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Movement by Output Review

Everyone falls in love with a song they wrote but then when they listen back the next day, something just sounds off. It could be there is not enough kick, the synth could be too bland, it could be anything. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to get the sound you need, sometimes all you need is a nudge in the right direction or a new take on what already exists. Using a tool such as Movement, you don’t disfigure the sound you created but enhance it.

Output’s goal with Movement was to give producers and engineers something that they had not seen before. They were able to give a Rhythm Processor that had a whole new point of view in production as well as creating new avenues of creativity. 

Overall9.5
Features10
Compatibility10
Pricing 8
Bonus & Extras10

How We Reviewed Movement

When we looked into Movement, we saw how unique of a plugin it was. Like every other Output plugin, it has a unique and interactable user interface. To showcase the quality of Movement, we put together a quick look at some of the features available that really make it stand out. 

Overall

Best for:

This plugin is great for adding rhythm and extra dynamics to anything from guitars and vocals, to reverbs and distortions. Movement was made to accentuate the vibes in a track at any step of the process. It can be used on a single track or you could insert it on a final mix and get an amazing twist on your sound. 

Features

XY Pad – The XY Pad is the main source of modulation control between the different effects you select. Any part of the effects can be attached to the XY Pad so they can follow the modulation

Movement XY Pad
Movement XY Pad

Rhythm Engines – Within Movement, you have 4 different rhythm engines that can help you add even more diversity to a track. You simply select the rhythm you want to have on and you can change parameters such as the rate, rhythm, shape, and much more.

Movement Rhythm Engines
Movement Rhythm Engines

Sidechaining – It has become fairly common at this point for plugins to have sidechaining capabilities, but I still love when it is there. Not only can you do simple sidechaining there are also parameters for sidechain modulation that can be used to add rhythm to filters, reverbs, and any other effect.

Movement Sidechaining
Movement Sidechaining

Presets – There are over 300 presets to get you on just the right sound you need. You can choose anything from slow rhythmic drones to fast-paced beats and accents. There’s no limit to the creativity you can use with Movement.

Movement Presets
Movement Presets

Compatibility

Output set Movement up for success with the many different platforms it can work with. It is compatible in both 32 and 64-bit forms, and is also available in VST, VST3, AU, AAX for access to pretty much any DAW out there. 

MacWindows
Memory4 GB RAM 
8 GB recommended 
4 GB RAM
8 GB recommended 
Operating System10.9 or higherWindows 7 or higher

This plugin comes to you digitally. 

Pricing

There are not many rhythm processors that are well known such as Movement. With that in mind, the price comes in close to most other plugins that are of the same caliber and quality. The best part about Movement that makes it so memorable is the flexibility and amount of automation you can easily build into the plugin. 

Bonus & Extras

Output has a huge amount of trust in their products and how much you will love them. So much so that they have a 14-day return policy. This works on all of their plugins but not the expansion packs. Movement itself has 3 expansions that have an additional 425 presets amongst the three of them. 

Forward Movement

Using a plugin that professionals will use helps you become more professional with your own sound as well. Movement is one of those plugins. The Glitch Mob has used it and loved how it worked in morphing their sounds. They even have said, “I could see Movement becoming one of those plugins that we pull up once the song has been developed.” This is a great insight to remind you not to be set on using a plugin in one phase only and trying it out in different steps of the writing, recording, and mixing process. Just remember that a plugin will not affect your mixes as much as your skill and abilities that you have learned to use those plugins. 


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