The SoundToys Crystalizer audio software plugin for Pro Tools TDM, RTAS, VST, and AU is inspired by the Eventide H3000 Crystal Echoes preset, and combines granular reverse echo slicing and retro pitch processing to create a huge range of radical sonic manipulations and classics with a twist. Use it to create synth-like textures from simple acoustic guitar rhythms, lush detuned echoes, or completely psychedelic pitch-shifted reverse echo effects. Great for drums, guitar, bass, sound design, electronic music, and just about anything else - Crystallizer is a truly unique and creative effects processor.
If you listened to the radio in the late 80s, you've heard the original Crystal Echoes effect. It's sound was absolutely unmistakable, and was often used on an intro or at the end of a song to create a synth-like pad from simple guitar chords. With our new Crystallizer algorithm, we couldn't help but add a few improvements, like MIDI sync. Yep, midi sync'd reverse delays. Now that's cool. How about a built-in Gate/Duck control, and high-cut and low-cut filters to help tame this sometimes unruly effect. Of course, automation is also supported. It's a classic sound with modern control.
Old school pitch-shifting just like, uh, the old school. Modern pitch-shifters use sophisticated mathematical algorithms to transform music and vocals as naturally as possible (like SoundToys PurePitch and SPEED products). The original old school devices (like Eventide's classic H910 Harmonizer) used a resample and cross-fade technique that introduced audible 'glitches' in the pitch-shifted audio. Glitch is good. Well, in this case it is. That's a big part of the sound. A sound we've all heard countless times, on tons of hit songs. So dig into the past and enjoy the true retro sound.
What's on the Menu?
The best place to start with this creature is in the preset menu. SoundToys has served up a wide range of flavors from subtle to over-the-top. They stuck them in categories to make your selection easier, but you don't have to listen to them. Experiment. Listen. If one preset is way off, the next may be the one that hits the spot. It really is that diverse. Don't let the outrageous stuff fool you into missing the subtly different. There's gold in them hills.
- Pro Tools TDM, RTAS, Audio Units, and VST
- Also included in the SoundToys TDM Effects bundle
- Also included in the SoundToys Native Effects bundle
- Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Windows XP/Vista/7 (Pro Tools users see Avid system requirements) and have an open USB port for an iLok hardware key
- Compatible with Pro Tools LE, M-Powered, HD Accel, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar and Live