Let’s dig in!
So what is VICE?
It’s a sampler/slicer plugin with a super clean interface and the ability to add up to 4 insert fx per slice, as well modulation, multi output, and host automation support.
I love the crisp and simple layout, but it’s a quick way to play with your samples and turn them into an instrument without having to worry about destructively altering your audio.
Of course everything can be triggered via MIDI, you can slice manually or using the multiple detection algorithms, and the interface makes it quick to add multiple fx to all slices or individual slices.
It’s a very flexible way to play with your loops, and though it’s powerful, the interface is just so clean!
- engine: 32 bit audio, unlimited slices, 8 stereo outpus, individual envelope, fx, and modulation per slice
- format: AU, VST, supports WAV and Aiff, native .vi format
- product page: https://www.newsonicarts.com/html/vice.php?ref=836548
- price: $89
So what’s the bottom line?
I love it when smaller developers take a chance and release things they’ve been thinking about. The developer behind New Sonic Arts has had his hand in some pretty popular tools over the years, to see his take on his own products is very refreshing.
What I dig about the design is how clean it is, how smoothly the visuals are when zooming in, and how powerful the tool is without being overly complex.