by Ugo Audio
3.7 / 5     (10 votes)
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Disturbance is primarily intended for the glitching/mangling of drum loops but it can also be useful with melodic material, vocals, and pretty much anything else you want to get glitchy with.

Disturbance is similar to a slicer, but a bit different. It works by chopping up a loop into 64 equal parts (no beat detection) then sequencing their playback, and each slice in Disturbance has its own loop point.

In addition to offering several playback order options, Disturbance also offers sequenced filtering, distortion, pitch shifting, and slice length adjustment...as well as various playback randomizations, dual delays, and non-sequenced pitch shifting which can even be set to track MIDI note input - allowing you to turn anything you feed into Disturbance into a synth oscillator.

Disturbance can be used to create subtle or variations and effects, or it can dramatically warp your source material into something completely new. You can even adjust the start and end points of the sequencer to help you create odd time signature loops. Additionally, you can even turn off the clock and use your Modulation wheel (CC1) to move forwards and backwards through the loop, almost like a wavetable.
  • Slice length reduction.
  • Filter cutoff (low or high pass filtering).
  • Pitch shifting.
  • Dirt (distortion + downsampling + filtering).
  • Volume.
  • Slice reverse.
  • Random slice.
  • 4 sequencer direction options.
  • Mod wheel control over playback.
  • Sequencer jitter effect.
  • Host BPM sync or internal clock.
  • Sequencer start/end point adjustment.
  • Built-in file browser.
  • Dual delay.
  • Velocity sensitivity.
  • Pitch Shifter with the option of fixed (non-sequenced) settings, MIDI note tracking, and portamento.
  • 32 example presets to get you started.
  • WAV file support.
MBPL Jan 05 2023
(1 / 5)
Jan 05 2023
I know the manual mentions the "more folders" button, but so far I wasn't able to find my samples folder, the browser starts position in my VST folder, then I go to user/my_user/Music... Then none of the contents of my music folder show up, instead multiple drive entries like D:/ or H:/ are there... Actually more drive entries than active on my computer. Then, shortcuts to system folder show up like Program Files or Program Data, while none of these are located in my music folder. I'll try again but it's consumed a lot of my patience already. I can't even just drag and drop my wav's in there... Pity.
X4 Jun 16 2023
Jun 16 2023
Just remember please that it was developed 15 years ago, in 2008, still Windows XP days. It was first a shareware product, then it was abandoned and became freeware. You can't expect it to work on modern COMPUYERS.
AK-0- Apr 07 2022
Apr 07 2022
I want to use it but my DAW won't recognise it :( I use the latest version of Reaper 64-bit)
X4 Apr 28 2021
(5 / 5)
Apr 28 2021
Oldie but goodie, works fine in VSTHost x64 (as a bridged x86 plugin).
recko Oct 27 2018
(0 / 5)
Oct 27 2018
Doesn't work! Browser unable to see more than 61 folders! When I load a wav file no playback, otherwise no play button too :D
X4 Apr 28 2021
Apr 28 2021
You should have read the manual: "To hear a sample/loop you have loaded, you must send Disturbance a sustained MIDI note."
RayDeemer Sept 10 2016
Sept 10 2016
Sounds like APHEX TWIN.
Harski Aug 13 2016
Aug 13 2016
Awesome work buddy. Gonna play with this for sure! Keep up the good work!
Anonymous Jul 25 2016
(5 / 5)
Jul 25 2016
No problems with installation. Perfect for turning simple samples into industrial noise sounds for my project. Thanks!
Chaz Jul 27 2014
Jul 27 2014
It worked fine for me. I just extracted the file and copied it over.
Frankie May 30 2014
May 30 2014
Tried to copy this into my vst folder, window pops up telling me that it cannot copy without encryption. Looked in the manual and it says on the last page that it is not compatible with multi core processors. Old software. Pity. Looked like fun.