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Devious Machines Infiltrator 2: What is it?

Infiltrator 2 (VST, VST 3, AU, AAX) from Devious Machines is the latest incarnation of their highly creative multi-effects processor. Devious Machines describes it as a turbocharged version of its predecessor, and with 54 effects modules versus the 28 in version 1, the company has clearly been a busy bee. Even so, the interface is very familiar and, rather excellently, it’s a free upgrade for existing users.

Infiltrator 2, like its predecessor, has 10 effects slots, user-editable multi-segment envelopes and assignable macros, and you can use multiple instances of the same modules if desired. But what really sets it apart from more typical multi-effects is the amount of real-time control you have. 

Each effect now has two dedicated envelopes with a synced length of up to a whopping 128 bars. As before, you can also use the input audio envelope follower as a mod source (this is instead of the second envelope). Couple this with the 32-step sequencer, which lets you switch effects in and out on a step-by-step basis, and you have a powerful effect-creation environment. 

Devious Machines Infiltrator 2

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