by TheZhe
4.7 / 5     (3 votes)
Win64 OSX
TheUtility is a tool for blending wet and dry signals.

  • Inputs: Main: wet input (connect after another effect). Aux: dry input (connect before another effect).
  • Complement (Wet)*:  A.k.a "delta" or "delta monitoring". Replace the wet signal with it's complement with respect to the dry signal, where the complement is defined as: Complement = Dry - Wet.
  • Invert L/Invert R (Wet): Invert the polarity of the wet signal's left/right channel.
  • Dry/Wet (Pan)*: Apply pans to the dry/wet signal.
  • Mode (Pan)*: Link wet pan to dry pan. "Inverted" mode sets wet pan to the negative of dry pan.
  • Makeup (Volume): Apply a makeup gain to the wet signal.
  • Mix (Volume)*: Mix the wet and dry signals.
*May not work as expected if the dry input is not connected.

VST3 / AU.
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Lofi! Jun 07 2023
Jun 07 2023
Has any one managed to setup in Bitwig or Ableton? Have no clue how to do it at all with these? DANK!
Anonymous Mar 29 2023
Mar 29 2023
How do you use this on ableton? cant gewt ti to work...
Lofi! Jun 07 2023
Jun 07 2023
Good Q!
Anonymous May 04 2022
(4 / 5)
May 04 2022
Hi, I've tried several times to convince you of a better user interface. It's all about the little things. Compare your plugin with that of Ableton. The differences aren't big, but with the Ableton I can see what's going on at one glance. Thanks. watch at 0:43
Zhe May 09 2022
May 09 2022
Thanks for the feedback. I will try my best to take that into account.
eb23 Mar 16 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 16 2022
Superb idea, nice execution but... There's a but. A big but, and I cannot lie. One of my pet peeves has always been effects plugins with only one Dry/Wet knob. Because when you turn it up, you get more wet but also less dry. Well, imagine you want to have a steady wet or dry and automate the other? You're... in bad luck. Now this tool is great, but just moves the problem further down the line. Yes, I noticed the Makeup knob. But I think it would be a lot more easier to have, as a replacement or a secondary mode, two different levels. One for dry, one for wet. Simple, easy to automate. But maybe it's out of scope of this particular plugin. Anyways, thanks TheZhe for -another- great plugin.
Zhe Mar 24 2022
Mar 24 2022
User feedback is never out of the scope of my projects! Just released v1.1.0 with support for separate wet/dry knobs. - Zhe
eb23 Mar 27 2022
Mar 27 2022
Is it me, or the dry and wet knobs introduce zipper noise?
Zhe Apr 07 2022
Apr 07 2022
I do not experience them in Reaper, FL, Studio One, and Cubase (Windows 10), but it does happen in Steinberg's VST3PluginTestHost. Modulation-stable parameters are all smoothed, but there's no guarantee that every host will respect this.
eb23 Apr 09 2022
Apr 09 2022
Oops, must be me, or my computer, as I wasn't able to make it happen again since. Sorry for the 'scare' and the delay to answer my own failure. With those changes, this tool is a thousand times more flexible and useful to me, and I hope others too. Kudos and again, thanks for the changes. o/
Marcin Jun 15 2022
Jun 15 2022
Hey, stupid question, but the description "Inputs: Main: wet input (connect after another effect). Aux: dry input (connect before another effect)" really says nothing to me, and i cant figure out how to use this plugin :/ Can you help me out? Do i have to use one copy instance of the plagin or place it in two spots before and after dry/wet? Can't figure it out :(