Ever wished your plugin idea would become a reality? Earlier this year, the denise team launched a contest inviting producers to submit a plugin idea. The winning idea would be developed into a real plugin. Here is what the team says about the process: “We know from our own experience that there are producers who have ideas for plugins, but not the means to build any themselves. When we closed the contest in August, we were overwhelmed by the number and quality of submitted plugin wishes, some of which had been kept for a decade. We took our time to review all of the ideas and decided on one.”
The winner, Jamie Boyle (JNB), submitted his idea of the ‘Noize’ plugin. He wanted to see an adaptive control on a noise generator which followed the shape of an input source. Inspired by Ableton’s Erosion plugin, Jamie wanted to add various types of noise like white, pink and brown noise to his basslines and drums, quickly, and without the need to add additional envelopes and routing to make it fit the shape of his sounds. denise took his concept and the challenge to create the best adaptive, noise-generating plugin possible. We also visited the winner in Stockholm to discuss his music and plugin idea.
“Denise took my concept for the Noize plugin. They delivered everything I imagined and more. The plugin brings character and life to all kind of sounds. It’s a real game changer!” – JNB
The plugin features the following highlights:
The denise team spent along time developing the plugin alongside Jamie, and tested it with other producers to fine tune its effect in order to create a plugin that will add a truly adaptable noise layer to a sound.
“I’ve been waiting a long time for a plugin like this. You can build up rhythms, add air to your synths and vocals or create scary soundscapes. It gives you infinite possibilities, it’s up to your creativity only.” – Flavio Ferri, producer (Girl in a suitcase)
Follow denise’s journey on Instagram & Facebook and read our series of blog posts about working with noise: Pink Noise Mixing and interviews with winner Jamie and head DSP Jochem. This plugin is now available on the denise website in VST/VST3/AU formats and priced at €19: denise.io/noize-plugin.