Plugin Boutique has a hidden $29 deal on Kilohearts Multipass ($118 Value) until March 31st, 2021.
You won’t find this deal on the Plugin Boutique website; just use the code PBMULTIPASS before checkout to claim the discount.
Kilohearts Multipass is a multi-band effects plugin for macOS and Windows (AU, VST2, AAX, Snapin formats). Multipass takes the input signal and allows you to split it into five (or less) frequency bands. The idea is that you can target specific parts of a sound rather than throw a blanket effect over the whole thing.
Multipass is a host plugin for Kilohearts Snapins, which are effects processors that you add like modules. Each frequency band can have as many Snapins as you like, although the more you add, the more it works your CPU. There are loads of Snapins, but you get five to start with from the deal. The five Snapins are Chorus, Delay, Gain, Limiter, and Stereo.
The included Snapins are pretty straightforward, so I’ll skip going over them individually; the creativity will come from how you chain them together. But, they do have some nice functions, like the Duck feature on the Delay Snapin. When engaged, it only lets the echoed sound pass if there is no dry signal coming through to avoid a nice delay turning to mud.
Multipass isn’t the first tool that allows you to split the input signal in this way; there are different ways to do it in different DAW’s. The thing that makes Multipass appealing to me is the layout. From left to right, you have the pre-effects band, up to five adjustable frequency bands, and the post-effects band. It makes parallel processing easy, with mix knobs available on every band for complete control of your routing.
Multipass has many modulation options, too, with two LFOs, two envelope followers, and a pitch follower. I’ve heard people say that Multipass is a pretty complicated plugin to use, but I would disagree.
I think the idea of adding effects to different frequency bands within the same sound might be daunting to beginners who are just getting to grips with plugins. I’d say it’s an easy-to-use plugin that can do complex things. Because of its modular nature, you could look at it like Multipass lets you create your own multiband plugins.
To get the most out of it, I think you’ll need more Snapins, but this deal is a good place to start.
Don’t forget that AudioThing Wave Box is FREE with any purchase at Plugin Boutique this month.
More info: Kilohearts Multipass ($29 with coupon code PBMULTIPASS until March 31st, 2021)