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Devious Machines Release Infiltrator 2

Devious Machines have released Infiltrator 2, their cool multi-effect plugin. It’s available at the intro price of £74.99, increasing to £99.99 after the promotion.

With twice the effects of version 1, Infiltrator 2 is a monster multi-effect which can stack, sequence and modulate up to ten different effects at once. Whether it’s liquid analogue filtering or reality-bending sonic transformation, Infiltrator puts it all at your fingertips.

  • Effects: Choose from 54 effects, including exquisitely modelled filters, distortions, spectral manipulation, modulation, delay, reverb, and much more.
  • Envelopes: Each effect has two tempo-synced, multi-segment envelopes for modulating key parameters. Generate random patterns, euclidean rhythms, apply swing, and pitch snapping.
  • Sequencer: Each of the 10 effect modules can be switched on and off using the onboard sequencer, for wild rhythmic patterns.

Infiltrator 2 includes a huge suite of effects processors, with 54 different modules to choose from, many of them boasting multiple sub-types.

The extensive range of filters includes crisp digital and liquid analogue models, plus more esoteric types such as formant and comb filtering. There’s a gritty distortion module with 12 different models. Pitch shifting, FM, delay, reverb, spectral transformation and many more.

Alone, each one of these modules could rival a dedicated plug-in, but Infiltrator’s true power lies in how different effects can be combined and modulated. 

Need some instant inspiration? Infiltrator 2 ships with over 1500 presets, covering a wide range of different genres and sounds. Every preset has its macro controls carefully assigned for expressive control, and the entire library has been categorised for speed of workflow. It even has a random button so you can get new inspiration, fast!

Featuring guest banks by leading artists and producers, including Mr Bill (Bass, Glitch), Bird of Prey (Psy Bass), Black Sun Empire (DnB), Teddy Killerz (DnB, Dubstep), Venus Theory (IDM), Lumberjack (House), Reso (DnB, Dubstep), Graphyt (Dubstep), Miss Redflower (DnB), Transforma (DnB), Grouch (Psy/Dub), Neurodriver (Techno, House), Defazed (DnB, Glitch Hop), Xenoben (Psy) and more…

Punch in any combination of your 10 effects across the 32-step sequencer. Effect modules can be activated separately or together, and at various speeds, if desired. With every effect you’ve dialled in, accessible from the sequencer, you can orchestrate anything from a simple combination to an all-out FX firefight.

Four macro controls can be assigned to any control you find in Infiltrator, letting you control multiple effects or properties to guide their intensity or character of the effect over time. Infiltrator’s 1500+ presets also make great use of the Macros to give you simple controls for tuning in the perfect sound.

Once you’ve hooked up your macro controls (or chosen a preset), you can also control them using automation in your DAW to help fit Infiltrator perfectly with the rest of your track.

Get off-the-grid without using a calculator – Infiltrator has the best swing implementation you’ll have seen on an LFO. Draw your pattern, set the grid size, and adjust the swing amount. The grid and your points will move automatically to match the new swing setting.

Choose from eight preset curve shapes or dig into more ready-made patterns. Click the Random button and choose to conjure up a Random Curve shape, a Stepped Curve shape, or a Euclidean rhythm. The random mode uses the grid, pitch-snapping and swing settings.

Some of Infiltrator’s effects – like Pitch Shifter, Filters with resonance, and more – can be tuned. Program curves in Pitch Snapping mode and the points you draw will gravitate towards actual musical note values, getting you more musical results. Click the button near the main dial and the main knob will move in semitone steps. The graph can be set to a choice of musical scales.

Pitch Snapping mode is also compatible with the curve Randomizer, helping you to find more musically meaningful shapes in a flash.

Infiltrator’s curves can be run like LFOs alongside your DAW’s timeline, or as one-shot envelopes that trigger in the way you choose. Triggering a curve using the audio input level is useful for engineering tasks like applying the same filter to every drum hit; triggering a curve using MIDI gives you precise timing over triggering effect events throughout a track.

Infiltrator’s effects can be activated and deactivated using MIDI notes, making it ideal for live use and an alternative to the Sequencer. Envelopes can also be triggered by MIDI, letting you restart an effects curve with every new note played.

New in Infiltrator 2: use the MIDI CC effect module to output Infiltrator’s envelopes as MIDI CC data, which (host software permitting) can be routed to control external effects and synths!

Infiltrator features a dedicated master compressor section, as well as a compressor effect, both sporting 4 different models.

The Squash compressor delivers a biting attack that’ll clamp down on and control your sound. You can make your sound fuller using the Maximizer, whose lookahead won’t let anything get out of control.

Need more? Get in-your-face with the Multiband compressor – we’ve done the hard, algorithmic head-scratching so that you don’t have to. Or if grimey noises are your thing, try opening up Overkill and pushing it all the way to max.

Want to get dirty? Infiltrator 2’s overdrive features 12 grit-tastic models to choose from.

Overdrive is available both as a regular effect module and in the dedicated master drive section, which can be placed before or after the main effect chain.

Infiltrator 2 is available to PC and Mac users (VST2, VST3, AU and AAX).

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