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The Adobe Premiere format version of SFX Machine debuted at NAMM in 1997 and was released a few months later. It has been available in various formats for 20 years! Not sure, but this may make SFX Machine the longest-selling audio effects plug-in in history. SFX Machine RT (VST format) was released in 2003, and SFX Machine Pro (VST / Audio Unit) has been on the market since 2006.

Along the way, we also published Backwards Machine, Spectral Machine, ReSpatializer, and ChatterBlocker, not to mention our special April 1st products like Turd Polisher Pro. We've had a pretty good run, but all good things must come to an end.

Backwards Machine™ lets you reverse continuous audio in real time!

Backwards Machine includes three effects:

Reverse Playback Reverses and overlaps snippets of the incoming audio, to produce an ongoing backwards effect
Forward Backwards Smoothly cross-fades between forward and backward versions of the incoming audio
Reverse Repeat Plays snippets of the input audio backwards, twice. The second time, a slight vibrato is added

Backwards Machine includes the following controls:

  • REVERSER — This button controls whether you hear the reversed audio (according to whichever preset is selected) or the original (forwards) audio. The REVERSER button has been deglitched to avoid clicks when switching between forward and reverse playback.

  • TIME — This slider controls the delay time; i.e., the length of each audio window ("snippet"). The default is 2 seconds, which tends to sound better than very short or very long time settings. The TIME control has been deglitched to avoid clicks when adjusting the slider.

  • FEEDBACK DEPTH — This slider controls the amount of feedback. Often feedback is not needed for these effects, so the default is 0%.

  • WET MIX — This slider controls the loudness of the Backwards (wet / effect) sound.

  • DRY MIX — This slider allows you to mix in some of the (dry / non-effect) input signal. Often you will want to set this slider to 0% (the default), but this slider can be used if you want to hear some of the forwards sound along with the backwards sound.

Backwards Machine is available now for US $19.95. The Windows version works with 32- or 64-bit VST host programs. The Mac version is 32-bit only; however, the Audio Unit version will work with 64-bit host programs if you own the 32 Lives adapter, .

We offer a 60-day money-back guarantee. Contact us for information about site licenses and educational discounts.

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SFX Machine, SFX Machine RT, SFX Machine Pro, Backwards Machine, and The Sound Guy are trademarks of The Sound Guy, Inc.
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Backwards Machine© 2007-2012, The Sound Guy, Inc.