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One Knob Wonders

Audio FX just twist and effect


A practical set of 70 single-knob effect racks ranging from wacky performance tricks to graceful mixing tools. Each rack alters the sound in its own specific manner, with the parameter ranges of its single macro knob calibrated to contain potentially useful results at any setting while avoiding wild gain changes.
Developer: PerforModule
Compatibility: Ableton Live 9.7.5+ | Live 10 | Live 11
OS: Mac & Windows
Min. Requirements: Ableton Live Suite 10.1.35+


1.2 Update for Live 10 and Live 11 now available!
The Live 11 version makes use of the new ability to customize the number of rack macros shown, for “actual” one knob racks.

Each One Knob Wonder effect rack has just a single macro control. Simply twist the knob to find the ideal position for the desired purpose. In general, these effects have a neutral, unprocessed sound in their initial position, only causing the effect as you alter the value.

This insane collection gives all sorts of fun ways to implement a quirky, unique result. The results can range from refined to bonkers. Gain-staging has been carefully paid attention to in order to avoid your levels blowing up when a knob is pushed.

For Sound Design: lots of these racks can generate trippy, interesting textures.

For Mixing: many of these racks can help tastefully polish a sound and sculpt it to sit in a mix.

For Live Performance: loads of these racks are fantastic for on-the-spot, off-the-cuff glitching of live loops and layers. A fun thing is to assemble and save your own 8-knob rack made of your favorite One Knob Wonders.


6 Distortion Category Racks – Degrade, crunch and sizzle with growling thumpy noise. Cleanliness is overrated!

8 Filter Category Racks – Five different varieties of one-knob performance filters which go from clean signal to a sweep, plus a telephone filter modeling vintage frequency and distortion levels.

6 Formant Category Racks – Do weird things like generate a tone following a pitch, change your voice into that of an evil robot, pitch stuff up or down, and bring out your higher self.

8 Hall Category Racks – Three unique diffusion models (reverb-like effect with short delays), three reverbs specifically for orchestral sections, a somewhat creepy reverb for pianos which highlights chromatic overlap, and a rack designed to puff up lingering decay.

4 Instrument Category Racks – Racks specifically designed to nicely massage and soup up bass guitar, electric guitar, and vocals.

12 Mixing & Mastering Effects – Add top-end brightness, mid-range character, de-ess, compress, enhance aux channels, rotate panning, boost percussiveness, saturate select zones, and make sh*t louder… all in high-quality fashion with pristine results.

8 Modulation & Rhythmic Racks – Three flavours of dub-style delay, two phaser/flanger hybrids, and a tube-like chorus.

14 Performance & DJ Racks – Crazy fun effects designed with live glitching in mind which can temporarily transform playing audio into wild sweeps, risers, downlifters, stutterers, etc. These are meant more for track layers than for the master channel.

4 Space Category Racks – Meant for making flat, 2-dimensional digital audio sound more spacious and “real”, these racks provide subtle parallel air, flanging in a manner similar to analogue tape, and two chorus/tremolo hybrid effects.


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11 March 2022

– Live 11 version now available; rack knob arrangements optimized.


5 June 2018

Maintenance update, cosmetic polishing.

Final Live 9 update.


7 July 2021

1.2 Update.

6 new racks:
•okw DownFilter Shift
•okw UpFilter Shift
•okw Grain Comber
•okw Splat
•okw Cave Drip Echo
•okw Dumbper




Our Products are generally provided as Zip file downloads which in all cases will need to be extracted and saved to your hard drive prior to installation. Details on the different file type provided and what to do with them are below.

.alp Files – These are Ableton Live Packs and will install directly into the Packs Section of the browser of Ableton Live. When you double click on them you will see a pop up window asking you to confirm that installation is ok as the files are described as “Legacy”. This is fine and you are ok to proceed, the packs are created using the format for an earlier version of Live and so remain compatible with the current version.

.amxd files – These are individual MaxforLive Devices and can be stored anywhere on your hard drive. We’d advise creating a folder for them and then adding that folder as a location within the Places section of Lives Browser.

Control Surface Scripts – Please refer to the individual User Guides provided with your download, an abridged version of the installation will be shown further down this page.

ClyphX Pro – Please refer directly to the manual and installation video for this specific product.

Novation Circuit Packs – These are provided as individual Sysex Files and as a complete bank file. All are to be installed using a version of the Circuit Editor and not via Novations Components back up utility.



PerforModule is the brainchild of Animus Invidious. Over the year Animus has collaborated with scores of artists from all over the world on songs appearing on various albums and compilations. He has mastering credits on about a dozen albums with his unofficial brand “Tasty Mastering”. Known for having sensibilities covering both acoustic as well as electronic music, he has mastered material by Astara Summers, Hopeful Heroines, Michael Garfield, Charlie Milo Trio, Phat Kid, StoneyBertz, Lil’ Flip and others.The most recent album mastered by Animus Invidious is “Face Our Own Reflection” by Joy Tru, which includes multiple songs that have achieved FM radio play reaching hundreds of thousands of listeners.As a Sound Designer Animus has assisted various musicians with tailored sound design tasks over the years (for example, he appears in the credits of the prog metal album Solipsism by the band Left Brain). In 2013, Animus started and began sharing clever and useful custom Ableton Live racks which he had crafted. Shortly thereafter, his “Vocoverb” device was featured on Ableton Live’s website and the rest is history.LINKS – WEBSITE

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