So here we are for a first plugin tip:
In all those years of collecting, using, learning, abusing, throwing away and replacing plugins in my vst rack, I still get surprised almost on a weekly basis by something new, or something so small it had never caught my eye before.
One of these amazing things is de La Mancha's SUMO plugin.
It's just a little fattener plugin, all in japanese. Has a very nice picture of a sumo-wrestler in a bad arcade game on it. Which is very important for plugins... to have nice picture of sumo-wrestler.
Then it has four knobs, three of which actually all 'fatten' or 'crank' the sound up in a different way, one is more compress/downward/bass oriented, another one more treble oriented, etc.
And then last but not least the fourth knob in the upper right corner creates a stutter effect which is automatically synced to your hosts bpm, and has two modes, flutter and stutter, which basically in-/decreases delay time.
In the end it's just all about the fattening features of this plugin. As with all fattening/compressing/doubling etc plugins, its key is subtleness, rather two instances each gaining a bit then one instance going the whole nine yards. Cranking things up too high on one instance tends to fuck your sound up badly. Real bad, not the good kinda bad.
Unless of course that's what you're after...
This plugin is free and seems like a good alternative if you don't want to pay the thirty dollars for Dada Life's 'Sausage Fattener' (even tho it's well worth it btw).
and can be found HERE
so... there you go!
cu later blog