Year/Date of Issue: 09.2021
Developer site: tritik
Format: VST, VST3, AAX
Bit depth: 64bit
Tabletka: present | R2R
System requirements: Win 7 or later, and a VST or VST3 host or Pro Tool.
Description: Sound effects developer Tritik has great audio creations. The Krush plugin is one of the best beat protectors out there and it’s completely free! The rest of the plugins have the same minimalistic aesthetic and smart thinking. The newest addition is Flaw, which aims to create Lo-Fi from overdrive, filters, modulation, reverb and noise. So it’s not a repeat of Krush, but something different that might be perfect for your projects.
Tritik can change your sound quite a bit, but it never gets really violent. There are other tools for this – for example, the excellent Rift distortion plugin from Minimal Audio. Flaw makes five separate effect types work together to create a hazy lo-fi sound:
Modulation section with waveform and speed control.
Lo-fi reverb with a lot of character.
Noise section with tape, vinyl and crackles.
Drive Control for extra crunch and warmth.
You can adjust the speed and swing settings to induce vibrato and wah and flutter-like effects. Sometimes a fresh take on familiar sounds is all it takes to keep things interesting, and Flaw has it. The LoFi reverb effect with Mix, Size and Width controls doesn’t sound quite like what you’d expect from a reverb, but it’s cool!
The noise section generates those tape, vinyl and crackling artifacts that instantly add nostalgia to any track. Just mix it in a bit to make it sound less predictable. The filter aids this by suppressing noise, and its amplitude can be controlled using an automatic envelope follower. There are treble and bass controls in the filter section – there is no resonance, but you can increase the Drive. The last two controls allow you to balance between the raw and processed signal.
The combination of these individual effects produces a wide range of sounds.