Eventide has announced the release of Physion Mk II, an advanced multi-effects plug-in utlizing the company’s patented Structural Split technology to allow users to split a sound into its transient and tonal parts, independently manipulate the components with effects, and fuse them back together.
Eventide states that it hand-tuned each Physion Mk II effect for transient or tonal material, and also included new effects like Polyphonic Pitch Shifting based on the company’s new SIFT (Spectral Instantaneous Frequency Tracking) technology. It also includes new Reverse delay with Gating, Ping- pong, and Crystals modes as well as Side Chain Inputs for dynamics effects.
The seven transient effects available are Delay, Tap Delay, Dynamics, Phaser, Reverb, Gate + EQ and Reverse Delay. Eight tonal effects can be applied to a source: Delay, Dynamics, Pitch, Chorus, Reverb, Tremolo, EQ and Reverse Delay. The transient/tonal split of a sound can be fine-tuned with four Physion Mk II Structural Split controls.
“Physion Mk II changes the way I think about effects. Tonal processing is a groundbreaking way to manipulate audio, and this is the key to effects that simply weren’t possible before,” statesPaul “Willie Green” Womack (Wiz Khalifa, The Alchemist, The Roots)
Physion Mk II’s factory library comes loaded with more 500 presets, offering unique and exclusive sounds, organized into categories that are designed to be easy to navigate. Structural Split techniques also allow soloed or rebalanced tonal and transient channel effects like tightening up drums by dropping the tonal section or turning a guitar into an ambient sweep by muting the transients. A/B Comparison and Undo/Redo features allow easy exploration of sounds without losing track of the original source.
The new Physion Mk II is available for Mac and PC in VST, AAX and AU formats for an introductory price of $99 (regularly $179) from Eventide and authorized dealers worldwide. Additional discounts are available for owners of the original Physion or SplitEQ. Go to eventideaudio.com/PhysionMkII for more information and to request a free 30-day demo.