Decimort is a high quality bit crusher.
Electronic music producers (especially in Hip-Hop) have always been aware that classic samplers (such as early Akai and E-MU units) had a character and sound of their own. They added a "grit" and "colour" to the samples and loops they played back which made them sound "Fat" and sit well in a mix. This sound colouration was due to the encoding techniques, lower sample rates, lower bit rate and conversion circuits which these early samplers used.
Decimort recreates this colouration and adds the vintage sampler magic to any loop, bass line or sound played through it. It also acts as the perfect bit crusher with filter.
Low quality sometimes is desired
The complex and advanced signal processing algorithms within Decimort simulate the behaviour of the whole sampling path which exists in every AD/DA converter. Decimort has no internal aliasing. The only aliasing effect present in the system is the modelled aliasing of the classic samplers d16 modelled when creating it. Undesired artifacts are not present in the processed signal. Only wanted artifacts remain. A further very steep low-pass filter, synchronised to the signal frequency, can be applied at the end of the signal path to absolutely ensure that no unwanted out-of-band signals remain.
Two in one
Decimort is also equipped with analogue-like filters with adjustable resonance that allow further sculpting of the signal. These can be used to smooth the sound or remove more of the sonic artifacts introduced into the signal path by the modelling process.
Decimort can process the right and left channels of a stereo signal completely independently. This allows all path parameters to be set differently for each channel. This can be used, for example, to create the impression of a wider stereo stage. Alternatively, both channels can be linked to set path parameters to the same value for both right and left channels.
- Ultra accurate resampling algorithm (ADC emulation, no harmonics above 22kHz).
- Anti-alias lowpass filter conjugated with resampler.
- Analogue-like filters with adjustable resonance and cutoff.
- Two independent process paths in stereo mode with different parameters per each channel.
- Presets organised into groups.
- MIDI learn function.
- 64-bit internal processing.
- No harmonic distortions at output (unwanted).
New in v1.3.1
- Supports both 32 bit and 64 bit
- New preset browser with improved features.
- Better versatility with easy-to-use options control configuration.
- Redesigned MidiCC control including improved Midi Learn mode and assigns management.
- Bugfixes for some major and minor bugs and compatibility issues.
New in v1.2.0
- Full compatibility with Snow Leopard (Mac OSX 10.6.x).
- Filter sections expanded with filter order parameters.
- Bank of presets and MIDI CC mapping available at startup can be customised (factory settings, empty slots and user defined files are available).
- Recently used load/save directory is now stored within plugin's ini file.
- Presets storing method can be customised.
- MIDI learn functionality was improved.
- Preset management was improved.
- Presets and MIDI CC map file naming was changed regarding to changes in all d16's plugins. Loading of old files is fully supported.
- GUI issues and conflicts occurring during simultaneous work with other D16 plugins- fixed.
- VU meters refreshing issues - fixed.
- Pop-up menus displaying issues - fixed.
- Problems with plugin installed in user defined folders (Mac VST only) - fixed.
- Due to adding of new parameters some hosts can notify about changes during loading old projects. However it should not cause any problems with them.