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Modular band-splitting playground

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Multipass is a multiband modular host for Kilohearts Snapin Effects. Snapin effects can be purchased separately to use within Multipass, and some are available for free.

All presets (factory and third-party) will be fully functional even if you do not own the Snapins used, you just won't be able to alter the parameters for those effects. This means that you can share presets with all your Multipass owning friends and family, safe in the knowledge that they will sound just the same.

When adding effects to a sound, it's not uncommon to want to apply these effects to just a certain part of the sound. For example, you might not want a complex chorus to affect your bass too much, or a hard distortion to totally fry your high end.

Either way, multiband processing adds a dimension to effect chains that really opens up a new world of options in sound design. Multipass helps you with this, allowing you to split the input sound into up to 5 easily tweakable frequency bands and applying unlimited number of effects to each band. Pitch shifted auto pan with a filtered chorus delay distortion? Coming right up!

Additional Info

Band splitting comes with a bit of a price. It's unavoidable (without adding latency) to
mess a bit with the phase of the sound. Usually this is not a problem, but when chaining
multiple multiband effects this can add up to a lot of phase distortion. In Multipass, the
band splitting is only done once no matter how many effects you add, leaving the phase as
minimally harmed as possible. It also sorts out dry/wet mixing of effect lanes properly
without phasing where possible. Parallel multiband compression, here we come!

While adding four filters a frequency shifter and a stereo width modifier can be interesting
in itself, adding four filters with sweeping cutoff retriggered by audio threshold, a
frequency shifter bound to the MIDI note and stereo width scaled by the input RMS can be...
Well, probably strange. But it may be amazing, and trying it out is just a couple of clicks
away. Try it!

When you're tweaking a specific frequency band, the other bands and effects involved can
sometimes make it hard to properly hear what's going on. Mute or solo effect lanes to quickly
home in on what you're doing. And if you automate it, it can even be an effect in itself!

Don't worry about latency. No matter how you route things or what effects you add, Multipass
makes sure everything is as in sync as they can be to make sure all modulation aligns
properly and to avoid phasing issues.





Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

Customer Reviews


Press Quotes

"Taking multiband processing to new heights... Kilohearts’ groundbreaking plugin is the ultimate effects playground.", "Kilohearts have developed a brilliant and technically challenging conceptual blueprint into an intoxicating reality... Multipass’ is nothing short of stupendous." - Computer Music - Winner of Innovation of the Year 2016

"It's been a while since I had so much fun and so many possibilities within one plugin as Multipass. I look forward to trying it out on everything! :D" Nik Roos - Noisia

"The core concept behind Multipass is wonderfully straightforward." Mutipass gets 9/10 score from Computer Music

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Effects Plugin

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • MacOS 10.10 +
  • Windows 7 +
  • 64-bit VST, AU and AAX
  • 2GHz or higher CPU
  • 1GB or higher RAM
  • No matter if you are a Windows or Mac user, Kilohearts recommend keeping up to date with OS versions as they become available. We are not able to support OS version that are no longer supported by their respective manufacturers. If you are using an outdated OS please try our free trials to ensure compatibility before making any purchases.