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Name/Version: College Dropout 2.2
Author: CaligulaCuddles  
Description: College Dropout 2.2 - an update of my previous tape/vinyl warping effect. 

What is it:
The College Dropout 2 is the audio slacker simulator. With this, you can replicate the heartwarmingly crappy random volume dropouts and pitch warping effects from your favorite pieces of janky analog trash.

Yeah, there’s a bunch of really nice tape effects out there, but I wanted something with deeper customizable controls for the volume drop, and a pitch-dropping/wow & flutter effect that was more organic sounding and didn’t have the latency issues some other devices had when warping.

Overview:
There are three primary modes for the effect
-Tape (volume drop)
-Vinyl (pitch drop)
-Failure (volume and pitch drop)
You can also set the left and right channels to operate individually or in unison with the Stereo/Unitary button.

The audio drops are completely random, based of of a metro object running random numbers against the probability dial.

Controls:
Probability - Chance of a dropout triggering.
Depth - How far the dropout will go (100% drops the audio out completely).
Downtime- How long it takes for the dropout to reach its minimum.
Uptime - How long for the dropout to return to its default.
Gap - How long the dropout stays at its minimum.
Curve - You can dial in either a linear dropout rate or add a curve factor to the dropouts.
Smooth - Smooths out quick transitions to prevent fast rate jumps. (Useful for high probability settings.)
Drop - How deep the pitch dropping effect goes.
Hiss - Tape hiss effect.

General:
You may notice that there aren’t precise millisecond times on a lot of the controls. The numbers are just to give a relative sense for how long the durations of the dropouts last. Whenever a drop is triggered, there are minor variations to the specific values so that the effect doesn’t sound too static or mechanically repetitive. The particularly savvy may note that you can tweak the features to minor degrees, but for the most part, I think the default ranges and rates should be ideal for most users.

For added lo-fi fun, check out my pseudo-companion patch, “High School Crush,” and sink back into the full-on audio trash nostalgia head trip.

Hit me up if you have any ideas to improve the patch or if you have some other general questions.

Keep it fresh and keep it free.
 

Device Details

Downloads: 1335
Tags effect, utility, glitch, other
Live Version Used: 10.0.5
Max Version Used: 8.0.2
Date Added: Jun 23 2018 01:42:28
Date Last Updated: Dec 18 2018 02:13:07
Average Rating (3) 4
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Device Files

Device File: College Dropout 2.2.amxd
 


Comments

I really love this plug in. The randomization feels very natural. Since grabbing it a few weeks ago i've been putting on everything. Thanks a ton for this gem.

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