Orbitron is a proposed antidote to boring modulation effects. The plug-in wants to make modulation great again with the ability to crossfade between four different modulation effects. This presents some interesting possibilities, such as modulating each bar of audio differently, or blending the four effects together to really get your tracks moving.
United Plugins Orbitron
Orbitron features 4 effects sections with 12 modes each. These include all the choruses, flangers, phasers, and the sorts you can think of. With this arsenal, you can blend up to 4 different modes in a giant hybrid. Or apply 4 of the same modes with subtle differences between settings for a richer sound. Pair that with liberal crossfades between the modes, maybe with a touch of DAW automation, and you can really come up with something interesting.
The crossfades happen inside the X/Y circle pad at the centre. They can sync up to your project tempo, get randomized, or adjusted manually. Of course, the pad’s presence doesn’t mean you always have to use it. You can always use just one modulation effect in isolation.
Other controls include a Feedback parameter which feeds the signal from each FX section into the next, in a circular fashion. You can also adjust the size of the delays in the feedback loops. This can add resonance and reverb effects.
Other cool features include 64-bit internal processing at all sample rates, smart bypass and latency compensation, and intelligent sleep mode where the plug-in detects its idle and stops processing to save CPU.
All in all, Orbitron is quite promising. It’s also a really good deal at the moment.
Price and availability
United Plugins Orbitron is currently sold at an introductory price of EUR 29, down from EUR 129. The mammoth 78% discount offer is active until March 9, 2021. The plug-in runs under macOS and Windows in AU, VST, VST3 and AAX formats. A 15-day trial version and an online manual are also available on the United Plugins website.