Eventide has announced availability of Fission, the first product to feature its seminal Structural Effects method for cleanly and completely separating the transient and tonal components of a sound in a patent-pending approach which makes it practical to modify the individual components independently. Eventide’s proprietary Structural Effects method makes use of frequency-and-time-domain-sifting to, in effect, deconstruct a sound. Fission features multi-effects for the transient and tonal sections enabling modifications from the subtle to the bizarre. It’s a new tool for working with classic effects like delay, EQ, and reverb; and a looper’s dream. It’s also a new tool for traditional, utilitarian uses.
Eventide Senior DSP Engineer Russell Wedelich:
Structural Effects is a new approach for modifying sound. If you can imagine that any sound is a combination of tonal and transient components, our method can be thought of as sifting sound. We’ve developed a ‘sieve’ which cleanly separates the smooth gold (tonal) from the jagged sand (transients). Fission is the first member of a new class of processors. We plan to develop a family of products based on this new technique, so stay tuned!
Eventide Fission is available now for $179 with a 45-day introductory price of $79. It requires macOS 10.7 or later and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host.