What exactly is Origin?
Origin is a vintage/lofi plugin created to make your samples sound like they’re straight from an old tape machine.
The main knob is a resampler/bitcrusher with two special filters to make your samples sound “underwater” (this effect can often be heard in Drake songs)
The other four knobs are Tape Saturation, Noise, Movement, and Chorus. Using these 5 powerful controls you can instantly give your samples a vintage vibe.
*Origin is 64 bit only
What’s under the hood of Origin?
Origin was built based on vintage gear to give the most realistic analog sound.
The “Movement” knob (or Wow/Flutter) has a special mode that uses a randomizer algorithm to create realistic tape pitch wobbles.
We also replicated the famous Juno 106 chorus sound with the two classic slow and fast chorus modes.
Finally, the tape saturation modes are modeled from vintage tape machines. Using these in tandem with the noise knob and Resampler, you will get an undeniable vintage tone to your sounds.
How does the Resampler engine work?
The core of Origin is its resampler, which changes the sample rate of your running audio in real-time. However, reducing the sample rate alone will produce bitcrusher-style artifacts called “images.” In many cases, these aren’t desirable. Removing these images using Origin’s special filters results in an effect similar to a brick-wall lowpass filter, but with an altogether different sonic character.
Rather than turning down the cutoff on a lowpass filter to cut high frequencies, Origin mathematically forbids high frequencies from existing above the resampler cutoff frequency.
*This effect is the famous “underwater” effect you hear on a lot of melodies in Drake songs.