The plugin dealt with in this article is as uniquely twisted as the description boasting its capabilities on the developer’s website. We call out for “Darvaza” from Igorski, a FREE tempo-synchronized gate/tremolo plugin, and according to the developer, it is spawn from the dark side of evil! If you dare touch it and think you’ll live, go ahead and download it, but expect weird things spat out into your DAW, so use at your own risk and discretion!
Identifiable as a “multichannel gate with a twist“, the developer claims it can work as a regular tremolo effect, but designed it so that whenever the gate shuts, a “perversion” of your source signal is spat back in the face of your DAW. While we aren’t completely sure what that entails, the sounds it spits out actually sound as wicked as described, giving a corrupted feel to the output, but in a very good way. Excluding the deep-technical details, by the time the sound returns, so says the dev, a “plethora of things have gone wrong with it“. Furthermore, it is said that your return sound is “as if it was part of a bad dream“. Again grasping at straws at to what in heaven’s name growls underneath the bonnet of this plugin, we fear only the hands-on approach of a decent test-run can provide some real answers to this one.
But when controls for sample rate decrease is named the “Regret” knob, and a reverb-based effect on the gated signal is named the “Dwell” knob, you instantly get an idea of the underlying purpose to this wicked little plugin even before plunging behind its steering wheel. Offering varieties of sound-corruption and degradation by means of skewed modulations, morphing waveforms and meticulous manipulations, the idea of your input-sound being “perverted” becomes tangible, …although we still fail to grasp its full significance even after testing its wicked functions that indeed spew some cool results.
For further detailed technicalities of its functions though, please check the link provided where the developer does not let us down in offering in-depth explanations of what it does and why. And for the love of God, try it out because a single sound speaks a thousand words in the ears of the average music producer and plugin pleasurist. Igorski designed it to be used and worshipped! Be careful though, when saying “Darvaza” three times, evil things are said to happen to your DAW and keyboard!
Darvaza from Igorski is a fully FREE tempo-synced gate/tremolo plugin of evil!