Yum Audio LoFi Flux Machine brings analog-style tape warble, flutter & a tone-shaping section in a new plugin together, plus a foretaste in a free version.
The world needs young people. Also the plugin world with new designs and ideas. Yum Audio is a very young company that has been releasing interesting plugins in the recent past. So far, the developers have placed a strong focus on plugin releases that creates inspiring lo-fi effects.
Many will have one particular installed. Lo-Fi Pitch Drop was available as a free download for members of the Novation Sound Collective in September/beginning of October. And today they are expanding the Lo-Fi series with another release.
Yum Audio LoFi Flux Machine
LoFi Flux Machine is an effect plugin that is a mixture of an analog-modeled tape warble, flutter as well as a versatile tone section. All three have dedicated controls that make each section very versatile and flexible of its own. So it’s not a one-trick pony.
It starts with an analog-modeled warble section that adds the typical pitch instability to the sound via three sliders. The first controls the amount of warble (instability), then the width makes wide stereo manipulations possible, and the last sets the type (slow, jitter). With the latter, you can define the behavior of the instability control.
The second part of the signal path is the flutter makes the virtual tapes change very fast in pitch. It has an amount knob and four different movement modes (pristine, flux, wonky, loose). You can achieve easily very subtle instability effects up to extreme shaping results. Both warble and flutter can run in free-running or in sync with your section.
The last part is the tone section that infuses a third layer of character on your sounds/tracks. Here you get a tape saturator, a noise generator based on the signal input, stereo width, as well as filters to make the sound darker/duller or brighter. And with the intensity slider, you can set the processing amount, like a dry/wet.
Yum Audio LoFi Flux Light Edition
The good news, there is also a free version named LoFi Flux Light Edition. It pulls out the warble section of big brother with the same controls and puts in a free plugin. According to the developer, it can add interest, life, and character to any audio signal you feed into it. Sounds like a deal or?
Not yet been tested but at first glance a very fresh concept for a plugin. On the one hand, I really like the unique almost draw-like design language of the GUIs. Well done Yum Audio. On the other that they didn’t do another tape machine emulation but merged the main aspects with other shaping elements. I think we will hear a lot more from this young company in the future. Am very excited.
Yum Audio LoFi Flux Machine is available now for an introductory price of 69€ (reg. 99€). Existing Yum Audio customers can benefit from a personalized discount. The LoFi Flux Light edition, the free version is available as a free download. Both plugins run as a VST3, AU, and AAX plugin on macOS and Windows.
More information here: Yum Audio