The launch of a new collection of chorus, flanger and phaser plugins That might not sound too exciting, but GPU Audio’s modulation module is a bit different in that all effects are powered by your computer’s graphics card.
The company’s GPU-powered rig debuted at this year’s NAMM Show, with the first evidence of its capabilities being an early-access convolution reverb. The mod pack is the next step; the first in a new “beta suite” of plugins, it uses patented Audio GPU technology to harness the parallel processing power of your computer’s graphics system, taking the strain and workloads off your CPU.
The mod pack is initially available for Windows machines with NVIDIA GPUs only, but AMD support is coming soon. GPU Audio says it is working closely with Apple and hopes to roll out macOS support in November.
Going forward, the plan is to gradually update the modulation pack with new features, and spatial, frequency correction, distortion, and dynamics plugins are on the way. GPU Audio will also release an SDK for third-party developers and claims to have signed “several contracts”. The first third-party plugin is expected to be released in conjunction with spatial audio specialist Mach1.
The beta version of the Modulation Bundle can now be downloaded for free from the GPU Audio (opens in a new tab) website.