VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 54

19th Sep 2012 | 11:25

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 54
Half-a-dozen new contenders

Headlines have recently been made by the announcements of D16 LuSH-101 and Native Instruments Premium Tube Series, but other plug-ins have landed on MusicRadar’s, err, radar too. Read on and they’ll soon be on yours as well.

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VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 54
Psychic Modulation Phonec
PC/VST, $34

An “analogue flux synthesizer” that’s designed to produce sounds with plenty of character. Lo-fi synthscapes, ethereal pads, minimal techno sequences, synthwave leads and basses and vintage analogue tones are all said to fall within its remit, and you can combine its dual oscillators in various ways.

Buy or download demo of Psychic Modulation Phonec

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 54
Mildon Studios Bluemix and Redmix
PC/VST, $19 each or $28.50 together

These sister plug-ins are designed to be used together. Bluemix combines smart EQ, automatic compression, and high-frequency excitation to give you a clean signal that sits better in the mix, while Redmix is designed to add space by letting you pan from left to right and front to back.

Buy or download demo of Mildon Studios Bluemix and Redmix

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 54
Tonebytes/Softrave Urban Noise
PC/VST, $20/15

If you want to spice up your music with some sounds of the city, this ‘atmospheres’ plug-in could be the solution. It comes with car, crowd, bar, subway and other noises and up to three of these can be mixed together at any one time.

Buy or download demo of Tonebytes/Softrave Urban Noise

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 54
Waves NS1 Noise Supressor
PC, Mac/VST, AU, RTAS, $200 (currently $99)

Waves’ one billionth plug-in release (probably) can be used for post production, audio forensics and musical applications. It’s designed to eliminate background noise and adapts to your signal in real-time. Tweak-phobic producers will be pleased to know that it’s operated using a single fader.

Buy or download demo of Waves NS1 Noise Supressor

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 54
Softrave Glockenspiel
PC/VST, $15/€11

Relive your primary school music lessons with this sample-based virtual glockenspiel. If you want more of a vibraphone sound you can dial in a bit of analogue drift.

Buy or download demo of Softrave Glockenspiel

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 54
SonicXTC Echoflux
PC/VST, $9.99

Inspired by Echoplex’s tape delay effects from the ‘60s and ‘70s, this software version promises a warm, vintage sound. You have control over both the echo and tape flutter.

Buy or download demo of SonicXTC Echoflux


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