The Sound Guy Releases Backwards Machine
The Sound Guy has released Backwards Machine, a cross-platform plug-in that reverses continuous audio in real-time. Why does anyone need this?? We don’t know, but it can achieve all these effects:
Reverse Playback: Reverses and overlaps snippets of the incoming audio, to produce an ongoing backwards effect.
Forward Backwards: Smoothly cross-fades between forward and backward versions of the incoming audio.
Reverse Repeat: Plays snippets of the input audio backwards, twice; the second time, a slight vibrato is added.
…and has these controls:
REVERSER: This button controls whether you hear the reversed audio (according to whichever preset is selected) or the original (forwards) audio. The REVERSER button has been deglitched to avoid clicks when switching between forward and reverse playback.
TIME: This slider controls the delay time; i.e., the length of each audio window (“snippet”). The default is 2 seconds, which tends to sound better than very short or very long time settings. The TIME control has been deglitched to avoid clicks when adjusting the slider.
FEEDBACK DEPTH: This slider controls the amount of feedback. Often feedback is not needed for these effects, so the default is 0%.
WET MIX: This slider controls the loudness of the Backwards (wet / effect) sound.
DRY MIX: This slider allows you to mix in some of the (dry / non-effect) input signal. Often you will want to set this slider to 0% (the default), but this slider can be used if you want to hear some of the forwards sound along with the backwards sound.
Sound interesting to you?? Alrighty then, Backwards Machine costs $35 and supports the VST format for Windows, and VST and Audio Unit formats for Mac OS X (Universal Binary). Demos action is available for download. More information on The Sound Guy Backwards Machine.