S-Board gives you unlimited sound-shaping possibilities. Build your own signal chain by simply drag & drop the units onto the board, then patch in some modifier units to turn a static sound into a dazzling soundscape. S-Board can become your go-to mixing channel strip or your secret sound design weapon, it's all up to you.
The virtual patch cable system is what makes S-Board unique. You'll find input jacks on many processor modules (like Acousma or Sweep) and some output jacks on the modifier units (Like LFO). When you patch a pair of them together with a virtual patch cable, some cool things happen - the parameter of the processor will be controlled by the modifier, which can lead to some fascinating, ever-changing sound.
S-Board can make highly complex sound, meanwhile still so easy to use. We have presets to get you started right away. Right-click on the board to choose a board-wide preset. ("What the hack" is our favorite, try that.) Right-Click on individual units to find their own presets. Once you get the hang of it, designing a great sound is as easy as turning the knobs and patching the cables.
An analog tape delay with endless possibilities. It gives you a wide range of delay time and feedback to dial in. Pair it with a modifier, tons of sensational effects await.
A vacuum tube inspired tone shaper. Saturate your sound for extra color and warmth, or distort it relentlessly. Tweak this beast with caution.
A classic ladder filter emulation. Do a nice and warm filter sweep, or pair it with an LFO for unpredictable auto-wah effects. Drive it a little, you'll love the warmth.
A musical and versatile compressor with optional sidechain input. Its soft-knee design and unique gain reduction curve excel at tightening things ups and glue things together.
A colorful EQ module. Its adaptive curves react musically to the cutoff frequencies and the amount of your boost/cut. When pushed hard, Its tube amplification stage provides a warm and tube-y saturation instead of digital clipping.
A utility for gain staging. Don't let its simplicity fool you, plug in a modifier to its gain makes it a tremolo, or pan and it becomes an auto panner. Capable little unit.
A beloved modifier. It acts like a robotic hand tweaking knobs for you following certain patterns. Connect it to a unit, a static sound becomes dynamic, it's that simple.
A super versatile envelope follower, it extracts amplitude envelope and transforms it into CV, great for transient shaping, sidechain filtering, or other program-dependent effects.
Morph a synth arp with S-Board, see how the modifier works with the processors to transform the sound to another dimension, and how much fun you can get on S-Board.
When you need to get serious on a mixing session, S-Board is the one you can put on your track with confidence. The modular design and the nice-sounding units make it a channel strip like no others.
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S-Motion is compatible with Windows 7 or newer, and macOS 10.13.6 or newer (Big Sur and Apple Silicon supported). It works great with all major DAWs such as Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Cubase/Nuendo, Pro Tools, GarageBand, FL Studio, Studio One, and Reaper.
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