Unfiltered Audio’s proprietary modulation system is particularly at home in BYOME.
Modulation sources are loaded into the bottom strip of the interface (the Modulation Manager) – just as effects modules are into the strip above – and are assigned by dragging cables from their output sockets to the input sockets attached to every control of every effect (and, indeed, modulator). Modulation depths are set using the sliders below the output sockets.
The number and variety of mod sources on offer is impressive, taking in the expected LFOs, envelopes and randomisers, as well as many rather less conventional options including an XY pad, Step and Gate Sequencers, mathematical functions, and a module for integrating Roli’s Lightpad hardware controller. Lifted from the Zip compressor, the Spectral Follower is a notable standout, enabling tracking of Brightness, Darkness, Noisiness and Tonalness in the source signal.
While the Meta modulator works as a simple knob for manual modulation, BYOME also features eight Macros, each one assignable to any number of targets. These are also necessary for host DAW automation, as BYOME’s freeform architecture precludes module parameter assignment.
Patch modulators to targets by dragging virtual cables around