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If there's one thing we learned from our recent masterclass with Philth, it's that we all need to remind ourselves how much fun it is to make music! With so many of us seeing our creativity and focus diminish amidst the pandemic, a sure-fire way to reconnect with the joy of making music is switching off the critical part of your brain and just creating for the fun of it.
Enter Finisher Micro from UJAM. It's by no means new on the scene, having dropped a few days before Christmas Day back in 2019, but it's only just come onto our radar and has been a fantastic addition to our creative arsenal.
You'll notice immediately how aesthetically pleasing the UI design is, not to mention simple. The larger of the two control knobs handles the effects level, with the smaller knob selecting one of 25 presets. Alternatively, you can select presets using the two arrows above the mode knob, which we tended to favour when using it ourselves.
As the name might suggest, Finisher Micro is a tool designed for adding a final magic sprinkle onto your productions before calling it a day, and the results induced many a giddy smile in our team.
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Typically, you'd find yourself setting up a chain of effects and automation to transform your audio. With Finisher Micro, it's as simple as picking a preset and turning to knob to see what happens. The effects is immediate and fluctuates based on how hard you dial in the levels, allowing you to add just a tinge or completely alter your original audio. It's a wonderful sound design tool and one that can produce an array of sounds that inspire entirely new ideas!
Finisher Micro is free for Windows, macOS and Linux (VST, AU, AAX / 64-bit only) and can be downloaded using the link below. Please note that you are required to create an account and subscribe to their newsletter to download the plugin.
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