Plugin Alliance & Unfiltered Audio Developer Site: Plugin-alliance
Platform: Intel only
Interface Language: English
Tablet: Replacement Files | SPTNDC
System Requirements: Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended), macOS 10.9
through 11, Memory: 2 GB RAM
Description: The Unfiltered Audio Silo plugin breaks down your sound into tiny fragments, adds reverb on top of them, and thus creates moving textures that can be fully controlled in three-dimensional space.
Unfiltered Audio has expanded its portfolio of experimental plug-ins focused on sound design with Silo.
Silo is a new granular reverber with advanced sound processing functions. Silo is based on four sections through which the signal is transmitted: granulator, spaceizer, reverberation and output. The granulator section breaks down the incoming sounds into short audio fragments, also known as grains. You can adjust the size, shape, speed, pitch and scatter of grains. It also allows you to reverse them and them individually, using automatic rules to create reverberation effects. The granulator section also includes buffer size settings and mask function.
This becomes even more interesting in Spatializer, where grains can be brought into three-dimensional motion using various algorithms (comets, moons, meteors, stars and flickering). Once activated, you’ll hear your sounds swirling around you with depth, intrigue, and specialization. It’s like a multidimensional automatic panner for grains. Then you have a reverberation section with different tones, mixing settings, level control, and filters. In addition, you have an output section with a compressor and a dry/wet section.
A nice addition is the ability to enable/disable a separate section. Thus, you can use granulator, spaceizer and reverberation separately. Silo comes with a library of presets from professional mixers and sound engineers like Richard Devine.
Granular reverberators can always be inspiring as they enrich the reverberation game with new facets. Same with Silo. First of all, the ability to move grains in three-dimensional space can be very tempting.
• fixed: crashing Cubase 11 when moving to another slot.
• fixed: crashing Pro Tools during stress test (mono).