Review: Permut8 by Sonic Charge

The announcement of the Permut8 plug-in by Sonic Charge brought with it both adoring comments and head scratching. G.W. Childs gets to the core of this glitchy audio plug-in in this excellent review.  

It is very, very rare that you run in to a plug-in that redefines your sound. Not just for me, for everyone. 

One such plug-in, for many, was DB Glitch. Because the plug-in was relatively cheap, up until it became a freebie, and because it gave such instant gratification as soon as you'd run anything to it, regardless of the complexity you supplied it with. I used DB Glitch for a long time, up until I went totally Mac. Then, no more Glitch, it was just no longer an option. 

Permut8 is no DB Glitch, and I'm not saying this to put it down. The reason I make the comparison is that this is the closest I've come to having a plug-in, again, completely redefine my sound. 

What is Permut8?

Even Sonic Charge, the developers, do not supply a complete explanation of what Permut8 is, but I'll do my best. Permut8 is a delay, a filter, a limiter and several beat synced effects that behave differently depending on what '

Sound Designer, Musician, Author... G.W. Childs has worn many hats. Beginning in the U.S. Army back in 1991, at the age of 18, G.W. began learning electronics, communications and then ultimately audio and video editing from the Department of Defense. Upon leaving the military G.W. went on to work for many exciting companies like Lu... Read More


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