Sunday, February 15, 2009

Glitch VST Plugin

By far one of the VERY best VST Plug-in's you can get! This is a REPOST from's VST Plug-in's page

What is it?

Glitch is a VST plug-in effect for Windows-based systems running a VST 2.3 compatible host.

What does it do?

Glitch chops up your audio in real-time and applies a variety of effects which can either be chosen at random, manually sequenced, or a mixture of both. The sounds it generates range from quite subtle to extremely bizarre, depending on how much you tweak the controls.


PDF documentation


Open the ZIP archive using a utility such as 7-Zip, then copy the file dblue_Glitch_v1_3.dll into your VST plug-ins directory.

Depending on the host you are using, it may also be necessary to re-scan the plug-ins directory or restart the host itself before the new plug-in will appear.


Despite being stable for many people, this version of Glitch is still just a prototype and contains a few bugs that I have not managed to fix yet. Depending on how intensively you use the plug-in, you may occasionally run into some problems ranging from quite harmless (a simple error dialog box which can be closed) to quite severe (crashing the host). Some users have reported that Cubase 4 can be particularly bad.

I cannot stress this enough: Please fully test the plug-in before relying on it in any way - especially if you plan to use Glitch in a live performance situation!

Obviously I am working towards fixing everything as soon as possible, but at the moment (and probably for the next few months) this version is the only one available to use.

Audio demos

Amen + Pusher.
A couple of examples based on the infamous amen breakbeat.

A simple electro beat by me.

A preset from Microtonic VSTi.

Monitor the humans.
A sample from Dr. Who mangled with the shuffler effect.

Space time vortex.
More fun with Dr. Who.

Bomb drop + How low can you go?.
Having some fun with the stretcher.

Video demo

This is just a quick demo video I made to show off some of the features of Glitch. A simple breakbeat sample plays on loop while I tweak various parameters in real time. It’s difficult to see all the details thanks to YouTube’s low res video, but hopefully you get the idea.

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