Thursday, August 22, 2013

What do you think of D16's SigMund?

D16 Group announced the impending release of The SigMund which is the newest addition to their list of plugins; The Sigmund is a highly versatile multiple delay unit. I like the layout which reminds me of a DJ controller. With the MIDI learn function and parameter mapping it should become a favorite with producers/remixers/DJs.

From the website:

"Sigmund is far from just another delay: it consists of four discrete delay units, each with its own, independent set of parameters offering an incredible degree of sound-shaping freedom. There's an ancient saying, often attributed to Aristotle: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. With Sigmund, this is especially true: each of the delay lines has complementary modules built in, independent from the feedback loop:"


  • 4 independent delay lines, each with:
    • Multimode filter
    • Overdrive unit
    • Separately configured pre and delay times with optional Tempo sync.
    • Delay times down to 0.1ms
    • Selectable channel mode (L+R or M+S)
    • Stereo spread
  • High quality delay line alghorithm (no aliasing, no artifacts)
  • Two multipurpose LFOs:
    • LFO phase retrigg option via MIDI
    • 6 waveforms
    • Tempo synchronization as an option
  • Flexible Routing (9 possible topologies)
  • Convenient mixer
  • Master Limiter
  • Presets
    • Over 200 factory presets
    • Advanced, file-based preset browser
  • Miscellaneous
    • Advanced MIDI learn
    • Parameter mapping for VST / AU automation

System requirements


OS:Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
CPU:1.8 Ghz with SSE (Multicore system 2.1 Ghz recommended)
RAM:2 GB (4 GB recommended)
Software:VST compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)


OS:10.6.x or 10.7.x or 10.8.x
CPU:Intel based 1.8 Ghz (2.1 Ghz recommended)
RAM:2 GB (4 GB recommended)
Software:AU / VST compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Visit the D16 website for complete details on the SigMund plus take a listen to the many sound examples on the page.