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Mr. Alias 2.02

Mr. Alias 2

Mr. Alias 2 uses non-bandlimited oscillators which can be transposed near to and beyond the Nyquist frequency, causing most of their spectra to be aliased back into audible non-harmonic frequencies. The sound can then be further processed by a number of crude "effects."

Though it is based on the same concept as the original, Mr. Alias 2 is completely rewritten for cross-platform compatibility, and has a number of significant improvements.

Mr. Alias 2 is free, and is available as a VST plugin for Windows (32-bit), Mac OS X (Universal Binary), and Linux (x86), and as an Audio Unit for Mac OS X.

Some feature highlights:

  • 2 oscillators
  • 18 waveforms
  • Full stereo processing
  • 6 filter types including a formant filter
  • Filter envelope
  • External audio processing (no need to hire Butch Vig)
  • Patch randomizer button
  • Highly configurable MIDI control with MIDI learn
  • MIDI-controllable patch morphing
  • Included bank of 128 presets, including some by waka x
  • Drag & drop preset and MIDI map loading
  • "Wack" GUI

Be sure to read the manual to understand all the special hidden features.


2012-08-22: Mac AU and Mac VST updated to version 2.4.2 for 64-bit support.

2011-09-24: 64-bit Windows version officially released.

2011-09-02: Experimental 64-bit Windows version is available for testing.

2011-03-27: First Linux version of Mr. Alias Pro released.

2011-03-22: Xenos Soundworks has released the Chaos Theory soundbank for Mr. Alias Pro, with 100 new sounds, available as "Pay What You Like" donationware. Check it out!

2010-12-29: Updated Mr. Alias Pro AU FX version to version 2.4.1 to fix validation error.

2009-12-16: Updated Mr. Alias Pro to version 2.4 (see change log).

2009-11-16: Insert Piz Here has a new official forum at KVR.

2009-09-30: Updated Mr. Alias Pro to version 2.3.

2009-09-13: Updated Mr. Alias Pro to version 2.25.

2009-09-11: Updated Mr. Alias Pro to version 2.2.

2009-09-01: Updated Mr. Alias Pro to version 2.1.

2009-06-21: Released Mr. Alias Pro to Mr. Alias Challenge winners.

2009-05-22: Released version 2.02.

2009-05-18: Mr. Alias 2 was featured in Computer Music 138.

2009-05-03: Take the Mr. Alias Challenge!

2009-03-16: Released version 2.01 with performance improvements and various minor bug fixes.

2009-01-16: Fixed a problem with GUI refresh after changing presets.

2009-01-14: There was a problem with AU validation in the original upload ("Morph" needed to be declared a "meta parameter"). This is now fixed, so download it again if your version fails validation.

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"Sounds MAD!" - tattiemannie

Example Sounds

Made with only Mr. Alias 2, no other processing. Minimal sequencing or live playing with automation of a few parameters. Not to be enjoyed or interpreted as "music," this is rather just a demonstration of what Mr. Alias 2 sounds like.
demo1.mp3 (0:48)
1.mp3 (0:40)
2.mp3 (0:45)
morph.mp3 (0:46)
mralias2.mp3 (0:45)
probswingalias.mp3 (0:32)
hammerklavier.mp3 (6:40)
alias 5002.mp3 (0:32)
mralias2ooo.mp3 (0:08)
Mr.mp3 (0:48)


Each download includes the user's manual. Source code is available separately (see below).
Windows VST
Linux VST

Old version:
Mr. Alias 1.02


Empty Bank


User's Manual
C++ source code
todo list
change log


Official forum at KVR
KVR news
KVR thread
KVR database entry
at gersic.com
ronnypries.de mini-review
sink mini-review (French)

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