Free VST Giveaway! Enter to Win Sugar Bytes Egoist Groove Instrument + Mike Huckaby Interview

Win a free copy of Sugar Bytes EGOIST, the groundbreaking new groove instrument. We have five copies of this fantastic VST to give away. Enter to win in our blog post. Interested in Sound Design? Check out our Sound Design course, with classes starting on 9/14 (NYC), 10/4 (LA), and Online. 

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We’re giving away five free licenses of Sugar Bytes’ Egoist groove instrument VST. Enter below to win.

This new VST/AU package is being billed as a “groove instrument.” It’s something like a REX player combined with Effectrix, a drum machine, and a sequencer that allows lots of randomization. To get a better idea of what the software does, we spoke with Detroit producer and sound designer Mike Huckaby, who helped design some of the  presets that come with Egoist.

Dubspot: Is Egoist an instrument, or an effect? Or both?

Mike Huckaby: Egoist is an instrument that is equipped with some effects. The effects can be applied to samples in very creative ways. But yes, Egoist is an instrument designed for  sample manipulation, where slices of a sample can be rearranged and have effects applied to them.

Why were you so inspired by this software?

I was really blown away by the stunning design, ease of manipulating samples, and the ability to freely apply slices within a sample. You can just throw any sample into this instrument and get some really useful results quickly.

Do you use egoist on beats? Melodies?

I use it for everything. There is no telling what I might come up with while using this instrument. More importantly, since Egoist is equipped with a drum machine, you can always be assured that you will be rhythmically in time with a melodic sequence.

Why do you recommend this software for other music producers?

I can’t think of another software instrument that allows you to freely manipulate a sample in this manner. The GUI (Graphic User Interface) just stimulates creativity. You gotta give it up to the guys designed this instrument. Especially in the effects section. A long day with this can equip the user with unlimited amounts of creativity. As I’ve said before, you may think you have another software instrument that does something like this, but in fact, you don’t!

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Egoist Press Release:

Egoist is a groove instrument. Load any audio file and squeeze the groove out of it! Try your mp3 library and use it a a sound source! The additional onboard bass, beat and FX units make Egoist the perfect track sketch tool in the studio and on the road. EGOIST Features:

Slicer
The Slicer arranges up to 16 slices of the loaded sample.
Apply different parameters like Reverse, Attack, Decay, Level and pitch with the sequencer.
Using the 16 available patterns, up to 16 different samples can be used at any time.

Bass & Beat
Egoist includes a great sounding bassline synthesizer/sequencer. The bassline synth offers a mean and strong sound, with different lowpass filter flavors and overdrive.
The versatile sequencer is capable of notes and pitch bends of any length.The internal beat box offers kick, snare and hihat, along with a simple sequencer.
If you imagine, that you can change the drum sounds with each pattern, limitations start to get you inspired!

Effectrix inside
The Effect unit brings funky hickups to your tracks.
Engage tapestop, looper, reverb or filter at any time to give your beats that otherworldly feel and create stunning breaks!

Song Sequencer
Chain your patterns! Or create stunning breakbeats by changing patterns quickly!
The internal Part/Song sequencer lets you sketch your pattern progressions and line out your next track.

Always special
The very special Slice Keys turn Egoist into a slice keyboard!
Play the sequencer steps on the keyboard, with all their settings and effects, you will not believe how cool that is!
System Requirements

Windows (32/64 bit)
XP or later, 2GHz, 2GB RAM

OS X (32/64 bit)
10.6.7 or later, 2GHz, 2GB RAM

Interfaces
Mac OS X: VST / AU / RTAS / AAX
Windows: VST / RTAS / AAX
Price
Full Version: 99€ / 99$ 


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