Ready for some mind-numbing sequenced effects? Lunatic Audio has released Narcotic, a new multi-effect plug-in with some serious sequencing and a very versatile motion engine. If you’re into modulated, sequenced effects that add motion to any audio track, be sure to check this one out.
Lunatic Audio Narcotic
Narcotic is a new multi-effect that injects motion into any lifeless audio track. Sure, it’ll do simple, static effects as well, but its true strength lies in complex, evolving, modulating, sequenced patterns that can turn your audio into something completely different. With its comprehensive selection of effects, it’s also an all-in-one sound designer’s tool.
The term multi-effect is being taken seriously here. The long list of effects includes pretty much any effect you could think of. Choose your poison: reverb, delay, distortion, chorus, tape saturation, compressor, cabinet, equalizer, filters, glitch, rotary speaker, lo-fi, phaser, pitch, clipper, stutter, tremolo, vibrato, stereo widening and more. Phew!
Six of these effects can be loaded into the plug-in’s six slots, which are applied to the audio signal in a series. Each section also includes a modulator with a powerful step sequencer. You can sequence any parameter to create stepped effects that move with your music. Global settings include the input and output levels, swing (for all sequencers), tempo, shape, dry/wet mix and the phase, gate, floor, human and depth parameters. There’s also a large X/Y pad, which provides visual feedback and lets you control effects using your mouse.
All in all, Narcotic looks like a very powerful rhythmic effects tool for sound design and music production. If you love plug-ins like Devious Machines Infiltrator, Output Movement, Portal or Thermal or Cableguys ShaperBox, this one should be right up your alley.
Price and compatibility
Lunatic Audio Narcotic is now available for an introductory price of USD 99 (down from USD 149). This offer is good through September 28, 2021. It runs on macOS 10.8 or higher (M1 supported) and Windows 7 or higher as a standalone application or as an AU, VST and AAX plug-in (32/64 bit).