We're currently living in the age of digital audio. Multi-Effect is an incredibly powerful tool that is essential to any music producer.

But there are so many different Multi-Effect plugins in the music production landscape, so we decided to create the ultimate list of the top Multi-Effect plugins today that will help you find the perfect fit.


ToneSpot Electric Pro

Multi-Effect by Audified



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Description


Best electric guitar tone spotted easily.

Improves the tone no matter what amp, pedal or plugin you are using for your electric guitar processing.

Swiss Army Knife for all tone hunters. Designed to fit the extreme heavy genres as well as the more traditional ones.




Features

  • Best mixing tricks for electric guitar processing
  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Musically labeled controls
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver: No need to use many plug-ins
  • Intelligent gain staging
  • Tone Hunting

  • You need that outstanding electric guitar tone you are hearing on your favorite album. So you bought an awesome instrument and a fantastic amp. Maybe you have also bought some beautiful stomp boxes, expensive rack units, and phenomenal microphones. Or you rather use some amp simulation plugins. But what? Your dream-tone is not there when recorded and mixed with the rest of the band? You are endlessly tweaking and tweaking your sound, you tried everything. No success.

  • Electric guitars can take a lot of processing. It’s because guitars can get a lot of attention to the music and for some genres are really crucial. So it´s very important to get the guitar sound just right. Guitars can fight with several layers of instruments clashing into each other. Or the recordings are sounding too sterile, thin or harsh. On the other hand, recorded guitars can sound too dark and muddy. So you need the tone that can cut through. The guitar tone has to be punchy and fat sounding, but it also needs to have a lot of clarity and tightness at the same time.

  • But it’s not all! Even if the guitars are heavily processed, sometimes they still also have to be very natural sounding at some point.

  • And that's why you need ToneSpot.

  • Let's talk engineering for a while, shall we?

  • When a professional audio engineer is building that awesome tone in the studio, he is often running it through some heavy lifting. Blending several re-amping chains with massive filtering, compression, equalization, saturation or even some multiband processing and maybe some other crazy stuff. And it is no secret that the top engineers often run the signal through their chains twice or three times in series until both the engineer and the artist are 100% satisfied with the result. So there is a lot of stuff to do when building a perfect electric guitar tone.

  • There are very few products tailored for electric guitar instruments post-processing, but most of today’s engineers use a very similar workflow.

  • Standard Electric Guitar Rigs

  • Mostly it’s not enough to run the electric guitars through a real tube amp or guitar amp simulation plugin to get the standards we are hearing on today’s records.

  • At the end of the day, we need a ton of plugins that eat a significant portion of CPU power. And maybe we are still not completely satisfied with our tone.

  • Tonespot Solution

  • There is a simpler solution. ToneSpot is just one processor doing that magic. One missing product you need for every tube amp or simulation. It is a key to success full of tricks, extensive know-how and still with a lot of freedom.

  • What matters? Music or Sound?

  • Great musical ideas need great sound. The music industry changed over the years. The quality of sound and sound aesthetics often determine the success of the music. It’s not enough to write good music anymore. You need breathtaking sound to get attention.

  • And... if you have an inspiring sound, you write and play better music. You have the ideas, we have the tool, so… let's get inspired by the sound!


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Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.14
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

Windows

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

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Doppler + Air

Multi-Effect by Sound Particles



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Professional Audio Postproduction Plugins

Doppler + Air is a bundle of professional audio plugins (AAX Native, AU, VST and VST3), which may be used for sound design and audio post-production. They are perfect for simulating the physical behavior of sound moving through the air, turning your mix into an incredibly immersive sonic experience.

Doppler

Doppler simulates the behaviour of objects moving through air, providing audio with highly accurate characteristics of sounds passing-by. With control of all parameters that physically affect pitch, level and EQ in a real-world situation, Doppler gives you the most natural-sounding emulation for your work.




Features

  • Several Locations: Air already includes settings from different locations around the globe, from Antarctica to Death Valley, but you are always able to enter your one custom values.
  • Perfect result: Air is much more accurate than a simple low-pass filter, using exact frequency response values of air dampening.
  • Frequency Response: With Air, you can see the actual frequency response that is being applied to the sound.
  • Distance Attenuation: Control the volume over distance with the Distance Attenuation parameter.
  • World Units: Do you prefer “meters” or “feet”? “Mph" or "km/h"? Full integration with Imperial and Metric units, for an easy and more welcoming workflow for everyone.
  • Control Surfaces: Use control surfaces (such as AVID S6) to edit the plug-ins' parameters.

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Operating System

  • Mac OSX 10.9 or higher
  • Windows 7/8/10

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU - 2-core or higher
  • RAM - 4 GB or higher
  • Disk Space 600 MB

Recommended Requirements

  • CPU - 4-core or higher
  • RAM - 8 GB or higher
  • Disk Space - 600 MB

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Sick Individuals Focus One

Multi-Effect by Prolody



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Designed and used by producer & DJ duo SICK INDIVIDUALS, the ‘FOCUS ONE’ plugin has five high-level effects that provide everything you need to make your synths sound big, cut through the mix and work together perfectly with your beats. Created in partnership with Prolody and Moditone




Features

  • Advanced compression that slams your sound in a unique way. Toughen up your mix.
  • A specialized EQ to boost your leads. Enhance your sound and cut through the mix.
  • High-resolution distortion to give more crunch and punch. Add harmonics to your sounds.
  • Mid-side effect that opens up your stereo image, adding substantial size to your mix. Make everything sound huge.
  • A smart tremolo effect, automatically synced to your BPM. Create excitement and energy.
  • Extreme Mode

  • Switch to extreme mode and push your mix beyond the limits. Make it SICK.

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  • Windows
  • Mac
  • 64-bit 
  • VST3
  • AU

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Paradox

Multi-Effect by SoundSpot



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Paradox is a multi-fx plug-in that features an advanced push-pull equalizer and a variable RMS-time parallel compressor, both offering stereo, mid and side options. Its clever signal path has an extremely pronounced character and lets you bring out certain elements in your mixes with incredible ease. 




Features

  • Intuitive, easy-to-navigate user interface
  • Designed to work flawlessly with touch controllers such as the Raven by Slate Media
  • Four powerful push-pull filters with intuitive and simplified controls, with stereo, mid and side mode 
  • Variable slope high pass and low pass filter with stereo, mid and side mode
  • Variable RMS-time compressor for analog emulation
  • High pass sidechain-filter for compressing tracks with loud kick and bass parts
  • Mix control for creating parallel compression
  • Preset manager to save & share your own effects
  • Push & Pull Equalizer

  • The ‘Equalizer’ module on the Paradox is designed to make push-pull filtering easy. This powerful equalization technique, with its recognisable filter curves, can help you bring your mixes to life, by adding uncanny definition to drums, bass, guitar, synths and vocals. Besides the filter’s ‘Frequency’ and ‘Gain’ controls, Paradox gives you three controls to dial in the push-pull shape in an easy and intuitive way. The ‘Curve’ control sets the width of the filter, the ‘Balance’ control sets the complementary filter boost, and the ‘Twist’ control biases the push-pull filter to the left or right. With the additional choose between stereo, mid and side mode per filter, the paradox ‘Equalizer’ provides you with an extremely musical workflow that delivers pronounced filtering effects in no time.

  • The ‘Compressor’ module on the Paradox uses SoundSpot’s ‘infinite’ gain reduction setup, and lets you emulate the behaviour of analog compression with its continuous ‘RMS-time’ control. Together with it’s continuous ‘mix’ feature, the Paradox ‘Compressor’ module lets you apply smooth compression in a very flexible way, as well as different parallel compression styles like ‘New York Compression’. In addition, the Compressor features a high pass sidechain-filter that allows you to ignore heavy kick and bass parts to achieve steady and predictable results even when compressing powerful electronic tracks.


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macOS:

  • 10.12 – 10.15 (older OS versions may work but are not tested)

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AU
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32 & 64-bit)

Plugin Formats: 

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Specification Requirements:

  • RAM: 8 GB RAM or more is recommended. Plus at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Formats: In theory any 32 or 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX compatible host application should work.
  • Licensing: Internet access for activating licence key. Please ensure any outgoing connection blockers are deactivated.
  • Sample Rates: Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

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XY-Transfer

Multi-Effect by Rob Papen



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Indeed, thinking out of the box is what Rob Papen loves to do and as always, this is the case with XY-Transfer! If you are familiar with any other RP instruments, you will know of the XY pad; it is a very creative effects tool for adding dynamic changes to a sound. XY-Transfer offers a filter bank with 36 different filter types which can be used in combination with 2 other FX, all with their own XY pad which can be recorded and played back in a variety of creative ways! All of this is then polished off with a flexible Stereo Delay.
 
Well, now you can use the exciting XY pad in combination with a cool range of effects! The unique thing about XY-Transfer is that each ‘BLOCK’ which holds one of the FX, also has its own XY field. So very complex effect types are possible which can lead to some unheard and creative effects! The available Block effects are:
 

  • Filter Bank
  • Comb Filter
  • Shaper
  • Room
  • Gater

These effects can be combined in these blocks and the Stereo Delay can also be placed in different combinations within with these 3 blocks. So, if you are looking for a Filter Bank and beyond, XY-Transfer will transfer your audio into something creatively new and unheard.



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PC

  • Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
  • VST (32 & 64bit) 
  • AAX (64bit) for PT 12 or higher

Mac

  • OS-X 10.9 - 10.15.
  • AU
  • VST
  • AAX (64bit) for PT 12 or higher

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Kombinat Tri

Multi-Effect by Audio Damage



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From mild tone-shaping or adding a bit of grit to full-on total waveform destruction, Kombinat Tri is a complete toolbox of sonic warfare and a complete top-to-bottom rebuild of our popular Kombinat series. 

With 13 different options in each of the three distortion engines (plus pass-through), Kombinat Tri is capable of sophisticated and unique sounds. Want to add a ring mod to the low end, a mild tube clip to the mids, and a bit-reduction algorithm to the high end? No problem. Want to run your signal through three sine-warps or fuzz algorithms in series? This is your box. 

Kombinat's signal structure allows for a fairly broad palette of sounds, as each segment of the overall effect is a versatile tool in its own right. On the front end is a full "DJ-style" band-killer EQ; this leads to the three distortion engines, which may be used in multi-band mode for subtle surgery, or in series mode for complete signal destruction. The engines lead to a multi-mode filter with 12 different topologies, and then on to a compressor which we have configured for one-control operation.

Taken as a whole, Kombinat is a tweaker's paradise, yet designed so that it is easy to just grab one of the presets and touch it up a bit to suit the source material.




Features

  • Crossover: Kombinat Tri features a DJ-style three-band isolator EQ for band-killing effects and extreme tone-carving on the front end. This leads to the three distortion engines, which can be run in crossover (multi) mode, or in series.

  • Multiple Distortion Types: Kombinat Tri has 13 different distortion and tone-shaping algorithms, and you can mix-and-match, with each of the three bands getting its own selector. From subtle tube-style clipping to the bizarre distorto-delay of the Nerd Rage algorithm, Kombinat Tri can cover all the bases without unnecessary complexity.

  • Feedback: If the algorithms weren't enough, Kombinat Tri has an internal feedback control, tied to an envelope follower. Results may vary, but are always hairy. 

  • Filter: Kombinat Tri has 12 different filter topologies, from subtle 2-pole lowpass, through synth-style filters, to surgical notch. Several are self-resonant. 

  • One-Kontrol Kompressor: A favourite feature of the original Kombinat and Kombinat Dva, the one-knob compressor, tuned for collapsing distorted signals to roadkill, remains in Kombinat Tri. 

  • Mix Control: Kombinat Tri adds an oft-requested feature: a mix knob for better control over the signal path. 

  • Presets: Kombinat Tri includes a selection of presets from Kombinat and Kombinat Dva, some all-new presets to take advantage of the new features, and a selection of Designer presets from Ken Flux Pierce and Don Gunn.


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Windows

  • Windows 8.1 or newer and a 64-bit DAW.
  • VST (64-bit only)
  • VST3 (64-bit only)
  • AAX (64-bit only)

Mac

  • macOS 10.12 and above
  • VST (64-bit only)
  • VST3 (64-bit only)
  • AAX (64-bit only)
  • Audio Unit (64-bit only)

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ANIMATE

Multi-Effect by Mastering The Mix



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ANIMATE helps you inject life into your mixes in a precise, versatile and colourful way. With four different movement modes, each with individual frequency assignments and mid/side functionality, you’ll get your music jumping out of the speakers precisely how you want.

Each individual module of the ANIMATE multi-effect plugin is also available as a separate product.

Expand

Expand mode allows you to dial in a pristinely clean sounding upward expansion. This increases the volume of signals over the threshold, giving your audio more dynamic range in a transparent way.

Punch

Punch mode enhances the transients of your audio to help them bite through the mix. Whether you want to subtly accentuate the high-frequency transients in the mid-channel of your master or bring out serious smack on an individual channel, Punch can handle the task.

Ignite

Ignite mode allows you to dial in rich harmonic distortion in a dynamic way based on the input signal. Ignite can increase the perceived loudness, power and presence of a channel without the pumping effects of a compressor.

Grow

Grow mode lets you increase the width of the selected frequencies using a psychoacoustic precedence effect. Grow can be applied in a dynamic way meaning only the signal surpassing the threshold is widened. This along with the frequency selection gives you a new realm of movement to inject into your music.



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Mac:

  • macOS 10.8 or higher (macOS 11 Big Sur + Apple M1 Silicon supported).
  • AU, VST 2/3 or AAX host (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • VST 2/3 or AAX host (64-bit only)

Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units and AAX formats (64-bit only).

Please note: AAX compatible with Pro Tools 11 and later only.

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SphereQuad

Multi-Effect by W.A. Production



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Semi-Modular Multi-Effect

W. A. Production are always looking for clever ways to add movement and excitement to your tracks. However, it’s tiresome to keep loading up the same effects chains again and again. This is why they have created SphereQuad as an easy and extremely flexible solution for bringing complex rhythmic movement, filter sweeps and stereo madness to your mixes.

The concept behind SphereQuad is a combination of stereo flanger, phaser and chorus effects fed into a stereo filter, combined with an onboard step sequencer that controls the filter. However, the execution of these effects is far more interesting as you can control the left and right filters independently to push sound around the stereo field. The flexible routing between the different modules can be quickly dialled in to create a huge variety of special effects.

Each of the Flanger, Phaser and Chorus modules has multiple parameters for adjusting the main characteristics. The modules can be activated individually, or mixed and routed in various combinations to create a wall of unusual effects. 

SphereQuad is incredibly useful for everything from adding to spacey synth leads to making bass lines wobble. W.A. Production have even dialled it in on full mixes to create DJ-style breakdowns with massive filter sweeps and extreme flanging. There’s no instrument W.A. Production hasn’t tried to transformed with SphereQuad and the effect is impressively huge every time. W. A. Production are real-life producers making creative plugins to help you achieve studio effects quickly and easily. Enjoy!




Features

  • 64 Creative Presets for one-click transformations
  • Stereo Flanger, Phaser & Chorus modules with multiple parameters
  • Mixer & Output controls with Saturation module
  • Flexible signal routing between all modules
  • 16 Step Sequencer
  • Independent left and right filter modules for true stereo manipulation
  • Sync to BPM
  • Real-time waveform display corresponding to the filter cutoff
  • Full PDF Manual
  • The 16 step sequencer controls the filter cutoff and can be synced to the BPM of your track or be set to flow completely independently. Feed the signal from the Flanger, Phaser and Chorus into this sequencer for ultimate rhythmic modulation. 

  • Independent left and right channel filter shapes, speeds, ranges and types can be programmed to make the filtered sound fly around the stereo field, creating some mind-bending sequences at the click of a button. 

  • The real-time waveform display shows the effect of the filter cutoff, giving visual feedback on the stereo effect of SphereQuad. Meanwhile, the master output module provides a Dry / Wet control and Saturation dial for increasing the odd harmonics and the overall intensity of the output.

  • Over 60 presets to act as perfect jumping-off points for your own creative ideas. They are logically named by instrument group and effect making it easy to find the descriptive definition of a particular effect. 


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  • Windows 8 or later (32 / 64 bit)
  • macOS 10.15 and later (64-bit only) (M1 Apple Silicon Supported)
  • VST, VST3 & AU 

Please Note: AAX format requires ProTools 11 or higher.

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Texture

Multi-Effect by Devious Machines



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The Effects Plugin with the Heart of a Synth

A New Breed of Effect

Drawing from a library of over 300 acoustic and electronic sources, Texture synthesises new layers which track the dynamics of your sound. Want to “glue” your hi-hats transients by adding dynamic filtered noise? Or how about beefing up that kick drum by automatically adding a low sine wave? Texture makes this is easy, intuitive and fast.

But its uses don’t stop at mix enhancement. Experimental musicians and sound designers will find a plethora of leftfield sound at their fingertips. How about having bubbling water track a keyboard part, or adding ferocious fire crackle to the roar of a monster? Texture makes all this and more possible.

Enhance, Shape and Transform

  • 340+ inspirational textures to choose from
  • Instantly add body or bite to drums
  • Use as a subharmonic synth for heavyweight bass
  • Inspire your beats and breathe new movement into lifeless rhythm tracks
  • Add sonic glue to programmed drum tracks
  • Overlay instant dirt with vinyl crackle, tape hiss and digital noise
  • Increase width and depth with percussive reverb tails
  • Generate radical new sounds from rhythmic source material
  • Add organic layers including Foley, crowd noise and ambience
  • Quickly whip up risers and pitch modulated special FX
  • And much more…




Features

  • Over 340 sampled, granular and generative sound sources
  • Advanced envelope with attack, hold and decay controls
  • Dual filter, to quickly shape your chosen texture
  • Independent EQ sections for the wet and dry signal paths
  • Source-specific synthesis controls include colour, pitch, density and octave.
  • Modulate a Texture’s controls and filter cutoff using LFO and envelope signals
  • Tweak the response to the source signal with the sidechain filter
  • Squash the Texture sound using limiting and make-up gain
  • Global control of Texture level, Mix and Master level
  • Intuitive user interface, for fast results
  • New in Texture 1.5

  • Import your own samples and manipulate with four sampling types
  • Use your existing audio to trigger and sequence sample playback
  • Familiar sampler controls including Start Time, End Time, Looping
  • Transform your sounds with granular synthesis, including random mode
  • Repitch, Compress and ReColour your imported audio material
  • Drag and Drop from your Browser, DAW or anywhere else
  • Define playback behaviour of your own samples with trigger parameters
  • Expanded control set for easy tweaking of sampling and triggering
  • More detailed audio analysis from within the onboard EQs

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Mac

  • OSX 10.9 or later (Intel / M1 Apple Silicon supported) 64-bit only)
  • VST, AU, AAX

PC

  • Windows 7 or later (32 / 64-bit)
  • VST, AAX

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Hiku

Multi-Effect by SoundSpot



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Punch, Warmth and Presence, instantly.

Give your masters, buses or individual tracks extra polish with this smart effect. HIKU might only have three controls, but under the hood, there’s a precise mix of processing tailored to add warmth, power and clarity to any audio signal. 

As well as sounding great on single tracks or groups, HIKU is a vital stage in any mastering chain.

HIKU’s processing is split into two bands. You can control the frequency of this split using the frequency dial. Both the low and high bands are processed using saturation for crunch and character, parallel processing for punch and control, and stereo imaging for definition. The algorithms on each side of the frequency split are tailored towards the different processing needs of low-frequency and high-frequency audio.

The central Mix parameter dials in the amount of HIKU’s effect that’s applied to the signal. Set it to low levels to subtly cook the audio, and push it to higher levels to bring life back into stale sounds.

You can raise the end-to-end crossover frequency dial to 20,000Hz to get HIKU’s low processing over the entire signal, or lower it to 20Hz to get HIKU’s high processing on a whole channel.

Use the top-left gain control to compensate for any level changes introduced by HIKU, and bypass the plugin to audition the signal before and after processing.



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macOS:

  • 10.12 – 10.15 (older OS versions may work but are not tested)

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AU
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32 & 64-bit)

Plugin Formats: 

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Specification Requirements:

  • RAM: 8 GB RAM or more is recommended. Plus at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Formats: In theory any 32 or 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX compatible host application should work.
  • Licensing: Internet access for activating licence key. Please ensure any outgoing connection blockers are deactivated.
  • Sample Rates: Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

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Bass XL

Multi-Effect by denise



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Lazer sharp tool for creating a massive and controlled low end for your tracks in seconds. compression and EQ: eat your heart out.

The Bass XL adds weight and also works great on melodic content. Enhance a bass or electric guitar, a kick drum, sub-bass, percussion track or a whole drum sub-mix.




Features

  • Tone Dial - Full control over the character and colour of your boost.
  • Volume Independent Drive - A consistent sound in dynamic tracks.
  • Low CPU usage - Different filter slopes and position the low-end boost in time.
  • Easy to Use - Simple for creating a massive and controlled low end.
  • No need for dongles or complex licence managers.
  • Fully resizable interface
  • What’s great about the Bass XL is how fast and precisely you can work with it. Choose which frequency to boost, apply the boost with the mix control and then choose a filter slope to set the width of the boost. Steep slopes make the boost sound more resonant and precise, while gentle slopes make the boost sound more gradual and warm. Saturate and colour the sound with the drive and tone control. Repeat steps until happy with the results. For an extra tight or loose sound, use the ‘position’ to move the bass boost backwards and forwards in time.

  • 1. “You like your mix, but it’s not sounding fat enough in the low end.” Creating a fat-sounding track requires a powerful but defined and controlled low end, which is not an easy thing to accomplish. Regular EQ and compression might only take you so far. With the Bass XL, you can quickly dial in a defined low-end boost that will push and colour the low end of your mix or bus in an extremely controlled and precise way.

  • 2. “You like the overall sound and attack of your kick drum, but the low end is not consistent enough.” It can be hard to control the low-end dynamics of an inconsistent kick drum or any live recorded percussion instrument with regular EQ and compression. With the Bass XL, you can easily dial in a consistent punchy sound around 80hz to 100hz, additional chesty sub around 60hz, or general warmth to even out the low end of your recordings, especially with higher drive settings.
  • 3. “Your bass line’s low end lacks definition or power on certain notes and won’t sustain your mix.” Recording a stable bass part can be difficult, especially when recorded in a room with compromised acoustics. When certain notes in your recording lack definition or power, or are overly resonant, you can apply small EQ cuts to even out the bass completely and then apply Bass XL to boost the low end as a whole again for a more balanced low end.


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Mac

  • OSX 10.7 or newer (Catalina included) (64-bit only)
  • VST, VST3, AU, AAX

PC

  • Windows 7 or newer (64-bit only)
  • VST, VST3, AAX

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ToneSpot Bass Pro

Multi-Effect by Audified



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Best bass tone spotted easily.

Improves the tone no matter what amp, pedal or plugin you are using for your bass guitar processing.

Swiss Army Knife for all tone hunters. Designed to fit the extreme heavy genres as well as the more traditional ones.




Features

  • Best mixing tricks for bass guitar processing
  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Musically labeled controls
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver: No need to use many amp sims
  • Intelligent gain staging
  • Tone Hunting

  • You need that outstanding bass guitar tone you are hearing on your favourite album.

  • So you bought an awesome instrument and a fantastic amp. Maybe you have also bought some beautiful stomp boxes, expensive rack units and phenomenal microphones. Or you rather use some amp simulation plugins.
  • But what? Your dream-tone is not there when recorded and mixed with the rest of the band? You are endlessly tweaking and tweaking your sound, you tried everything. No success.

  • Bass guitar can take a lot of processing. It’s because the bass often fights against heavily distorted and harmonically rich layers of guitars or synths. So you need the tone that can cut through. The bass has to be super-consistent, and tight but it also needs to have balls in the bottom-end and pretty nasty midrange at the same time. Sometimes it needs to be almost as distorted as the synth stuff so it can't be overlooked in the mix. 

  • But it’s not all! Even if the bass is heavily distorted, it also has to be clear at some point so everyone knows which note is played, right? And that's why you need ToneSpot.

  • Let's Talk Engineering For A While, Shall We?

  • When a professional audio engineer is building that awesome tone in the studio, he is often running it through some heavy lifting. Blending several re-amping chains with massive filtering, heavy compression, equalization, saturation or even some multiband processing and maybe some other crazy stuff. And it is no secret that the top engineers often run the signal through their chains twice or three times in series until both the engineer and the artist are 100% satisfied with the result. So there is a lot of stuff to do when building a perfect bass guitar tone.

  • There are very few products tailored for bass instruments post-processing, but most today’s engineers use very similar workflow.

  • Standard Bass Guitar Rigs

  • Mostly it’s not enough to run the bass through a real tube amp or guitar amp simulation plugin to get the standards we are hearing on today’s records.

  • At the end of the day, we need a ton of plugins, a ton of real amps, a ton of simulation plugins that eat a significant portion of CPU power.

  • ToneSpot Solution

  • There is a simpler solution. Tone Spot is just one processor doing everything. One missing product you need for every amp or simulation. It is a key to success full of tricks, extensive know-how and still with a lot of freedom.

  • What Matters? Music or Sound?

  • Great musical ideas need a great sound. Music industry changed over the years. The quality of sound and sound aesthetics often determine the success of the music. It’s not enough to write good music anymore. You need breathtaking sound to get attention. 

  • If you have an inspiring sound, you write and play better music.  You have the ideas, we have the tool, so… Let's get inspired by the sound!


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Value For Money

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General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.14
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

Windows

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

OS Compatibility



ToneSpot Bass Express

Multi-Effect by Audified



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Description


Best Bass Tone Spotted Easily

Improve the tone no matter what amp, pedal or plug-in you are using for your bass guitar processing. Express is a little brother of the Pro version.




Features

  • No more tweaking. Get inspired by the sound and explore some new colours. Across genres & styles, Immediately. Dirt cheap. Express delivers exactly the same sound quality and exactly the same amount of processing power, but with minimum controls so you can get the sweet spot of your tone super-fast. ToneSpot Bass Express is a preset-based plug-in that improves your tone in one click.

  • Best mixing tricks for bass guitar processing
  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Minimal controls for super-fast results
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver: No need to use many plug-ins
  • Intelligent gain staging
  • Tone Hunting

  • You need that outstanding bass guitar tone you are hearing on your favourite album.

  • So you bought an awesome instrument and a fantastic amp. Maybe you have also bought some beautiful stomp boxes, expensive rack units and phenomenal microphones. Or you rather use some amp simulation plugins.
  • But what? Your dream-tone is not there when recorded and mixed with the rest of the band? You are endlessly tweaking and tweaking your sound, you tried everything. No success.

  • Bass guitar can take a lot of processing. It’s because the bass often fights against heavily distorted and harmonically rich layers of guitars or synths. So you need the tone that can cut through. The bass has to be super-consistent, and tight but it also needs to have balls in the bottom-end and pretty nasty midrange at the same time. Sometimes it needs to be almost as distorted as the synth stuff so it can't be overlooked in the mix. 

  • But it’s not all! Even if the bass is heavily distorted, it also has to be clear at some point so everyone knows which note is played, right? And that's why you need ToneSpot.

  • Let's Talk Engineering For A While, Shall We?

  • When a professional audio engineer is building that awesome tone in the studio, he is often running it through some heavy lifting. Blending several re-amping chains with massive filtering, heavy compression, equalization, saturation or even some multiband processing and maybe some other crazy stuff. And it is no secret that the top engineers often run the signal through their chains twice or three times in series until both the engineer and the artist are 100% satisfied with the result. So there is a lot of stuff to do when building a perfect bass guitar tone.

  • There are very few products tailored for bass instruments post-processing, but most today’s engineers use very similar workflow.

  • Standard Bass Guitar Rigs

  • Mostly it’s not enough to run the bass through a real tube amp or guitar amp simulation plugin to get the standards we are hearing on today’s records.

  • At the end of the day, we need a ton of plugins, a ton of real amps, a ton of simulation plugins that eat a significant portion of CPU power.

  • ToneSpot Solution

  • There is a simpler solution. Tone Spot is just one processor doing everything. One missing product you need for every amp or simulation. It is a key to success full of tricks, extensive know-how and still with a lot of freedom.

  • What Matters? Music or Sound?

  • Great musical ideas need a great sound. Music industry changed over the years. The quality of sound and sound aesthetics often determine the success of the music. It’s not enough to write good music anymore. You need breathtaking sound to get attention. 

  • If you have an inspiring sound, you write and play better music.  You have the ideas, we have the tool, so… Let's get inspired by the sound!


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Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.14
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

Windows

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

OS Compatibility



Renegade Mini

Multi-Effect by SoundSpot



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Description


Creating basslines in modern music can be tricky. Getting them distorted and wide, whilst retaining mono compatibility often takes a lot of fine-tuning and experimentation so we created the Renegade Mini to simplify this process, and speed up your workflow.

As the name suggests, this is a scaled-down version of its big brother which will be coming out later in the year. But don’t let it’s simple interface fool you, the Renegade Mini is packed with the same processing technology as it’s big brother, in fact, the only difference is the scaled down GUI and the signal processing is the equivalent to an 11 plugin signal chain, so there’s a lot going on in the background.

The Renegade Mini is designed to let you quickly enhance your basslines, and is particularly useful in modern dance music production.




Features

  • Intuitive, easy to navigate user interface.
  • Designed to work flawlessly with touch controllers such as the Raven by Slate Media.
  • Advanced Distortion Signal Path
  • Stereo Enhancement
  • Sidechain Volume Shaper
  • When set to 0%, the drive parameter is totally transparent, allowing the signal to pass through unprocessed. When the drive is increased, the signal is pushed through the signal path which is equivalent to 11 individual plugins, ranging from compression to stereo enhancement with much more in between.

  • When driven, the signal path created a wider more distorted signal, that will give your basslines more weight and presence. 

  • Whilst the Renegade Mini makes a huge difference to the stereo spread, it also retains it ’s integrity when the signal is collapsed to mono, so the additional colour will still shine through on club systems although less pronounced than stereo playback.

  • A WORD OF CAUTION… Always check your levels before increasing the drive too hard. By it’s very nature, the signal will become louder, so always remember to reduce the channel gain, before driving the parameter hard. You’re ears and monitors will thank you for it.

  • The Renegade Mini includes a sidechain volume shaper effect with 3 curves to choose from along with 6 x time settings. This enables you to create the pumping distorted swell that is commonplace in multiple dance music genres.

  • To select a curve simple click an icon to activate it. To select a time setting, simply click on the desired time found below the curve icons.

  • If required, the sidechain function can also be disabled by simply clicking on the “SIDECHAIN” label above the volume shaping icons.  


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macOS:

  • 10.12 – 10.15 (older OS versions may work but are not tested)

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AU
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32 & 64-bit)

Plugin Formats: 

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Specification Requirements:

  • RAM: 8 GB RAM or more is recommended. Plus at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Formats: In theory any 32 or 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX compatible host application should work.
  • Licensing: Internet access for activating licence key. Please ensure any outgoing connection blockers are deactivated.
  • Sample Rates: Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

OS Compatibility



Enso

Multi-Effect by Audio Damage



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Description


With decoupled recording and playback, multiple overdub styles and modes, four discrete loop Sectors and much more, it's the last word in creative looping.

Enso has an architecturally unique and sonically characterful looping toolkit for producers and live performers, inspired by both modern looper pedals and vintage tape-based setups, Enso combines elegant and intuitive UI design with a deep but accessible feature set and stellar sound quality.

Giving you everything you need for limitlessly creative looping, on stage and in the studio, Enso is one of Audio Damage’s most beautifully realised plugins yet, and an empowering addition to any musician’s arsenal of effects. 

Loop!

Enso can record up to 10 minutes of stereo audio (at 48kHz sample rate; 5 minutes on iOS) and play it back in both directions at any speed, with one-button control to duplicate your favorite looper pedal workflow.

Create!

Enso's play and record heads are entirely decoupled. This means you can play in one direction and speed, while recording in another direction and speed. Make amazing and unique looping beds with unlinked overdubbing.

Effect!

Enso has a suite of effects for tape simulation, filtering, and chorus, making it a completely self-contained looping station for 'tronic-style tape looping.

Control!

Enso has a sophisticated MIDI learn system, for easily using a foot controller or other MIDI device to access the appropriate controls. Store your MIDI learn layout with your preset, for instant access to your preferred controller layout.




Features

  • Full Automatic Looping Engine: Enso's looping engine is simple to learn, but exceedingly powerful, with "one button" looping control, both host-synced and free time.
  • Dub In Place: Enso can either work like a traditional digital looper, where the input is mixed with the buffer contents, then sent to effects, or like a tape looper, where the effects and speed changes are included in the feedback path.
  • Sector Crossfading: Define four different start and end points. Crossfade between them, and overdub or re-record within them.
  • Effects Section: Enso has user-controllable "tape style" saturation and hiss, high- and low-pass filters, and a stereo  chorus for thickening and carving your loop.
  • Full MIDI CC Implementation: Enso has an assignable MIDI CC page for controlling most features of the looping engine. It is tuned for foot control, but will work with any MIDI CC source.
  • Independent Play And Record Head Control: Both the play and record heads have a through-zero speed control, from -4x to +4x, with text entry values and selectable inc and dec values. 
  • Multi-Format Audio Loader: Enso can load AIFF, WAV, Broadcast WAV, FLAC, MP3, and Ogg in any sample rate, bit depth, and channel configuration. 
  • Buffer Save: Enso can save its buffer contents as a WAV file. 
  • Extra Long Loops: Enso can record or load up to 10 minutes of audio (5 minutes in iOS version) in Long Memory mode. 
  • Cross-Platform Preset Format: Enso utilizes an XML-based preset manager, and optionally stores the buffer within the preset for easy asset management. Work between multiple systems without troubles, make a preset on your desktop machine and paste it to the iOS version with Handoff, easily share your creations with your friends, or make a preset bundle to sell, no asset management required. 
  • Fully Resizable Hi-Dpi/Retina GUI: Enso's vector-based GUI is resolution-agnostic, and displays the same on every system and resolution. Easily resize the UI (per instance) to match your visual needs, from postage stamp to poster-sized.

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Windows:

  • Windows 8.1 or newer and a 64-bit DAW
  • VST (64-bit) / VST3 (64-bit) / AAX (64-bit)

macOS:

  • macOS 10.12 and above
  • VST (64-bit) / VST3 (64-bit) / AAX (64-bit) / AU (64-bit)

Linux / Ubuntu:

  • Ubuntu 18 or later
  • VST (64-bit) / VST3 (64-bit)

Important Note: This software is 64-bit compatible ONLY and will NOT function on 32-bit systems.

 

OS Compatibility



BIAS FX 2 Standard

Multi-Effect by Positive Grid



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Description


New Era of Tone

Easy. Insanely Comprehensive

Turn Your Computer Into an All-In-One Guitar Powerhouse

BIAS FX 2 is available in 3 versions:

Want access to famous classic and modern amplifiers and effects, right at your fingertips? BIAS FX 2 provides this and more like an intuitive, fully customizable virtual electric guitar, bass or acoustic guitar rig for Mac and PC. Works as a standalone app, allowing you to inject new tones and creativity into your playing, practising and jamming — no need for any other software or DAW.

New Features

  • Completely Re-Engineered - Completely re-engineered, higher-resolution DSP engine with hundreds of improvements deliver the ultimate in responsive, detailed and varied guitar tones
  • Hyper-realistic Guitar Match - Positive Grid’s newly developed, exclusive Guitar Match and emulation technologies virtually turn your guitar into another with startling realism
  • New Amps, Pedals & Racks - An extensive collection of all-new revamped amps, pedals and HD racks add unparalleled depth and width to your guitar sounds
  • Stunning Advanced Modelers - All-new Fuzz, Time and Harmonizer modellers pump up your productions with exciting, unique guitar tones and effects

Pedalboard Paradise (NEW!)

Thousands of Authentic, Analog-Like Pedals

BIAS FX 2’s stockpile of foot pedals can be expanded by downloading thousands of shared, custom foot pedals from ToneCloud®, Positive Grid’s worldwide social network of players, engineers and producers. But why stop there? With BIAS FX 2 you can easily hot rod your distortion, delay and modulation pedals using the fully integrated BIAS Pedal software included with BIAS FX 2 Elite, creating pedalboards and sounds nobody else has.

Groundbreaking Guitar Match (NEW!)

Hyper-Realistic, Precision Guitar Emulation

Forget swapping out real guitars in the studio to record the next track, or grabbing another guitar onstage for the next song. With BIAS FX 2’s groundbreaking Guitar Match technology, you can turn your guitar—any guitar— into a hoarder’s collection of legendary axes, each precisely recreated down to their pickups, body type and body thickness. No special pickup is required to make your guitar sound like a classic American guitar, a vintage LP and more.

Expansive - Next-Level Effects (NEW!)

Make Your Productions Sound More Melodic, Bold, Deep and Wide

New Harmonizer, Fuzz and Time modellers take your recordings and live performances beyond ordinary limits. BIAS FX 2’s advanced modelling suite lets you create vintage and modern fuzz pedals for more grit and sustain, time-based effects for more depth, and instantly create ensemble lead lines with multiple voices.

Supersize Your Tracks. All New Studio Rack Collection

 

From essential workhorse tools to creamy vintage effects and sparkling modern outboard gear, BIAS FX 2’s eight brand-new studio rack processors—Echo Tape Delay, Tri-Chorus, Tube Compress, Spring Reverb, Wah and more—polish your project to sound like a state-of-the-art studio’s ultra-high resolution production.

Explore History. Shape The Future

Shape your sound to perfection using advanced DSP emulation in the new Echorec Drum Delay, Tube Multiband Compressor, Rotary Speaker. A high-end collection of all-new and revamped racks adds unparalleled depth and width to your guitar and bass sounds. Each one is modelled at the component level with meticulous attention to detail.

Celestion® Inside

Official World-Class Celestion Cabs

We’ve partnered with Celestion, the most trusted name in guitar speakers. Celestion drivers have been used for killer guitar tones on more classic songs than any other brand. Their impulse responses (IRs) are the favourites of guitarists ranging from Pete Thorn and Scott Henderson to George Lynch. Forget loading individual files—just select a custom Celestion cab and start moving virtual mics around. BIAS FX 2 does the rest!

ToneCloud (NEW!)

50,000+ Online Presets Open a Universe of Sounds to You

Forget endless hunting—and paying for—additional presets to expand your collection of guitar tones. You gain direct access to over 50,000 presets for custom amps, pedals and pedalboards shared by the ever-expanding ToneCloud® online community. There’s no need to open other software.

Greatly Improved Workflow Speed-Dials Your Patch Recalls

When inspiration strikes, you won’t have to go on a hunting expedition to find the perfect patch. With tags and keywords attached to all presets in ToneCloud®, it’s now much easier to quickly find and download the right preset to keep the creative juices flowing.

New Factory & Online Presets From The Best

New sounds inspire new riffs and songs. You’ll never have writer’s block with BIAS FX 2. Over 200 new factory pedalboard presets created by world-renowned artists, studio engineers and session players get your mojo cranking.

Recording and Performance (NEW!)

Tighten Up Song Transitions, Live Performances and Studio Mixes

Whether you’re an aspiring guitarist or an experienced pro, BIAS FX 2 makes it easier than ever to create instant song transitions, mind-blowing FX changes and ear-catching mixes—in the studio and onstage.

Introducing Scene - One Click Changes Your Pedalboard

Each preset in BIAS FX 2 has four “scenario” settings you can create and save, so you can recall multiple distinct but closely related pedalboard scenes. With one click, you can simultaneously turn overdrive and delay on for your lead solo and turn off the chorus effect you used on the song’s verse—all while preserving the rest of the preset’s settings. Or, instantly switch from one pedalboard setup to another—each with completely different EQ, reverb and other settings—for different song sections.

Redesigned Workflow for Easier, More Productive Recording Sessions

The redesigned user interface includes a new preset manager that makes it easy to organize and rapidly search, recall and preview your favourite pedalboard setups. Take a custom snapshot of each of your custom pedalboard setups, then switch instantly among them on the fly to A/B which is best for your current song. Or use the snapshots to instantly re-amp when switching from a crunchy rhythm guitar part to a soaring lead solo and back again.

Use MIDI Automation To Turbocharge And Streamline Complex Mixes

BIAS FX 2’s powerful MIDI features let you make startling, instantaneous mix changes and fluid, morphing transitions that captivate your fans, by automating parameter changes for each section of your song—while also shaving hours of work off your project. With BIAS FX 2, you can assign MIDI commands to virtually every parameter available, including volume control, individual effects parameters, guitar-emulation selection, Looper functions and more.

Create Unique Hybrid Amps and Sweeping Stereo Amp Setups

In BIAS FX 2, the amps you play through are limited only by your imagination. Use Dual Amp setup to cherry-pick parts from two separate amps—their impulse responses, cabs, EQs, even the mics they use—and combine them to create a one-of-a-kind hybrid amp nobody else has. Or keep the amps as they were, route them parallel to one another and hard pan them to create a Freightliner-wide stereo setup with totally different guitar tones in left and right channels.

Smart Recorder/Looper - Preserves Fleeting Ideas Before They’re Lost

Quickly record ideas for riffs, vamps and songs with a simple click when inspiration strikes, using BIAS FX 2’s built-in recorder. Then loop your recording while you play it back through BIAS FX 2’s foot pedals, amps and rack FX, fine-tuning the perfect custom preset to use with your new song idea. You’ll never lose that perfectly played riff—simply export it as a WAV file to import into a new track in your DAW. With BIAS FX 2, song ideas recorded in the looper can be used as the foundation for a new multitrack recording.




Features

  • Ultra-customizable guitar amp and effects processor:

  • 30 New Amplifiers Total
  • 45 New Effects Total
  • 60 New Factory Presets
  • Guitar Match - Standard (2 Guitars)
  • Greatly Improved New DSP Engine
  • New Easy-To-Use User Interface
  • Redesigned ToneCloud® Access
  • New Looper/Recorder Functionality
  • Dual Signal Path With Multiple Splitters
  • Hundreds Of Improvements Across The Board
  • Updated DSP engine (improved factory presets and effects)
  • New - MIDI function added!
  • New - Preset Migration added!

Video


Rating


Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Minimal Requirements (Mac):

  • OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12/10.13/10.14, Core i5
  • 4GB of RAM minimum, 8GB or more recommended
  • Audio plug-in formats: Audio Units, VST 2, AAX Native
  • 1GB free disk space
  • An Internet connection is required to activate your license and access ToneCloud. Positive Grid software products do not support offline activation at this moment. Offline mode is available after software activation.

Minimal Requirements (PC):

  • Windows 8 or later, Intel Core i5 or equivalent, 4 GB RAM
  • 4GB of RAM minimum, 8GB or more recommended
  • 1.5GHz Dual-core processor minimum, 2.0GHz Dual-core or more recommended
  • Audio plug-in formats: VST 2, AAX Native
  • 500MB free disk space (32 or 64-bit version)
  • An Internet connection is required to activate your license and access ToneCloud. Positive Grid software products do not support offline activation at this moment. Offline mode is available after software activation.

Compatible DAWs:

  • Ableton Live 8.0 or above
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or above
  • Apple Logic Pro 9.0 or above
  • Apple GarageBand 6.0.5, 10.0 or above
  • Cockos REAPER 3.4 or above
  • Steinberg Cubase 8.0 or above
  • Steinberg Nuendo 7.1.4 or above
  • PreSonus Studio One Producer/Professional 2.65 or above
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or above

Note: An Internet connection is required to activate your license and access ToneCloud. Positive Grid software products do not support offline activation at this moment. Offline mode is available after software activation.

OS Compatibility



BIAS FX 2 Pro

Multi-Effect by Positive Grid



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Description


New Era of Tone

Easy. Insanely Comprehensive

Turn Your Computer Into an All-In-One Guitar Powerhouse

BIAS FX 2 is available in 3 versions:

Want access to famous classic and modern amplifiers and effects, right at your fingertips? BIAS FX 2 provides this and more like an intuitive, fully customizable virtual electric guitar, bass or acoustic guitar rig for Mac and PC. Works as a standalone app, allowing you to inject new tones and creativity into your playing, practising and jamming — no need for any other software or DAW.

New Features

  • Completely Re-Engineered - Completely re-engineered, higher-resolution DSP engine with hundreds of improvements deliver the ultimate in responsive, detailed and varied guitar tones
  • Hyper-realistic Guitar Match - Positive Grid’s newly developed, exclusive Guitar Match and emulation technologies virtually turn your guitar into another with startling realism
  • New Amps, Pedals & Racks - An extensive collection of all-new revamped amps, pedals and HD racks add unparalleled depth and width to your guitar sounds
  • Stunning Advanced Modelers - All-new Fuzz, Time and Harmonizer modellers pump up your productions with exciting, unique guitar tones and effects

Pedalboard Paradise (NEW!)

Thousands of Authentic, Analog-Like Pedals

BIAS FX 2’s stockpile of foot pedals can be expanded by downloading thousands of shared, custom foot pedals from ToneCloud®, Positive Grid’s worldwide social network of players, engineers and producers. But why stop there? With BIAS FX 2 you can easily hot rod your distortion, delay and modulation pedals using the fully integrated BIAS Pedal software included with BIAS FX 2 Elite, creating pedalboards and sounds nobody else has.

Groundbreaking Guitar Match (NEW!)

Hyper-Realistic, Precision Guitar Emulation

Forget swapping out real guitars in the studio to record the next track, or grabbing another guitar onstage for the next song. With BIAS FX 2’s groundbreaking Guitar Match technology, you can turn your guitar—any guitar— into a hoarder’s collection of legendary axes, each precisely recreated down to their pickups, body type and body thickness. No special pickup is required to make your guitar sound like a classic American guitar, a vintage LP and more.

Expansive - Next-Level Effects (NEW!)

Make Your Productions Sound More Melodic, Bold, Deep and Wide

New Harmonizer, Fuzz and Time modellers take your recordings and live performances beyond ordinary limits. BIAS FX 2’s advanced modelling suite lets you create vintage and modern fuzz pedals for more grit and sustain, time-based effects for more depth, and instantly create ensemble lead lines with multiple voices.

Supersize Your Tracks. All New Studio Rack Collection

 

From essential workhorse tools to creamy vintage effects and sparkling modern outboard gear, BIAS FX 2’s eight brand-new studio rack processors—Echo Tape Delay, Tri-Chorus, Tube Compress, Spring Reverb, Wah and more—polish your project to sound like a state-of-the-art studio’s ultra-high resolution production.

Explore History. Shape The Future

Shape your sound to perfection using advanced DSP emulation in the new Echorec Drum Delay, Tube Multiband Compressor, Rotary Speaker. A high-end collection of all-new and revamped racks adds unparalleled depth and width to your guitar and bass sounds. Each one is modelled at the component level with meticulous attention to detail.

Celestion® Inside

Official World-Class Celestion Cabs

We’ve partnered with Celestion, the most trusted name in guitar speakers. Celestion drivers have been used for killer guitar tones on more classic songs than any other brand. Their impulse responses (IRs) are the favourites of guitarists ranging from Pete Thorn and Scott Henderson to George Lynch. Forget loading individual files—just select a custom Celestion cab and start moving virtual mics around. BIAS FX 2 does the rest!

ToneCloud (NEW!)

50,000+ Online Presets Open a Universe of Sounds to You

Forget endless hunting—and paying for—additional presets to expand your collection of guitar tones. You gain direct access to over 50,000 presets for custom amps, pedals and pedalboards shared by the ever-expanding ToneCloud® online community. There’s no need to open other software.

Greatly Improved Workflow Speed-Dials Your Patch Recalls

When inspiration strikes, you won’t have to go on a hunting expedition to find the perfect patch. With tags and keywords attached to all presets in ToneCloud®, it’s now much easier to quickly find and download the right preset to keep the creative juices flowing.

New Factory & Online Presets From The Best

New sounds inspire new riffs and songs. You’ll never have writer’s block with BIAS FX 2. Over 200 new factory pedalboard presets created by world-renowned artists, studio engineers and session players get your mojo cranking.

Recording and Performance (NEW!)

Tighten Up Song Transitions, Live Performances and Studio Mixes

Whether you’re an aspiring guitarist or an experienced pro, BIAS FX 2 makes it easier than ever to create instant song transitions, mind-blowing FX changes and ear-catching mixes—in the studio and onstage.

Introducing Scene - One Click Changes Your Pedalboard

Each preset in BIAS FX 2 has four “scenario” settings you can create and save, so you can recall multiple distinct but closely related pedalboard scenes. With one click, you can simultaneously turn overdrive and delay on for your lead solo and turn off the chorus effect you used on the song’s verse—all while preserving the rest of the preset’s settings. Or, instantly switch from one pedalboard setup to another—each with completely different EQ, reverb and other settings—for different song sections.

Redesigned Workflow for Easier, More Productive Recording Sessions

The redesigned user interface includes a new preset manager that makes it easy to organize and rapidly search, recall and preview your favourite pedalboard setups. Take a custom snapshot of each of your custom pedalboard setups, then switch instantly among them on the fly to A/B which is best for your current song. Or use the snapshots to instantly re-amp when switching from a crunchy rhythm guitar part to a soaring lead solo and back again.

Use MIDI Automation To Turbocharge And Streamline Complex Mixes

BIAS FX 2’s powerful MIDI features let you make startling, instantaneous mix changes and fluid, morphing transitions that captivate your fans, by automating parameter changes for each section of your song—while also shaving hours of work off your project. With BIAS FX 2, you can assign MIDI commands to virtually every parameter available, including volume control, individual effects parameters, guitar-emulation selection, Looper functions and more.

Create Unique Hybrid Amps and Sweeping Stereo Amp Setups

In BIAS FX 2, the amps you play through are limited only by your imagination. Use Dual Amp setup to cherry-pick parts from two separate amps—their impulse responses, cabs, EQs, even the mics they use—and combine them to create a one-of-a-kind hybrid amp nobody else has. Or keep the amps as they were, route them parallel to one another and hard pan them to create a Freightliner-wide stereo setup with totally different guitar tones in left and right channels.

Smart Recorder/Looper - Preserves Fleeting Ideas Before They’re Lost

Quickly record ideas for riffs, vamps and songs with a simple click when inspiration strikes, using BIAS FX 2’s built-in recorder. Then loop your recording while you play it back through BIAS FX 2’s foot pedals, amps and rack FX, fine-tuning the perfect custom preset to use with your new song idea. You’ll never lose that perfectly played riff—simply export it as a WAV file to import into a new track in your DAW. With BIAS FX 2, song ideas recorded in the looper can be used as the foundation for a new multitrack recording.




Features

  • Unlock even more amplifiers, effects and tonal possibilities:

  • 60 New Amplifiers Total
  • 100 New Effects Total
  • 120 New Factory Presets total
  • Guitar Match - Professional (6 Guitars)
  • New HD Racks (4 New Racks Total)
  • Brand New Custom Artist Presets
  • 100 “Rock Song” Presets on ToneCloud®
  • New MIDI/Automation functionality
  • Dedicated IR Loader
  • Greatly Improved New DSP Engine
  • New Easy-To-Use User Interface
  • Redesigned ToneCloud® Access
  • New Looper/Recorder Functionality
  • Dual Signal Path With Multiple Splitters
  • Hundreds Of Improvements Across The Board
  • Updated DSP engine (improved factory presets and effects)
  • New - MIDI function added!
  • New - Preset Migration added!

Video


Rating


Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Minimal Requirements (Mac):

  • OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12/10.13/10.14, Core i5
  • 4GB of RAM minimum, 8GB or more recommended
  • Audio plug-in formats: Audio Units, VST 2, AAX Native
  • 1GB free disk space
  • An Internet connection is required to activate your license and access ToneCloud. Positive Grid software products do not support offline activation at this moment. Offline mode is available after software activation.

Minimal Requirements (PC):

  • Windows 8 or later, Intel Core i5 or equivalent, 4 GB RAM
  • 4GB of RAM minimum, 8GB or more recommended
  • 1.5GHz Dual-core processor minimum, 2.0GHz Dual-core or more recommended
  • Audio plug-in formats: VST 2, AAX Native
  • 500MB free disk space (32 or 64-bit version)
  • An Internet connection is required to activate your license and access ToneCloud. Positive Grid software products do not support offline activation at this moment. Offline mode is available after software activation.

Compatible DAWs:

  • Ableton Live 8.0 or above
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or above
  • Apple Logic Pro 9.0 or above
  • Apple GarageBand 6.0.5, 10.0 or above
  • Cockos REAPER 3.4 or above
  • Steinberg Cubase 8.0 or above
  • Steinberg Nuendo 7.1.4 or above
  • PreSonus Studio One Producer/Professional 2.65 or above
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or above

Note: An Internet connection is required to activate your license and access ToneCloud. Positive Grid software products do not support offline activation at this moment. Offline mode is available after software activation.

OS Compatibility



BIAS FX 2 Elite

Multi-Effect by Positive Grid



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New Era of Tone

Easy. Insanely Comprehensive

Turn Your Computer Into an All-In-One Guitar Powerhouse

BIAS FX 2 is available in 3 versions:

Want access to famous classic and modern amplifiers and effects, right at your fingertips? BIAS FX 2 provides this and more like an intuitive, fully customizable virtual electric guitar, bass or acoustic guitar rig for Mac and PC. Works as a standalone app, allowing you to inject new tones and creativity into your playing, practising and jamming — no need for any other software or DAW.

New Features

  • Completely Re-Engineered - Completely re-engineered, higher-resolution DSP engine with hundreds of improvements deliver the ultimate in responsive, detailed and varied guitar tones
  • Hyper-realistic Guitar Match - Positive Grid’s newly developed, exclusive Guitar Match and emulation technologies virtually turn your guitar into another with startling realism
  • New Amps, Pedals & Racks - An extensive collection of all-new revamped amps, pedals and HD racks add unparalleled depth and width to your guitar sounds
  • Stunning Advanced Modelers - All-new Fuzz, Time and Harmonizer modellers pump up your productions with exciting, unique guitar tones and effects

Pedalboard Paradise (NEW!)

Thousands of Authentic, Analog-Like Pedals

BIAS FX 2’s stockpile of foot pedals can be expanded by downloading thousands of shared, custom foot pedals from ToneCloud®, Positive Grid’s worldwide social network of players, engineers and producers. But why stop there? With BIAS FX 2 you can easily hot rod your distortion, delay and modulation pedals using the fully integrated BIAS Pedal software included with BIAS FX 2 Elite, creating pedalboards and sounds nobody else has.

Groundbreaking Guitar Match (NEW!)

Hyper-Realistic, Precision Guitar Emulation

Forget swapping out real guitars in the studio to record the next track, or grabbing another guitar onstage for the next song. With BIAS FX 2’s groundbreaking Guitar Match technology, you can turn your guitar—any guitar— into a hoarder’s collection of legendary axes, each precisely recreated down to their pickups, body type and body thickness. No special pickup is required to make your guitar sound like a classic American guitar, a vintage LP and more.

Expansive - Next-Level Effects (NEW!)

Make Your Productions Sound More Melodic, Bold, Deep and Wide

New Harmonizer, Fuzz and Time modellers take your recordings and live performances beyond ordinary limits. BIAS FX 2’s advanced modelling suite lets you create vintage and modern fuzz pedals for more grit and sustain, time-based effects for more depth, and instantly create ensemble lead lines with multiple voices.

Supersize Your Tracks. All New Studio Rack Collection

 

From essential workhorse tools to creamy vintage effects and sparkling modern outboard gear, BIAS FX 2’s eight brand-new studio rack processors—Echo Tape Delay, Tri-Chorus, Tube Compress, Spring Reverb, Wah and more—polish your project to sound like a state-of-the-art studio’s ultra-high resolution production.

Explore History. Shape The Future

Shape your sound to perfection using advanced DSP emulation in the new Echorec Drum Delay, Tube Multiband Compressor, Rotary Speaker. A high-end collection of all-new and revamped racks adds unparalleled depth and width to your guitar and bass sounds. Each one is modelled at the component level with meticulous attention to detail.

Celestion® Inside

Official World-Class Celestion Cabs

We’ve partnered with Celestion, the most trusted name in guitar speakers. Celestion drivers have been used for killer guitar tones on more classic songs than any other brand. Their impulse responses (IRs) are the favourites of guitarists ranging from Pete Thorn and Scott Henderson to George Lynch. Forget loading individual files—just select a custom Celestion cab and start moving virtual mics around. BIAS FX 2 does the rest!

ToneCloud (NEW!)

50,000+ Online Presets Open a Universe of Sounds to You

Forget endless hunting—and paying for—additional presets to expand your collection of guitar tones. You gain direct access to over 50,000 presets for custom amps, pedals and pedalboards shared by the ever-expanding ToneCloud® online community. There’s no need to open other software.

Greatly Improved Workflow Speed-Dials Your Patch Recalls

When inspiration strikes, you won’t have to go on a hunting expedition to find the perfect patch. With tags and keywords attached to all presets in ToneCloud®, it’s now much easier to quickly find and download the right preset to keep the creative juices flowing.

New Factory & Online Presets From The Best

New sounds inspire new riffs and songs. You’ll never have writer’s block with BIAS FX 2. Over 200 new factory pedalboard presets created by world-renowned artists, studio engineers and session players get your mojo cranking.

Recording and Performance (NEW!)

Tighten Up Song Transitions, Live Performances and Studio Mixes

Whether you’re an aspiring guitarist or an experienced pro, BIAS FX 2 makes it easier than ever to create instant song transitions, mind-blowing FX changes and ear-catching mixes—in the studio and onstage.

Introducing Scene - One Click Changes Your Pedalboard

Each preset in BIAS FX 2 has four “scenario” settings you can create and save, so you can recall multiple distinct but closely related pedalboard scenes. With one click, you can simultaneously turn overdrive and delay on for your lead solo and turn off the chorus effect you used on the song’s verse—all while preserving the rest of the preset’s settings. Or, instantly switch from one pedalboard setup to another—each with completely different EQ, reverb and other settings—for different song sections.

Redesigned Workflow for Easier, More Productive Recording Sessions

The redesigned user interface includes a new preset manager that makes it easy to organize and rapidly search, recall and preview your favourite pedalboard setups. Take a custom snapshot of each of your custom pedalboard setups, then switch instantly among them on the fly to A/B which is best for your current song. Or use the snapshots to instantly re-amp when switching from a crunchy rhythm guitar part to a soaring lead solo and back again.

Use MIDI Automation To Turbocharge And Streamline Complex Mixes

BIAS FX 2’s powerful MIDI features let you make startling, instantaneous mix changes and fluid, morphing transitions that captivate your fans, by automating parameter changes for each section of your song—while also shaving hours of work off your project. With BIAS FX 2, you can assign MIDI commands to virtually every parameter available, including volume control, individual effects parameters, guitar-emulation selection, Looper functions and more.

Create Unique Hybrid Amps and Sweeping Stereo Amp Setups

In BIAS FX 2, the amps you play through are limited only by your imagination. Use Dual Amp setup to cherry-pick parts from two separate amps—their impulse responses, cabs, EQs, even the mics they use—and combine them to create a one-of-a-kind hybrid amp nobody else has. Or keep the amps as they were, route them parallel to one another and hard pan them to create a Freightliner-wide stereo setup with totally different guitar tones in left and right channels.

Smart Recorder/Looper - Preserves Fleeting Ideas Before They’re Lost

Quickly record ideas for riffs, vamps and songs with a simple click when inspiration strikes, using BIAS FX 2’s built-in recorder. Then loop your recording while you play it back through BIAS FX 2’s foot pedals, amps and rack FX, fine-tuning the perfect custom preset to use with your new song idea. You’ll never lose that perfectly played riff—simply export it as a WAV file to import into a new track in your DAW. With BIAS FX 2, song ideas recorded in the looper can be used as the foundation for a new multitrack recording.




Features

  • The ultimate in guitar amplifier and effects processing:

  • 100 New Amplifiers Total
  • 100 New Effects Total
  • 200 New Factory Presets Total
  • Guitar Match - Elite (18 Guitars)
  • New HD Racks (8 New Racks Total)
  • New Fuzz Modeler
  • New Time Modeler
  • New Harmonizer Modeler
  • BIAS Pedal Distortion, Delay, Modulation
  • Create and Download Thousands of Pedals on ToneCloud®
  • Brand New Custom Artist Presets
  • 100 “Rock Song” Presets on ToneCloud®
  • New MIDI/Automation functionality
  • Dedicated IR Loader
  • Greatly Improved New DSP Engine
  • New Easy-To-Use User Interface
  • Redesigned ToneCloud® Access
  • New Looper/Recorder Functionality
  • Dual Signal Path With Multiple Splitters
  • Hundreds Of Improvements Across The Board
  • Updated DSP engine (improved factory presets and effects)
  • New - MIDI function added!
  • New - Preset Migration added!

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Minimal Requirements (Mac):

  • OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12/10.13/10.14, Core i5
  • 4GB of RAM minimum, 8GB or more recommended
  • Audio plug-in formats: Audio Units, VST 2, AAX Native
  • 1GB free disk space
  • An Internet connection is required to activate your license and access ToneCloud. Positive Grid software products do not support offline activation at this moment. Offline mode is available after software activation.

Minimal Requirements (PC):

  • Windows 8 or later, Intel Core i5 or equivalent, 4 GB RAM
  • 4GB of RAM minimum, 8GB or more recommended
  • 1.5GHz Dual-core processor minimum, 2.0GHz Dual-core or more recommended
  • Audio plug-in formats: VST 2, AAX Native
  • 500MB free disk space (32 or 64-bit version)
  • An Internet connection is required to activate your license and access ToneCloud. Positive Grid software products do not support offline activation at this moment. Offline mode is available after software activation.

Compatible DAWs:

  • Ableton Live 8.0 or above
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or above
  • Apple Logic Pro 9.0 or above
  • Apple GarageBand 6.0.5, 10.0 or above
  • Cockos REAPER 3.4 or above
  • Steinberg Cubase 8.0 or above
  • Steinberg Nuendo 7.1.4 or above
  • PreSonus Studio One Producer/Professional 2.65 or above
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or above

Note: An Internet connection is required to activate your license and access ToneCloud. Positive Grid software products do not support offline activation at this moment. Offline mode is available after software activation.

OS Compatibility



Excalibur

Multi-Effect by iZotope



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Description


Creative Effects for Music and Sound Design

Excalibur is a stereo multi-effects plug-in unlike any other. With several modulation, pitch-shifting, and dynamics effect modules, Excalibur has the creative tools to tackle any music production, post production, or sound design project. Four independent voice oscillators can subtly change the timbre of your recordings or drastically transform any audio source with swirling kinetic effects.

Imagination, Meet Innovation

Born of the same DSP algorithms that cemented Exponential Audio as a manufacturer of indispensable reverb tools, Excalibur takes this effect processing technology with a totally unique approach to effect routing. Excalibur is driven by four independent voice modules, which can be used to route audio signal and effect parameters through one another, creating unique modulation effects you’ve never experienced before.

A Multi-Effects Workbench in one Plug-In

Excalibur is an entire effects toolbox in a single plug-in. Complete with several pitch shifting, modulation, and distortion functions, all with the ability to sync to your session tempo, you can be sure that Excalibur has the right tools to color your audio just the way you want.

Distinct Interactive Effects Engine

With Excalibur, not only can you implement creative modulation features and time- and pitch-based effects, you can also route your processed audio signals to interact with and modulate one another, producing otherwise unachievable, one-of-a-kind sounds.

Four Voices of Sonic Versatility

With four discrete Voice modules, Excalibur lets you combine and modulate effects using its unique signal routing capabilities and tempo-syncable LFOs, giving you unprecedented control over the sounds you create.

Key Features

  • Versatile multi-effects plug-in
  • Independently process 4 signal change or have them modulate one another
  • Effects include pitch shifting, modulation, distortion, and more
  • Sync modulators to tempo
  • Low CPU demand for studio or live use



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Operating Systems:

  • Mac: OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion - macOS 10.15 Catalina (64-bit only)
  • PC: Win 7 - Win 10

Hardware Requirements:

  • CPU: Multicore processor, 2 GHz or greater
  • RAM: 2 GB or greater
  • Display: 1024 x 768 or greater

Plug-in Formats:

  • AAX, AU, VST, VST3 (all formats 64-bit only)

Channel Formats:

  • Mono, Stereo

Authorization:

  • iLok License Manager required
  • iLok2, iLok3, or iLok Machine License

Important Notes:

  • Exponential Audio products are not available in iZotope’s Product Portal
  • You are only provided with 1 x iLok computer activation for each Exponential Audio product licence.

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ToneSpot Acoustic Pro

Multi-Effect by Audified



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Best tone of string instruments spotted easily.

Improves the tone of stringed acoustic instruments such as acoustic guitar, piano, violin or cello.

Swiss Army Knife solution for all tone hunters. Designed to fit the modern genres as well as the more traditional ones.




Features

  • Best mixing tricks and creative effects for stringed acoustic instruments processing
  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Musically labelled controls
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver: No need to use many amp sims
  • Intelligent gain staging
  • Tone Hunting

  • You need that outstanding tone you are hearing on your favourite album. So you bought an awesome instrument and a fantastic amp. Maybe you have also bought some beautiful stomp boxes, expensive rack units and phenomenal microphones. You use many hi-end plug-ins. But what? Your dream-tone is not there when recorded and mixed with the rest of the band? You are endlessly tweaking and tweaking your sound, you tried everything. No success.

  • Acoustic instruments can take a lot of processing even the natural tone is needed. It’s because of the context. Acoustic instruments can fight against busy arrangement with several layers of instruments clashing into each other. Or the recordings are sounding too sterile, thin or harsh. So you need the tone that can cut through. The tone has to be harmonically rich and fat sounding, but it also needs to have a lot of clarity and tightness at the same time. But it’s not all! Even if the instrument is heavily processed, it also has to be very natural sounding at some point so everyone knows what instrument is played.

  • And that's why you need ToneSpot.

  • Let's talk engineering for a while, shall we?

  • "When a professional audio engineer is building that awesome tone in the studio, he is often running it through some heavy lifting. Blending several re-amping chains with massive filtering, heavy compression, equalization, saturation or even some multiband processing and maybe some other crazy stuff. And it is no secret that the top engineers often run the signal through their chains twice or three times in series until both the engineer and the artist are 100% satisfied with the result. So there is a lot of stuff to do when building a perfect tone.

  • There are very few products tailored for acoustic instruments post-processing, but most today’s engineers use very similar workflow."

  • Standard Acoustic Instrument Rigs

  • Mostly it’s not enough to run the acoustic instrument through a preamp or DI-box to get the standards we are hearing on today’s records.

  • At the end of the day, we need a ton of surgical plugins, a ton of effects, simulation plugins that eat a significant portion of CPU power.

  • ToneSpot Solution

  • There is a simpler solution. Tone Spot is just one processor doing everything. One missing product you need for every stringed acoustic instrument. It is a key to success full of tricks, extensive know-how and still with a lot of freedom.

  • What matters? Music or Sound?

  • Great musical ideas need a great sound. Music industry changed over years. The quality of sound and sound aesthetics often determine the success of the music. It’s not enough to write good music anymore. You need breathtaking sound to get attention. 

  • If you have an inspiring sound, you write and play better music. You have the ideas, we have the tool, so…

  • Lets get inspired by the sound!


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Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

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Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.14
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

Windows

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

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ToneSpot Acoustic Express

Multi-Effect by Audified



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Description


Best tone of string instruments spotted easily.

Improves the tone of stringed acoustic instruments such as acoustic guitar, piano, violin or cello.

No more tweaking. Get inspired by the sound and explore some new colors. Across genres & styles, Immediatelly. Dirt cheap. Express delivers exactly the same sound quality and exactly the same amount of processing power, but with minimum controls so you can get the sweetspot of your tone super-fast. ToneSpot Acoustic Express is a preset-based plug-in that improves your tone in one click.




Features

  • Best mixing tricks and creative effects for stringed acoustic instruments processing
  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Musically labelled controls
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver: No need to use many amp sims
  • Intelligent gain staging
  • Tone Hunting

  • You need that outstanding tone you are hearing on your favourite album. So you bought an awesome instrument and a fantastic amp. Maybe you have also bought some beautiful stomp boxes, expensive rack units and phenomenal microphones. You use many hi-end plug-ins. But what? Your dream-tone is not there when recorded and mixed with the rest of the band? You are endlessly tweaking and tweaking your sound, you tried everything. No success.

  • Acoustic instruments can take a lot of processing even the natural tone is needed. It’s because of the context. Acoustic instruments can fight against busy arrangement with several layers of instruments clashing into each other. Or the recordings are sounding too sterile, thin or harsh. So you need the tone that can cut through. The tone has to be harmonically rich and fat sounding, but it also needs to have a lot of clarity and tightness at the same time. But it’s not all! Even if the instrument is heavily processed, it also has to be very natural sounding at some point so everyone knows what instrument is played.

  • And that's why you need ToneSpot.

  • Let's talk engineering for a while, shall we?

  • "When a professional audio engineer is building that awesome tone in the studio, he is often running it through some heavy lifting. Blending several re-amping chains with massive filtering, heavy compression, equalization, saturation or even some multiband processing and maybe some other crazy stuff. And it is no secret that the top engineers often run the signal through their chains twice or three times in series until both the engineer and the artist are 100% satisfied with the result. So there is a lot of stuff to do when building a perfect tone.

  • There are very few products tailored for acoustic instruments post-processing, but most today’s engineers use very similar workflow."

  • Standard Acoustic Instrument Rigs

  • Mostly it’s not enough to run the acoustic instrument through a preamp or DI-box to get the standards we are hearing on today’s records.

  • At the end of the day, we need a ton of surgical plugins, a ton of effects, simulation plugins that eat a significant portion of CPU power.

  • ToneSpot Solution

  • There is a simpler solution. Tone Spot is just one processor doing everything. One missing product you need for every stringed acoustic instrument. It is a key to success full of tricks, extensive know-how and still with a lot of freedom.

  • What matters? Music or Sound?

  • Great musical ideas need a great sound. Music industry changed over years. The quality of sound and sound aesthetics often determine the success of the music. It’s not enough to write good music anymore. You need breathtaking sound to get attention. 

  • If you have an inspiring sound, you write and play better music. You have the ideas, we have the tool, so…

  • Lets get inspired by the sound!


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Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.14
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

Windows

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

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FireMaster

Multi-Effect by United Plugins



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Description


Your tracks might already be great but perhaps you still feel it needs a little extra polish? Give those tracks a cherry on top and a gentle push to perfection with FireSonic's FireMaster. This ultimate finisher and sonic exciter will give your tracks more body, air and perfect balance.

Key Features

Give Your Track the Final Touch

FireMaster is meant to be inserted as the last effect on any track to give it the final polish. It is the extra push that will make your bass, vocals, drums or final mix sound stronger than your competition.

The Body and Colour

The sophisticated core algorithm is divided between two controls: Depth and Colour. These controls are responsible for the psychoacoustic feel of great space and strong body provided by this plugin.

Manage Highs and Lows

Don't reach for external EQs. FireMaster has precisely tuned controls for mastering bass and treble. It will give your tracks perfect bottoms and a great amount of high-end air.

Maximal Ease of Use

The ease of use is made even more simple by the large number of presets. You can select one that fits your needs and then just by driving the Wet/Dry control you can dial-in the desired amount of perfection.

CPU-Friendly

Although FireMaster is meant mainly for master tracks the unit is highly optimized for use on multiple tracks without draining too much CPU power.

Be Creative, Be Gentle

Although the name FireMaster suggests the plugin is made for mastering you'd better be gentle and add just a little amount of effects on master tracks. The truth is FireMaster can be used with great results on vocals, bass, drums or any other tracks. Creativity knows no limits.

Hassle-Free Software Protection

No iLok, no dongle or internet access is required for activation. This software uses licence files to activate your software. You can freely use the purchased software on all your computers as long as you are the user.

Realistic 3D Yet Flexible GUI

The photorealistic graphic user interface of the plugin gives you the feeling you are touching the real hardware. You can always drag the arrow in the bottom right corner to change its size - make it smaller to save the valuable screen space, or enlarge it to make it easier to use.

15-Days Unlimited Trial Version for Free

All the descriptions are nothing compared to putting hands on the plugin yourself. No saving limits. No noises. No boundaries. Engage the plugin in your project and fully exploit its powers for two weeks.

64-bit Audio Quality at ANY Sampling Rate

The plugin provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses internal 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. 192 kHz or even higher.

Smart Bypass

The intelligent way this plugin manages bypassing ensures that you don't get any clicks or harmful noises when automating the parameter.



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Mac

  • macOS 10.10 and later (M1 Silicon Mac and macOS 11 Big Sur supported) (64-bit only)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support
  • VST2, VST3, AAX or AU compatible host

Windows

  • Windows 8 - 10 (32 or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support.
  • VST2, VST3 or AAX compatible host.

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TimeShaper 2

Multi-Effect by Cableguys



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Description


Get the complete ShaperBox 2 Bundle and save 62%!

Multiband Stutter • Half-Time • Reverse • Scratch • Tape-Stop

Just like a DJ working vinyl, TimeShaper 2 lets you freely manipulate the flow of time, slowing down or accelerating your music. Simply draw the exact LFO shapes you need – our unique curve-editing tools make it fast and easy. Warp pitch and time to create everything from essential everyday FX to extreme multiband transformations.

Running inside Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 effects plugin, use TimeShaper 2 on its own or with other Shapers — they all work in exactly the same way, stacking up to create elaborate, multilayered effects that'll make your productions stand out.

Do all this with TimeShaper 2

  • Rearrange the beat
  • Scratch like a DJ & Scratch on time
  • Drop-in a tape-stop
  • Add a retro vinyl 'wow'
  • get the half-time effect
  • Reverse in real-time
  • Spilt the fx into multiple bands
  • Add custom chorus/flange FX



Features

  • LFOs that you design

  • TimeShaper 2’s drawable LFO controls the position of a virtual playhead. From catchy rhythmic repeats to wild pitch-bending transformations, any wave shape you can imagine is just clicks away with Cableguys' easy waveform-editing tools.

  • Introducing Pens

  • Designing your dream TimeShaper 2 pattern just got even easier with three powerful, easy-to-grasp Pens. Draw crisp lines, arcs and S-curves. Create scratches in seconds, rapidly build rhythmic repeats, and much more. Switch back to classic single-node editing anytime.

  • Multiband made easy

  • TimeShaper 2 gives you a separate LFO for lows, mids and highs. Reverse the bass. Half-time the mids. Glitch the tops. Go nuts! Or keep it tasteful with frequency-focused shaping. New for Timeshaper 2: Steep 24dB crossovers join the classic 6 and 12dB models, for even greater precision.

  • Mighty Fine Mode

  • New for Timeshaper 2: Manipulate time on a microscopic level with Fine Mode. Choose from 3 range settings: 2.5, 10 and 20ms. Create vintage vinyl pitch wobbles and subtle retro tape flutter. Mix in the dry signal to create tight flanger swooshes and crisp chorus effects.

  • Inspiration inside

  • Get instantly inspired with 72 LFO wave presets, and share patches with others through the Cableguys Preset Cloud. New for Timeshaper 2: Work faster than ever with 1-click Quick Presets for essential effects like half-time and stutter. Just add TimeShaper 2, click and create.

  • Runs in ShaperBox 2

  • TimeShaper 2 runs in Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 effects plugin. Use it on its own, or combine it with Volume, Filter, Pan and Width Shapers for elaborate, multilayered effects.

  • New Features

  • Redesigned interface with larger editing areas
  • Retina/HiDPI support for crisper, clearer graphics
  • Even better Smooth Step Mode, to avoid clicks in stepped patterns
  • Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when MIDI Triggering
  • Fine Mode with 2.5/10/20ms options, for subtle pitch 'wow' effects
  • Blend dry and Fine Mode for flanger and chorus effects
  • 1-click Quick Presets for Stutter, Scratch and Half-time
  • Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • 2x/3x button — double or triple patterns with a click
  • Increased band-split range, now from 20Hz-20kHz
  • Improved multiband crossover filters
  • Smoother, more accurate spectrum view
  • Magnitude oscilloscope graph
  • Clearer oscilloscope waveforms and smoother LFO editing
  • Additional Features

  • Built-in help — hover over any control for description
  • Expandable LFO for detailed editing
  • Set LFO loop length in beats and bars, or Hertz
  • LFO loop length from 1/128 to 32 bars, with sample-accurate sync
  • Audio-rate modulation up to 5.24kHz for extreme sound design
  • Trigger LFO in any rhythm via MIDI
  • Dry/wet mix for each band
  • Solo bands for easy setup
  • Flip/resize/move/randomize wave or selection
  • Copy/paste waves between any Shapers
  • Unlimited undo/redo for LFO wave edits
  • 72 Wave Presets covering all common uses
  • 9 slots to store User Waves, saved with the patch
  • Switch User Waves via MIDI
  • Large, precise oscilloscope view with Freeze option

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Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later (64-bit only)
  • VST, AU or AAX host sequencer.

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • VST or AAX host sequencer.

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ToneSpot Drum Pro

Multi-Effect by Audified



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The Best Drum Tone Spotted Easily.

Improves the tone of acoustic, electric or synth drums and percussion.

Swiss Army Knife solution for all tone hunters. Designed to fit the modern genres as well as the more traditional ones.




Features

  • Best mixing tricks for drums processing
  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Musically labelled controls
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver: No need to use many plug-ins
  • Intelligent gain staging
  • Tone Hunting

  • You need that outstanding drum tone you are hearing on your favorite album. So you bought an awesome drumkit or a drum machine. Maybe you have also bought some quality triggers and beautiful drum samples to extend your tonal palette, you have bought expensive rack units and phenomenal microphones. You use many hi-end plugins. But what? Your dream-tone is not there when recorded and mixed with the rest of the band? You are endlessly tweaking and tweaking your sound, you tried everything. No success.

  • Drums can take a lot of processing. It’s because the drums get a lot of attention in the music and for some genres are really crucial. So it´s very important to get the drums sound just right. Drums can fight against busy arrangement with several layers of instruments. Or the recordings are sounding too sterile, thin or harsh. So you need the tone that can cut through. The drum tone has to be punchy and fat sounding, but it also needs to have a lot of clarity and tightness at the same time. But it’s not all! Even if the drums are heavily processed, sometimes they still also have to be very natural sounding at some point.

  • And that's why you need ToneSpot.

  • Let's Talk Engineering For A While, Shall We?

  • "When a professional audio engineer is building that awesome tone in the studio, he is often running it through some heavy lifting. Blending several drum samples with massive filtering, heavy compression, equalization, saturation or even some multiband processing and maybe some other crazy stuff. And it is no secret that the top engineers often run the signal through their chains twice or three times in series until both the engineer and the artist are 100% satisfied with the result. So there is a lot of stuff to do when building a perfect drum tone.

  • There are very few products tailored for the drums post-processing, but most of today’s engineers use very similar workflow.

  • Standard Drums Processing Rigs

  • Mostly it’s not enough to run the drum tracks through a basic channel strip or to just use some fancy drum samples to get the standards we are hearing on today’s records.

  • At the end of the day, we need a ton of plugins that eat a significant portion of CPU power.

  • ToneSpot Solution

  • There is a simpler solution. Tone Spot is just one processor doing everything. One missing product you need for every drum track. It is a key to success full of tricks, extensive know-how and still with a lot of freedom.

  • What Matters? Music or Sound?

  • Great musical ideas need a great sound. Music industry changed over years. The quality of sound and sound aesthetics often determine the success of the music. It’s not enough to write good music anymore. You need breathtaking sound to get attention.

  • And... if you have an inspiring sound, you write and play better music. You have the ideas, we have the tool, so… lets get inspired by the sound!


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Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.14
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

Windows

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

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ToneSpot Drum Express

Multi-Effect by Audified



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Description


Best drum tone spotted easily.

Improves the tone of acoustic, electric or synth drums and percussion. Express is a little brother of the Pro version.

No more tweaking. Get inspired by the sound and explore some new colours. Across genres & styles, immediately. Dirt cheap. Express delivers exactly the same sound quality and exactly the same amount of processing power, but with minimum controls so you can get the sweet spot of your tone super-fast. ToneSpot Drum Express is a preset-based plug-in that improves your tone in one click.




Features

  • Best mixing tricks for drums processing
  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Musically labelled controls
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver: No need to use many plug-ins
  • Intelligent gain staging
  • Tone Hunting

  • You need that outstanding drum tone you are hearing on your favourite album. So you bought an awesome drumkit or a drum machine. Maybe you have also bought some quality triggers and beautiful drum samples to extend your tonal palette, you have bought expensive rack units and phenomenal microphones. You use many hi-end plugins. But what? Your dream-tone is not there when recorded and mixed with the rest of the band? You are endlessly tweaking and tweaking your sound, you tried everything. No success.

  • Drums can take a lot of processing. It’s because the drums get a lot of attention in the music and for some genres are really crucial. So it´s very important to get the drums sound just right. Drums can fight against busy arrangement with several layers of instruments. Or the recordings are sounding too sterile, thin or harsh. So you need the tone that can cut through. The drum tone has to be punchy and fat sounding, but it also needs to have a lot of clarity and tightness at the same time. But it’s not all! Even if the drums are heavily processed, sometimes they still also have to be very natural sounding at some point.

  • And that's why you need ToneSpot.

  • Let's talk engineering for a while, shall we?

  • When a professional audio engineer is building that awesome tone in the studio, he is often running it through some heavy lifting. Blending several drum samples with massive filtering, heavy compression, equalization, saturation or even some multiband processing and maybe some other crazy stuff. And it is no secret that the top engineers often run the signal through their chains twice or three times in series until both the engineer and the artist are 100% satisfied with the result. So there is a lot of stuff to do when building a perfect drum tone.

  • There are very few products tailored for the drums post-processing, but most today’s engineers use very similar workflow.

  • Standard Drums Processing Rigs

  • Mostly it’s not enough to run the drum tracks through a basic channel strip or to just use some fancy drum samples to get the standards we are hearing on today’s records. 

  • At the end of the day, we need a ton of plugins that eat a significant portion of CPU power.

  • ToneSpot Solution

  • There is a simpler solution. Tone Spot is just one processor doing everything. One missing product you need for every drum track. It is a key to success full of tricks, extensive know-how and still with a lot of freedom.

  • What Matters? Music or Sound?

  • Great musical ideas need a great sound. Music industry changed over years. The quality of sound and sound aesthetics often determine the success of the music. It’s not enough to write good music anymore. You need breathtaking sound to get attention. 

  • If you have an inspiring sound, you write and play better music.  You have the ideas, we have the tool, so… lets get inspired by the sound!


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Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.15
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

Windows

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

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The Sweeper

Multi-Effect by denise



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Description


Shape Your Sound

Dynamic frequency Sweeping is a new way to be creative and open up your mix. It’s a more natural alternative to side-chain compression and gating and a creative tool that lets you completely reshape your sound.

How does it work?

The Sweeper plugin is a dynamic envelope following a filter with sidechain input. The plugin works by responding to a received input, either directly or via the sidechain, and moving a low pass filter or high pass filter to the shape of that input. This gives the plugin incredible flexibility and a broad range of uses, whether that’s with generating effects, or being used more precisely as a mixing tool. The plugin is suitable as a more natural-sounding and precise alternative to sidechain compression, for example.

Key Features

  • Adaptive Filter: The Sweeper sets its frequency based on the loudness of the source or side chain signal.
  • Resonance: Go from subtle to extreme resonance for a wide range of use cases.
  • Side Chain: Shape the frequency response of one track using another track as a trigger signal. Invent new sounds and create space in your mix.
  • Interactive Graph: See in real-time how the filter response to the source signal or side-chain.
  • Attack & Release: Precisely control the filter’s behaviour over time.
  • Start & End-Frequency: Define the filter’s desired start and end frequency with the option to flip its direction.
  • Resizable Interface



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Mac:

  • OS X 10.7 or newer (Big Sur/M1 supported)
  • VST, VST3, AU, AAX (64-bit only)

​Windows: 

  • Windows 7 or newer (32 / 64-bit)
  • VST, VST3, AAX

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Multipass

Multi-Effect by Kilohearts



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Let's Go Splitsies!

Please note: This Multipass package does not include all Snapins, but the 5 listed on this product page.

When adding effects to a sound, it's not uncommon to want to apply these effects to just a certain part of the sound. For example, you might not want a complex chorus to affect your bass too much, or a hard distortion to totally fry your high end. Either way, multiband processing adds a dimension to effect chains that really opens up a new world of options in sound design. Multipass helps you with this, allowing you to split the input sound into up to 5 easily tweakable frequency bands and applying an unlimited number of effects to each band. Pitch-shifted auto pan with a filtered chorus delay distortion? Coming right up!

Time to phase the music

Band splitting comes with a bit of a price. It's unavoidable (without adding latency) to mess a bit with the phase of the sound. Usually, this is not a problem, but when chaining multiple multiband effects this can add up to a lot of phase distortion. In Multipass, the band splitting is only done once no matter how many effects you add, leaving the phase as minimally harmed as possible. It also sorts out dry/wet mixing of effect lanes properly without phasing where possible. Parallel multiband compression, here we come!

Modulation station

While adding four filters a frequency shifter and a stereo width modifier can be interesting in itself, adding four filters with sweeping cutoff retriggered by audio threshold, a frequency shifter bound to the MIDI note and stereo width scaled by the input RMS can be... Well, probably strange. But it may be amazing, and trying it out is just a couple of clicks away. Try it!

You have to focus, Trinity

When you're tweaking a specific frequency band, the other bands and effects involved can sometimes make it hard to properly hear what's going on. Mute or solo effect lanes to quickly home in on what you're doing. And if you automate it, it can even be an effect in itself!

Honey, I'm 4 ms late

Don't worry about latency. No matter how you route things or what effects you add, Multipass makes sure everything is as in sync as they can be to make sure all modulation aligns properly and to avoid phasing issues.

What's a Snapin?

Well, snapins are regular old VST/AU plugins that you can use for a multitude of purposes. They come in a bunch of different flavours and we create more all the time. The thing is that they also work as modular effect pieces that you can combine in our snapin host plugins, as you can see above. Nifty!

To give you some feel for what you can do with snapins these first 5 are on the house!

You can buy as many, or as few, additional snapins as you like. But if you are looking to save some money, why don't you get one of our bundles?

Multipass Bundle 

Chorus

The Chorus enhances the stereo effect and presence of a sound by mixing it with delayed versions of itself. It's like your own personal choir!

Delay

While large echoing cavernous chambers seldom are the first pick for a good acoustic space, Delay effects have been ubiquitous in sound processing for a long time.

The kHs Delay can be run both free-running and tempo-synced with various stereo and feedback options. Most notable however is the duck feature, which optionally only lets the echoed sound through when there is no dry input signal. This allows for long and heavy delays while still avoiding clutter over the original sound. Clever!

Gain

 

Sound loud? Make softer. Sound quiet? Make louder.

Limiter

Whether you want to crank the last drops of gain out of your track or just want to control a few loud peaks, a Limiter can be the weapon of choice.

By looking a little bit into the future, a limiter can make sure your signal never goes louder than you want it to without distorting or destroying transients. Even with the knob turned to 11.

Stereo

Width and panning.

Left speaker.                                      Right speaker.

          W             i             d             e

                             Narrow

That's what this plugin does. Questions?



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These are the minimum recommended system requirements for running snapins.

CPU:

  • 2 GHz or faster

Memory:

  • 1 GB or more

Operating System:

  • Windows (7 or newer) or Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)

Software:

  • A VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible DAW

Supported formats:

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST2
  • Snapin

Please note: If you use a lot of snapins at the same time in your patch the CPU usage will increase accordingly. Thus, we cannot guarantee that the snapins will work flawlessly in all use cases even if your system does meet the minimum recommended system requirements.

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Turnado

Multi-Effect by Sugar Bytes



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Description


The Ultimate Audio-Mangler

Keep it simple! Turnado comes with 8 knobs, each firing up an effect and varying it with their dial. It invites play and experimentation with one or several effects. Customise 24 effects in expert mode. If you want it even more compact: in Dictator Mode, you can control all 8 effects simultaneously with a single fader.

Remix Digital Audio

Re-Interpret Existing Material

Describing Turnado as a multi-effects processor perhaps doesn't capture the essence of what it's about. You can use reverb and delay in a subtle way - but what makes it very different from a conventional multi-effects unit is the combination of effects types available and its real-time control options.

The GUI is clutter free with bright and clean graphics. Open it up, and you'll instantly understand the concept.

Turnado is rock solid and light on CPU, if you plan to use it in a live performance or, say, in a dozen instances simultaneously.

The World’s Most Controllable Effect

Maximum Transparency with as few Controls as Possible

As a plug-in in the studio or on stage, Turnado will prove as a surprisingly versatile tool while its operation is cast into a bare minimum of controls.

If you’re not an octopus, the "Dictator" is probably a feature of interest: this fader provides a unique way of controlling multiple knobs with just one slide. Here you can set up for each knob, when and how much to be rotated.

You can of course automate all controls in Turnado. Or, if you’re looking for a more natural approach, remote-control them via MIDI.

Turnado in the Beardytron 5000 mkII

Building Beardyman’s Ultimate Live-Production System

What Beardyman dreamt about doing couldn’t be done: Technology simply couldn’t keep up with his demands. To pull off his sets the way he wanted, he spent six years and $30,000 building a complex live setup: Beardytron 5000 mkII.

For Beardyman, the name of the game is being able to control things like high- and low-pass filtering, build-ups and drops, and muting and unmuting of channels in real-time with just two hands: “Without having Turnado, there would be literally no way for me to do it.”

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Turnado is Deep if you Choose to Dive Deeper

When you open up one of the effects’ edit panels, you quickly begin to realise how powerful Turnado really is. With the ability to tweak five different parameters, the degree of control available is staggering.

Each of these five knobs can be tied to the main-screen knob, which is what gives them the magic! If you want some hands-off automation as well, each slot has two LFOs/step sequencers and an envelope follower that can be used to modulate. These can be assigned to any effect parameter.

Dynamic Signal Flow

The Art of Routing

There are two options when it comes to routing the signal through the effects: going through each in series (from bank 1-8) or Dynamic Signal Flow mode, where it follows the order in which each effect is activated.

Setting up the order of effects is an art in itself – and the ability to swap effects by dragging one onto another allows you to quickly audition how a different order can have a drastic effect on the overall sound.

This can also be handy if, for example, you always want a reverb to come last in a chain regardless of when it's active.

Sounds & Presets

Crafted for massive real-time audio Manipulation:

  • With its instantaneous, one-knob, multi-parameter modulation features, Turnado will lay waste to the audio landscape. Giving you the power to crunch, chop, twist, mash and elevate your music to new levels, Turnado will have you creating wicked new sounds that will blow any crowd away.
  • With instant access to eight effects and immediate control over key parameters, Turnado is guaranteed to cause devastation on the dance floor, shredding beats and crunking breaks to insane proportions.



Features

  • The Silver Bullet of Audio Manipulation
  • 24 Effects in 8 Slots
  • Classic: Delay, Reverb, Amplifier, Filter
  • Hi-Tech: Modulation, Transformation, Loops & DJ
  • Modulation via 2 LFOs & Step Sequencer
  • Dynamic Signal Flow
  • Dictator Mode
  • Runs stable and low on CPU Load
  • NKS support for Komplete Kontrol and Maschine

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Mac

  • OS X 10.9 or higher (Apple Silicon M1 supported) (64-bit only)
  • AAX, Audio Unit (AU), VST2, NKS Support for Komplete / Maschine & Standalone Application

Windows

  • Windows 7 or higher (64-bit only)
  • AAX, VST2,  NKS Support for Komplete / Maschine & Standalone Application

Important note: This software is only available in 64-bit format for both Windows and macOS and will not function on 32-bit systems.

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Effectrix

Multi-Effect by Sugar Bytes



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Description


Creative Multi Effect

Effectrix is a professional multi-effect sequencer, a game-changer in the way contemporary music is made. By painting coloured blocks across a sequencer, quite simply, your tracks metamorphose into fireworks. Looping, Scratching, Reverse & Stretching – in real-time and on-the-fly.

Enter Effectrix!

Playful, Immediate & Intuitive

A motley crew of 14 top-quality effects, well designed and innovative each and everyone of them… Start mixing them, paint the matrix and the magic of Effectrix begins: A wide spectrum from classy standards to scandalising splatter sprees.

The playful approach creates an atmosphere of immediacy and intuition. Abundant factory presets & randomisers, the familiar structure of a sequencer will assist and channel your creativity.

A transparent workflow, refined algorithms and a caring implementation of effect parameters lead to outstanding results - fast!

Creative Sound Design

Others Might Have Pretty Faces but Effectrix is More Capable

Effectrix is our most popular product. Sigur Ros, Armin van Buuren, Diplo and many others value its inspiring aspects.

Most of all: it sounds good. Its effects algorithms excel the often limited creative potential of conventional multi-effects.

Thanks to Effectrix, nailing effects to the grid has become a standard production method in all the sound kitchens worldwide.

Sequential Modulation

Detailed Parameters per Effect

Each effect has two modulation tracks. All parameters can be controlled and via LFO, envelope follower or external MIDI hardware and automated. Bottom line is: two parameters per effect can be automated pattern-based.

You can store up to 12 different sequences within a single Effectrix preset and flip between these via onscreen controls or external MIDI keyboard.

Instant Inspiration

The Industry Standard for EDM and Glitch FX

Effectrix is the highly addictive games compendium for demanding sound fetishists. With its ultra-flexible operational concept, it’s your door into a wonderland of sound- and rhythm mutation.

Use Effectrix to refine your beats, enrich them with scratches or give them further complexity by looping, delaying, or reverberating phrases. Using the "Tonal Delay" you can create melodies out of any material. "Stutter" provides classical gating as well as sequenced panning and enveloping (working out transients).

On Stage

Effectrix as a Versatile Performance Tool

Effectrix is easily synced with DAWs or any DJ Software, so you can enrich your Mix-out with the classics (Reverb, Delay, Filter...) or sprinkle some Glitch and stutter effects onto your material.

Patterns can also be assigned to any other MIDI input you care to mention and for those with some imagination, the possibilities of such a set-up are remarkably broad: the patterns could be assigned to be triggered by footswitch in performances to spice up the stage show.

Sounds & Presets

Dive into a world of endless possibilities:

  • Play with grooves like never before. Put a reverb exactly onto the snare, introduce delay lines on certain places in your groove, create new kinds of sounds by re-looping looped or scratched stuff. Effectrix comes with an endless depth of possibilities
  • Tweak your beats, create new rhythms, reverse parts, stretch others, apply delay lines; even create melodies with atonal material. If you like, do it all at once. Have it your way!



Features

  • 16-Step Sequencer with Tempo Divider
  • 14 synced Effects from classic to advanced
  • Recall 12 Patterns via MIDI keyboard
  • Swing Feature
  • Copy/Paste, Chaos button & Loop Length
  • Unique Parameters per effect
  • 2 Modulation Tracks
  • Hundreds of global presets and per effect

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Mac

  • OS X 10.9 or higher (Apple Silicon M1 supported) (64-bit only)
  • AAX, Audio Unit (AU), VST2 & Standalone Application

Windows

  • Windows 7 or higher (64-bit only)
  • AAX, VST2 & Standalone Application

Important note: This software is only available in 64-bit format for both Windows and macOS and will not function on 32-bit systems.

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Artillery2

Multi-Effect by Sugar Bytes



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Description


A Sugar Bytes Classic

The concept is as simple as it is effective: An arsenal of 28 effects can be assigned to zones on your keyboard. Then fire up the effects with your keyboard! Artillery simply is a great product, allowing you to create mad effect orgies in an intuitive manner. As you become familiar with its possibilities, you'll find yourself turning to Artillery more and more often, be it on stage or in production.

Intelligent & Versatile

Chances are Artillery Will Substitute a Few of your Plug-ins

Effect zones are set up by drawing boxes across ranges of keys on the on-screen keyboard. The collection of processors (6 categories) ranges from standard filters and delays to advanced granular processing and even a vocoder.

We surely did work on the sound of Artillery: it spans a dazzling array from traditional filter sweeps, dead-on delays to extreme granular, loop- and vocoder effects.

Another focus of our development were resources. You can stack as many of the effects as you like: cpu load will rarely be in the double digits.

Universal Modulator

Transparent & Versatile Control

Once you have defined your keyzone, a specific set of controls appears on screen. Each effect has its own parameters that can be modulated by Key Tracking (which note you play on the keyboard inside the range), an LFO, an envelope, or a step sequencer.

Having a different modifier for each parameter of a single effect can be a little daunting in the beginning, but it allows for some really intricate sounding effects.

An animated green ring around each parameter knob shows the strength of the modulation as it takes place, so you can, for example, see the ring pulsing in time to an assigned LFO.

Key Tracking

Modulate According to the Pitch of the Played Note

The key tracking option allows you to apply one effect to a group of keys and have each key modify the effect.

You could apply a delay to an octave of keys and have the delay time or feedback change as you work your way up or down the octave.

Or have a looper where the size of the loop changes as you work your way up the keyboard, creating 8th note to 16th note to 32nd note stutters before a big impact.

Host Integration

Setting up Artillery in your DAW

It's really simple, here’s FL Studio as an example: Open up Artillery on any channel, and create a MIDI Out layer just like you would any other type of layer.

Set the output to any number and go into Artillery, click the button that looks like a gear in the upper left-hand corner, and set the input and output to the same number as in your MIDI out layer.

Sounds & Presets

Unlimited creative possibilities:

  • Use Artillery 2 to do magic with your tracks or live signals on stage, in your VST/AU/AAX compatible DJ software or in your studio setup
  • Turn an EQ into a multiband comp with a set of envelope followers, let the Looper scratch its buffer using a step sequencer, play pitched delay times on the keyboard, or let Ring modulators pitch jam along the transients of your audio!



Features

  • Multi-Effect with definable keyboard zones
  • 28 Effect Algorithms
  • Consistent MIDI Integration and Host Sync
  • Flexible Modulation System with Key Tracking and Universal Modulator
  • Dedicated Modulation, Env. & Dry/Wet per effect
  • Each Parameter: LFO, Env-Foll. & Sequencer

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Mac

  • OS X 10.9 or higher (Apple Silicon M1 supported) (64-bit only)
  • AAX, Audio Unit (AU), VST2 & Standalone Application

Windows

  • Windows 7 or higher (64-bit only)
  • AAX, VST2 & Standalone Application

Important note: This software is only available in 64-bit format for both Windows and macOS and will not function on 32-bit systems.

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Looperator

Multi-Effect by Sugar Bytes



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Description


Enter the FX Matrix!

Looperator chops up your audio and turns it into something new. In the process, you can dispose of the classics like Filters and Reverbs, but also trippy Loop and Vinyl manipulations. Looperator makes you sound as if you worked on your track for hours and hours and really all it took was a click of a button.

Patterns Over your Sound

Plug in and let Loose!

Looperator unites two concepts: you can re-arrange the material with the Slicer and place effects with surgical precision. Right from the start, we aimed at a tool that is easy to handle and produces favourable results.

The preset tools make creating of rolls, loops and stutter edits, that can be fiddly to build in a DAW, a matter of a few mouse clicks.

And when inspiration has left the room, the smart random algorithms with detailed programming options will generate sequences with a high chance of sounding balanced and useable.

Hands-On Control

Extensive MIDI Integration & Modest on your CPU

Looperator can be triggered in sync with the DAW’s transport controls, or via notes from a MIDI track. In a classic DJ setup, it syncs with your DJ software.

You can assign complete effect sequences to MIDI notes – this way you can trigger individual patterns. This gives you plenty of flexibility when it comes to applying magic to audio signals in a live environment.

Find a boring drum loop! In under a minute, you’ll have something sounding not only completely different, but truly compelling.

It's undemanding on your resources, so running a number of instances and incorporating the results into a broader project is a truly effortless process.

User Steps

The Beauty of Under-the-Hood Editing Power

Despite its simple interface, Looperator is a surprisingly deep plug-in if you really dig in.

Each effect holds its individual parameters (5 settings), each of which can be controlled by one of 20 selectable and adjustable envelope shapes, a simple automation-ready parameter dial, an envelope follower, or a randomiser.

Much of the time, you won't need to go any further than the ready-made steps, but when you do, the four user-defined steps per track give you full and precise control of vital effect parameters on a per-step basis.

When it comes to animating lively sequences on a detailed level, the possibilities are literally endless.

Free Signal Flow

Dynamics and Depth

The processing chain runs from top to bottom and you can alter the order of the six lanes by a simple vertical drag–and–drop.

If for example, the Slicer is below FX1, then the results of FX1 will be included in the slices as you sequence them—after which they'll be filtered, looped and processed through FX2 and the envelopes.

Each effect module has an individual dry/wet and the global mix control boasts 6 different setups.

All UI elements put the spotlight on the task at hand and directly respond to every user action with visual feedback.

In Other Words: Go Outside and Play!

Take a Peek at the Manual, or Don't...

Don't overthink it! Looperator allows unlimited undo steps. This security encourages experimentation. Silence your critical voice, paint some patterns, and when it sounds good, save the preset.

Features and logic will become apparent through use and you'll hear for yourself that Looperator's output of new ideas from the first moment is intoxicating.

From subtle enhancements to spectacular effect pyrotechnics: Looperator's expressive potential quickly approaches the character of an instrument.

Sounds & Presets

Rearrange your groove..!

Looperator comes with over 300 presets, ready to instantly transform your sounds. The factory library is categorised, making it easy to tell at a glance what sort of sonic role each set of patches is best suited to.

Here's a run-down of all the categories. In each example, you'll hear an unprocessed loop followed by the same loop again with Looperator brought to bear on it.




Features

  • 16-Step Sample Slicer
  • Looper with Reverse Mode
  • Time Stretch & Talkbox Filter
  • Recall presets with MIDI notes
  • Independent Control for left/right Channel
  • Unlimited Undo/Redo
  • Intelligent Random
  • 5 Parameters per effect and step

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Mac

  • OS X 10.9 or higher (Apple Silicon M1 supported) (64-bit only)
  • AAX, Audio Unit (AU), VST2 & Standalone Application

Windows

  • Windows 7 or higher (64-bit only)
  • AAX, VST2 & Standalone Application

Important note: This software is only available in 64-bit format for both Windows and macOS and will not function on 32-bit systems.

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inTone 2

Multi-Effect by Audified



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Audiffex inTone 2 gives you the opportunity to bring your favourite plugins to live production. Just choose the version that suits you best, boot your computer and off you go!

inTone can be anything. It is a simple jamming tool as well as sophisticated playback machine. It is live production mixer that processes multiple audio inputs with studio plug-ins, plays files and play virtual instruments, with ability to change a track, effect or instrument configuration in no time! It is also a multitrack recorder, but you can make it be something completely different.

Use inTone2 to Perform, Train, Record and Play Multiple Tracks...

It`s a host for amp simulating software, that spares you from lifting heavy gear. It`s a truck loaded with equipement that will meet any band`s raider. inTone 2 is a universal tool, that finds its place on stage, club or pub, in band`s rehersal rooms, at music schools, in home studios, in a touring bus, at a park bench, at a party... Just about anywhere, where you desire to make music.

Audio chains

InTone alows you to route any of your soundcard inputs into any audio chain. Each of them features gain knob, fx section, volume fader, bypass, mute and solo buttons, AUX sends and individual recorder. Any chain can be routed to any soundcard output or inTone`s Master Chain.

Virtual Instrument Chains

Plug in your keys or pads and use virtual samplers and synths in your live shows. Add sound of multiple virtual instruments to your mix at the same time.

Track Player

inTone Track Player is an advanced MP3/AAC/WAV/AIFF file player. It allows you to create playlists, change speed and tuning of songs and loop the playback. Sound of the tracks can be also effected.

Recorder

inTone allows to record the audio signal of any track at almost any point of the signal path. Record the whole mix, record in the Master Chain or simultaneously record multiple tracks of a live gig to mix them later. You may even record unprocessed audio, or even add a Track Recorder module to any place in the Effect section.

FX Section

Every track features 8 audio effect slots. You can use any of 36 included inTone effects. Their list matches Audiffex Pedals - including dynamic effects, EQs, amp simulation, filters etc. You can also enlarge your collection by any Audiffex plugins - ampLion for guitarists, GK Amplification 2 for bassists, Guitar or Studio Line FX. Also you can use 3rd party VST, DirectX or AudioUnit plugins.

MIDI

To improve live performance comfort inTone can be remotely controlled by any MIDI controller. Connect any MIDI controller and decide, what parameters you would like to control live while playing. Turn knobs, drag faders, switch FX on and off or change presets. Anything you desire is possible.



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Mac

  • OS X 10.8 - Mac OS X 10.12
  • Standalone application

PC

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10
  • Standalone application

Note: This software is a standalone application and does not require the installation of a DAW - this product will not function within a software environment.

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Vinyl Strip

Multi-Effect by AudioThing



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Modular Multi-Effect Channel Strip

Vinyl Strip is a multi-effect plugin featuring 6 modules: Distortion, Compressor, Bit Crusher, Tilt EQ, Vintage Reverb, and Vinylizer. The modules can be arranged in any combination by simple drag-n-drop. Vinyl Strip will add life and an old school touch to your samples and tracks, and achieve that classic vinyl record sound in your digital environment. The plugin is optimised to be lightweight on the CPU.




Features

  • 6 modules: Distortion, Compressor, Bit Crusher, Tilt EQ, Vintage Reverb, and Vinylizer
  • All modules can be arranged by drag-n-drop
  • Lightweight on CPU
  • Preset system with randomizer
  • Formats: VST, AU, and AAX (32/64bit)
  • Platforms: OSX, Windows
  • New in v1.5 - Drag and Drop

  • You can customize your channel strip with a simple drag-and-drop. By default, all modules (except the Master module) can be moved and re-arranged to create different signal flows.

  • For example, you can decide to add the compressor module after the Vinyl emulation, or vice versa.


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Important Note: v1.5 is 64bit only.

Mac:

  • OS X 10.9 – macOS 10.15
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM
  • VST2, VST3, AU, or AAX, (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM
  • VST2, VST3, or AAX, (64-bit only)

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Cryogen

Multi-Effect by Glitchmachines



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Modular Buffer Effects

Cryogen is Modular Buffer Effects Processor Designed to Generate Abstract Musical Malfunctions

Cryogen features dual buffer effects, dual multimode filters and dual bit crusher effects. With the advent of its flexible architecture and fully modular drag & drop modulation matrix, Cryogen is capable of generating everything from subtle glitches to stunning signal mutations, making it an exciting creative tool for electronic musicians and sound designers.

Between its flexible routing matrix, multiple effects processors and extensive modulation options, Cryogen enables you to dial in vast variations of special effects. Cryogen takes buffer effects one step closer to the edge!

Cryogen’s LFOs feature optional 100X rate multipliers, making it possible to also use them as dirty tone generators within your patches. In combination with the signal mixers, you can take these LFOs far beyond traditional modulation duties. Another one of Cryogen’s highlights is the ability to use incoming audio signals to modulate nearly every parameter.

On top of that, the convolving signal multipliers can intertwine audio signals with modulation signals in any combination. These unconventional features are the key to effects that would be impossible to achieve with more conservative plugins.




Features

  • Dual Buffer & Bit Crusher FX
  • Dual Multi-Mode Filters
  • Drag & Drop Modulation Matrix
  • Extensive Modulation Options
  • 140 Factory Presets

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Mac:

  • macOS 10.11+ (64-bit only)
  • 64-bit VST / AU Host DAW
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • CPU with SSE2 support
  • Minimum CPU: Core 2 Duo, 2GHz
  • Broadband for download

Windows:

  • Windows 8+ (64-bit only)
  • 64-bit VST / AU Host DAW
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • CPU with SSE2 support
  • Minimum CPU: Core 2 Duo, 2GHz
  • Broadband for download

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Convex

Multi-Effect by Glitchmachines



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Duelling Multi-Effects

Convex is a multi-effects processor designed to facilitate the creation of contorted artifacts, syncopated patterns and skewed digital textures.

Based around three classic effects; multimode filter, pitch shifter and delay, Convex generates dynamic variations of the input signal by crossfading between two instances of each effect and modulating their key parameters using an extensive array of control modules.

From mellow dub delays to mind-blowing glitch sequences, Convex brings a broad range of exciting effects to your sound design arsenal.




Features

  • Dual Pitch, Delay & Filter FX
  • Dual Env Followers
  • 4 Flexible LFOs with Sync
  • Dual Mixers, Mults & Inverters
  • Scalable User Interface
  • 70+ Factory Presets
  • Win/Mac  VST/AU 32/64bit
  • Changes in v1.3:

  • User Interface Refinements
  • User Guide Refinements
  • Minor Bugfixes
  • New Mac OS Installers
  • Convex features two Pitch Shifters, two Digital Delays and two Multimode Filters. You can crossfade between each instance of the processors, making it possible to create complex morphing effects. Driving its core are 4 LFOs with optional tempo sync and 2 envelope followers which can have their output inverted or combined using mixers and multipliers.

  • Several key parameters can be modulated using the LFOs, envelope followers, mod mixers, mod multipliers and mod inverters. These parameters feature dedicated mod source menus and depth knobs. Aside from processing audio signals within your DAW, real-time processing of external signals is especially interesting in combination with the envelope followers.


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Mac:

  • Mac OS X 10.8+ (PPC not supported)
  • Internet connection for download
  • VST/AU host: Ableton Live, Logic Pro, etc.
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • CPU with SSE2 support
  • Minimum CPU: Core 2 Duo, 2GHz

Windows:

  • Windows 8+
  • ​Internet connection for download
  • VST host: Ableton Live etc.
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • CPU with SSE2 support
  • Minimum CPU: Core 2 Duo, 2GHz

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MRhythmizerMB

Multi-Effect by MeldaProduction



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From gating to glitching, repeating to scratching, all with stunning audio quality and up to 6 distinct bands, that's MRhythmizerMB. A unique time manipulation effect that uses an integrated sequencer to control time, volume and filters. MMultiBandRhythmizer brings your music to life, say goodbye to boring audio performances!

36 Sequences for Each Time, Volume and Filter

The integrated sequencers will bring life into otherwise static performances. Switch between sequences using the controller you like the most, whether it is MIDI keyboard, MIDI pad-type controller, automation or you can even attach it to a modulator so that it switches automatically!

Multiband Scratching

We all know scratches, but with MRhythmizerMB you can scratch multiple bands using a simple slider, or you can use modulators and the plugin will do it automatically

Modulation Heaven

Does you music sound a little static? Well not anymore. You can modulate any parameter, and each modulator can work as an LFO, audio level follower, enveloper, randomizer and even pitch detector.




Features

  • The most advanced user interface on the market - stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated
  • Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs
  • 4 exceptionally versatile modulators
  • Adjustable oscillator shape technology
  • 4 multiparameters
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing...
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC)
  • Safety limiter
  • Sinc interpolation
  • Synchronization to host tempo
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn
  • Extremely fast, optimized for newest AVX capable processor
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit
  • No dongle nor internet access is required for activation
  • Free-for-life updates

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Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can't work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.9 and newer (64-bit only)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (64-bit only)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support or Apple Silicon processor

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.

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Finisher VOODOO

Multi-Effect by ujam



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Black Magic Soundscapes

Creative guitar effects like no other

The Finisher effect series is designed to combine the power and flexibility of a full rack of audio processors with the instant gratification that UJAM products are famous for. VOODOO is custom-designed for all sorts of guitar sounds, real or virtual, electric or acoustic, direct or amped.

It also works phenomenally well with keyboards, synths, even vocals and other signals. Add VOODOO to anything for organic warmth, magical textures or just a dash of inspiration.

What’s in There?

  • 50 Modes configuring up to 40 effect modules.
  • Finisher knob and 4 Variation knobs – each macro-programmed into the effect configuration.
  • From multiband compression and distortion, convolution, modulation effects, Filters, EQs to envelope following and granular Effects – all combined and meticulously sound-designed into 50 complex Modes that you can easily tweak.
  • Automation and MIDI Learn to connect pedals and add extra articulation to your performances.
  • More than 150 signature sound designer presets.

A Magical Mystery Tour

VOODOO creates a world of organic, distorted, spicy, colourful, often magical and dark textures, often with an element of surprise, adding limitless possibilities to your guitar. From High gain lead to strummed acoustic or bluesy crunch tone – there are plenty of sound designs to enhance every style. Your source for inspiration for live guitar playing, virtual instruments like the Virtual Guitarist series – or whatever you dare to try. Make your sound float, rumble, glow and scream. With just a sprinkle of magic.

Pinch the Doll

If you’re already using guitar tools like amplifiers and stompbox emulations, VOODOO is a perfect companion. Instant inspiration dialled in and customized within seconds. You focus on your music. VOODOO takes care of the magic.

Virtual Guitarist’s Best Friend

Do you own a Virtual Guitarist? Add VOODOO to the family and you won’t believe your ears – promised. Whether AMBERs acoustic strumming, IRONs power chords, SILKs silky arpeggios, SPARKLEs electric riffs and even CARBONs high-gain chugs – it’s a different world with VOODOO.

Features at a Glance

Finisher VOODOO features 50 carefully sound-designed effect configurations and more than 150 presets combining 40 distinct algorithms – everything from convolution and modulation to dynamics, distortion and EQs – even multiband – to granular and twisted effects. Five macro knobs give you full sonic control. Direct, live and intuitive. Play with pedals or knobs and automate to your heart’s content. Create musically stunning dynamic shifts and make every effect your own.

Variety

With VOODOO’s Variation controls you adjust musically useful changes to the current Mode – switch delay times, set EQ characteristics, change distortion curves and much more, often at the same time.

Highlighter

All VOODOO Modes come with UJAM's proprietary Highlighter. A combination of low and high pass filters to place your track exactly where it belongs in the mix.

Can You Cope With Magic?

Potions, spells and spices… if terms like that describe what you like for a guitar sound, now is the time to play with VOODOO. The magic is in the sound, not in the words. Cast a spell on your guitars today.



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Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit only)
  • OS X 10.11 / macOS 10.12 or later (macOS 11 Big Sur supported) (64-bit only)
  • You may run them on earlier versions but UJAM doesn’t support them.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 0.07 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280 x 768 px Display
  • Internet Connection required for download and authorisation.

Plugin Formats

  • VST, AU 2 and AAX
  • AU 2 version is only compatible with Logic Pro X and newer.

Supported Standards

  • MIDI

Additional Information

  • Comes as downloadable installer files.
  • Authorize by email address and password for ujam.com within the plugin.
  • If you want to move your .blob files to an external drive, UJAM recommends the use of an SSD to prevent dropouts.

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Glitch Bitch

Multi-Effect by Vengeance Sound



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Important Note: You must have an eLicencer dongle to use Vengeance Sound products.

This plugin is your source for the craziest glitch and stutter effects you ever heard! In modern clubmusic, these effects are mandatory for every production. VPS Glitch Bitch is your new favourite tool, when it comes to mangle your audio tracks: shorten or increase buffer sizes, sync buffers to your host tempo, add HP- or LP filters, apply rate reducing, reverse the buffers, use the 'advance buffer mode' to create unheard effects, pitch down your buffers, apply volume and pan modulations, draw your custom envelopes (n-point envelopes), use the internal sequencer for triggering - the possibilities are overwhelming! GlitchBitch is the only destroying tool you'll ever need, go and get her now!

Features

  • Synced buffer sizes
  • Advance buffer mode
  • Reversible buffers
  • Buffer gate time
  • HP- and LP filtersRate reducer
  • Volume and pan modulations
  • Internal sequencer
  • Note value synced envelope mode
  • 4 independent n-point envelopes
  • Pitch effect
  • Synced and free start modes
  • Intelligent and precise timing
  • 2 different dry/wet modes
  • 140 dancefloor destroying presets by Manuel Schleis

Our Installer Contains

  • 32Bit & 64Bit versions
  • VST2 and VST3 versions
  • AU version
  • AAX version



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Windows:

  • Pentium III 800Mhz
  • 2GB RAM
  • Windows Vista/Win7/Win8
  • VST 2.4 compliant host
  • eLicenser USB dongle

Mac:

  • IntelMac 1.5Ghz
  • 2GB RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.9+
  • VST 2.4 or AU compliant host
  • No Power Mac supported
  • eLicenser USB dongle

Important Notes:

  • This product requires a Syncrosoft / eLicenser USB dongle
  • An eLicenser USB dongle is not included when purchasing this product and this needs to be bought separately!

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MPhatik

Multi-Effect by MeldaProduction



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MPhatik is a unique dynamic multi-effect featuring an amp, convolution and a compressor, which lets you warm up your audio and then restore the original dynamics. And that's just the beginning without being creative yet...

Don't lose the dynamics!

Amping/distortion/saturation are the classic methods for getting some warmth to just about any audio, but the problem is, these processes remove dynamics by nature. MPhatik analyses the input level envelope, processes your audio signal, analyses the level envelope of the output and applies a gain to make the output envelope the same as the input. In other words it restores the dynamics. Now you can finally phatten up any audio material without loosing dynamics, which is an inevitable result of using any classic methods, whether it is a digital distortion, analog saturation, tape...

All tools you need to phatten up anything...

MPhatik comes equipped with a powerful amp simulator, convolution reverb (featuring all kinds of impulse responses from plate reverbs to halls, rooms etc., plus your own files of course) and a compressor. If that's not enough, you can still use the side-chain input to drive MPhatik and process the audio with your own tools.

Apply dynamics of one track onto another one?

So how about applying a level envelope of drums on a pad to get a rhythmical pad? Or avoiding collisions between drums? Make no mistake, this isn't something you can do with classic tools such as gates or compressors, because these tools use only a single level detector. In other words, they don't care about what audio you are processing. MPhatik does!

MeldaProduction goodies

Like always you'll find the standard MeldaProduction features: M/S, surround support as well as other channel modes, A-H presets for easy comparisons, our easy to use integrated help system, automatic gain compensation and much more.

The most advanced user interface on the market - stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated.

  • Modern user interfaces must not only be easy and quick to use, but also versatile and the whole visual appearance should inspire you. MPhatik features the most advanced GUI engine on the market. It is still the first and only GUI engine, which is freely resizable and stylable. It also lets you choose between knobs, sliders or buttons, whichever you like the most.
  • The plugin can look as an ancient vintage gear, if you are working on old-school rock music. Or as super-modern futuristic device if you are working on modern electronic music.
  • If your display doesn't have a high resolution, you can make the plugin smaller. If the fonts are too small, you can make the plugin bigger and save your eyes.
  • All the graphics is accelerated using your GPU, graphical interface, providing ultimately quick response and keep your CPU focused on the audio.

Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs.

  • Your ears should always be the main judge, but a smart metering system can often be a huge help. MPhatik provides the most advanced metering system out there. The plugin can display the measurements of all relevant values using classic meters, or it can even show them in time using the time graphs. Everything is customisable as usual.

4 exceptionally versatile modulators.

  • MPhatik provides 4 fully-featured modulators which can control any set of parameters including other modulators. Each modulator works as an LFO, level follower, midi/audio triggered ADSR enveloper, randomizer or pitch detector, or even a combination and can listen to the plugin\'s side-chain.
  • You can make the sound move in time, be less static and more interesting. You can make various parameters depend on the input (or the sidechain) level or even listen to the input pitch.

Adjustable oscillator shape technology.

  • Every oscillator in MPhatik uses the most versatile oscillator algorithm on the market. It provides mix of predefined oscillator shapes, custom waveforms edited using our MeldaProduction Envelope System (MES), a step-sequencer and several methods for algorithmic postprocessing.
  • It also provides a harmonic mode, which lets you control the harmonic content instead of oscillator shape. This is especially useful for high frequency oscillators.

4 multiparameters.

  • MPhatik lets you control multiple parameters using a single so-called multiparameter. This may not only come handy for automation for example, but the multiparameters are very smart units and you can use them to smartly morph between banks of settings for example. All in the name of creativity!

M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing...

  • MPhatik can handle not only mono and stereo signals, but also mid/side encoding for stereo field processing, separate left & right channels, separate mid or side signal and up to 8 channels of surround audio. It is perfect for audio production for music, movies, games...

Smart Randomization

  • Being creative is sometimes complicated and one often needs an inspiration. By clicking a single button you can walk through the billions of possible settings and find the best one for you. The smart randomization algorithm wisely selects good sounding combinations of parameters. It can even randomize modulators for you. And if that\'s too much, you can just hold ctrl and MPhatik will just slightly modify existing settings.

Automatic Gain Compensation (AGC)

  • Most plugins change loudness of the output audio, which makes browsing presets inconvenient, not mentioning randomization. MPhatik includes automatic gain compensation, which quickly adapts to current settings and ensures the output sounds as loud as the input. This even protects you from thinking that something sounds better in cases it is just louder.

Safety Limiter

  • Some plugins can intensely increase gain when exposed to specific audio materials. MPhatik provides a safety brickwall limiter, which ensures the output stays below 0dB and prevents your equipment and your ears from potential danger automatically.

Adjustable Up-Sampling 1x-16x

  • Digital audio provides very superior audio quality compared to ancient analog gear, but there are problems too. The main problem is the aliasing, which may be noticeable, when using nonlinear processes such as compression or saturation. MPhatik includes both minimum-phase and high-quality linear-phase upsampling algorithms, which avoids the aliasing.

Synchronization to Host Tempo

  • Every oscillator and modulator in the plugin can automatically synchronize to the host. But it can be out-of-sync if you want of course.

MIDI Controllers with MIDI Learn

  • MPhatik contains a powerful MIDI processor, which listen to MIDI controllers and MIDI keyboard and control any parameters realtime.

64-bit Processing and an Unlimited Sampling Rate

  • MPhatik provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. It does not make much sense to go over 192kHz, but if you think it is a good idea, the plugin can do that.

Extremely Fast, Optimized for Newest AVX Capable Processors

  • Computers are now extremely fast, but the algorithms are more complex and projects bigger, so we still need to use the processing power with care. MPhatik uses the fastest algorithms, takes advantage of the newest processor capabilities, lets your GPU hangle the graphics, and shares the resources with other MeldaProduction plugins. The plugin is among the fastest on the market, yet it provides the best possible audio quality.

Global Preset Management and Online Preset Exchange

  • MPhatik presets are carefully stored in a system database and you can quickly access then from any project in any host. The plugin can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers. We are building a community and you can be a part of it!

Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX Interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit

  • MPhatik supports all major hosts on both platforms. Check system requirements for information about compatibility and installation.

No Dongle nor Internet Access is Required for Activation

  • How many times did you forget your USB dongle? We are an honest company and expect the same from our customers. Our software uses licence files to activate your software. And the licences are to-person, so you can use it on all your computers as long as you are the user.

Free-for-Life Updates

  • When you buy the software you are entitled to free updates, forever. No more money wasted on major upgrades like it is with other companies. And we upgrade our software a lot!



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Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can't work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.9 and newer (64-bit only)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (64-bit only)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support or Apple Silicon processor

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.

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Gross Beat

Multi-Effect by Image Line



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Note - This software is Windows compatible only and will not function on Mac computers.

Play with time! Gross Beat is a time manipulation effect designed for repetition and scratching effects.

Instant and Powerful ...

Gross beat is perfect for real-time or rendered gating, glitch, repeat, scratching and stutter performances. Gross Beat stores audio in a 2-bar rolling buffer under the control of 36 user definable time and volume envelopes, giving you unlimited creative control.
Live or Automated Performance
Gross Beat Time and Volume presets can be linked to a keyboard, pad controller or automation source for on-the-fly changes to the preset. Preset slots can be set to momentary (key-held), return to base (slot 1) or hold mode on a per-preset basis. Preset-change synchronization can be set from immediate through to 4 beats (1 bar).
Gating & Volume Effects
In addition to the gating possibilities afforded by the spline based envelope, Gross Beat is perfect for side-chain effects without the need to link to an audio source. Just select one of the ducking-style presets for instant side-chain pumping.
Used on the TRON movie...

Gross beat makes an appearance in Daft Punk's Tron Legacy soundtrack.




Features

  • Powerful MIDI controlled envelopes.
  • 2 bar audio buffer.
  • Real time effect, perfect for live performance.
  • 36 volume/gating envelopes with user-controlled smoothing.
  • Linked or independent volume & gating slot operation.
  • A large number of creative presets ready to go.

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  • Windows XP (SP2), Vista, Win7, Win8, Win8.1, Win10 - (32 & 64 Bit)#
  • 2Ghz AMD or Intel Pentium 3 compatible CPU with full SSE1 support
  • 512 Mb RAM
  • 130 Mb disc space
  • DirectSound or ASIO compatible soundcard
  • VST2 compatible host

Please Note: This is a PC only product and will not work on a Mac system. 

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Frostbite 2

Multi-Effect by AudioThing



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Spectral Freeze, Ring Mod, Feedback

Frostbite is a spectral freezing plugin combined with a Ring Modulator and a Feedback module. With the three freezing modes (spectral, reverb, convolution), you can transform any sound into ambient textures, soundscapes, or just frozen reverbs.

Frostbite can also be used for extreme sonic experiments by entirely mangling any source with extreme modulations. The Signal Flow is flexible, you can rearrange the modules with a simple drag-and-drop, and selects between the two modes: serial and parallel.

With the internal LFO you can modulate most of the parameters on each module, creating evolving eerie soundscapes.

Three Freeze Modes

The Freeze module has three freeze modes that you can choose:

  • Spectral, uses FFT to store several analysis windows in memory and replay them randomizing their phases.
  • Reverb, a classic reverb algorithm with multiple comb and all-pass filters that can have an infinite decay.
  • Convolution, multiplies the input signal with a randomly generated noise impulse, up to 60 seconds

Drag and Drop


Frostbite 2 can be used in serial or parallel mode. When used in serial mode, you can rearrange the modules with a simple drag-and-drop to change the signal flow.




Features

  • Freeze (Spectral, Reverb, Convolution)
  • Ring Modulator
  • Flexible Routing (Drag and Drop)
  • 1 LFO with multiple destinations
  • 70+ Presets
  • Resizable Window
  • Preset system with randomizer

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  • Windows 7, 8, 10
  • 2GHz CPU, 4 GB RAM
  • VST2, VST3, or AAX (64-bit only)

Mac

  • OS X 10.7 – macOS 10.15
  • 2GHz CPU, 4 GB RAM
  • VST2, VST3, AU, or AAX (64-bit only)

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Super VHS

Multi-Effect by Baby Audio



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Creative Multi FX

Feel the lofi magic of the VHS era — with six unique effects in one strange plugin.

LoFi Vibes from a Strange Decade

As kids of the 80s, the Baby Audio team have always been drawn to the sound of slightly out-of-tune synths, warm tape saturation, gritty samples and grainy reverbs.

So they set out on a mission to capture the lofi spirit of our favorite decade — and bring it into a new decade. Meet a complex algorithm with eight simple knobs. They named it ‘Super’ for its powers and ‘VHS’ for its sound.




Features

  • A chain of six meticulously crafted ‘one-knob’ effects:

  • 1. STATIC — Static noise synthesizer
  • 2. HEAT — ‘Analog tape’ saturator
  • 3. SHAPE — Sample rate reducer
  • 4. MAGIC — Dark chorus FX
  • 5. DRIFT — Pitch fluctuation LFO
  • 6. WASH — ‘Bad hall’ reverb
  • + Internal/hidden EQ, bit-crusher and limiter.
  • Rewind to the VHS Era

  • Baby Audio wanted this plugin to be like sending your sounds back in time, then re-discovering them on a worn-out VHS tape 30 years later. All with the click of a single button, right inside your DAW.

  • The result is six unique effects coming together in a versatile signal chain. Super VHS will add some lofi authenticity to whatever clean sound you run through it — from a subtle touch of character to extreme sonic twists that leave your head spinning. Each effect has just a single control, but multiple parameters under the hood, allowing you to find endless combinations to transform your synths, samples, guitars, drums, vocals and beyond.

  • Effects Overview

  • STATIC: A synthesized hum, generated by a pink noise oscillator mixed with a digital saw wave. 
  • HEAT: A warm sounding saturation algorithm inspired by ‘consumer-grade’ tape machines from the early 1980s. 
  • SHAPE: A sample rate reducer (with some extras) inspired by 1980s 8-bit samplers. 
  • MAGIC: A lush “Juno style” chorus — but modeled with a slightly darker and more detuned tone.
  • DRIFT: An internal LFO creating unpredictable pitch and time fluctuations, ranging from ‘natural’ to ‘supernatural’. 
  • WASH: A grainy, unnatural sounding, hall reverb, inspired by digital rack effects from the VHS-era. 
  • MIX: Controls the over-all wet/dry balance. 
  • OUTPUT: Controls the global output. 
  • HIDDEN PROCESSING: High shelf EQ attenuation, bit-crusher, limiter.
  • Wait, where are the Presets?

  • Like the ‘I Heart NY’ parallel compressor, Super VHS isn’t designed for preset browsing. Instead, you have all the controls you need at your fingertips — allowing you to create the right sound for any purpose in a simple and intuitive way (faster and more rewarding than by clicking through presets). The effect algorithms respond very differently to different sounds and instruments — so you never quite know where you’ll end up.

  • And a final word of warning: Super VHS is not a ‘one-size fits all’ kind of effect. Its six algorithms can sound heavenly on some things and totally destroy others. More often than not a little goes a long way!


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Mac

  • Platform: Mac OS 10.7 and up.
  • Plugin formats: VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • DAWs supported: Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Reaper, Reason + more.
  • Compatibility: 64-bit compatible only.

Windows

  • Platform: PC Windows 7 and up.
  • Plugin formats: VST, VST3, AAX
  • DAWs supported: Ableton Live, Cubase, Nuendo, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Reaper, Reason + more.
  • Compatibility: 64-bit and 32-bit compatible.

Note: An internet connection is required to authorise this software.

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Finisher NEO

Multi-Effect by ujam



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Description


Infinite Instant Inspiration

Boldly going where no audio effect has gone before.

Inspiration & Creative Control

Finisher is a new concept of audio plugin, designed to deliver the power and flexibility of a full rack of audio processors and effects with the instant gratification that UJAM products are famous for. With version 1.1.0 of Finisher NEO, you get 50 new presets and two new variation knobs.

What’s in There?

  • Pro-grade audio effect plug-in
  • 80 presets + 50 new v1.1.0 presets 
  • 27 algorithms from granular pitch to multi-band distortion
  • 50 multi-effect modes: complex multi-effect chains made by pro sound designers
  • Uber-easy operation via macro variation knobs

Futuristic FX

NEO stands for the forward-thinking and bold exploration of new frontiers, that’s exactly what this plug-in is about. It’s the first of its kind in the world, and a sheer endless source of inspiration for modern, epic, action-packed and thrilling audio effects.

Features at a Glance

Finisher NEO comes with 50 carefully sound-designed effect configurations built from 27 different algorithms – from Grain Pitch to Multiband Distortion, from simple Stereo Delays to Convolution. Three macro knobs give you full control without the hassle. Tweak or automate the Effect knob for musically stunning sonic shifts, and adjust Variation and Ambience to make every effect your own.

Keep it Simple and Focus on your Music

UJAM helps you focus on the only important thing: Your music! The interface is kept extremely simple to inspire sound design but without the headaches. There is no complicated setup, no tons of knobs and buttons. So, without a learning curve or sound designer knowledge, it is great for musicians, producers, and even podcasters. You just flip through the ready-made Modes (scripted and automated multi-effect chains under the hood) and enjoy the most straight-forward and delightful sound-design process ever.

Enjoy being freed from the pressure to know what’s going on. Trust your ears to be inspired – and make your tracks more beautiful, interesting, bigger, tougher, or change them entirely – while your focus remains on your music. 



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Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit only)
  • OS X 10.11 / macOS 10.12 or later (macOS 11 Big Sur supported) (64-bit only)
  • You may run them on earlier versions but UJAM doesn’t support them.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 0.09 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280 x 768 px Display
  • Internet Connection required for download and authorisation.

Plugin Formats

  • VST, AU 2 and AAX
  • AU 2 version is only compatible with Logic Pro X and newer.

Supported Standards

  • MIDI

Additional Information

  • Comes as downloadable installer files.
  • Authorize by email address and password for ujam.com within the plugin.
  • If you want to move your .blob files to an external drive, UJAM recommends the use of an SSD to prevent dropouts.

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Space Strip

Multi-Effect by AudioThing



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Description


Modular Multi-Effect Channel Strip

Space Strip is a multi-effect plugin featuring 6 modules: Contour, Vibe, Slapback, Ambience, Ensemble, and Stereo. The modules can be arranged in any combination by simple drag-n-drop. Space Strip will add depth and space to your sounds, especially synth and keyboards. The plugin is optimised to be lightweight on the CPU.

Drag and Drop

You can customize your channel strip with a simple drag-and-drop. By default, all modules (except the Master module) can be moved and re-arranged to create different signal flows.




Features

  • 6 modules: Contour, Vibe, Slapback, Ambience, Ensemble, and Stereo
  • All modules can be arranged by drag-n-drop
  • Lightweight on CPU
  • Preset system with randomizer

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Mac

  • OS X 10.7 – macOS 10.15
  • 2GHz CPU, 4 GB RAM
  • VST2, VST3, AU, or AAX (64-bit only)

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 
  • 2GHz CPU, 4 GB RAM
  • VST2, VST3, or AAX (64-bit only)

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ToneSpot Electric Express

Multi-Effect by Audified



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Description


Best electric guitar tone spotted easily.

Improves the tone no matter what amp, pedal or plugin you are using for your electric guitar processing.

No more tweaking. Get inspired by the sound and explore some new colours. Across genres & styles, Immediately. Dirt cheap. Express delivers exactly the same sound quality and exactly the same amount of processing power, but with minimum controls so you can get the sweet spot of your tone super-fast. ToneSpot Electric Express is a preset-based plug-in that improves your tone in one click.




Features

  • Best mixing tricks for electric guitar processing
  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Minimal controls for super-fast results
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver: No need to use many plug-ins
  • Intelligent gain staging
  • Tone Hunting

  • You need the outstanding electric guitar tone you are hearing on your favourite album. So you bought an awesome instrument and a fantastic amp. Maybe you have also bought some beautiful stompboxes, expensive rack units, and phenomenal microphones. Or you rather use some amp simulation plugins. But what? Your dream-tone is not there when recorded and mixed with the rest of the band? You are endlessly tweaking and tweaking your sound, you tried everything. No success.

  • Electric guitars can take a lot of processing. It’s because guitars can get a lot of attention to the music and for some genres are really crucial. So it´s very important to get the guitar sound just right. Guitars can fight with several layers of instruments clashing into each other. Or the recordings are sounding too sterile, thin or harsh. On the opposite side, recorded guitars can sound too dark and muddy. So you need the tone that can cut through. The guitar tone has to be punchy and fat sounding, but it also needs to have a lot of clarity and tightness at the same time.

  • But that’s not all! Even if the guitars are heavily processed, sometimes they still also have to be very natural sounding at some point.

  • And that's why you need ToneSpot.

  • Let's talk engineering for a while, shall we?

  • When a professional audio engineer is building that awesome tone in the studio, he is often running it through some heavy lifting. Blending several re-amping chains with massive filtering, compression, equalization, saturation or even some multiband processing and maybe some other crazy stuff. And it is no secret that the top engineers often run the signal through their chains twice or three times in series until both the engineer and the artist are 100% satisfied with the result. So there is a lot of stuff to do when building a perfect electric guitar tone.

  • There are very few products tailored for electric guitar instruments post-processing, but most of today’s engineers use a very similar workflow.

  • Standard Electric Guitar Rigs

  • Mostly it’s not enough to run the electric guitars through a real tube amp or guitar amp simulation plugin to get the standards we are hearing on today’s records.

  • At the end of the day, we need a ton of plugins that eat a significant portion of CPU power. And maybe we are still not completely satisfied with our tone.

  • Tonespot Solution

  • There is a simpler solution. ToneSpot is just one processor doing that magic. One missing product you need for every tube amp or simulation. It is a key to success full of tricks, extensive know-how and still with a lot of freedom.

  • What matters? Music or Sound?

  • Great musical ideas need great sound. The music industry changed over the years. The quality of sound and sound aesthetics often determine the success of the music. It’s not enough to write good music anymore. You need breathtaking sound to get attention.

  • And... if you have an inspiring sound, you write and play better music. You have the ideas, Audified have the tool, so… let's get inspired by the sound!


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Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.14
  • AAX, AU, VST2, VST3 (32/64 bit)

Windows

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10
  • AAX, VST2, VST3 (32/64 bit)

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Fracture XT

Multi-Effect by Glitchmachines



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Description


Granular Buffer Effects

Fracture XT is a granular glitch processor designed to facilitate the creation of mind-bending malfunctions, contorted articulations and evolving digital textures.

Fracture XT is based on our free & critically acclaimed Fracture plugin and builds on its strengths with the addition of a new granular processor as well as improved buffer, delay and multi-mode filter algorithms. Our grains processor makes it possible to create anything from moody drones to pointillist patterns. Fracture XT’s many enhancements and new features bring a broad range of exciting effects to your sonic toolbox.

From mellow dub delays to dense holographic grain clouds, Fracture XT’s diverse processing functions make it simple to inject your projects with endlessly compelling sonic landscapes.




Features

  • Granular, Buffer & Delay FX
  • Patchable Modulation Matrix
  • 4 Flexible LFOs with Sync
  • 6 Randomizers & 100+ Presets
  • Scalable User Interface
  • Win/Mac  VST/AU  32/64bit
  • Fracture XT features a new Granular Processor, a totally revamped Buffer Effects Processor, a revamped Delay Effects Processor and dedicated multi-mode filters. In addition, you have access to 4 LFOs with various waveshapes, slow rates, sync to host and the ability to feed multiple modulation targets simultaneously.

  • The Delay processor features an input routing parameter that allows you to either take the signal from the Buffer or Grains modules, or blend between both as desired. Together with a patchable modulation matrix and extensive randomization options, you get a worthy evolution of one of our most popular plugins.


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  • VST/AU host: Live, Logic Pro, etc.
  • Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Windows 8+
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • CPU with SSE2 support
  • Minimum CPU: Core 2 Duo, 2GHz

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FireCobra

Multi-Effect by United Plugins



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Description


FireCobra combines the accuracy of the digital world with the live randomness of the analogue. Behind its simple user interface, there's more technology than meets the eye. FireCobra intelligently analyses the audio signal and makes it sound punchier, more powerful and better in general. It makes the mixes better with nearly no time wasted on setting it up. Just put it on every track you'd like to enhance. FireCobra is quick, easy and sounds unbelievable.

Key Features

Intensify Your Audio Materials

Intensify is the main feature algorithm of FireCobra. It intelligently analyzes the input audio and makes the output sound tighter and fuller. It brings up the drowned and overheard elements that are hard to perceive and attenuates elements, which tend to kill and bury the others. And the best thing is that all it takes is a single knob!

Give it a Smack

Inspired by rare analogue devices, the Smack feature creates unique and pleasant harmonic distortion. It makes the audio sound dirtier but way more authentic and audible in the mix.

Analogize Your Tracks

The Analogize algorithm is based on a simulation of classic analogue saturation units. Most audio signals benefit from a bit of the analogue warm valve mojo.

CPU-Friendly - Use on Multiple Tracks

FireCobra is a highly optimized unit designed to take the most from your CPU and exploit the newest AVX2 and AVX512 architectures.

Ridiculously Simple to Use

In most cases, all you need is the DRY/WET knob. Increase its value to get more enhancement and vice versa. Keep in mind that sometimes less is better and if every track in your mix will be too powerful, the mix will become crowded. But that shouldn't stop you from experimenting and tweaking your sound the way you wish.

Hassle-Free Software Protection

No iLok, no dongle or internet access is required for activation. This software uses licence files to activate your software. You can freely use the purchased software on all your computers as long as you are the user.

Realistic 3D Yet Flexible GUI

The photorealistic graphic user interface of the plugin gives you the feeling you are touching the real hardware. You can always drag the arrow in the bottom right corner to change its size - make it smaller to save the valuable screen space, or enlarge it to make it easier to use.

15-Days Unlimited Trial Version for Free

All the descriptions are nothing compared to putting hands on the plugin yourself. No saving limits. No noises. No boundaries. Engage the plugin in your project and fully exploit its powers for two weeks.

64-bit Audio Quality at ANY Sampling Rate

The plugin provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses internal 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. 192 kHz or even higher.

Smart Bypass

The intelligent way this plugin manages bypassing ensures that you don't get any clicks or harmful noises when automating the parameter.



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Mac

  • macOS 10.10 and later (M1 Silicon Mac and macOS 11 Big Sur supported)
  • 64bit only
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support
  • VST2, VST3, AAX or AU compatible host

Windows

  • Windows 8 - 10
  • 32bit or 64bit
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support
  • VST2, VST3 or AAX compatible host

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Nebula

Multi-Effect by SoundSpot



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Description


Following the release of our creative reverb plugin 'Oracle', we've since been inundated with customer requests asking if we could release the 'Flanger' as a plugin in its own right. We thought this was a great idea, however, we felt we could further improve this and so began the development of Nebula.

Nebula is a multi-fx plugin that features Stereo Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Filter & LFO sections that can be used to add serious sonic madness to your music.

The signal path of Nebula is one that has been used by our in-house sound designers over the last 3 years, and has featured in a plethora of sample packs.

Following the combination of the signal path and 5x powerful effects, as well as an intuitive interface and super lightweight code, Nebula was born.




Features

  • Intuitive, easy-to-navigate user interface
  • Designed to work flawlessly with touch controllers such as the Raven by Slate Media
  • Stereo delay with visual feedback
  • Quick target LFO for creating signal movement
  • Bandpass delay filter to sculpt the sound and remove unwanted frequencies
  • Flanger effect for creating unique movement to the delay
  • Global bandpass filter that can be modulated
  • Chorus effect for creating unique movement to the delay
  • Preset manager to save & share your own delay designs
  • 5 FX Modules

  • The 5 FX modules in the Nebula can be used individually, as well as within the predefined signal path. Simply click the power icons at the top of each module button to activate the effect. The power buttons work independently from the module select buttons, which is useful when working in another module and wanting to quickly bypass other effects to A/B test.

  • The 'Delay' module on the Nebula contains a host of features that allow you to create depth and space to your sounds. You can remove any unwanted frequencies using the filter button, which flips into its own dedicated section - work in mono or stereo mode by linking the left and right channels, add dotted or triplet variations to the left or right signal and control the feedback and mix of the effect with ease. The display provides you with visual feedback, enabling you to make accurate decisions when designing your delayed signal.

  • The 'Chorus' module can be used to add additional width to your sound by creating a detuned effect. The rate parameter allows you to select the speed of the effect, whilst the depth controls the amount of pitch variation required. Feedback controls the amount of modulated signal that is fed back into itself, and the mix parameter allows you to blend the effect with the original signal. There is also an option to flip between a mono and stereo effect.

  • The 'LFO' module is where the magic happens and can be used to bring your sound design to life. The left-hand side of the module has target selectors, allowing you to control various parameters within the other modules. The LFO itself has 4x different waveshapes, including sawtooth, sine, triangle and square. Each of the waveshapes can be flipped independently to create a polar opposite of the effect. The LFO time can be set from 1/32 to 32 bars and can be used to create percussive-grooves, or an effect that modulates over a longer period of time. The range parameter specifies how much of the LFO is applied to the original signal.

  • The 'Flanger' module can be used to add additional movement to the sound. Using a slow 'Rate' will create subtle movement, whilst using a fast 'Rate' will create a dramatic effect. 'Depth' controls the detuning of the signal and 'Feedback' controls the amount of modulated signal that is fed back into itself. The 'Mix' parameter can be used to blend the effect into the mix, as well as being controllable via the LFO to gradually or quickly change over time. The Flanger also includes the same mono stereo controls as the 'Chorus', which means you can have one effect working in the middle, whilst the other takes control of the full stereo image.

  • The 'Filter' cut works on the entire signal and can be manipulated to great effect by the LFO. The module has mid, side and stereo modes giving you great flexibility for manipulating the end of the signal path. The filter features a low-cut and high-cut controls which range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, as well as slope controls that cover 12 dB per octave through to 48 dB.


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macOS:

  • 10.12 – 10.15 (older OS versions may work but are not tested)

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AU
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32 & 64-bit)

Plugin Formats: 

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Specification Requirements:

  • RAM: 8 GB RAM or more is recommended. Plus at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Formats: In theory any 32 or 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX compatible host application should work.
  • Licensing: Internet access for activating licence key. Please ensure any outgoing connection blockers are deactivated.
  • Sample Rates: Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

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HalfTime

Multi-Effect by Cableguys



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Description


Instant Creative Half-Speed Effect

For Trap • EDM • Hip-Hop • Techno • House • And More

Enter a world of spaced-out, slowed-down sound with HalfTime, the only plugin 100% dedicated to half-speed effects, in use by Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, members of 808 Mafia, The Chemical Brothers and more.

HalfTime transforms any audio into a dark, downtempo version of itself, giving your tracks huge mood and atmosphere. Lead synths mutate into heavyweight EDM bass monsters. Plinky piano lines become haunting trap melodies. Percussion thickens, expanding to reveal new rhythmic possibilities.

Just add the plugin for an instant half-speed effect with zero set-up, or go in deep with powerful creative controls. HalfTime works on loops, virtual instruments or even live audio input, inspiring you in seconds.

The hands-on 'Power' button makes it easy to fit HalfTime into your tracks - create a rapid switch or sink in slowly with smooth fades up to 16 bars.

Three-speed 'Modes' give you classic half-speed, tight harmonies and shuffling swing rhythms, and drugged-out quad-time playback. Adjustable 'Loop' length allows multi-bar slow-downs, funky syncopations and totally new grooves.

Slow only the lows, mids or highs with the 'Band' split - generate deep bass movement, fatten midrange percussion, or flip your top-end on its head.




Features

  • Instant setup: Add the plugin – get an instant half-speed effect with no further setup.
  • Power button: Punch the large central button to activate the effect – automate in your DAW.
  • Fade In/Out: Introduce the effect instantly, or fade in gradually, across up to 16 bars.
  • 3-speed Modes: 2x for the classic "half-speed" effect. 1.5x for perfect fifth harmonies and triplet rhythms. 4x speed for drugged-out quad-time playback.
  • Band Split: Half-speed just the bass, treble or midrange for trippy effects.
  • Band Solo: Hear just the slowed frequency range – use it to hone the effect, as a filter, or to blend using the Mix control.
  • Dry/Wet Mix: Blend the original and slowed audio.
  • Loop Length: Set the Loop from 1/16 up to 8 bars – keep the original timing, stretch it to half speed, or create catchy new rhythms.
  • Smooth: Preserve transient punch with 'Percussive' mode, and avoid clicks and pops on sustained material with 'Sustain' mode. Or push it to extremes with creative FX and Swell options.
  • Cableguys Quality: Best-in-class down pitching DSP algorithms. Great sound, low CPU, minimal aliasing.
  • Window Scaling: From 75% to 200%, the crisp Retina-ready interface fits your screen size and workflow.

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Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.8 and later
  • 32 and 64-bit compatible
  • 2 GHz Intel CPU

Formats:

  • Audio Units (AU)
  • VST
  • AAX

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 
  • 2 GHz CPU with SSE2 support 
  • 32 and 64-bit compatible

Format:

  • VST3
  • AAX

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Blue Cat's Axiom

Multi-Effect by Blue Cat Audio



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The Next Generation: Your Axe Beyond The Limits

Blue Cat's Axiom is a powerful and open multi-effects processor and amp simulation software for guitar and bass. Based on the acclaimed Destructor plug-in for amp simulations, Axiom offers an infinite number of exceptional tones for your axe.

It includes two amp simulations channels (with pre and post effects) that can be mixed together or used alternatively like a real amp. You can choose your amp models from hundreds of presets or launch the amp editor to build your own, with complete control over the tone. Additional input and master sections let you adjust the tone at the input and the output of Axiom, with 4 additional effect slots each and an integrated high precision tuner. A brickwall limiter also protects the output from overshoot.

Axiom includes 44 built-in effects that can be loaded in any of the 32 plug-in slots, including a built-in version of Late Replies for creative delays and reverbs, and a built-in version of Destructor to add your own distortion pedals, cabinets or additional amp simulations.

Blue Cat's Axiom is not limited to its built-in effects: these slots can also host third party Audio Unit, VST or VST3 plug-ins: you can use your favourite plug-ins anywhere in the signal chain and expand Axiom's capabilities.

And because playing alone is not so much fun, we have added a tools section with 3 additional slots to load virtual instruments: add a metronome, a drum machine, sequencer or your keyboardist's favourite synthesizer there to get it mixed with your guitar.

If you are looking for amp simulation software without the effects, see the Destructor plug-in. For a plug-in host & multi-effects processor without amp simulation, check out Blue Cat's PatchWork.

Main Features

  • Powerful and unlimited multi-effects processor and amp modelling software for guitar and bass.
  • Realistic and fully customizable amp simulation based on Blue Cat's Destructor.
  • Flexible routing: 2 parallel amp simulation channels with effects + input and master sections.
  • 44 high-quality built-in effects: wah, delays, reverb, pitch bender, EQ, filters, distortion units, compressor, gate, chorus, flanger...
  • Includes Blue Cat's Re-Guitar, Destructor, Hot Tuna and Late Replies as built-in effects.
  • Built-in high precision tuner.
  • Open and extensible: load any third party VST, VST3 or Audio Unit (AU) plug-in.
  • Load and manipulate impulse responses (IR) in the amp simulator or the built-in EQ plug-in.
  • Delivered with thousands of presets for all sections and built-in effects.
  • Load third party virtual instruments to play along.
  • Global stereo spread control.
  • Lock sections to prevent changes when loading presets.
  • No latency.
  • New "stomp box" look & feel for built-in effects.
  • New built-in effect: Hot Tuna high-performance tuner.
  • The tone maps explorer for the amp simulation is now accessible directly from the main user interface.
  • Fully supports dark mode on macOS 10.14 Mojave and newer.
  • Tail Spillover: Activate tail spillover from the toolbar to play effects tail when bypassed (available for Axiom itself or built-in delays and reverbs such as Late Replies). Also applies to subsections (channel A/B, Pre or Post FX etc.).

Plugin Formats:

Mac

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST
  • VST3

Windows

  • AAX
  • VST
  • VST3
  • x64 AAX
  • x64 VST
  • x64 VST3.

Blue Cat Audio Standards:

  • Native DSP code for optimal performance.
  • Full MIDI control and automation support with silent, zipper-free parameters update, advanced response control and MIDI Learn.
  • No CPU load on idle: when the plug-in is fed with silence, the processing smoothly shuts down, to optimize the CPU usage of your Digital Audio Workstation.
  • Customizable user interface with transparency management and zoom.
  • Smooth Bypass: activate/deactivate the plug-in with absolutely no noise.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Full-featured integrated presets manager.
  • Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances using the system clipboard.
  • Any sample rate supported.



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  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32 or 64-bit)
  • An SSE2-enabled processor (Pentium 4 or newer).
  • Any VST / AAX compatible host software (32 or 64-bit).
  • ASIO, MME or WASAPI compatible audio interface for the Standalone application (ASIO recommended).

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or newer (Intel or M1 Apple Silicon processor) (64-bit only)
  • For the plug-in, any VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible application (64-bit only).
  • For the standalone application, a Core Audio compatible audio interface.

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