About Permut8

Permut8 is an effect plug‑in that embraces the sounds of primitive signal processing hardware. At its core is a 12‑bit digital delay with variable sample rate from 0 to 352 khz. The delay is controlled by a programmable processor that allows you to change and modulate the delay time with various "operators". The input and output stages offers virtual analog components for saturation, limiting and filtering. The sound of Permut8 is raw and complex but noisy and warm at the same time.

Audio Demos

  • Obliter8 by Sonic Charge
  • Permut8 Tones by Sonic Charge
  • Permut8 Harder by Sonic Charge
  • Permut8 Tweak Demo by Elan Hickler
  • Obliter8 Dissection by Sonic Charge

Modulate, Manipulate and Mangle

Permut8 is shipped with 11 "program banks" equalling a total of 320 presets covering a wide range of effects from traditional delays and flangers to beat‑repeaters, bit‑crushers, and yet unheard of circuit bent madness. Use the player on the right to try some of the programs on top of a simple Microtonic beat.

Alternative Firmwares

Permut8 can be expanded with new functionality through so called "alternative firmwares". These firmwares are pieces of computer code that you load into Permut8 to extend or replace its signal processing algorithms. No complicated steps are necessary to "install" these firmwares. Simply load a special type of Permut8 Bank file into the plug‑in and it will automatically activate the new signal processing code.

With version 1.1 of Permut8 we are offering a suite of Official Firmware Banks on our download page. You need to register your Permut8 in order to download and use these banks. Listed below are the firmwares that are currently available.

Beatrick: beat mangling firmware with real‑time beat splicing and rearrangement
Bender: wave‑shaper/distortion/bit‑crusher effect
BitBox: silly little lo‑fi drum machine (simply because it can be done)
Flakes: sequencer/arpeggiator that uses incoming audio to create its timbres
Foobar: random effect sequencer with eight different effects
Mozaik: glitchy buffer freeze/granular/pitch shifting effect
Pong: multi‑tap delay with some clever tricks like bouncing ball style delays
Reciter: simulation of a classic vintage speech synthesizer we are sure you've heard before
RingMod: basic stereo ring modulator
Trancelvania: pattern controlled amplitude and filter effect

Try it

For evaluation purposes you are allowed to try Permut8 for up to three weeks. The trial begins the first time you open Permut8 in your host sequencer. Permut8 then only subtracts a week from the trial time if you actually used it that week.

Permut8 is a plug-in that require a host application that supports VST 2.4, VST3, or Audio Unit 2 plug-ins. If you do not have a host application you can still try it out in a free host. Read more

Buy it

Purchasing Permut8 allows you to use it fully and gives you free support and service upgrades. The license is tied to the email used when purchasing. You can register an account using the same email before or after purchasing.

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