Plugin Boutique have announced the release of KSHMR Chain, a collaboration between Excite Audio and songwriter/producer KSHMR. KSHMR Chain is an innovative utility that instantly copies your plugin chain from one track to countless others, allowing you to spend your time and effort where it matters most while producing. Say goodbye to Copy & Paste. It’s available at the intro price £29.00 / $31.41, increasing to £49.00 / $53.07) after the promotion. The offer ends October 4th.
With KSHMR Chain you can fine-tune the settings of plugins across multiple tracks with a single twist, and hear the accumulative effect of those changes in real-time – great for working with vocal stacks or groups of instruments.
No more copy and pasting instances of the same plugin, and switching between them to adjust their individual parameters.
The plugin has been developed in collaboration with KSHMR, whose philosophy is that “an efficient workflow helps you to stay creative”. With this in mind, the plugin also doubles up as an intuitive organizational tool, scanning and stocking all your plugins in easy-to-reach categories that make sense for producers.
KSHMR Chain is powered by a forward-thinking concept that will make a considerable improvement to your mixing and production workflows.
The plugin comes in two parts: a “Leader” and a “Follower”. Add the Leader on one track to load plugins, then add a Follower on a different track and link them with a simple click. Once linked, the Follower will automatically copy all plugins and their settings from the Leader.
Any adjustments made to your plugin settings on the Leader will be instantly carried out on all of the Followers linked to it, meaning you get immediate, unison feedback from your mixing decisions.
Effects like auto-tune need to be used on individual tracks instead of on a bus or group, as each vocal requires specific corrections at different times. When you want to make adjustments to multiple auto-tune settings you would usually end up being forced to jump between instances to make changes to pitch or re-tune speed.
In the same way, if you use an effect like compression in a bus or group, that results in applying it as a whole, and not to the individual tracks. This isn’t always ideal, because the compressor can’t account for the differences between each track and instead works on the combined signal
With KSHMR Chain, you get the ease and simplicity of applying effects to a group – only now they are applied to each track individually. This simple but powerful development means you can fine-tune both individual and collective elements of your mix at the same time. It’s also a big advantage when exporting stems, as you can bounce out separate stems with effects and automation intact – a process that is not possible with all DAWs.
It’s all too easy to waste time looking for the right plugin, which is why KSHMR Chain has also been built to be a plugin hub that puts every tool in your collection right where you need it.
Thousands of plugins have been manually indexed to appear in Categories like Dynamics, Modulation and Reverb. Once installed, KSHMR Chain’s browser will scan all the plugins you own and group them in a clear and logical order, making it easier than ever to find your favourites.
You can also create your own Categories, as well as store Chain Presets that can include multiple plugins along with their predefined settings. KSHMR Chain’s fluid UI can pull up your go-to vocal chain or bass preset in seconds, and skip the fiddly steps that slow you down. And, if something isn’t quite working, simply swap out a plugin in the chain and try out a different flavour of compression, reverb, or whatever you think it needs.
Macros make automating effects easy, and KSHMR Chain goes a step further by giving you centralised control over up to ten macro channels.
Within KSHMR Chain you can assign any plugin parameter to a Macro knob. All you need to do then is automate that single macro control within your DAW, and see the automation applied to the parameters of all your linked Follower tracks.
The possibilities are endless, too. Create a macro using any number of plugin parameters, from any number of plugins sent to any number of tracks!
- Revolutionary Leader Follower Technology
- Customisable Effects Chains
- Automatic Plugin Categorisation
- Powerful Macro Control
- Parallel Processing and Gain staging
- Individual Plugin Bypass
- Leader and Follower Bypass Modes
- Plugin RMS Metering
KSHMR Chain is available to PC and Mac users (VST2, VST3, AU and AAX).
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