Under the hood

Decimort recreates the colouration and adds the vintage sampler's magic to any sound

Electronic music (especially Hip-Hop) producers have long been aware that classic samplers (such as early Akai and E-MU units) had a character and sound all their own: they added a "grit" and "color" to the samples and loops they played back which made them sound "fat" and sit well in a mix. This sound coloration was due to the encoding techniques, lower sample rate and bit depth, and conversion circuits used by these early samplers. Decimort recreates this coloration and adds that vintage sampler magic back to any loop, any bassline, or any sound played through it for that matter! Beyond vintage sampler emulation, it’s also the perfect bit-crusher with filter, capable of extreme settings for dramatic results.

The highest quality low-quality effect

While this tagline may seem like an oxymoron on the surface, allow us to explain: The advanced signal processing algorithms within Decimort simulate the complex behavior of the entire (re-)sampling path that exists in every AD/DA converter, and with version 2 comes far greater control over the process!

Decimort has zero internal aliasing—in fact, the only aliasing present is the emulated aliasing of the classic samplers we modeled when creating it. Unwelcome artefacts are completely absent in the processed signal: only the desirable, modeled ones remain.

Approximation filter

A very steep low-pass pre filter (Approximative Filter) coupled with the resampling frequency that removes all harmonic content above it, ensuring no aliasing will appear below this frequency in the spectrum.

Images filter

Post-resampling filter (Images filter) is synchronized with the resampler, gives control over amount of aliasing images appearing above resampling frequency when enabled.

Adjustable jitter

An unprecedented feature in the bit crusher’s world which introduces short-period, random fluctuations to the resampling frequency, thus making the process even more sonically interesting by producing a type of harmonic distortion you’ve likely never heard in this context

Two quantization methods

Two available quantization methods; the mid-raiser and mid-tread decimation algorithms, each of them characterized by a drastically different dynamics response.

Controllable dithering

Dithering was conceptually developed as means to reduce audible quantization errors by masking the harmonic distortions they cause. We added controllable dithering to increase number of ways in which you can (mal)treat the sound.

Two in One

Decimort is also equipped with analog-like filters with adjustable resonance that allow further sculpting of the signal. These can be used to smooth the sound or remove sonic artefacts introduced into the signal path by the modeling process to your taste.

The highest quality low-quality effect

While this tagline may seem like an oxymoron on the surface, allow us to explain: The advanced signal processing algorithms within Decimort simulate the complex behavior of the entire (re-)sampling path that exists in every AD/DA converter, and with version 2 comes far greater control over the process!

Decimort has zero internal aliasing—in fact, the only aliasing present is the emulated aliasing of the classic samplers we modeled when creating it. Unwelcome artefacts are completely absent in the processed signal: only the desirable, modeled ones remain.


Approximation filter

A very steep low-pass pre filter (Approximative Filter) coupled with the resampling frequency that removes all harmonic content above it, ensuring no aliasing will appear below this frequency in the spectrum.


Images filter

Post-resampling filter (Images filter) is synchronized with the resampler, gives control over amount of aliasing images appearing above resampling frequency when enabled.


Adjustable jitter

An unprecedented feature in the bit crusher’s world which introduces short-period, random fluctuations to the resampling frequency, thus making the process even more sonically interesting by producing a type of harmonic distortion you’ve likely never heard in this context


Two quantization methods

Two available quantization methods; the mid-raiser and mid-tread decimation algorithms, each of them characterized by a drastically different dynamics response.


Controllable dithering

Dithering was conceptually developed as means to reduce audible quantization errors by masking the harmonic distortions they cause. We added controllable dithering to increase number of ways in which you can (mal)treat the sound.


Two in One

Decimort is also equipped with analog-like filters with adjustable resonance that allow further sculpting of the signal. These can be used to smooth the sound or remove sonic artefacts introduced into the signal path by the modeling process to your taste.

 

Ultra accurate resampling

ADC emulation with zero internal aliasing and no harmonics above 22kHz

Screen fit

Several UI sizes and HiDPI support for better screen fit

MIDI Learn

MIDI Learn for easy controller assignment

 

Sound examples

d16group · Decimort 2 demos

Endorsement

Reviews

Audio Assemble 2020/11

Sound Bytes 2018/01

Releasetime 2016/11

Bonedo 2016/06

Computer Music 2016/05

Beat Magazine 2016/04

Producerspot 2016/01

AudioNewsRoom 2016/01

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System requirements

Windows PC

OS version
Win 7, Win 8, Win 10
CPU
2.0 GHz SSE (Multicore 2.1 GHz recommended)
RAM
8 GB (16 GB Recommended)
Software
VST2 / VST3 / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Mac OS X

OS version
OS X 10.9 to OS X 12
CPU
Intel based 1.8 GHz (2.4 GHz recommended) ,
Apple Silicon
RAM
8 GB (16 GB Recommended)
Software
AU / VST2 / VST3 / AAX compatible host application (64bit only!)
(*) Hardware requirements / recommendations are based on estimates performed on available computers at D16 Group HQ, and therefore cannot cover all possible configurations available on the market. CPU usage may vary widely depending on the manner in which the product is used. Factors that may contribute to variance in CPU usage include particular patch and its complexity, the global quality setting, project sample rate. In order to form a better understanding of how a plug-in will behave within your current setup, we highly recommend downloading the demo and giving it a try.

Document containing system requirements for entire D16 Group plug-in line-up you can download from here Compatibility Chart


Note

This product is not a standalone program so you need a host application to use it.

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