VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 25

5th Oct 2011 | 15:41

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 25
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An instrument that’s specifically designed for dubstep, a new effects processor from Rob Papen, a soundscape generator, a transient shaper and an analogue synth emulation. You’ll find them all here - click through for the details.

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VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 25
Sonivox Wobble
PC, Mac/VST, AU, RTAS, $150

If you’re going to release a synth for dubstep production, you may as well go the whole hog and call it Wobble. It’s powered by a new spectral synthesis engine, sports a tempo-synced modulation generator and comes with more than 200 easily tweakable presets.

Buy Sonivox Wobble

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 25
Rob Papen RP-Distort
PC, Mac/VST, AU, TBC

Yes, RP is about to drop a distortion unit, but it promises to be far more than that. This is because it also features an analogue-modelled filter, compressor and widener, all of which can be re-ordered and switched on or off. You can modulate the controls using MIDI sources or one of the four-built in LFOs, too.

Find out more about Rob Papen RP-Distort

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 25
H G Fortune Scapes Wizard 2 Pro
PC/VST, €49

The developer says from the outset that this isn’t an instrument that’s designed to be played like a regular synth. It generates soundscapes by triggering different samples that are assigned to keys: you can use the Lazy Sequencer to play its sets in sequence or at random with varying intervals of step lengths. There are myriad control options, too.

Buy or download demo of H G Fortune Scapes Wizard 2 Pro

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 25
G-Sonique Transient Shaping System+
PC/VST, €15.90

Designed to give your drums more ‘shape’, this new processor is endowed with both Long and Short transient controls, plus a saturation shaping knob for each. G-Sonique explains that this isn’t a dynamic processor that’s controlled by input levels - the sound is shaped by its own dynamics and transients.

Buy or download demo of G-Sonique Transient Shaping System+

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 25
Wok SAM
PC/VST, €41

If you think this looks familiar, it’s because it’s inspired by Oberheim’s SEM analogue synth module. However, while it’s designed to capture said module’s sound and circuit instabilities, it adds polyphonic operation, more than one MIDI modulation source, an extra LFO for pitch and a noise oscillator.

Buy or download demo of Wok SAM


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