Soundtoys - Tremolator
Analog guitar tremolo effects and beyond with beat-synced rhythmic chopping.
Need tremolo? We’ve got you covered. Tremolator emulates the tremolo effect of classic hardware like the old Fender Vibrolux guitar amp, and even the great tremolo sound of the Wurlitzer electric piano.
We added dynamic control of speed and depth that lets the tremolo respond to the music, and then tossed in MIDI sync to lock to your tremolo to tempo. Of course we also included our programmable Rhythm Editor that let’s you write custom patterns and turn Tremolator into a outrageous rhythmic auto-gate. Vintage guitar effect and modern remix tool at your service.
Tremolo of Old
Gear heads that we are, we broke out the test equipment and analyzed the waveforms created by some of our favorite old hardware. Then we used our custom LFO waveshape editor built into Tremolator to perfectly recreate them.
It’s very interesting to look at these shapes and see why each of these vintage pieces has a unique sound. Pass that through our Analog mode, which emulates going in and out of a piece of analog hardware, and you’ve got all the pieces of a great sounding tremolo.
Chop Shop: Auto-Gate Mania
Switch the nice smooth tremolo waveforms over to a sharp squarewave and you turn this into a monster of an auto-gate. You can lock it to MIDI with the flip of a switch, then select 1/8th notes, 16th notes or whatever fits the rhythm you need.
If straight note pulses isn’t what you need, use the Rhythm Editor to write your own cool groove (You can even pull a groove from our library). More? Add some swing or shuffle, accents, and analog mode. You can even use the Waveshape Editor to tighten or loosen the gate time.
In the Tweak menu you’ll find the Dynamics controls. These parameters let your playing control the speed and/or depth of the modulation.
You can create cool speed ups or slow downs based on how loud or soft you play. You can create smooth increases in depth as your chords fade out, or heavy tremolo that fades away. Plus there are already some great presets in our Dynamics folder that you can “tweak” to fit your needs.
- Unmatched auto-gate rhythmic control for a powerful remix tool.
- Lock to MIDI for tempo and beat-synced tremolo.
- Dynamic controls allow real-time musical and emotional expression.
“Tremolator goes way beyond conventional tremolo…this is a plug–in that combines a convincing repertoire of retro sounds… a head–spinning array of additional possibilities. It’s often hard to believe that the mind–bending sound you’re hearing is nothing more than level being turned up and down!” – Sound on Sound