Spectral Plugins has released Spacer, a new modular multi-effect plugin that explores the boundaries of time and space. With six effect modules that you can freely combine and rearrange, Spacer delivers otherworldly reverbs, delays, granular effects, modulation, and everything in between.
Spectral Plugins Spacer
If you like to experiment with unusual, three-dimensional spaces and granular textures, you’ve come to the right place. Spectral Plugins calls Spacer “a modular creative effects station where time and space are united as one”.
The plugin consists of six distinct modules, which you can rearrange by dragging and dropping. The fact that three of these modules deal with reverb is proof that space is really what it’s all about. In addition to an algorithmic reverb, Spacer includes a convolution engine that comes with 110 impulse responses made from real and synthesized sources. You can also load your own IRs. There’s also a granular reverb that includes pitch-shifting technology by Zynaptiq.
In addition to the three distinct reverbs, Spacer includes two different delays. Besides a simple, traditional delay, there’s a grain delay that lets you experiment with different grain sizes and spray values. That makes five very different time-based effects in total – it’s easy to see that Spacer offers many ways to get creative with space. Each module also has its own two-band equalizer and presets.
Lastly, Spacer includes a Utilities module with things like Presence, Air, Saturation, and a Chorus effect named Dimension Expander. There’s also a Haas stereo effect, and you can adjust the Age parameter for a vintage sound.
Judging by the tutorial video linked below, Spacer is a source of a wide variety of unusual soundscapes and complex reverbs from outer space. If you’re bored by your run-of-the-mill halls, rooms, and plates, this looks like a plugin worth trying.
Price and compatibility
Spectral Plugins Spacer is now available for an introductory price of USD 69 – that’s 45% off the regular price.
The plugin runs on Windows 7 or higher (64 bit) and macOS 10.12 or higher in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX formats. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have native support for Apple Silicon processors yet, but the developer says that it works through Rosetta. A 7-day trial is available.