Music Unfolding has released the Collective 8 AudioUnit bundle which consists of three Audio Units: F8-V2, Mod8 and Res8. All three share a similar amplitude modulation sequence configuration. The audio stream is copied into 8 identical streams and an amplitude modulation pattern can be applied to each stream. The amplitude modulation patterns can be drawn to any shape, with an-easy-to use editing environment that automatically appears when hovering over the patterns with a mouse. Each stream also has filters or effects applied to it individually. The streams are then mixed back together. Amplitude modulation patterns can be copied and pasted within each AU or between them.
F8-V2 has LFO's, which are applied to highpass, bandpass or lowpass filters. Res 8 has a choice of a driven, nonlinear, multi-stage filter or formant filters that can be independently applied to each audio stream. Mod8 has a range of modulation effects like vibrato and ring modulation. It also has echo, reverb, sub-octave, and pitch shifting. The result is up to 8 different effects running all at the same time, each with its own settings and amplitude sequences. This layering gives unlimited options to create incredibly interesting effects, from intricate and wild effects, to rich, textured reverb, echo, chorus-type effects.
The Collective 8 AudioUnits bundle comes with hundreds of presets and is available for OS X as a Universal Binary at a retail price of $45.