framework, which is shared by all their audio software, is focused on new modulators and implementing the Phase Plant modulation system to Multipass and Snap Heap. If you know these plug-ins, you’d agree this move tremendously increasеs the potential for dynamic modular effects. If you don’t, no biggie, there’s demos and stuff.
The update also pushes a number of functionality and GUI improvements alongside further optimization of Phase Plant, Multipass, and Snap Heap. Among the changes are MPE support, improved visualisation of modulation connections, external automation for all parameters, modulator/effects groups, and more. There’s also ‘lots’ of new factory content to audition and mangle.
The new modulators in v2 include Curve (custom mod shapes and several loop modes), LFO Table (cycle through 256 LFO shapes), Remap (map incoming values to custom remap shapes), Sample & Hold, Audio Follower, and Pitch Track. Modulator Triggers can fire off modulators at specific thresholds and LFO rates can go all the way to 0 Hz.
There’s lots more to explore in this free update. To install it, just run the Kilohearts Installer. If you are new to Kilohearts, now is a great time to jump in. You can listen to the demos, try the free trials, and buy the products from our affiliate partner Thomann.