Overloud releases Gem Mod ($99 retail price), an emulation of the Roland Dimension D modulation unit. Only 1,000 free licenses are available each day until September 27th, 2021.
Gem Mod (also named Gem Modula) emulates the Roland Dimension D hardware unit. It copies all the best features from its legendary hardware counterpart while adding a few valuable bonuses that expand the original concept.
If you have a taste for vintage analog effects, Gem Mod is an absolute must-have. It adds motion and depth to any sound with layers of modulation and analog-style imperfections.
Overloud states that the Dimension D was “the most musical modulation unit ever created.”
The original Roland Dimension D was the go-to effect on vocals back in the 80s. Of course, it can work on various types of audio, from guitars and pianos to analog synthesizers and other instruments.
Here’s how the team at Overloud describes the original Dimension D chorus:
“The Dimension unit offers a very soft and organic modulation. It was the go-to unit for vocals in the 80s and 90s, but it can also be used on a full mix to increase the space perception without adding reverb. Its input section has a very musical harmonic generation when pushed into saturation.”
Taking a closer look at the feature set, Gem Mod offers custom LFO shapes, BPM sync, as well as the ability to modulate the parameters dynamically via the input envelope. The latter works best on percussive signals like drums.
It’s also worth noting that Gem Mod saturates the input signal, adding harmonics and depth to the source sound. Try it on your favorite virtual synthesizer and see if it “warms up” the sound.
Gem Mod is optimized for low CPU consumption, and the developers claim that you can run up to 1,000 plugin instances simultaneously on a Macbook Pro Retina.
Please note that you’ll need to sign up for an Overloud user account to claim your free copy of the plugin. Here’s a quote from the product page:
“To get your GEM MOD free copy you must be logged in. If you do not have an Overloud account, please create one here. After clicking on DOWNLOAD FOR FREE we will send an email with the download link and the activation code.”
Hurry up and grab your free copy of the Gem Mod plugin by Overloud. As far as I can tell, Bedroom Producers Blog was among the first news outlets to publish this, so our readers will have a head start! :)
Download: Gem Mod (1000 FREE licenses per day until September 27th, 2021)