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FoldR by Living Memory Software

Living Memory Software, makers of LayR, have released FoldR! This is the wave-folding distortion found in LayR, writ-large, available as a standalone AUv3 extension.

FoldR iTunes Description:

FoldR is a simple Wave Folding Audio Unit Extension.

Wave Folding is an interesting distortion effect that adds harmonics to the original signal by folding the waveform back on itself when it exceeds a clipping threshold.

FoldR is great for adding spice to monophonic synth leads and rhythmic, tempo based modulations can turn drum loops into totally new entities, while long, slow, free running modulations are perfect for dirty ambient drones.

FoldR lets you set the folding thresholds and modulate the folding amount and symmetry with tempo based or free running modulators. FoldR also includes a wave shaper to add even more interest.

There is also a short built-in manual and a selection of colour themes.

Doug Woods from thesoundtestroom has already put out a demo for the new app!

Reader Comments 2

Havent tested or lisstened into this one...


If its a fraction as good as Layr is, we are all in for a treat.
Defo a dev to support.
November 10, 2017  | person_outline Spaced Invader
Another nice demo from Doug. These wavefolders were/are used frequently in modulars and West Coast synthesis when the basic sound sources are sine waves. Wavefolders and waveshaping were employed to get interesting tones from boring sines, as well as FM'ing one sine wave with another, with the use of envelopes and VCAs ('gates', which is the West Coast Buchla and Serge term for a VCA). I like how Living Memory added the modulation in FoldR, which makes it more versatile as an rhythmic effects processor, rather than just a basic wave shaper.
November 11, 2017  | person Sequencer1

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