Top Modular VST Plugins
Top Modular VST Plugins

Top 10+ Modular VST Plugins 2022

We have created for you a rating of the Best 10 Modular VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

VST list navigation:

  1. Xpand!2
  2. MWobbler
  3. MRingModulatorMB
  4. Space Strip
  5. Orbitron
  6. MAutopanMB
  7. Godfazer
  8. Rotary Mod
  9. Vinyl Strip
  10. Tube Modulator

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. MWobbler

 
MWobbler
 

MWobbler is a unique distorting filter originally designed to produce dubstep wobbling basses, but it turns out to be a great multipurpose filter for just about any audio material from rhythmic pads, rotary organs to drum driven basses… 2 Processors with Distortion and 98 Filters While traditional filters have a single filter from the traditional set of filters consisting of low-pass, high-pass, comb and a few more, MWobbler has 2 sets and each of them provides 98 impressive filter types (lp, hp, bp, br, eq, harmonics, scream, formant, comb, diffusion, polymorph…). LFO and Follower with Side-Chain Of course you can use the marvelous modulators the same way you do with other MeldaProduction plugins, but MWobbler makes things much easier and better sounding using its integrated LFO and level follower, which you can use together at the same time. The level follower has also a fully adjustable equalizer, so you can tune it to any part of the spectrum, and you can also use MWobbler’s side-chain input to control the filter by completely different audio material. Modulation Heaven Looking for a little extra variation in your sound? Look no further than our extensive modulation options. Modulate any parameter from sources such as an LFO, audio level follower, envelope generator, randomize, or pitch detector. Your sound will never be static again. Features

  • The most advanced user interface on the market – stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated
  • Dual user interface, easy screen for beginners, edit screen for professionals
  • Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs
  • 4 exceptionally versatile modulators
  • Adjustable oscillator shape technology
  • 4 multiparameters
  • Tube saturation
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing…
  • Smart randomisation
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC)
  • Safety limiter
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x
  • Synchronisation to host tempo
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn
  • Very fast, optimised for SSE/SSE2/SSE3 processors
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit
  • No dongle nor internet access is required for activation
  • Free-for-life updates

3. MRingModulatorMB

 
MRingModulatorMB
 

MRingModulatorMB is a powerful multiband ring-modulation effect which uses two oscillators with our powerful adjustable shape feature. It can make your drum tracks and even other effects tracks sound in ways you would never have imagined possible.

Features

  • Dual user interface – the plugin is not only extremely versatile, but also quick and easy-to-use thanks to 2 graphical user interfaces. First there is a simple default one with several predefined modes, but just a few controls, which lets you start quickly and easily without any knowledge. All you need to do is choose what you want and use a few knobs. And the plugins also has an advanced mode, which provides all the extreme features the plugin offers.
  • 1-6 fully configurable independent bands built on 3 perfectly transparent crossover algorithms (analog, linear-phase and hybrid) with fully adjustable limits and input gains. Includes peak meters for all bands and the master.
  • Continuously adjustable oscillator shape – every oscillator in our plugins is defined by a mix of predefined oscillator shapes, custom waveforms edited using our MeldaProduction Envelope System (MES), step-sequencer and several methods for algorithmic postprocessing. It is the most advanced approach for defining oscillator shapes.
  • 4 global modulators – in each instance you can have up to 4 fully-featured modulators that can modulate any set of parameters including other modulators! In this way you can make the sound move in time, be less static and more interesting. Each modulator works as LFO, follower, midi/audio triggered ADSR envelopes, a pitch detector or even a combination.
  • Up to 8 channels surround processing – our plugins can handle not only mono and stereo signals, but also up to 8 channels of surround audio, making them ideal for audio production for movies, games etc.
  • Full randomization – using a single button you can generate completely new settings. By clicking the button you can walk through the billions of possible settings and find the best one for you! And if that’s too much, you can just hold ctrl and MRingModulatorMB will only slightly modify existing settings.
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x to minimize aliasing and get an even clearer sound.
  • Extremely advanced and easy-to-use user interface – our products are always designed to enhance the workflow. You can easily change all values, fine-tune each control in multiple ways. Easy orientation in a standardized GUI, textual editing and smooth visualization with almost unlimited zooming are standard in all of our plugins. Moreover our plugins are the world first (and still the only ones), which support resizable and stylable GUI’s.
  • Automatic synchronization to host tempo – every oscillator and modulator in the plugin can automatically synchronize to the host providing as natural a sound as possible while not offending other tracks.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn – you can map any parameter to any MIDI controller or MIDI keyboard and control it realtime or record and automate it.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE and SSE2 processors.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange – using a title button you can save your settings (which are shared on the computer) so you can easily access these in other songs. Moreover all plugins can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers (if this feature is enabled). We are building a community and you can be a part of it!
  • Fully automatable.
  • Two oscillators which can also modulate each other to generate even more complicated shapes.
  • Adjustable phase difference useful to perform stereo-expansion.

4. Space Strip

 
Space Strip
 

MODULAR CHANNEL STRIP

Space Strip is a multi-effect plugin featuring 6 modules: Contour, Vibe, Slapback, Ambience, Ensemble, and Stereo.

The modules can be arranged in any combination by simple drag-n-drop. Space Strip will add depth and space to your sounds, especially synth and keyboards.

The plugin is optimized to be lightweight on the CPU.

6 MODULES

  • Contour – 2-band EQ
  • Vibe – stereo vibrato
  • Slapback – short echo module
  • Ambience – short reverb module
  • Ensemble – multi-voices chorus
  • Stereo -stereo manipulation

DRAG AND DROP

You can customize your channel strip with a simple drag-and-drop.

By default, all modules (except the Master module) can be moved and re-arranged to create different signal flows.


5. Orbitron

 
Orbitron
 

The Revolution in Modulation

Simple modulation can be boring and tedious. But imagine you could fluently crossfade between four various modulation effects so that each bar would sound different or blend the four effects together to create something unique. That is the approach only Orbitron can offer.

MAIN FEATURES

The Heart

Orbitron is a multi-FX modulation plugin. It can be used to breathe life onto your instruments with subtle organic variations, fatten up your synth sounds with rich evolving unisons or create out of this world rhythmical spinning resonances for complete creative chaos. Say goodbye to boring and lifeless sounds and inject some movement into your music.

Advanced FX Morphing

The main circle in the centre of the plugin morphs between the 4 FX sections. It can be modulated in sync with your DAW for musical timing, set to random for subtle variations and organic movements or in manual mode that lets you blend between the 4 sections to find the perfect sweet spot.

Circular Feedback

There is a unique circular feedback network that feeds the signal from each FX section into the next and then back round again and again. This cool effect can be used with just one simple knob. There is also a size knob to adjust the delays of the feedback loops. This effect can add anything from short metallic resonances to lush evolving reverb.

12 Multi-Modes

Each of the 4 FX sections can be set to one of 12 modes, including choruses, flangers, phaser, special filters and more. You can use 4 completely different modes and blend between them to create a hybrid, or use 4 of the same and create subtle differences in each section to make super-rich modulations.

Need to Go Simpler?

Orbitron at its heart blends and modulates between 4 FX at once, however, you can always take the step back to simple modulation. Each section sounds perfect on its own and sometimes this will be exactly what you need. For this, there is a solo switch in each section, that disables the other 3 sections. This will also be much more CPU efficient than using 4 processors at once.

Tons of Presets

Orbitron comes with a huge number of presets made by top producers and sound designers. They’re grouped conveniently into categories, such as, “Solo” for presets that only use 1 FX section, “Multi” that uses 4 different FXs of similar type and “Hybrid” that creatively fuse very different FX.

Smart Randomization

Simple modulation can be boring and tedious. But imagine you could fluently crossfade between four various modulation effects so that each bar would sound different. Or blend the four effects together to create something unique. That is the approach only Orbitron can offer.

64-bit Audio Quality at ANY Sampling Rate

The plugin provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses internal 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. 192 kHz or even higher.

Smart Bypass

The intelligent way this plugin manages bypassing ensures that you don’t get any click or harmful noises when automating the parameter. It also compensates for latency ensuring that the bypass states are perfectly in sync with each other.

Intelligent Sleep on Silence

This plugin intelligently detects whether it makes sense to perform processing at all. And if not, it temporarily turns on sleep mode. In such a state, it requires virtually no CPU at all saves the computing sources for other processes.


6. MAutopanMB

 
MAutopanMB
 

MAutopanMB is a powerful multiband auto-panner with an adjustable shape feature.

This effect is naturally designed to bring spatiality to the sound. By using our fully adjustable oscillator technology you can take your sound to the limits of your imagination.

Features

  • Dual user interface – the plugin is not only extremely versatile, but also quick and easy-to-use thanks to 2 graphical user interfaces. First there is a simple default one with several predefined modes, but just a few controls, which lets you start quickly and easily without any knowledge. All you need to do is choose what you want and use a few knobs. And the plugins also has an advanced mode, which provides all the extreme features the plugin offers.
  • 1-6 fully configurable independent bands built on 3 perfectly transparent crossover algorithms (analog, linear-phase and hybrid) with fully adjustable limits and input gains. Includes peak meters for all bands and the master.
  • Continuously adjustable oscillator shape – every oscillator in our plugins is defined by a mix of predefined oscillator shapes, custom waveforms edited using our MeldaProduction Envelope System (MES), step-sequencer and several methods for algorithmic postprocessing. It is the most advanced approach for defining oscillator shapes.
  • 4 global modulators – in each instance you can have up to 4 fully-featured modulators that can modulate any set of parameters including other modulators! In this way you can make the sound move in time, be less static and more interesting. Each modulator works as LFO, follower, midi/audio triggered ADSR envelopes, a pitch detector or even a combination.
  • Up to 8 channels surround processing – our plugins can handle not only mono and stereo signals, but also up to 8 channels of surround audio, making them ideal for audio production for movies, games etc.
  • Full randomization – using a single button you can generate completely new settings. By clicking the button you can walk through the billions of possible settings and find the best one for you! And if that’s too much, you can just hold ctrl and MMultiBandAutopan will only slightly modify existing settings.
  • Extremely advanced and easy-to-use user interface – our products are always designed to enhance the workflow. You can easily change all values, fine-tune each control in multiple ways. Easy orientation in a standardized GUI, textual editing and smooth visualization with almost unlimited zooming are standard in all of our plugins. Moreover our plugins are the world first (and still the only ones), which support resizable and stylable GUI’s.
  • Automatic synchronization to host tempo – every oscillator and modulator in the plugin can automatically synchronize to the host providing as natural a sound as possible while not offending other tracks.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn – you can map any parameter to any MIDI controller or MIDI keyboard and control it realtime or record and automate it.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE and SSE2 processors.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange – using a title button you can save your settings (which are shared on the computer) so you can easily access these in other songs. Moreover all plugins can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers (if this feature is enabled). We are building a community and you can be a part of it!
  • Fully Automatable.

7. Godfazer

By: D16
 
Godfazer
 

The Swiss army knife of modulation effects

The most powerful modulation effect we’ve ever created, Godfazer is your new go-to plugin for chorus, phasing, filtering, rotary speaker emulation and much more. Built with creative sound design at the top of the agenda, Godfazer spatially and spectrally transforms signals of all kinds with its versatile Ensemble module and two dual-modulated Multi Filters.

Vintage devices and more

Godfazer’s Ensemble section offers a wide range of delay- and amplitude-modulating vintage device emulations, including BBD-based choruses, Solina-style ensembles and rotary speakers, as well as a variety of original tremolos, auto-panners and other models. But that’s only the beginning!

Alongside the Ensemble, two identical Multi Filters each feature 40 spectacularly diverse filter types, from dual shelving EQs, low/high/band-pass models and formant filters, to an extensive selection of vintage and modern phasers.

Powerful modulation

Bringing movement and dynamism to the Multi Filters, Godfazer’s dual Modulators each enable one of four styles of cutoff/center frequency modulation to be brought into play.

Apply static offset to the left and right channels with the Constant Modulator; get things wobbling with the tempo-syncable, pannable, phase-adjustable LFO; generate a modulation signal based on input amplitude with the envelope Follower; and hand craft your own synced or free-running cyclical progressions with the 16-step Step sequencer.

Freedom of routing

Both Modulators are routed independently to each Multi Filter, for truly complex signal blending, and the polarity of every input can be inverted at a click.

The Multi Filters themselves are configurable for parallel or serial signal flow using six topology options, which also determine the position of the Ensemble within the chain.

… Of course, Godfazer also includes all the standard features of the SilverLine plugin series, including 64-bit internal processing, three quality options for real-time playback and offline rendering, a resizable GUI, and a tagged preset browser.

From enhancing beats, thickening basslines and glamorizing vocals, to animating pads and bringing life to keys and FX, no modulation-based task is beyond its sonic remit.

Key Features:

  • Ensemble module featuring:
    • 22 effect types / models, ranging from Choruses and Rotary speaker emulations (including various classic devices) to Tremolo and Auto-panning effects
    • Adjustable Speed and Depth for most of the effect models
  • 2 Multi Filter modules, each featuring:
    • 40 filter types / models, ranging from Resonant Filters and Vowel Filters to EQs to Phasers (including various classic devices)
    • Adjustable Cutoff / Center Frequency and Emphasis for each model
    • Balance control with optional Mid / Side mode
    • Independent Modulation amount control with Invert option for each Modulator
  • 2 Modulation blocks controlling (and shared by) both Multi Filters, with 4 modulation types each:
    • Constant modifier
      • Independent Value offset controls for the Left and Right channels, with Link option
    • LFO generator
      • Adjustable Stereo Phase
      • 6 LFO waveforms
      • Optional Tempo sync
      • Panning control
    • Peak follower with AttackDecay and Sensitivity parameters
    • Step sequencer
      • 16 individually adjustable steps
      • Adjustable Rate with optional Tempo sync
  • 6 different topologies for configuring the Multi Filter and Ensemble modules
  • 64-bit internal processing
  • No harmonic distortions at output
  • Tag-based preset browser
  • Over 100 presets
  • Resizable GUI
  • MIDI Learn for easy controller assignment

8. Rotary Mod

 
Rotary Mod
 

Swirly Leslie Cab Modulation

Rotary Mod is a rotating speaker effect that simulates a Leslie cabinet. Just like the original sound derived from the uber-famous Hammond organ’s Leslie speaker cabinet, the plug-in produces a pulse-like vibrato effect depending on the speed of rotation.

Rotary offers precise control to dial in the exact amount of movement you need. This classic, swirly effect has been used on countless hit records to drastically transform guitars, bass, synths and even vocals.

Notably used by The Beatles, Beach Boys, The Band, Cream, and Pink Floyd, this iconic emulation brings that classic ’60s whirling modulation bliss into the 21st century on your laptop or the palm of your hand. 

MAIN FEATURES

  • Change the speed of the rotor and horn independently and adjust the mix of the two to produce pulsing effects and special vibratos
  • Add frequency modulation to the rotor and horn speed using secondary LFO with selectable modulation source
  • Choose cabinet size (Standard or Giant) to alter the sweetness of your tone
  • Craft the exact sound you need with included Hi-cut control
  • Use Tap Tempo to sync effect to the BPM of your song
  • Incredibly easy to use with included presets
  • Innovative Ribbon control allows for changing any combination of parameters simultaneously
  • Use Mix Lock to scroll through presets while keeping the wet-dry mix constant
  • Available as an Audio Units AUv3 plug-in and Standalone app

Play it Live

Rotary Mod comes equipped with performance-ready features. Using the RIBBON is a quick and easy way to set up an evolving effect on the fly. With this intuitive performance macro at your disposal, you can achieve numerous unique and effective sounds.

Try intensifying modulation depth for guitar or synth leads, blending between the Horn and Rotor for transitions, or simply changing the speed when you need to call attention to a synth pad or keyboard track.

Desktop users can access the Ribbon with a MIDI mod wheel and play the effect into a production with tactile precision and human feel.


9. Vinyl Strip

 
Vinyl Strip
 

MODULAR CHANNEL STRIP

Vinyl Strip is a multi-effect plugin featuring 6 modules: Distortion, Compressor, Bit Crusher, Tilt EQ, Vintage Reverb, and Vinylizer. The modules can be arranged in any combination by simple drag-n-drop. Vinyl Strip will add life and an old school touch to your samples and tracks, and achieve that classic vinyl record sound in your digital environment.

The plugin is optimized to be lightweight on the CPU.

6 MODULES

Much more than just a vinyl emulator, Vinyl Strip features 6 modules dedicated to recreating that classic vintage/old school sound of vinyl recording and sampling.

  • Distortion – chooses which kind of harmonics you want to generate
  • Compressor – easy to get a softer or harder sound
  • Sampler – recreates the sound quality of early samplers
  • Tilt EQ – balances the sound like an old hi-fi system
  • Reverb – adds a warm vintage space to your sounds
  • Vinylizer – emulates the dust, noise, warp, and response of vinyl

DRAG AND DROP

You can customize your channel strip with a simple drag-and-drop. By default, all modules (except the Master module) can be moved and re-arranged to create different signal flows.

For example, you can decide to add the compressor module after the Vinyl emulation, or vice versa.

“An approachable but powerful way to add all kinds of vinyl, ageing and retro effects to your tracks with a minimum of fuss – 9/10” Music Tech. The world’s best magazine & website for producers, engineers and recording musicians


10. Tube Modulator

 
Tube Modulator
 

Tube Modulator is a collection of several tremolo, vibrato and spatial position effect circuits ranging from the late ‘50s tube bias tremolo to the late ‘60s psychedelic vibe pedals.

Tube Modulator spatial effects includes a panner, a rotary speaker and a wide stereo “wow & flutter” simulators.

A wide XY scope will show you the current amplitude and spatial position modulation to get instant feedback from your settings.

Tube Modulator is Colored by Design, adding a great amount of warmth and color to your signal.

MAIN FEATURES

  • 7 Tremolo / Vibrato modes
  • 3 Spatial Position effects
  • 11 Waveforms LFO
  • XY Scope
  • Parameters Linking
  • Tempo Sync
  • Colored by Design

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