Cool on drums
Cool on vocals
Cool for sound design
As a frequency shifter, Hematohm goes far beyond ring modulation, although it may remind you of the sound of the latter. It's not a pitch shifter either: instead of removing the whole harmonic content, it handles frequency itself. This, in conjunction with other controls, can radically change your sound.
Combine Hematohm's core competency with a vicious envelope follower to add some colour, with an LFO with 10 waveforms and plenty of controls (like a 3 randomized shapes capable of an unlimited number of modulation patterns) and a delay that you can route to the direct forward path or the feedback path alone.
That's all very well and good, but how does all this sound at the end? Odd - Incredibly odd, as anybody having merely switched between built-in presets will tell you. Certainly, it will not be your everyday tool for producing top 40 songs, but it's definitely the perfect secret weapon for sound designers looking for alien FX.
The interface has been designed to ease the handling of a truly complex tool. 4 oscillator windows dedicated to major modulation parameters provide graphical information in real-time. Features such as flying knobs, preset morphing, grouped parameters and the usual MIDI autobind, make it handy to use live.