Real-time Multi Effect

The Ultimate Audio-Mangler

Keep it simple! Turnado comes with 8 knobs, each firing up an effect and varying it with their dial. It invites play and experimentation with one or several effects. Customize 24 effects in expert mode. If you want it even more compact: in Dictator Mode, you can control all 8 effects simultaneously with a single fader.

Key Features

  • The Silver Bullet of Audio Manipulation
  • 24 Effects in 8 Slots
  • Classic: Delay, Reverb, Amplifier, Filter
  • Hi-Tech: Modulation, Tranformation, Loops & DJ
  • Modulation via 2 LFOs & Step Sequencer
  • Dynamic Signal Flow
  • Dictator Mode
  • Runs stable and low on CPU Load

Remix Digital Audio

Re-interpret existing material

Describing Turnado as a multi-effects processor perhaps doesn't capture the essence of what it's about. You can use reverb and delay in a subtle way - but what makes it very different from a conventional multi-effects unit is the combination of effects types available and its real-time control options.

The GUI is clutter free with bright and clean graphics. Open it up, and you'll instantly understand the concept.

Turnado is rock solid and light on CPU, if you plan to use it in a live performance or, say, in a dozen instances simultaneously.

Watch Tutorial (01:40)

The world’s most controllable Effect

Maximum transparency with as few controls as possible

As a plug-in in the studio or on stage, Turnado will prove as a surprisingly versatile tool while its operation is cast into a bare minimum of controls.

If you’re not an octopus, the "Dictator" is probably a feature of interest: this fader provides a unique way of controlling multiple knobs with just one slide. Here you can set up for each knob, when and how much to be rotated.

Of course you can automate all controls in Turnado. Or, if you’re looking for a more natural approach, remote-control them via MIDI.

Watch Tutorial (01:12)

Turnado in the Beardytron 5000 mkII

Building Beardyman’s Ultimate Live-Production System

What Beardyman dreamt about doing couldn’t be done: Technology simply couldn’t keep up with his demands. To pull off his sets the way he wanted, he spent six years and $30,000 building a complex live setup: Beardytron 5000 mkII.

For Beardyman, the name of the game is being able to control things like high- and low-pass filtering, build-ups and drops, and muting and unmuting of channels in real-time with just two hands: “Without having Turnado, there would be literally no way for me to do it.”

Watch TED Talk (11:11)

A wolf in sheep's clothing

Turnado is deep if you choose to dive deeper

When you open up one of the effects’ edit panels, you quickly begin to realise how powerful Turnado really is. With the ability to tweak five different parameters, the degree of control available is staggering.

Each of these five knobs can be tied to the main-screen knob, which is what gives them the magic! If you want some hands-off automation as well, each slot has two LFOs/step sequencers and an envelope follower that can be used to modulate. These can be assigned to any effect parameter.

Watch Tutorial (04:58)

Dynamic Signal Flow

The Art of Routing

There are two options when it comes to routing the signal through the effects: going through each in series (from bank 1-8) or Dynamic Signal Flow mode, where it follows the order in which each effect is activated.

Setting up the order of effects is an art in itself – and the ability to swap effects by dragging one onto another allows you to quickly audition how a different order can have a drastic effect on the overall sound.

This can also be handy if, for example, you always want a reverb to come last in a chain regardless of when it's active.

Watch Demo (01:45)

Videos

Some of these go deep.

In-Depth with Dan-D (08:02)
MIDI/Dictator (05:57)
In Ableton Live (02:34)
Keyboard Control/Logic (08:06)

Sounds & Presets

Crafted for massive real-time audio Manipulation

With its instantaneous, one-knob, multi-parameter modulation features, Turnado will lay waste to the audio landscape. Giving you the power to crunch, chop, twist, mash and elevate your music to new levels, Turnado will have you creating wicked new sounds that will blow any crowd away.

With instant access to eight effects and immediate control over key parameters, Turnado is guaranteed to cause devastation on the dance floor, shredding beats and crunking breaks to insane proportions.

Turnado Downloads

Version 1.6.1 (What's new)

macOS

Requires macOS 10.6.7 or higher
Audio Unit, VST2, AAX, Standalone


Windows

Requires Windows 7 or higher
VST2, AAX, Standalone


Manual

English

All Sugar Bytes plug-ins are available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions for both Windows and macOS.

Reviews

”We love 'Reactor', which is a looper that's triggered by transients, and the 'Slice Looper' always seems to give fantastically musical and funky results. Other gems run the gamut from vocoding and pitched looping to frozen reverb and formant filtering. For wild effects on tap, there's little to touch Turnado.”

computer music

”Präzise und genau, stürzt nicht ab und ist auch bei intensivem Gebrauch schonend in Bezug auf Rechnerleistung. Alles in allem vor allem im Liveeinsatz ein sehr nützliches Tool das für den direkten und beherzten Eingriff ins beatlastige Klanggeschehen prädestiniert ist. Lohnt sich!”

DeBug

”A well thought-out live effects toy that’s both inspiring and a joy to use thanks to its intuitive GUI. 9/10”

MusicTech

”Sugar Bytes have done it again. One of the signs that I took this to be a good plug-in was the fact that I got totally lost in it – and realised 2.5 hours later that I’d spent all this time messing around with one beat, creating weirder and more wonderful stuff than I had in a long time.”

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