Tritik Flaw (Quicker Review)
✅ A great, warm sounding vintage effects unit.
✅ Simple user interface that makes sense
✅ Separate dry & wet controls
✅ Low CPU usage compared to other plugins in this category.
What Is Tritik Flaw
Compatibility: Windows, Mac, VST, VST3, AU, AAX, 64-bit
Flaw is a great value for money, vintage Lo-Fi effects unit that can add all kinds of vintage oddities to your sound design, samples and music production sessions.
It's got a brilliant, simple UI, and with a few clicks can give you some pretty interesting sounds.
Inside Flaw you have access to waveform modulation, which is a lot like RC-20's wobble unit, if you've ever used it in your tracks. It can inject some instability to your sound, and make it morph, adding more interesting textures to it.
You also get:
- Lo-Fi reverb
- Waveform modulation
- Noise module
- Drive control
- Lo cut and High cut controls
- Dry/Wet controls
How Does It Sound?
While we can tell you it sounds amazing (and it does), we always think it's better for you to hear the plugin in action.
So, we've left some examples below that we've actually included in our Lo-Fi pack coming soon!
Features & UI
In this section we'll go over Tritik Flaw's modules in extra detail, explain them, and test them, so you've got a better understanding what the plugin is about before deciding to purchase or not.
The waveform modulation section is the part of this plugin that's going to inject the dissonant, warping-like tape sounds you'd expect from old, dodgy gear.
It does this by modulating your sound using a waveform, adding a chorus-like effect.
The speed gives you the Hz of the waveform, altering the speed of the modulation that is applied.
The wave slider, changes (left to right), the modulation wave from a sin wave, to a more randomised shape. This can be used to make your sound more wonky or dissonant, injecting Lo-Fi oddities into your tracks.
Then, lastly, the big modulation wheel controls how much modulation is actually applied to your initial signal.
When playing around with this, we were really impressed with the way this affected the sound, and gave us that janky tape sound we wanted, injecting instant Lo-Fi-ness.
It sounds like it's adding flanging, chorus and phasing to your signal, and then modulating those effects using a waveform attached to it, giving you a really warm, detuned sound.
It's especially fun when automating the big modulation wheel, and doing this can give you some really interesting pitch like effects that make it sound like your signal is either slowing down or speeding up.
The noise module is pretty self explanatory.
It's a section where you can inject warm, lo-fi noise into your signal chain.
You can choose from:
- Vinyl Crackle
- Tape Noise
- Crackling Noise
You're also able to filter this noise to remove any low end or high end information, allowing for further control of your sound.
Both the Vinyl crack and the Tape noise have “Type A” & “Type B” options, which change allow you to choose from two different types of tape or vinyl noise.
On the Crackling noise mode, you get a slider which allows you to change the density and randomness of the crackles that appear in your recording.
One of the things we think is lacking from this unit is a bigger selection of noise.
Something that makes RC-20 so good for drum sound design and other things like plucks in particular, is the ability to choose from tonnes of different noise options and follow the envelope of the sound source it's on.
We'd love to see this included in the Flaw plugin, but it is €100 cheaper, so you can't complain. What you're getting with flaw for €29 is pretty insane.
The reverb is an awesome plate-like unit, that can give you super, super huge reverb tails that last forever.
They sound fantastically wide, and give a lot of extra texture and depth to your sounds.
The unit is pretty simple, and you can alter:
- Reverb Amount
- Reverb Size
- Reverb Width
The size and width function is definitely our favourite feature on this, and it can be used to make some really cool, washed out, almost room-like reverbs that sound all kinds of boomy and vintage.
But, it can also create huge, lush, stereo reverbs that fill out the entire stereo field of your tracks. It's pretty versatile.
Drive & Filtering
On the bottom right corner of the plugin, you'll find some drive, and filtering controls.
The drive can be used to add some extra crunch to your sound, and it sounds like it's applying saturation to the signal affected.
Pushing the drive to extremes can create an almost broken radio type feel, while just adding a touch can give your sound some extra texture and depth.
The low cut and high cut filter do exactly what they say they do.
They add either a low pass or a high pass to your signal, depending on the settings you choose. The low cut only goes up to 3kHz, and the high cut goes all the way down to 100Hz.
It's a useful module to have for automation, when creating interesting filtering effects. And, the filters only affect the the wet signal, meaning you can mix and blend your dry & wet signal together as you please.
The UI of Tritik's Flaw is extremely simple to use, and is fully re-sizable with no pixelation due to using vector based graphics.
Everything makes sense from the get go, and you can get a fantastic sound almost instantly.
One thing that's a nice inclusion is the dry/wet sliders included. Most other Lo-Fi plugins only include 1 slider, which gives you much less control over how much of the effect you want on your sound.
Having the choice to have wet and dry signals at differing db levels, (or the same), is a welcome feature, and should be included in other plugins of this nature.
The presets are also fantastic, offering a range of lush, huge, washed out reverbs, a section especially for Lo-Fi that sounds fantastic, and an interesting miscellaneous section. You can also save presets.
We would like to see some more presets included (hopefully they'll come with updates), but for €29, there's a decent amount to offer.
Tritik Flaw (Quicker Review)
If you're looking for a cheap Lo-Fi plugin, then this is for you. It's got a great sound for the price, and some awesome functionality.
You'll easily be able to get the sound that you're looking for with this warm, little Lo-Fi chum.
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