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Name/Version: High School Crush 1.1
Author: CaligulaCuddles  
Description: High School Crush 1.1 - the de-rezzing audio mangler’s dream; a triple parallel bit crusher/downsampler with crossover wet/dry mixing.

What is it:
High School Crush recreates the feeling of trying to recall hazy infatuations with a triple bit crushing/downsampling onslaught of nostalgia-inducing audio corruption.

What makes this special is that each of the parallel effects has a crossover filter for mixing the dry signal in or out of the mix.

Why would you want all this junk? Well, funny I should postulate you asking. With “redux” style effects, one of the charms and problems alike is the resonant harmonics that you sometimes get at given sample rates. While those overtones have their usage, the harsh aliasing adds a distinctly digital sound. My goal was to do accomplish two things:
-Allow for parallel sample rates to be set to slightly different levels to make the overtones less apparently resonant.
-Allow for more of the dry signal to come through for the high end to create a warmer and less digital tone.

Controls:
As mentioned, there are three parallel effects, each color coded.
Naturally, there’s a bit rate and sample rate option for each.
There’s also a Freq Split number box where you can define the crossover filter’s frequency.
Under the High Mix text, there’s a wet/dry control for effect on the frequency above the Freq Split.
(Hidden secret: you can click the High Mix text and dial in a wet/dry mix for the lows, too.)
There’s also a dial for the master control of the overall mix.

The spectroscope shows the dry signal with the white display. The pink signal behind it shows the signal for the highs at 100% wet, that way you can get a sense of what the overtones look like with the effect all the way up, and you can kind of tailor you mix with that as a reference.
The three bars represent the relative Freq Split points in relation to the spectroscope. You can change the display from linear to logarithmic too, if that’s your thing.

Other:
Because of the nature of crossover filters, there’s a little bit of volume that can be lost when they’re applied. I tried to set it close to the appropriate volume, but if you find that you need to refine it further, there’s a barely-visible X-looking toggle button next to the pink mix dial. Click that and you can tweak the individual effect line volumes.

Bonus:
If you really want to ramp up the audile nostalgia factor, scope out the High School Crush’s sister patch, College Dropout. I just revised it, and I gotta admit… I’m kind of proud of how well they pair with one another.

Hit me up if you have any ideas to improve the patch or if you have some other general questions.

Keep it fresh and keep it free.
 

Device Details

Downloads: 1026
Tags effect, glitch, other
Live Version Used: 10.0.5
Max Version Used: 8.0.2
Date Added: Dec 18 2018 02:12:41
Date Last Updated: Not updated yet
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Device File: High School Crush 1.1.amxd
 


Comments

Haven't tried this out yet, but I love the description. :D

Hmmm...sounds totally irresponsible. Can't wait to try it out!!!

description is brilliant indeed!

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