VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 45

16th May 2012 | 10:35

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 45
Another threesome

Reverb, compressor and synth plug-ins fall under our watchful eye this week: read on and we’ll try and help you decide if any of them are worthy of further investigation.

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VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 45
Eventide Blackhole
PC, Mac/VST, AU, $99 (iLok 2 required)

This “massive reverberator” has had previous lives in Eventide’s DSP4000, H8000 and Space Stompbox hardware, and now it’s available as a native plug-in. It can be used to design huge spaces and has a clear, knob-driven interface. The price listed above is an introductory one.

Buy or download demo of Eventide Blackhole

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 45
Lom Jono
PC, Mac/VST, AU, €15

Inspired by modular synthesizers, Jono promises classic features with an experimental twist. There are a couple of oscillators, a state-variable filter, layered LFOs, an echo effect, a recorder and a step sequencer. A selection of presets is supplied, or you can roll the dice with the Randomize button.

Buy or download demo of Lom Jono

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 45
Crysonic Spectra C2
PC, Mac/VST, AU, $159

A multi-purpose compressor that’s said to impart subtle but desirable analogue characteristics onto any audio signal. The interface has been redesigned, the Ratio is continuous and you can set the Release to automatic mode, in which Spectra chooses the best value based on the incoming audio material.

Buy or download demo of Crysonic Spectra C2


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