One of the first devices we built was a MIDI mappable version of Buffer Shuffler with a twist, we wanted a Serato Slicer style effect so we could punch in the snare and have it repeat as a roll, Isotonik FX is the result of that desire!
Beat Repeat just didn’t do it well enough, it sounded sloppy and our timing was never spot on (it was mainly our timing!)
As time has passed Slicer grew up, and got joined by a bunch of other DJ Effects, it’s a bit like a Swiss Army Knife, with the Slicer effect reborn theres also the ability to Rewind the Audio or have it Brake like a turntable. We’ve really maximised the controls for any MIDI Controller with 8 encoders and 8 buttons, something like the Novation LaunchControl would be perfect!
With a High and Low Pass Filter and Pitch controls we complete the bank of effects with integrated Smart Effects that grab hold of the parameters of any rack placed to the right of the device and allow you to build your own performance template effects!
The SMART FX simply allow you with one dial to modulate the rack to the right of Isotonik FX, you can define how each macro moves as the singular Smart dial is turned, either starting to move out of sync with other dials or even on a curved basis as with our SMART MaxforLive Device. How deep you go with these are really up to you!
The device can be used in any audio track but if you want to save on CPU drop it on a Return track and use the Utility Phaze Inverse technique shown in the walkthrough video below to send any tracks audio to it.