Todays post is about possibly the weirdest effect VST we’ve ever featured. Sumo from de la Mancha is a saturation / distortion effect VST, specially made for fattening lead, basslines, and whatever else needs a bit more weight.
I’ve used this one personally on a few tracks, and once you get the hang of it, it can make some really cool, sort of distorted, very saturated type ‘washed out’ effects. Getting the hang of it… honestly, can take some time. There is little english text on the interface, so you’re pretty much limited to blindly moving knobs and listening to the result. Of course, one can make this mystery part of the fun… Which was the intention, I’m sure.
A word of warning, however. Be sure to watch for overly loud or distorted parts in your high and low end. As with any distortion, the induced harmonics can really make a wreck of your mix, if you are not careful. For these reasons, both a highpass and A lowpass (or alternatively a bandpass) filter are recommended, to be used in addition to this fattener – especially if you are going to engage in some high-spirited random knob twiddling. You may just save you or your listeners’ ears.
Download Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dmrf8cygpcktpsj/sumo.zip
Download Page: http://delamanchavst.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/sumo/