Oli Larkin - Endless Series Version 2



The Endless Series is a set of plugins based on the auditory illusion known as "Circular Pitch" or "The Shepard tone". The plugins have been completely redesigned and are now available on Mac as well as PC in VST, RTAS and AU formats. The Endless Series includes Endless Tone, Endless Phaser, Endless Flanger and now Endless Shifter which is a circular pitch-pitch shifter.

The Endless Series are four effect plugins based on an auditory illusion known as “Circular Pitch” or more commonly the “Shepard Tone/Scale” after Roger N. Shepard who discovered it in the 1960s. Shepard showed that using basic additive synthesis it’s possible to create the illusion of a continuously rising or descending chromatic scale. The term circular pitch was used because, although the scale sounds as if it is moving in one direction, in fact, after twelve steps it returns to where it started.

Endless Tone can be used to synthesize classic Shepard/Risset tones. It can also be used as a ring modulator either using an internal sine wave or the audio input for the carrier signal. Endless Flanger is a circular pitch (barber-pole) flanger - instead of flanging up and down the frequency spectrum, it appears to continuously flange in one direction. Endless Phaser works in the same way but rather than using delay lines, it uses filters to produce its effect. Endless Shifter provides a further variation by using pitch shifting to impose the illusion of circular pitch on the source material.

Features:

* Specify glissando or chromatic (stepped) mode
* Change the rate and direction of the tone/effect
* Adjust the base-pitch of the tone/effect
* Mix between two different amplitude envelopes
* Spread the partials across the stereo image
* Presets and manual included

Formats:
Windows VST, RTAS. Mac VST, AU, RTAS

* Windows VST and RTAS
* Mac VST, AU and RTAS UB

System Requirements:

PC:

* Windows XP or Vista
* 1Ghz P3 or equivalent cpu (2Ghz P4 or better recommended)
* Pluggo Runtime 3.61 or higher
* VST/RTAS Host such as Cubase SX, Sonar, Audiomulch or ProTools

Mac:

* PPC or Intel cpu (Intel recommended)
* 1Ghz cpu (2Ghz or better recommended)
* OSX 10.4 or higher
* Pluggo Runtime 3.61 or higher
* VST/AU/RTAS Host such as Live, Logic, DP or ProTools. NOTE: your host should be Universal Binary

The Endless Series costs £15 GBP.

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