We recently became aware of Superchord from independent developers LMDSP. This plug in does something very specific, but it does it very well, and with enough parameters to make it a very useful effect for a variety of purposes. Intrigued? then read on…
Chord of the Rings
Superchord essentially emulates a number of ‘strings’ ringing in sympathy with whatever audio you put through it. In much the same way that you might hear your guitar strings vibrating in a room when you make a loud noise. You can control the pitch of the individual strings as either fixed notes or notes send via MIDI and you can tweak the sound of the strings in a variety of ways. There’s also a few extra effects that can be applied to the output, such as filters and saturation.
The result is something like a vocoder but not really like a vocoder. It’s hard to explain so let us show you instead. Here’s a video of us mucking about with it.