Top Effects Management VST Plugins
Top Effects Management VST Plugins

Top 4+ Effects Management VST Plugins 2022

We have created for you a rating of the Best 4 Effects Management VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

VST list navigation:

  1. Xpand!2
  2. Weaponiser Fully Loaded
  3. Axiom
  4. Weaponiser Basic

1. Xpand!2

 
Xpand!2
 

Four on the Floor

Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. Each part is provided with its own MIDI channel, Note Range (Zone), Mix, Arpeggiation, Modulation, and Effects settings—an excellent method for creating individual parts.

Harnessing the four parts together to build one amazing Patch is where Xpand!2 reveals its true power. The Voice Mode for each part can be set to polyphonic or monophonic.

Polyphonic parts can have up to 64 voices; monophonic parts offer First, Last, Highest, or Lowest priority making it easy to designate a bass, lead, or solo instrument.

    • This is an Audio Plugin – It REQUIRES a HOST Software
    • THIS PRODUCT REQUIRES THE USE OF ILOK

MAIN FEATURES:

  • Four-channel multitimbral operation
  • Up to four stereo instrument parts per patch
  • Up to 64 voices per part; Mono or Poly voice modes
  • Smart Knobs provide intuitive sound editing
  • Easy Edit Knobs control the entire patch at once
  • Two digital effects processors; 50 editable effect types
  • Individual arpeggiation control for each part
  • Multiple sound generation engines:
  • Subtractive Synthesis
  • FM Synthesis
  • Tonewheels
  • Sample Playback
  • 2500+ total presets

Sounds Galore

Using everything from wavetables and FM synthesis to sample playback, the expert sound design team at Air Music Tech has carefully created thousands of ready-to-play Xpand!2 patches.

Creating your own is easy, too. Parts can be quickly browsed and are conveniently sorted into 29 categories, offering a simple path to find just what you’re looking for.

Smart Knobs and Easy Edits

Six smart knobs are provided for custom-tweaking your Xpand!2 sounds. Each knob changes function depending on the part selected, offering hands-on control of the most critical sound elements.

Select the Easy mode, and all six knobs now control all four of the common parts in a patch simultaneously for quickly performing those crucial edits.

And of course, all of your edits can be saved for instant recall.

Major Modulation

Express yourself with powerful performance features! Pitch Bend wheel and Aftertouch (pressure) modulation assignments can be made independently for each part.

Modulation rates can be tempo sync’d or free-wheeling. Numerous modulation destinations are provided, and the WAVE destination parameters are different from part to part, providing unique Xpand!2 sound-shaping capabilities.

Advanced Arpeggiation

Keep things moving with advanced arpeggiation. Simply set the Rate—including dotted and triplet values—and then select the Mode.

Using the Latch switch allows the arpeggiator to continue to play, even when your hands leave the keyboard. Each Xpand!2 part is provided with its own arpeggiator.

Many parts such as Action Pads and Loops will automatically activate the Arpeggiator, as it forms an integral part of the sound.

Dynamic Effects Duo

Xpand!2 includes two independent effect processors with fifty studio-grade effects, ranging from rich reverbs to the mind-bending Chaos Delay.

When selecting a new effect type, Xpand!2 will instantly change the edit knob functions to provide accurate control of every effect. The output of FX1 can be fed into the input of FX2 to create advanced “cascade-style” effects.


2. Weaponiser Fully Loaded

By: Krotos
 
Weaponiser Fully Loaded
 

The ultimate weapon sound design solution, Weaponiser Fully Loaded extends the power of Weaponiser Basic by offering our most comprehensive library of professionally recorded weapon sounds.

Weaponiser Fully Loaded Offers:

  • Total of 2288 Assets
  • 1596 Edited Weapon recordings
  • 13 Weapons
  • 692 Sweeteners
  • 39 ITs
  • 135 Presets

Beat makers and music producers can also access our collection of drum presets to layer up and customise their own loops and kits.

Load Up Your Audio Ammunition

Choose from our comprehensive library of professionally recorded, real-world Shotguns, Rifles, Machine Guns, Assault rifles, Pistols and weapon Foley. Combine with Sweeteners and IRs, easily accessible via our tag-driven browser via simple drag-and-drop and available in a variety of different mic positioning’s.

Import these into our customized engines to design constituent elements and layers of shots with ease – Onset, Body, Thump and Tail. Weaponiser also includes a huge range of designed presets, straight out of the box to get you started immediately.

Bullet Proof Your Sound Design Add in-depth variation to your weapons quickly and easily. Edit and randomize Envelope or Knob Speed and Level for each bank, activate the Synth button to synthesize and process with Pitch, FM or AM synthesis, choose from a selection of Carriers and Modulators, Pitch, Duration, Gain and edit Amplitude and Amount Envelopes. Use MIDI to trigger your engines and velocity sensitivity to program or perform precise variations.

Fire-arm Your FX Utilise our FX panel and use EQ, Compression, Limiting, Saturation, Ring Modulation, Flanging, Transient Shaping and Noise Gating to amp-up your weapons for that hyper-real sound, subtly tweak or totally destroy! Further chain your FX to effortlessly build up complex signal flows.

Sequence or offset your sounds to a built-in timeline, allowing for more precise micro-timings between engines. Hit the Fire button to audition, activate Burst mode to create automatic weapons from single shot assets, adjust the Fire Rate for creating different loop speeds or press the Drunk button to randomize your timeline sequences, making each shot sound subtly different.

Export To The Battlefield

Easily combine Weaponiser with your existing workflow, or process individual engine outputs and your favourite plugins with ease. Break out your weapon elements onto a mixer for intuitive tweaking and dynamic mixing, and quickly render layers for easy export to in-game engines or your DAW.


3. Axiom

 
Axiom
 

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.

What’s new in 1.6?

  • Improved Tone Maps navigation, with updated user interface (for amp simulation and 9 built-in effects).
  • Added MIDI control support (MIDI CC messages) for Next and Previous Preset commands, with MIDI learn.
  • Improved MIDI & automation control settings with lock, reset and “save as global setting” capabilities.
  • Preset files can now be dropped onto the preset LCD area to be loaded.
  • Level meters, spectrum analyzers and tuner stop processing when the user interface is closed, reducing CPU usage.
  • Multiple DSP performance improvements.
  • Reduced the number of threads used by the plug-ins.
  • Improved global and preset settings window loading time on Windows.
  • Reduced time to load Axiom, Destructor or any built-in plug-in.
  • Full unicode support.
  • Native Apple Silicon (M1 processor) support.
  • Dropped 32-bit support on Mac.
  • Now requires MacOS 10.9 and newer.
  • Fixed VST3 (and sometimes VST) version freezing Ableton Live upon save on Windows.
  • Up to 5 times more processing power with the new multicore engine that processes each channel and each tool on a separate core.
  • Multicore engine also available for the built-in Late Replies plug-in (Pattern module).
  • Updated all 460 factory presets with appropriate drive range for all simulated amps.
  • New built-in looper plug-in (in the “Utils” category).
  • New built-in distortion and dynamics pedals based on Destructor with new pedal GUI.
  • New built-in delay models based on Late Replies 1.5 with new “EZ mode” GUI.
  • New DSP workload meter that displays the DSP activity and CPU load.
  • Tap Tempo with MIDI CC to set BPM in the application with a footswitch.
  • Lock effects bypass switches to match the state of MIDI foot controllers when changing presets.
  • Improved buffer management in standalone application on Mac, reducing both latency and CPU usage.
  • reverted default preset to empty preset to improve performance upon load (the preset is still available as “Default Clean”)
  • Added ability to select the plug-in to load when a shell plug-in file is dragged and dropped onto a slot.

Main Features

  • Powerful and unlimited multi-effects processor and amp modeling 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.
  • 40 high quality built-in effects: wah, delays, reverb, pitch bender, EQ, filters, distortion units, compressor, gate, chorus, flanger…
  • Includes Blue Cat’s Destructor 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.
  • 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.

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 40 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 favorite 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 favorite synthesizer there to get it mixed with your guitar.


4. Weaponiser Basic

By: Krotos
 
Weaponiser Basic
 

Weaponiser gets you started with an introductory library of professionally recorded weapons, carefully designed presets with high-end, real-time synthesis and unparalleled sound quality – making it the ultimate ‘go to’ tool-kit for creating dynamic assets.

Weaponiser Basic Offers:

  • Total of 952 assets
  • 515 Edited Weapon recordings
  • 4 Weapons
  • 398 Sweeteners
  • 39 IRs
  • 70 Presets

Load Up Your Audio Ammunition

Choose from our comprehensive library of professionally recorded, real-world Shotguns, Rifles, Machine Guns, Assault rifles, Pistols and weapon Foley. Combine with Sweeteners and IRs, easily accessible via our tag-driven browser via simple drag-and-drop and available in a variety of different mic positioning’s.

Import these into our customized engines to design constituent elements and layers of shots with ease – Onset, Body, Thump and Tail. Weaponiser also includes a huge range of designed presets, straight out of the box to get you started immediately.

Bullet Proof Your Sound Design Add in-depth variation to your weapons quickly and easily. Edit and randomize Envelope or Knob Speed and Level for each bank, activate the Synth button to synthesize and process with Pitch, FM or AM synthesis, choose from a selection of Carriers and Modulators, Pitch, Duration, Gain and edit Amplitude and Amount Envelopes. Use MIDI to trigger your engines and velocity sensitivity to program or perform precise variations.

Fire-arm Your FX Utilise our FX panel and use EQ, Compression, Limiting, Saturation, Ring Modulation, Flanging, Transient Shaping and Noise Gating to amp-up your weapons for that hyper-real sound, subtly tweak or totally destroy! Further chain your FX to effortlessly build up complex signal flows.

Sequence or offset your sounds to a built-in timeline, allowing for more precise micro-timings between engines. Hit the Fire button to audition, activate Burst mode to create automatic weapons from single shot assets, adjust the Fire Rate for creating different loop speeds or press the Drunk button to randomize your timeline sequences, making each shot sound subtly different.

Export To The Battlefield

Easily combine Weaponiser with your existing workflow, or process individual engine outputs and your favourite plugins with ease. Break out your weapon elements onto a mixer for intuitive tweaking and dynamic mixing, and quickly render layers for easy export to in-game engines or your DAW.

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