Top Headset Simulator VST Plugins
Top Headset Simulator VST Plugins

Top 3+ Headset Simulator VST Plugins 2022

We have created for you a rating of the Best 3 Headset Simulator VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

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  1. Re-Head
  2. Realphones Professional
  3. Realphones Lite

1. Re-Head

 
Re-Head
 

“Mixing room experience with headphone convenience”

Enjoy studio monitor sound in your headphones with Re-Head, a unique head-response plugin.

Re-Head uses a head response model to recreate the effect of your head and skull on the audio coming in from your speakers.

Together with stereo processing, impulse response treatment, EQ and more, Re-Head takes care of the most common problems associated with headphone use in professional work: unnatural sound and ear fatigue.

For many audio professionals, listening on headphones is a necessary evil. Perhaps you need headphones when tracking? Perhaps you need to work away from your studio? Or perhaps your studio has that one neighbor that simply can’t enjoy your creative output at 3 AM in the morning? Listening through headphones creates an unnatural sound that’s quite different from how we hear music from speakers.

Re-Head will create a mixing room experience when using headphones, even when recording distorted guitars and other instruments that tend to sound unnaturally in-your-face in a headphone mix.

At the center is a head response model that mimics the effect of your own skull on your hearing when listening through loudspeakers. Add to that stereo processing to avoid the hard-panned sound so common in headphones, a spectrum analyzer and EQ. There is even an impulse response representation of your favored mixing room to let you feel right at home, even when you’re not.

Re-Head won’t replace your favorite studio monitors, for sure. But it will make the transition from speakers to headphones less dramatic.

MAIN FEATURES

  • “Head response” model: get a more natural tone when working with headphones.
  • Adjust the position and the angle between the virtual speakers.
  • Adjust the brightness.
  • Built-in EQ and spectrum analyzer.
  • Impulse response (IR) loader to mimic your listening room, and compensate actual headphones.
  • Flip left and right channels.
  • No latency.

BLUE CAT AUDIO STANDARDS:

  • Available in most plug-in formats for Mac and Windows.
  • Full MIDI control and automation support, MIDI Learn.
  • No CPU load on idle: processing shuts down when fed with silence (optimal CPU usage).
  • Customizable user interface with transparency & zoom.
  • Smooth Bypass: noiseless plug-in activation / deactivation.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Full featured integrated presets manager.
  • Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances.
  • Any sample rate supported.

2. Realphones Professional

By: dSONIQ
 
Realphones Professional
 

Everything you missed for sound mixing using headphones!

Realphones technology corrects critical distortion in the sound of headphones and allows you to fully use them for mixing tracks.

Realphones is a VST/AU/AAX plugin and a System-Wide application for headphones correction and virtual studio emulation. We tried to bring the process of mixing in headphones as close as possible to the process of working on studio monitors. Our technology is designed to turn headphones into a reliable monitoring tool.

Realphones comes in 3 different versions.

  • Realphones Lite
    • Full functionality except for standard headphone calibration profiles.
  • Realphones Professional
    • Full functionality and set of 3 standard headphone calibration profiles. Each of them can be selected and activated separately at any time.
  • Realphones Ultimate
    • Full functionality and an unlimited selection of standard headphone calibration profiles for all supported models.

MAIN FEATURES

  • headphone frequency response correction
  • re-creation of acoustic environment of recording studio control room
  • frequency response emulation of typical studio and consumer speaker systems
  • monitoring control panel
  • binaural sound source positioning
  • CPU economy/High quality mode
  • 3 band EQ
  • factory presets and snapshots.
  • more than 100 supported headphone models

What’s New in 1.7?

  • “Easy mode” introduced: additional simplified interface with no compromise in sound quality
  • 3 new headphone emulation profiles: Dynamic Open, Dynamic Closed and Gentle Response
  • New factory presets added
  • Offline export control: now it’s possible to mixdown through Realphones
  • Bug fixes

Headphone Selection & Correction

Select your headphone model to apply the dedicated correction profile. More than 100 headphones are supported. Also you can choose recalibrate profile for matching with third-party headphones correction software.

Apply the degree of the frequency response correction to your headphones. 100% represents full matching to the measured values. However, setting the Correction slider below 100% may give you more detailed control over the mix, and it could minimise aural fatigue. If you hear any unexpected timbral coloring, we recommend reducing the value until you get a cleaner sound perception.

Binaural Room Simulation

Sound processing module that represents the acoustic and spatial features of the selected listening area. It allows you to estimate your mix in the selected sound environment with dedicated speakers setup.

  • Ambience provides control over the amount of sonic reflections typical for the selected studio control room. Setting Ambience to 0% will lead to an anechoic dry signal, while 100% will represent the measured amounts of acoustic reflections.
  • Angle represents the angular distance between sound sources in a virtual space and is achieved by binaural positioning.

Speaker Simulation

Module that represents the on-axis and off-axis frequency response effects of loudspeaker reproduction. The speaker selection allows you to apply the frequency response of the selected speaker set to your monitoring. And the response parameter allows you to control the degree of processing applied to achieve the frequency response of the selected speakers. It helps to estimate how the mix would sound on different systems with their own specific tonal properties.

Easy to use with Snapshots

Factory sets of snapshots for mixing, producing and listening designed to hear mixes through different speaker systems at a single click. Check your mix at near, mid or far studio monitoring. Or check how your mix would sound on small cubes, with powerful sub, home hi-fi or popular earbuds. Try to listen from the next door and explore other presets.

Make your own sets, save your most frequently used settings for one-click access. Using import and export sets you can easily exchange presets with each other.

Monitoring Control

Various options that will help to estimate the sound balance such as:

  • in-phase / mono component of sound (Mid) solo
  • anti-phase component of sound (Side) solo
  • polarity inversion of the right channel
  • switch to one virtual loudspeaker located in the centre
  • swap right and left channels
  • low-frequency range selection (below 140 Hz)
  • medium frequency range selection (140 to 8000 Hz)
  • high frequency range selection(above 8000 Hz)
  • solo or mute frequency range areas

System-Wide audio processing

The Realphones System-Wide driver and application enables sound processing from the operating system and its applications (like a web browser, players, etc).


3. Realphones Lite

By: dSONIQ
 
Realphones Lite
 

Everything you missed for sound mixing using headphones!

Realphones technology corrects critical distortion in the sound of headphones and allows you to fully use them for mixing tracks.

Realphones is a VST/AU/AAX plugin and a System-Wide application for headphones correction and virtual studio emulation. We tried to bring the process of mixing in headphones as close as possible to the process of working on studio monitors. Our technology is designed to turn headphones into a reliable monitoring tool.

Realphones comes in 3 different versions.

  • Realphones Lite
    • Full functionality except for standard headphone calibration profiles.
  • Realphones Professional
    • Full functionality and set of 3 standard headphone calibration profiles. Each of them can be selected and activated separately at any time.
  • Realphones Ultimate
    • Full functionality and an unlimited selection of standard headphone calibration profiles for all supported models.

MAIN FEATURES

  • headphone frequency response correction
  • re-creation of acoustic environment of recording studio control room
  • frequency response emulation of typical studio and consumer speaker systems
  • monitoring control panel
  • binaural sound source positioning
  • CPU economy/High quality mode
  • 3 band EQ
  • factory presets and snapshots.
  • more than 100 supported headphone models

What’s New in 1.7?

  • “Easy mode” introduced: additional simplified interface with no compromise in sound quality
  • 3 new headphone emulation profiles: Dynamic Open, Dynamic Closed and Gentle Response
  • New factory presets added
  • Offline export control: now it’s possible to mixdown through Realphones
  • Bug fixes

Headphone Selection & Correction

Select your headphone model to apply the dedicated correction profile. More than 100 headphones are supported. Also you can choose recalibrate profile for matching with third-party headphones correction software.

Apply the degree of the frequency response correction to your headphones. 100% represents full matching to the measured values. However, setting the Correction slider below 100% may give you more detailed control over the mix, and it could minimise aural fatigue. If you hear any unexpected timbral coloring, we recommend reducing the value until you get a cleaner sound perception.

Binaural Room Simulation

Sound processing module that represents the acoustic and spatial features of the selected listening area. It allows you to estimate your mix in the selected sound environment with dedicated speakers setup.

  • Ambience provides control over the amount of sonic reflections typical for the selected studio control room. Setting Ambience to 0% will lead to an anechoic dry signal, while 100% will represent the measured amounts of acoustic reflections.
  • Angle represents the angular distance between sound sources in a virtual space and is achieved by binaural positioning.

Speaker Simulation

Module that represents the on-axis and off-axis frequency response effects of loudspeaker reproduction. The speaker selection allows you to apply the frequency response of the selected speaker set to your monitoring. And the response parameter allows you to control the degree of processing applied to achieve the frequency response of the selected speakers. It helps to estimate how the mix would sound on different systems with their own specific tonal properties.

Easy to use with Snapshots

Factory sets of snapshots for mixing, producing and listening designed to hear mixes through different speaker systems at a single click. Check your mix at near, mid or far studio monitoring. Or check how your mix would sound on small cubes, with powerful sub, home hi-fi or popular earbuds. Try to listen from the next door and explore other presets.

Make your own sets, save your most frequently used settings for one-click access. Using import and export sets you can easily exchange presets with each other.

Monitoring Control

Various options that will help to estimate the sound balance such as:

  • in-phase / mono component of sound (Mid) solo
  • anti-phase component of sound (Side) solo
  • polarity inversion of the right channel
  • switch to one virtual loudspeaker located in the centre
  • swap right and left channels
  • low-frequency range selection (below 140 Hz)
  • medium frequency range selection (140 to 8000 Hz)
  • high frequency range selection(above 8000 Hz)
  • solo or mute frequency range areas

System-Wide audio processing

The Realphones System-Wide driver and application enables sound processing from the operating system and its applications (like a web browser, players, etc).

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