Waves Audio debuts Kaleidoscopes FX plugin

Waves Audio has released a new Kaleidoscopes plugin which creates a selection of classic analogue studio effects, from psychedelic phasing and tape flanging, to seventies tremolo and eighties choral sounds.

The plugin utilises Dual Cascade FX engines which allow users to  run serially into one another for unique effects, or run in parallel for super-wide soundscapes. The plugin also boasts intelligent triggers that respond dynamically to performances in real time.

On each of the two engines, users choose a selection of waveshapes or any sidechain signal from a DAW session to be the modulation input. A performance can also be chosen as the input, allowing live playing to control the sound in real time and drive the pulsing of the effect.

Kaleidoscopes offers control over the Speed, Resonance, Width and Depth of the modulation, with filter settings and mix knobs for extra versatility. There are five different effect characters for different analogue flavors, and users can tempo-sync the modulation effect to their DAW sessions, to ensure consistency when they re-open a track.

With the Intelligent Triggering section, users can set input-sensitive envelopes and adjust intelligent triggers, enabling the two effects to ‘listen’ to a performance and respond dynamically. There’s also a Thru mode, with the dry signal on one channel and the wet signal on the other.

Kaleidoscopes is included in Waves’ Mercury, Pro Show and SD7 Pro Show bundles.