Cataract is a Segment Multiplexer for electronic music production and experimental sound design.
Cataract features an arsenal of sample scanners with integrated modulation sequencers, generative parameters and various morphing functions. This makes it possible to construct architecturally complex patterns ranging from nuanced percussive articulations to intricate particle sound effects and all out glitch chaos. Cataract comes with a large library of loops and samples, as well as more than 180 presets to get you started.
Once you’re ready to take things further, load up samples from any of our specialized packs to dramatically increase Cataract’s sonic palette. Of course you can also load any of your existing samples to fully customize Cataract to your needs. Warp pitched samples into parallax melodies or redistribute loop segments into generative polyrhythms. Cataract will give your projects a unique cutting-edge twist.
Cataract features a dynamic, color-coded user interface that simplifies navigation and streamlines functionality. One of the plugin’s highlights is the ability to step-sequence nearly every parameter, making it possible to coordinate extremely expressive and detailed patterns. Synchronize with your hosts’s clock, use your MIDI keyboard to improvise complex pattern variations in real time, or sequence precise parameter changes from within your favorite DAW. You can even utilize Cataract’s GEN functions to set up completely generative evolving phrases.
Cataract includes two scanners, each of which are equipped with two sample slots. Each scanner includes two LFOs, a multimode filter, a multimode delay effect, a scan sequencer with windowing and dedicated LFO, a 3-Band graphic EQ, four dedicated randomizers, five MIDI triggered save states and a dedicated modulation matrix. Globally, Cataract features a crossfade-style morph section with its own dedicated X-MOD LFO, as well as three percentage-based randomizers that facilitate consistently compelling results with relative ease.