Cut Through Recordings has announced the release of Entropy, a freeware stereo cross-over delay effect in VST plugin format for PC and Mac.
Entropy is a stereo delay effect which allows the user to control the left and right stereo channels of the delayed signal individually. The streamlined user interface is organized into two separate sections, each featuring a set of delay parameters for one stereo channel. The provided control parameters include the delay time in milliseconds, feedback level percentage, and wet/dry controls. The delay time parameter has a range of up to 2,000 milliseconds (2 seconds).
The attributes mentioned above already make Entropy quite a useful stereo delay. But things get twice as good when you add Entropy’s bonus feature to the mix, and that feature is cross-over delay. What this plugin cleverly does, is to take the delayed signal on the right-hand side and pan it over to the left, while, at the same time, taking the left delay signal and panning it to the right. If the previous sentence caused your head to spin, well, that makes sense because it is exactly what Entropy does to the signal on the input.
Entropy is a very clear and clean sounding delay effect that I could most definitely see myself using in my mixing sessions. It is also an interesting and effective sound design tool, capable of adding a bit of stereo madness to ambient tracks. Despite the fact that you could probably achieve the same effect by setting up two delays on two separate tracks and panning them, or by having a single delay with automated pan controls, this plugin is a much quicker solution. If you want to add some stereo cross-over delay flavor to a track, or you are looking for a creative way to mess with your stereo field, you should give Entropy a try right away. Please note that a valid email address is required in order to download your free copy of the plugin.
Entropy is available for free download via Cut Through Recordings (2.8 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST plugin format for Windows & Mac OS).