- mDelay parameters are smoothed.
- Limiter has activity/clipping LEDs added.
- Small graphical changes, bg color adjusted,
- Several small bugs fixed.
The Xhip Effects
plug-ins were originally created for use with the
Xhip synthesizer plug-in. Xhip was
to have embedded effects, but it was decided that
external plug-ins would be more versatile and easier
to manage when used for other tasks.
The clipper is even more generic than the other
effects. It just hard-clips the input signal at the
defined threshold and then applies a gain
The compressor is designed to loosely model a
circuit Aciddose designed himself. It's a very
simple guitar-pedal insert compressor, or what you
might find in a channel-strip. It isn't a limiter,
so it isn't designed to have instant response,
look-ahead, low distortion or any of that stuff -
but that is exactly what makes it useful.
The gate is a typical effect, although unlike a lot
of implementations which lack one or two things it
has pretty much every feature you need. It can be
used to selectively output different sections of
audio based upon dynamic content. The most obvious
use is to remove noise when no other signal is
present. It shows its full potential when applied to
Counterpart to the compressor; this one is designed
for maximal sustain and minimal distortion. It aims
to be as transparent as possible in terms of timbre.
mdelay stands for "modulated delay". This effect is
a dual-delay configured as stereo with a cross-delay
switch. It has a shapeable LFO and can be used to
create anything from flangers and chorus to ordinary
delays and strange detuned echoes all the way up to
weird pitch modulation effects.
Another standard effect with a catch. This phaser
doubles as a chorus effect because it allows you to
use up to 128 stages. For chorus, set the "min" and
"max" parameters at around 75%. It can even be used
as a frequency-dependent delay with times around
50ms for 50hz with the "min" parameter set at 5% and
"max" at 0%.
A combination of a time axis and amplitude axis
quantization, with dither applied to both axes. The
time axis dither is called "jitter", although this
isn't completely accurate. It's actually similar to
if you modulated the clock signal for an analog
sample & hold by noise.
The fourth generation of the Aciddose reverb. In
this version both modes are implemented - so you can
get sounds similar to the first and second
generation using mode one, and the third generation
using mode two. There are a lot of controls. It is
not very tweakable if you don't know what you're
doing - but if you stick to the obvious controls
(mix, size, feedback, lowpass, highpass) you should
be safe with the defaults. Don't be afraid to
Just a standard ringmod, this is pretty much like
the tremolo, but it has 2x oversample and ring
modulates if you use a depth greater than 50%. Less
than 50% is amplitude modulation.
This is a standard tremolo with the addition of two
features. One is that it has phase adjustment for
the LFO, allowing it to work as an auto-panner.
Second is that the waveform is shapeable between
pulse-like, linear and saturated which produce
different characters mimicking various old tremolo
Adding a donation will have a major
effect on how much effort I invest in free xhip and
the free effects.