Codec comes from an idea we had for a plugin some time ago:
Looking around, we couldn’t find that much that accomplished what we wanted. There were a few plugins that mimicked how this effect would sound, but they always seemed a little bit “off”.
So we had another idea; what if we essentially built a plugin that worked as a container around the real thing? And we got to work.
Codec is built around today’s most common encoder / decoder system, Opus. It’s the same algorithm that Discord and WhatsApp uses!
One technical note before downloading: keep in mind that Opus has it’s own limitations, specifically with latency. Opus can adjust it’s internal latency based on algorithm mode, as well as during packet loss. Due to this, adding latency compensation, or a dry / wet mixing system to the program was not practical. We hope you understand.
Edit: as of now, Codec has been updated to fix the latency issues & add a dry / wet mixer.
Finally, since most of the heavy audio processing in this plugin wasn’t really made by us, and that Codec is basically just a container around something else, we decided that it was only fair that Codec should be available for free, forever. It’s now available on it’s product page. Enjoy.