Recursive Processor

recurse audio plugin
Recurse is for unique delays.

Without a better explanation; Recurse is a recursive processing audio plugin, where effects can be applied to incoming audio over and over again as time goes on.

At the heart of Recurse is a reorderable multi effect system, where two “Loop” effects determine at which point the incoming signal is sent into an internal delay buffer, and at which point the internal buffer is mixed back into the audio signal.


Perfect For Sound Art

Inspired by musical acts such as The Caretaker, Tim Hecker and William Basinski, Recurse features a “Degradation” processing unit where multiple smaller effects work together to simulate various forms of degradation caused by physical phenomena. Tape wow/flutter, vinyl aging, transparent coloration and a bit of dust work to give your sound a vintage feel.

Prepared for Feedback

While the concept of introducing positive feedback into an audio system immediately makes alarm bells go off for even the most novice of sound engineers, Recurse accounts for this by implementing a series of transparent audio processing systems designed to prevent loud & sudden feedback bursts.

Additionally, the effects units are designed to respond realistically to loud signals, so boosting incoming audio can color your audio to mimic the responses of the “gear of old”.

All-new Algorithms

Being able to produce something entirely new was one of the main goals we had in mind while designing Recurse. One of the most important sections to get right for us was the “Degrade” effect, where we designed a selection of DSP effect algorithms for simulating the degradation that can occur with different types of older hardware.

Recurse’s vinyl dust effect, for instance, features close to 100 different real dust crackle samples; cleaned up and then mixed back down in real-time to a constant stream of crackly goodness.


Don’t want to read the manual? Check out this video for a look into all of Recurse’s different available processes;

Hear it in Action

This video looks into Recurse’s flexibility as a sound processor. Different sound sources are applied to different stock presets to show just how versatile Recurse can be.


Blog posts related to Recurse

  • Reorderable effect chain
    Reverb processor with adjustable diffusion network
  • Degradation processor featuring warping, coloration, aging, cutout, and dust effects
  • Degrade Coloration uses an “invert-add” system where distortion harmonics can be added without increasing volume
  • High-quality multi-band EQ
  • Tape-loop delay effect with realistic responses
  • Vectorized, resizable interface

Windows: Supports VST3 & AAX

MacOS: Supports VST3, AU & AAX (Intel and ARM)

A Manual for Recurse is included with the download package.