VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 60

27th Feb 2013 | 12:20

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 60
A magnificent seven

As we continue to seek your nominations for the best VST plug-in synths in the world today we can also tell you about some of the latest new instruments and effects to hit the internet.

Will any of these soon be considered classics? Read on and decide for yourself.

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VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 60
IK Multimedia AmpliTube Orange
PC, Mac/VST, AU, RTAS, €79.99

This latest themed AmpliTube release pays tribute to amp manufacturer Orange, coming with eight amp models (AD 200, Dual Terror, OR 50, the Thunderverb 200, the Tiny Terror, the AD30TC, Rockerverb 50 the OR-120) and nine matching cabinets.

Buy IK Multimedia AmpliTube Orange

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 60
MusicDevelopments RapidComposer 2
PC, Mac/VST, $224 (discounted price, LE version available currently for $89)

Designed, as its name suggests, to speed up the composition process, this “music prototyping software” has tools for phrase editing, generation, morphing and grouping, plus motif development and chord progression editing features. It now sports a redesigned interface and improved workflow.

Buy or download demo of MusicDevelopments RapidComposer 2

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 60
Radium Audio Radium Compressor
PC/VST, $20

A compressor/expander that enables you to visualise your sound and quickly make changes to it. The plug-in is designed to be simple and intuitive and has been optimised for low CPU usage.

Buy or download demo of Radium Audio Radium Compressor

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 60
DyVision Works DyVision Video Tape Emulator
PC/VST, £33.47

We’ve had plenty of audio tape machine emulations, but this plug-in is designed to recreate the classically imperfect sound of the VCR. Whether you want the sound of mangled tape, misaligned heads/rollers or other video nasties, it’s here to help you out.

Buy or download demo of DyVision Works DyVision Video Tape Emulator

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 60
discoDSP Discovery Pro 6
PC, Mac/VST, AU, RTAS, £119/$199/€149

Discovery Pro is a well-established virtual analogue synth/sampler. The most notable additions to version 6 are the Nord Lead 2-modelled filters, but various other tweaks have been made, too. An upgrade from version 5 costs €19.99.

Buy or download demo of discoDSP Discovery Pro 6

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 60
Tek'it Audio Badass 2
PC/VST, €39/$49

This is a multi-effect plug-in with a difference - all of its processors are designed for distortion purposes. You get two actual distortions, pre and post filters, a lo-fi resampler, a bit degrader, a pitch-shifter, a frequency cutter, a frequency booster, a ring modulator, a limiter and a compressor. These can all be used individually or combined.

Buy or download demo of Tek’it Audio Badass 2

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 60
Mulus Rapid Mastering Tool
PC/VST, €49

The process of mastering is one that can be tricky to get your head around, but this plug-in aims to simplify it to an extreme extent by giving you a one-stop set of tools for getting the job done fast. It comes with a dual cascading EQ and look-ahead limiting with dynamic transient processing.

Buy or download demo of Mulus Rapid Mastering Tool


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