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Top 22 Modulator VST plugins 2020

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We have collected for you the top 22 VST plugins Modulator according to PluginBoutique.

VST list navigation:

  1. Xfer LFO Tool Modulator Effect
  2. Mutable Instruments Clouds
  3. Tube Modulator
  4. Mutable Instruments Braids
  5. 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator (SMR)
  6. Mutable Instruments Rings
  7. 4ms-Pingable-Envelope-Generator-(PEG)
  8. MMorph
  9. MWobbler
  10. Godfazer
  11. Rotary Mod
  12. RingMod
  13. Ring Mod Snapin
  14. Phase Distortion Snapin
  15. Doepfer A-188-1 BBD
  16. MadMod
  17. MORPH 2
  18. Reshuffle
  19. MRingModulatorMB
  20. QuatroMod
  21. WOV
  22. BIAS Pedal Modulation

1. Xfer LFO Tool Modulator Effect

by Xfer Records

LFO Tool User Interface - Main Image

LFO Tool is an FX utility plug-in for both Macintosh OS X® and Windows®.  It empowers music producers to create tremolo, auto-pan, trance-gate, side-chain compressor simulation, and dubstep-type wobble effects with minimal effort.

MIDI Compatible

LFO Tool will process incoming audio as well as generate a MIDI message stream for controlling other instruments.

Endless LFO Power

This unique plug-in also allows users to sculpt custom LFO curves and shapes and comes equipped with dozens of presets to achieve desired results quickly.

Fast and Easy to Use

Consistent with other products in Xfer Records’ software lineup, LFOTool is coded entirely in C++ in order to minimize the CPU load during operation.

Features

  • LFO with customizable point+tension-curve editor, 12 graphs in a preset (switchable via MIDI notes or automation)
  • Up to 4 graphs simultaneously (Cutoff/Reso/Pan/Pitch)
  • Graph preset shapes from a drop-down menu, able to save your own
  • Can optionally send MIDI CC out to control other softsynths, effects, or external hardware which responds to MIDI CC messages
  • BPM (with optional swing) or Hz LFO rate control
  • Sample-accurate sync
  • Dozens of presets included
  • Both Mac OSX and Windows versions included
  • 64-bit VST and Audio Unit (AU – Mac format only) support

System Requirements

Mac

  • OS X 10.5 or later (for 10.7 or later)

Formats:

  • Audio Units (AU)
  • VST
  • AAX

Windows

  • Windows 7 SP1

Format:

  • VST

2. Mutable Instruments Clouds

by Softube

Mutable Instruments Clouds

Mutable Instruments Clouds

Make It Rain

In the world of modular synthesis there are certain names that command veneration and respect; Moog, Buchla, Doepfer, Serge; but there are others that inspire the kind of fizzing delight and excitement that simply won’t leave you alone until you’ve filled your bedroom and half the hallway too.

Mutable Instruments have been making Eurorack modules in that latter category for almost a decade, and now Clouds — the texturizing module which sold like crazy in hardware and became a firm favourite of enthusiasts around the world — is available for Modular.

Clouds allows the user to divide incoming signals into audio droplets between 16ms and 1 second long; like using a tap to create a controlled drip from the audio stream; and manipulate those droplets in so many different ways you could easily pass a rainy weekend or two examining the capabilities of this module alone.

Scrub through the audio buffer. Change the sample size and texture. Create choppy rhythmic mayhem out of the smoothest input. Alternatively, mutate a snare drum into an ambient drone or soundscape by stacking droplets more and more densely until a reverb-like storm-system builds. Shift pitch, stretch time, feed back, until the tone you want shines through.

A digital module, Clouds hides hidden depths behind its every control, and learning its limits and possibilities is an adventure in itself. It’s great for mangling incoming drum loops into trippy, jerking breakouts. It can be used as a kind of one-shot sampler by freezing the buffer, allowing you to play with the same chunk of audio indefinitely. It can robotize an input signal, by using an external oscillator to quickly freeze and un-freeze the audio stream. It can be used like a wavetable by populating the buffer with multiple different tones. It can even simply add some grit and texture to a signal by generating a granular, irregular delay tail and blending it in parallel with the audio stream passing through. A kind of organic sonic friction.

If Modular synthesis is all about creating the broadest, deepest, densest, and most diverse palettes possible for sound design, then no system is complete without Clouds. Add it to your setup today, and make it rain.

In short

  • A granular texturizer, which processes an audio stream into manipulable droplets.
  • Control speed, size, texture and more of the flow of droplets.
  • Can be used simply as a reverb, or a delay.
  • Freeze function allows use as a simple one-shot sampler.
  • Four audio quality modes, including appealing lo-fi 8-bit options.
  • Stereo spread can send droplets firing left and right.
  • An awesome module to experiment with – find a use no one else has.
  • Requires Modular

Please Note: 

  • Modular (cross-platform modular synthesizer) is required to run this software!

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280×800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

  • Softube Modular is required to run this software.
  • Make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

3. Tube Modulator

by Audiority

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.

Features

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

System Requirements

MAC:

  • OSX 10.7.5 or later
  • Intel i3 or higher
  • 2GB RAM
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • VST2, AU and AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host

PC:

  • Windows XP SP3 or later
  • Intel i3 or higher
  • 2GB RAM
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • VST2, AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host

4. Mutable Instruments Braids

by Softube

Mutable Instruments Braids

Astonishingly Sophisticated Sound-Generation

Braids, by French Eurorack pioneers Mutable Instruments, is not an oscillator.

It sort of looks like one, with fine and coarse pitch/frequency controls, a v/oct input, and voltage-controllable tone/timbre controls.

It even sort of sounds like one, in as far as it outputs audio.

Mutable Instruments call it a macro oscillator, but even that is an understatement. It’s a hugely sophisticated digital synthesis engine, able to produce and manipulate complex sounds – classic waves from vintage synths, bells, resonant filters, plucked and bowed strings, vocals and vowel/formant sounds, wind instruments, percussion, noise, granular clouds and more – by means of 45 or so fully-realized algorithms, featuring multiple oscillators, wavetables, filters, VCAs, ring modulators, and so on under the hood.

Each mode is a different algorithm and produces a different variety of sounds as you turn the two tone controls, Timbre and Colour. These controls are pre-programmed to do different things per algorithm, often adjusting multiple parameters in the set-up at once to tour the sweet spots. And of course, they can be CV controlled.

Using the trigger input and built-in AD envelope, each algorithm can even become a self-contained synth voice. No other modules required. But bring other modules in and you can make pretty much any instrument you could imagine.

In a sense, Braids can be looked at as both an encyclopedia of classic synthesis techniques and a tool to bring them into the present-day, with tremendous sound-quality and ease-of-use to match.

It is also shockingly, spectacularly rich, varied, and complicated, with each mode being an instrument unto itself.

Features

  • Macro oscillator featuring 40+ fully-realized digital synthesis algorithms
  • Produce millions of different sounds easily – classic waves and telecoms babble, bells and whistles, percussion and ambience
  • Just two controls morph through the sweet spots of each algorithm
  • Great for triggered percussion
  • Awesome for crazy complex waveform synthesis
  • Phenomenal for glitchy out-of-control modulated sounds
  • Incredibly deep, but easy to use
  • It’s like a library of the greatest synth sounds of all time
  • Requires Modular

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280×800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​


5. 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator (SMR)

by Softube

4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator (SMR)

This product is an expansion for Softube Modular. If you do not currently own Modular, you can purchase it HERE.

4ms SMR for Modular can process audio like a classic filter bank, ring like a marimba when plucked/struck, vocode, re-mix tracks, harmonize, output spectral data, quantize other oscillators to scales and much more. It’s deep, versatile and infinitely expands what is possible to achieve with Modular. 

The 4ms SMR consists of six channels of resonant bandpass filters, all individually locked to a twenty notes scale displayed in the centre of the unit via the LED ring. All six filters can easily be swept around their present note scale manually or via CV. The note scales cover everything from Western scales, alternative tunings to more esoteric Gamelan and microtonal scales.

What Does This Mean? 

This means endless fun! You can use SMR as an oscillator bank for additive synthesis, create beautiful moving chord structures, you can use it as a vocoder, phaser, a quantizer, a stereo-widener thingy, a CV source/arpeggiator/sequencer, a remix tool for extracting triggers from recorded material, a drum synthesizer—by pulse triggering odd and even for different rhythms—a basis for multiband compressor patches and just a crazy ass effect. Daunting? The 4ms SMR comes with 75 brand new presets which covers these use cases. Great starting points for further patch-o-rama! Oh, and its CPU usage is comparatively low, so you can add a large number of SMR units to your patches.

Where Do I Even Begin? 

The 4ms SMR can seem a bit daunting at first. That’s why it comes with no less than 75 brand new presets which covers the use cases above. Great starting points for further patch-o-rama! Oh, and its CPU usage is comparatively low, so you can add a large number of SMR units to your patches.

Softube’s 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator plug-in is officially endorsed by 4ms. It faithfully emulates both the hardware and firmware of the original unit, with some minor alterations and improvements.

In Short

  • Innovative multiband resonant filter
  • Wide range of uses
  • Includes 75 new presets
  • Officially licensed from 4ms
  • Low CPU usage
  • Requires Modular

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280×800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

  • Softube Modular is required to run this software.
  • Make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

6. Mutable Instruments Rings

by Softube

Mutable Instruments Rings

This product is an expansion for Softube Modular. If you do not currently own Modular, you can purchase it HERE.

A Physical Modeling Phenomenon

Excite a material with some sort of energy input (a slap, a rub, a blow) and you’ll get a noise. The resonant qualities of that material (be it wood, metal, glass; a drum, a trumpet, a buttock), and the way in which you excite it, will determine the qualities of that sound; amongst other things, its timbre, frequency, and length in time. It is this thrilling world of excitation and resonance that concerns the Rings module, originally from Mutable Instruments, and now available in Softube Modular.

Rings uses tuned filters to physically model just about any resonant material imaginable, in three broad categories.

The ‘modal’ resonator emulates the resonant qualities of plates, strings, membranes, and tubes, which reinforce energy fed into them by organizing certain frequencies of sound around certain physical points (called modes) based on their size, shape, and structure.

The ‘sympathetic strings’ model offers the kinds of droning and over-toning sounds and textures offered by instruments such as the sitar. Virtual strings other than the one ‘plucked’ ring in sympathy with the main note.

The ‘modulated/inharmonic string’ model is an extension of Karplus-Strong synthesis, which uses a delay with very high feedback and very short period to synthesize a pitched wave like a string being struck, bowed, or plucked.

In addition to these fascinating and endlessly explorable varieties, Rings offers timbral control of the resulting sound, as well as the ability to excite the resonator models in any way you choose in the first place, either with an internally generated noise burst or with your own external audio signals.

You can even play strummed chords with Rings, due to a built-in polyphony mechanism which generates a new virtual string (up to 4 in total) for every trigger – even while the last note is still ringing.

The range of noises this module is capable of creating is simply staggering, and the joy of feeding different things into it never ends. Grab yours today, and run rings around the sounds you made yesterday!

Features

  • The only software version of Rings officially licensed and endorsed by Mutable Instruments
  • Three sophisticated resonator models in one module
  • ‘Modal’ synthesis imitates vibrating structures
  • ‘Sympathetic strings’ offers harmonizing drones and overtones
  • ‘Modulated/inharmonic string’ model is based on extended Karplus-Strong techniques
  • Up to four voices of polyphony, allowing for strummed chords
  • Create everything from bells to whistles, and more
  • Use in-built noise pulse, or an external audio signal, to excite the resonators
  • Requires Modular

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280×800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

  • Softube Modular is required to run this software.
  • Make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

7. 4ms Pingable Envelope Generator (PEG)

by Softube

 

This product is an expansion for Softube Modular. If you do not currently own Modular, you can purchase it HERE.

A long-awaited addition to the Softube Modular platform, the 4ms Pingable Envelope Generator opens up a vast array of possibilities beyond the basic ADSR envelope generator included in the core Modular package. Two independent envelope generators can be ‘pinged’ by external sources – your DAW clock, for example – to define the cycle-length of the envelope(s) and generate rhythmic effects and interactions never before possible in Modular.

Fully licensed and endorsed by 4ms, manufacturers of the original hardware, the 4ms PEG expands your creative horizon. Create crazy polyrhythms for percussive clicks and beeps, or match the elastic wobble of a dubstep bassline to the tempo of your track with ease. Multiply the pinged tempo of each channel to fit two, three, four or more envelope cycles into each beat, or divide to generate longer cycles which still conform to your pinged tempo. And send the envelope generated by one side to CV modulate the parameters of the other. This module is fantastic for fun experimentation, and often results in happy accidents and creative inspiration.

What the 4ms PEG does

With tons of routing options and CV inputs, this module makes serious noise even if it’s not intended to make a single sound of its own. Try it and see.

In Short

  • Two-channel pingable envelope generator
  • Use one side at a time to sync the rhythmic aspects of a sound to your track tempo
  • Use both sides to quickly concoct awesome generative rhythmic chaos
  • Detailed control of the shape of the envelope when generating drum sounds
  • Easily create some controllable motion in your textures
  • Adds hugely to the capabilities of your Softube Modular system
  • Requires Modular

Please Note: 

  • Modular (cross-platform modular synthesizer) is required to run this software!

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280×800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

  • Softube Modular is required to run this software.
  • Make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

8. MMorph

by MeldaProduction

MMorph

MMorph lets you morph between 2 audio materials, leading to inexhaustible creative potential. It sounds unbelievable, is extremely versatile and insanely fast. MMorph is an indispensable tool for composers, producers and DJs, who really want to be creative.

Powerful spectral processing, just one knob…

Unlike simple cross-fading, which is just like have 2 faders one going down and the other going up, MMorph analyzes both input signal, one sent via the main input and the other via side-chain, analyzes both and finds important features and morphs them instead. Much like morphing photo of one person to another. It can be used to combine voices to any tonal instrument, produce robotic voices, morph between 2 different songs etc. And all of that complex mathematics is available using just one big knob! But of course, if you want to be more creative, see bellow…

Versatile for just about any sound material

You might ask what features it could find when morphing between subbass and vocal. Well, originally these don’t have much in common, yet it still works. How? MMorph has a huge set of features such as spectral compression, harmonic generation etc., which, besides their creative potential, can sort of make these materials a little more alike, enough to produce lots of original and interesting results.

Modulation heaven

If that just isn’t enough for you, the never-ending potential of our modulators will be at your disposal. Modulate any parameter from sources such as an LFO, audio level follower, envelope generator, randomise, or pitch detector. Your sound will never be static again.

Features

  • The most advanced user interface on the market – stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated
  • Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs
  • 4 exceptionally versatile modulators
  • Adjustable oscillator shape technology
  • 4 multiparameters
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing…
  • Smart randomisation
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC)
  • Safety limiter
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn
  • 64-bit processing and an unlimited sampling rate
  • Extremely fast, optimised for newest AVX capable 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

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.


9. MWobbler

by MeldaProduction

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

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.


10. Godfazer

by D16 Group

Godfazer

Don’t be deceived by the SilverLine format and affordability – big things sometimes come in small packages. Godfazer is an Advanced Modulation Unit that combines multiple modulation and filter types into a single, versatile plugin effect, with a spectacular choice of routing topologies.

The Swiss army knife of modulation effects

The most powerful modulation effect D16 group has 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.

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 Attack, Decay and Sensitivity parameters
  • Step sequencer
    • 16 individually adjustable steps
    • Adjustable-Rate with optional Tempo sync

Additional Features:

  • 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


System Requirements

Windows PC

  • OS version: Win 7, Win 8, Win 10
  • CPU: 2.8 Ghz with SSE (i7 based 3.7 GHz recommended)
  • RAM: 4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
  • Software: VST / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Mac OS X

  • OS version: OS X 10.7 or newer
  • CPU: Intel-based 2.8 Ghz with SSE (i7 based 3.4 GHz recommended)
  • RAM: 4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
  • Software: AU / VST / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Please note: This is not a standalone program – a host application (DAW) is required to use it.


11. Rotary Mod

by Eventide

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. 

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.

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7+ (32/64-bit)

Formats

  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • VST2 32/64-bit
  • VST3 32/64-bit

Mac

  • macOS 10.9+ (64-bit only)

Formats

  • AAX 64-bit
  • AU 64-bit
  • VST2 64-bit
  • VST3 64-bit

Notes:

  • Eventide test their desktop plugins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One. However, their plugins should work with any compatible host.
  • No iLok dongle is required to run this software – only a FREE iLok account/Manager is required for authorisation of this software.

12. RingMod

by Stagecraft

RingMod

What is RingMod?


The RingMod (ring modulator) is the dirty little secret of synth enthusiasts and dark hip-hop and dub producers everywhere, but it is little understood, and often overlooked. The RingMod has been used in the design on many, many synthesizers, particularly the early modular synths (Moogs, Oberheims, etc). Notably, it was also used as the voice of the Daleks (in Dr Who). More recently, ring modulators have been used to make distinctive dub-bass wobbles, and some of the weirder noises you hear in the music of Amon Tobin, for instance.

RingMod is a full-featured ring modulation plugin. In addition to performing a synced ring mod transform, the plugin includes a build in Flanger, Chorus and Filter. All oscillators can be optionally synced to any common variant of the bpm (quarter note, triplets, etc). Unlike other ring mods, ours also allows 5 different types of waveforms, and pulse width modulation, for a broad array of possibilities.

The SC RingMod plugin also features full automation of all parameters. This powerful feature unlocks the full potential of the plugin, allowing you to create more complex and expressive sounds than possible with manual tweaking.

Syncing & Quantization

We are also the first to give you a variety of syncing options. This means you can cause the ringing to immediately sync with the playhead as a straight, quarter note pulse (for example), or as an offbeat triplet, or 64th notes. Taking into account that you can also sync the Flanger, Chorus, and Filter LFO, the options are astounding! You can even choose to quantize the sync frequency to pitch instead of bpm, for a variety of melodic ringing options. No other RingMod comes close to offering that level of control.

Variation

The only RingMod out there to give you the option to use waveforms other than Sine for the Ringing Effect. This means you can alter the sound in more than just the typical “robot voice” way. Instead, experiment with a variety of transforms, all syncing, all precise, all unique. You can even skew the wayeforms (pulse width modulation) to get even more variation.

Automation

The SC RingMod plugin features full automation of all parameters (cutoff frequency, resonance, LFO frequency, LFO range, duty cycle warping, and wet/dry mix). This powerful feature unlocks the full potential of the plugin, allowing you to create more complex and expressive sounds than possible with manual tweaking.
Presets

Presets

Save presets and (optionally) share them with other SC RingMod users online.

Features

  • Syncing Ring Mod
  • 5 Mod waveform types
  • Flanger, Chorus and Filter effects
  • Full parameter automation
  • Preset sharing

System Requirements:

Mac

  • OS X 10.7 or newer

Formats:

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST
  • VST 3

Windows

  • ­Windows 7 or newer (64-bit only)
  • Windows 32-bit hosts are no longer supported

Formats:

  • AAX
  • VST
  • VST 3

Note: Windows 32-bit hosts are no longer supported.


13. Ring Mod Snapin

by kiloHearts

Ring Mod Snapin

Ring Mod: Multiply & Conquer  

A ring modulator gets its name from the way the original analog schematic used a ring of diodes to multiply two signals together. Honestly the schematics is more of a square, but who cares when you can trash your sound beyond recognition in both pleasant and horrible ways?

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The kHs Ring Mod uses either an internal sine/noise generator or a secondary input as the second signal in the modulation, and allows for versatile transformation of the modulating signal.

What’s a Snapin?

This plugin is a “snapin”. That means you can use it as a regular VST/AU plugin, or you can use it with our snapin hosts Multipass and Snap Heap where you can combine effects in amazing ways.

System Requirements

These are the minimum recommended system requirements for running snapins.

CPU:

  • 2 GHz or faster

Memory:

  • 1 GB or more

Operating System:

  • Windows (7 or newer) or Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)

Software:

  • A VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible DAW

Supported formats:

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST2
  • Snapin

Please note: If you use a lot of snapins at the same time in your patch the CPU usage will increase accordingly. Thus, we cannot guarantee that the snapins will work flawlessly in all use cases even if your system does meet the minimum recommended system requirements.


14. Phase Distortion Snapin

by kiloHearts

Phase Distortion Snapin

Phase Distortion is here to deliver phase melting mayhem!

Traditionally, most distortion units overdrive and shape the amplitude of a signal in various ways to generate a rougher sound. Phase Distortion instead lets the signal modulate the phase of itself, essentially resulting in something similar to feedback FM. This way you can add that FM touch to any sound, to get a sweet 80’s vibe or a filthy dubstep bass.

Will you use your newfound power for good or for evil?

Drive

Controls the amount of distortion.

Normalize

Normalizes the signal, making the effect insensitive to input gain.

Tone

Filters the modulation to reduce high frequency noise.

Bias

Adds a constant phase offset to all harmonics.

Spread

Spreads phase offset for left and right channels for a stereo effect.

Mix

The dry/wet mix of this effect. A lower value will let some of the unmodified signal through.

Settings panel

Whenever you have your mouse cursor over a snapin theree is a small arrow at the top right corner (not visible in screenshot). It opens a settings panel where you handle presets.

It also has a “randomize” button that can be useful. I guess…

Enabled checkbox

The small checkbox to the left of the plugin name is a checkbox that bypasses the effect when disabled.

Resize handle

The bottom right corner of all Kilohearts plugins is a resize handle for scaling the UI to any size. This allows you to get a good view of the controls whatever the screen resolution, and also comes in handy if you need big controls, e.g. when using Phase Distortion as a real-time effect on a touchscreen monitor during a live set. (This is not available when the snapin is used inside a snapin host.)

Get more out of Phase Distortion!

Phase Distortion shines on it´s own, but it was primarily created to power up the different “Snapin Hosts” Kilohearts offer. These are bigger effects units that utilize all the available snapins and give you a really fun and creative workflow for combining them in any way you can think of. So have a look at Snap Heap and Multipass right now!

System Requirements

These are the minimum recommended system requirements for running snapins.

CPU:

  • 2 GHz or faster

Memory:

  • 1 GB or more

Operating System:

  • Windows (7 or newer) or Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)

Software:

  • A VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible DAW

Supported Formats:

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST2
  • Snapin

Please Note: If you use a lot of snapins at the same time in your patch the CPU usage willincrease accordingly. Thus, we cannot guarantee that the snapins will work flawlessly in all use cases even if your system does meet the minimum recommended system requirements.


15. Doepfer A-188-1 BBD

by Softube

Doepfer A-188-1 BBD

Lead The Charge

It’s time to take control of time itself, with the Doepfer A-188-1 Bucket Brigade Device for Modular.

Produce and CV-control gritty, distorted delays, flanging effects, choruses and more with this unusual, proto-digital add-on module for Modular, our software Eurorack synth. A BBD uses a chain of capacitors to sample and delay your signal, with increasing loss of fidelity as the delay line gets longer. This can give rise to an enormous range of creative options, and add extra dimensions to any sound, from drums, guitars, and vocals to synth waves. 

Before digital delays became the cheapest and most versatile option in the late 70s and early 80s, echo effects in recorded or live music were achieved by a variety of creative analog means. Short tape loops with adjustable playback heads, or variable speeds, were favoured for a while, despite the downside of needing to replace the tape now and again. Designs featuring magnetic drums or discs aimed to solve that issue, but never dominated the market.

Solid state designs enjoyed a brief but fruitful period of vogue in the mid-to-late seventies. These devices, featuring long chains of voltage sampling ‘buckets’ controlled and released in time by a high-speed oscillator, lent their unique characteristics not only to electronic, techno, and emergent dance styles but to guitar rigs the world over.

By passing the signal along a line of capacitors, the sound is delayed in time but also degraded with high-frequency loss and additional noise (as well as noticeable sample-rate reduction and aliasing at high delay times). This creates a warm and dirty sound, much sought after at the time, and still loved as a creative effect despite the practical disadvantages a BBD unit has compared to more versatile, cleaner digital delays.

Not only can this kind of delay produce tight slapbacks, grungey echoes, and smokey ambience, but by exploiting high feedback and very short delay times Karplus-Strong style plucked string synthesis is also possible.

The length of the delay line – the number of buckets in the brigade – has a significant effect on the sound and capabilities of the effect. The hardware module is available in six versions, each featuring a different number of stages (128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, and 4096). But our software version contains all six and can switch between them with one click.

In a sense, it’s six modules in one, four of which, due to component scarcity, are limited editions in hardware (all but the 1024 and 2048-stage versions).

Another change, as compared to the hardware, is the option to simply switch off the audible bleed from the high-frequency clocking oscillator. What would have required careful filtering after the event is now a simple flip of a switch.

Use this module to design your own flanging, doubling, chorus, and depth effects by blending a modulated delay signal in parallel with the dry, unprocessed sound. Or take the wet output separately from the dry and work with them individually.

Features

  • Ultra-precise model of a rare and exciting style of analog delay effect.
  • Can be used within synth patches in Modular, or for processing external audio in Modular FX.
  • Six different models in one module.
  • Great for dirty delays, sharp slapbacks, whooshing swirly ambience, or utter craziness.
  • Build your own flanger/chorus for guitars, drums, or any other audio source.
  • Take advantage of the disadvantages of this special design – use the BBD as a bitcrusher or distortion unit.
  • Keep the original noise bleed, or simply switch it off.
  • Requires Modular

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280×800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

  • Softube Modular is required to run this software.
  • Make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

16. MadMod

by Stagecraft

MadMod

Control

MadMod takes modulation much further than your typical reactive filter, linking 6 different parameters to incoming audio, and each with its own custom scaling. This means you can cause the filter to fade in, skew higher, modulate more, flatten out, all at the same time and all scaled to incoming audio.

ADSR Versatility

Stagecraft has added a trigger mode which changes how the mods react to audio. Rather than tracking, in trigger mode the mods will kick in when the threshold is passed, but then go through a decay phase, and release only when the threshold is crossed again.

Display

As with all of our plugins, the displays we add are in-depth and powerful. Our design philosophy is that every knob should have a visible effect as well as audible, and that all graphs and images should be interactive.

Online Presets

Like all of Stagecraft’s plugins, you can browse presets in the plugin that have just been created by Stagecraft and their users worldwide. New and interesting presets are added every week.

System Requirements

Mac OS X:

  • OS X 10.7 or newer

Formats:

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST
  • VST 3

Windows:

  • ­Windows 7 or newer (64-bit only)
  • Windows 32-bit hosts are no longer supported

Formats:

  • AAX
  • VST
  • VST 3

Note: Windows 32-bit hosts are no longer supported.


17. MORPH 2

by Zynaptiq

MORPH 2

Real-Time Structural Audio Morphing

MORPH 2 is a real-time plug-in for structural audio morphing, the sonic equivalent of one object slowly changing its shape to become a different object – for example, one face becoming another. Super-charged with a selection of 5 different morphing algorithms, a stunningly clean formant shifter as well as a lush reverb that seems to extend sounds much like some highly revered vintage hardware boxes, MORPH 2 opens up a whole new universe of sounds to explore. Create seamless morphing transitions, new hybrid sounds that combine aspects of existing ones, physically impossible instruments, the furthest-out creature and robot voices, talkbox-esque effects and other outrageously unique new sounds. Whether you’re a sound designer for film or games looking for that signature sound, or a music producer or remix artist wanting to create new content from existing recordings…look no further, MORPH is for you!

Key Features:

  • 5 Unique feature-aware structural audio morphing algorithms.
  • Morphs between two input channels or input and side-chain.
  • Dual morphing circuits with crossfade option.
  • High-quality formant shifter.
  • Uses cutting edge signal transform technology for superb fidelity and intelligibility.
  • Both inputs can be mixed into the output or switched to solo.
  • Built-In Hall Reverb.
  • Fully real-time for immediate results.
  • MORPH 2 X/Y Morphing Control

Shape-Shifter

MORPH takes two input signals, A and B, and creates a new sound or transition that has characteristics of both – like a circle gradually turning into a square. Singing guitars, dogs that speak, or cymbals made out of mains hum – the choices are endless. MORPH computes two separate morphing transitions from A and B simultaneously, one starting out at A and shaping it to become B, the other starting out at B and shaping it to become A. The two sound completely different. Additionally, you can crossfade between the two for even more sonic options. All this is achieved using a single two-dimensional “X/Y” control, and completely in real-time – insert plugin, set up routing, go!

A Whole New Universe Of Sounds. A Multi-Verse, Actually

MORPH 2.0 features not one but three different morphing algorithms, two of which have additional low-latency versions with their own distinct sonic character, for a total of 5 different flavors of sound hybridization goodness (considering that A-to-B and B-to-A sound different, it’s effectively even 10 flavors…). Add to that the brand-new Amplitude Sensitivity, Complexity and Formant Shift parameters and you’ll never run out of unique new sounds.

FORMANTS, Not Just Formants

Speaking of the MORPH 2 formant shifter…it is – quite simply – stunningly good. Whether you use it on voice, drums, instruments or SFX captured in the field – it always sounds natural and focused, preserving all your sound’s detail, without introducing any of the granular or “spectral blurring” artifacts associated with traditional approaches to formant shifting. If you’re reading this, most likely you are a discerning audio connoisseur, and thus most likely you’ll fall in love with the MORPH 2 formant shifter the first time you hear it!

Impossible Mathematics, Easier Than Pie

Because of its pretty-much-one-control approach, using MORPH is a breeze. That said, it does some very heavy mathematical lifting under the hood. While the term “audio morphing” is widely used, what it typically describes is a simple interpolation of parameter values or spectral data. MORPH takes an entirely different approach, which is both mathematically a lot more complex and at the same time gives totally unique results. As an analogy, it creates wire-frame models for the two inputs in real-time, and then shapes one model to become the other – transforming one sound into the other structurally. Talk about sound transformation power at your fingertips…

To Boldly Go…

So what is this plug-in for? In a nut-shell: creating unheard new sounds and smooth, sonically pleasing transitions that are different from the cookie-cutter crossfade approach. Create creature voices by combining speech with other sounds, apply the features of a drum loop to a sustained pad, transition from one ambience or SFX to another with surreal intermediate stages, or or create hybrid rhythms or instruments…start exploring a whole new universe of sounds today with the 30-day free trial of MORPH 2! 

MORPH 2.0 is a significant update and has many new features:

  • MORPH is now a Zynaptiq-branded product – it has been zynaptified.
  • Now supports AAX Native (incl. AS), RTAS, VST and AU formats on Mac OS X & Windows.
  • New INTERWEAVE, TIGHT, CLASSIC (Low-Latency) and INTERWEAVE (Low-Latency) morphing algorithms.
  • Increased resolution for the original CLASSIC Morph 1.x algorithm.
  • New high-quality Formant-Shifter.
  • New Amplitude Sensitivity and Complexity parameters for more detailed control of the morphing process.
  • New seamless control of reverb parameters.
  • New Damping parameter for the reverb section.
  • Re-designed signal flow in the mixer section.
  • New preset manager.
  • New, super-slick user interface.
  • Now uses PACE EDEN copy protection for Machine- or iLok 2-based authorization.
  • Essentially new everything…

System Requirements

PC:

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • CPU with at least 2 Cores; Intel CPU recommended, i7 or better recommended.
  • Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions) DOES NOT REQUIRE ILOK KEY
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

MAC:  

  • Apple Mac computer
  • OSX 10.8.x or newer
  • Intel CPU with at least 2 Cores; i7 or better recommended.
  • Apple AU (AudioUnits), Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions) DOES NOT REQUIRE ILOK KEY
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

Formats

MORPH is available for a variety of formats.

Mac OS X:

  • Apple AudioUnits (32/64bit)
  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)

Windows:

  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)
  • Zynaptiq MORPH 2 Plug-In Screenshot

Channel Layouts

MORPH 2 comes as two binaries, MORPH and MORPH SC (side-chain), to accommodate for the particluarities of the various plugin formats:

  • AU: Dual mono (MORPH), stereo with stereo side-chain (MORPH SC)
  • RTAS: dual mono (MORPH), stereo with mono sie-chain (MORPH SC), quad-to-stereo (MORPH)
  • AAX Native: dual mono (MORPH), stereo with mono sie-chain (MORPH SC), quad-to-stereo (MORPH)
  • VST: dual mono (MORPH), quad-to-stereo (MORPH)

Copy Protection

MORPH uses the latest PACE copy protection, which allows you to place your activation on your machine or on an iLok 2* (not included). You will need a free iLok.com account to use our software, including the demos – but you do not necessarily need the iLok 2 dongle, if your machine has internet access. All required software is installed along with our plugins, but we generally recommend downloading the latest versions directly from iLok.com.

Please note: The older, first generation (blue) iLok is not supported!


18. Reshuffle

by Sinevibes

Reshuffle

Real-Time Swing Manipulator

Important note: This software is Mac compatible only (Audio Units) and will not function on PC computers.

Reshuffle by Sinevibes is an effect plugin for real-time swing manipulation. At its core is a sample-precise timing engine that divides incoming audio into three layers, and some really clever processing is then used to stretch odd steps while shrinking even ones, changing the rhythmical swing feel – completely in real time. Reshuffle has zero output latency and can smoothly adjust swing without any clicks, making it an extremely handy new audio sculpting tool for both studio production and live performance.

Reshuffle has a graphic interface with real-time displays for input and output waveforms, giving you a precise picture of how it operates. With clever use of color coding and subtle animations, Reshuffle is as effective as it is fun and enjoyable to use – something you’ll find in every Sinevibes plugin.

Features

Sound Engine:

  • Real-time adjustment of swing ratio in input audio
  • Zero latency, zero spectral artifacts
  • Advanced host synchronization with support for tempo and time signature automation

Graphic Interface:

  • Real-time graphics for input and output waveforms
  • Color-coded controls with lightly animated transitions
  • Fully hardware-accelerated rendering with support for Retina screen resolution

System Requirements

  • Supports OS X 10.6 or later, running on 32 or 64-bit Intel Macs
  • Works with any application that supports Audio Unit (AU) effect plugins

Important Notes: 

  • This software is Mac compatible only (Audio Units) 
  • An Audio Units (AU) compatible DAW is also required to run this software
  • This software will not function on PC computers

19. MRingModulatorMB

by MeldaProduction

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.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.


20. QuatroMod

by Audio Damage

QuatroMod

Take our classic Liquid through-zero flanger, Fluid multi-mod chorus, Vapor diffusion chorus, and FreqShift frequency shifter (from our Eurorack hardware line) and put them all in one plug-in, and you have a true powerhouse of stereo-insert modulation.

Features

  • Flanger: The through-zero flanger mode is our Liquid plugin in all its glory, with Haas Effect “Offset” control and invertible feedback for extra widening. 
  • Chorus: The chorus mode, based on our original chorus product, Fluid, later extended in to the Dimensions module for Eurorack, has six delay lines modded at different rates for one of the thickest stereo choruses available. The DIM-D mode does what you’d expect, changing the topology to match that venerated box, but with all the control of a modern chorus. 
  • Diffusor: Our Vapor plugin, recreated here as the Diffusor mode, is essentially the diffusion block from a reverb, rewired to act as a chorus. The secret snare weapon of many a producer, this mode is a unique effect that will reward experimentation. 
  • Freqshift: One of our most popular Eurorack-format hardware modules, here thoroughly reworked for the DAW context. Once you use this mode in a slight upwards shift on pads, and you’ll never use anything else. 

Available for nearly all modern plugin formats, QuatroMod is a convenient one-stop shop for all your modulation needs. With a vector-based resizable user interface, Retina- and 4K-capable scaling, and a platform-agnostic preset mechanism, QuatroMod will quickly become your go-to mod plugin. 

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 8 or newer and a 32-bit or 64-bit DAW.
  • VST 32/64-bit
  • VST3 32/64-bit
  • AAX 64-bit

Mac

  • 10.8 or newer and a 64-bit DAW. 
  • VST 32/64-bit
  • VST3 32/64-bit
  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • AudioUnit 32/64-bit

21. WOV

by K-Devices

WOV

Creative Volume Textures

WOV is an effect for making a wide range of textures out of your sounds – from familiar tremolo waves to glitchy stutters and everything in between. One of the first two plugins in K-Devices’ Phoenix effects series, WOV takes shows just how far traditional effects can be pushed.

How It Works…

WOV consists of three main sections: Rate Section, Waveform Section, Depth Section.

The Rate Section

This section determines the rate or speed at which WOV operates. The rate can either be assigned in Hz, or in fractions of a beat in sync with a hosting application – to switch between Hz and sync modes, use the switches at the bottom centre of WOV.

It’s easy to set up a static rate for WOV and leave things at that – but WOV has much more to offer! To the right of the Rate control, the bipolar Response knob sets the sensitivity with which WOV’s rate will either slow down or speed up depending on the volume of the incoming signal. The bipolar Variation control further introduces randomized amounts of variation to the rate – at its extremes going as far half the rate (knob to the far left) or twice the rate (knob to the far right).

Lastly, the eight-step Sequencer uses a multi-slider to set the relative accent value for each beat of the rate. The slider adjusts between two and eight steps in length, and the R+1 button offsets the accents going to the right channel one step over from the left (note that this requires Stereo to be enabled).

The Waveform Section

The waveform of a tremolo effect is essentially its repeating envelope. Classic tremolo effects offer stock waves – WOV, being a K-Devices product, is much more customizable!

The Wave knob morphs between a quasi-sine shape (far left) and a slightly rounded-off square shape (far right). Peak acts as a kind of attack control for the waveform – far left for a sharp attack, or far right to reach the peak more gradually. Finally, the Warp knob allows you to either squeeze or expand the waveform, affecting the length of each sound. When the Wave control is set to a full square, Warp acts as a duty cycle/pulse-width control.

The Depth Section

Depth sets the amount of modulation over the dry signal – to the left and it’s more subtle, all the way to the right and WOV will act as a repeating gate. Silence introduces more randomness to the plugin, increasing the likelihood that the amplitude will be zero for some cycles.

Get Wide

WOV can either preserve the stereo placement of its input signal, or it can add stereo offset to the output signal. Enabling the Stereo switch directly affects the Response, Silence, and Sequencer for a wider sound.

Go By Feel

As part of encouraging more musical and creative applications of WOV, in addition to using symbols for controls, the controls in WOV do not have individual readouts. We encourage you to let your ears determine the right knob positions whenever you can! If you’d like a precise readout, however, you can see/edit it by clicking on any parameter and looking in the upper-right corner of WOV.

Icons

By default, all labels are graphical – for text labels, click the symbols/text label switch in the lower-right hand corner (just like you would with any other Phoenix Series plugin from K-Devices).

Phoenix Series

WOV is part of Phoenix Series! The Phoenix Series from K-Devices uses classic effects as a springboard for deep and intuitive creative sound tools. Moving beyond K-Devices origins in Max for Live, the Phoenix Series plugins are available as VST, AU, and AAX, and work for a variety of instruments and styles. Capable of familiar effects as well as experimental and randomized sound shaping, the Phoenix Series is a new spin on essential plugins.

System Requirements

  • Available as VST // VST3 // AAX // AudioUnit (64-bit only)
  • Any 64 bits compatible DAW
  • MacOS 10.9 and higher
  • Windows 8.1 and higher

Important note: this software is only available in 64-bit format and will not function on 32-bit systems.


22. BIAS Pedal Modulation

by Positive Grid

A New Kind of Modulation

Like its ground-breaking predecessor BIAS Distortion and BIAS Delay, BIAS Modulation lets you quickly and easily design thousands of custom modulation pedals from scratch, and expand your BIAS Pedal arsenal for a seamlessly integrated ecosystem of distortion, delay and modulation effects.

Wrapped in the same expandable BIAS Pedal shell as BIAS Distortion and BIAS Delay, BIAS Modulation is available both as a cross-platform plug-in and iPad app, which travels effortlessly between stage and studio. And of course, it’s ToneCloud-ready. Upload and share your unique modulation pedals on the ToneCloud social network, and download thousands of modulation sounds from fellow musicians around the world. With a rich and comprehensive effect types and customisation possibilities, BIAS Modulation covers every ground – and beyond.

Custom Pedal Design

Get ready to craft your own soundscape from a comprehensive collection of modulation effects including Chorus, Vibrato, Flanger, Rotary, Phaser, Tremolo, Pan, RingMod and Autoswell. Go from subtle, analog-sounding vintage chorus to over-the-top tornado and anything in-between. The Power Module’s full-featured compressor pushes your riffs to the front of the band. Adjust your pedal’s virtual power source to deliver 18 volts for a relaxed, supple sound, or 6 volts to make your guitar tone sound like a beast straining on a leash! Experiment with different LFO waveforms from warm sounding Sine wave, edgy Triangular wave to stutter-ish Pulse(square) waveform. Two 8-band graphic equalizers can be placed at various points along the signal chain with drag-and-drop ease to finely sculpt your overall tone. BIAS Modulation gives you infinite tonal possibilities in a fast, intuitive interface.

Double the Fun

BIAS Modulation allows you to mix and match from two groups of modulation effects: 1st module includes time and filter-based effects (Chorus, Vibrato, Flanger, Rotary, Phaser), 2nd module includes amplitude modulations (Tremolo, Pan, RingMod and Autoswell), therefore, you can add a little chorused flavour to your tremolo, or create some truly unique, over-the-top sounds such as a heavily flanged stutter sound with slow attack. In the studio, sync BIAS Modulation to your DAW’s global BOM for modulation rate ranging from a 32nd-note to a whole note, including dotted notes and triplets.

BIAS FX Integration

BIAS Modulation seamlessly integrates with your BIAS FX mobile and desktop effects arsenals. It automatically imports your custom delay pedals into the BIAS FX pedalboards’ dual signal chains with dual BIAS amps. It also includes all of BIAS Pedal’s stock goodies, including Amp Room: six guitar amps from the rockin’ BIAS Amp to jam through.

ToneCloud

Positive Grid is all about building a complete musical war chest for guitarists in one integrated system, and with the birth of BIAS Modulation, the BIAS Pedal ToneCloud now includes even more possibilities for you to browse, share and download presets of all kinds to both mobile or desktop platforms.

Features:

  • 9 modulation effect types – Chorus, Vibrato, Flanger, Rotary, Phaser, Tremolo, Pan, RingMod and Autoswell.
  • Mix and match from 2 modulation modules to create a truly unique sound.
  • Comprehensive and intuitive operation makes designing your own modulation pedals a snap.
  • Killer factory presets make great starting points for creating your own custom pedals.
  • Share your custom pedal setups and download other guitarists’ custom BIAS Modulation pedals on ToneCloud, Positive Grid’s ever-expanding social network.
  • 4 LFO waveforms to craft your sounds: Sine, Triangle, Pulse and Rounded Pulse.
  • Two 8-band graphic equalizers can be placed at various points in the signal chain via easy drag-and-drop.
  • Control every details of your modulation to create legendary sounds such as multi-voiced chorus, leslie speaker, 12-stage phaser and stuttering tremolo.
  • Use secondary LFO control (Wobble) to add randomness when you need it.
  • Sync modulation rate with desired BPM settings to make sure your swirl matches your playing perfectly.

System Requirements

Mac OS X:

  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Format: Audio Units, VST, RTAS, AAX Native
  • 4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
  • 700MB free disk space
  • BIAS Pedal requires A DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation) to host, however it now has a Standalone version too.
  • Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS Pedal doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud

Windows:

  • Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
  • Format: VST, RTAS, AAX Native
  • 4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
  • 1.5GHz Dual core processor minimal, 2.0GHz Dual core or more recommended
  • 250MB free disk space for per version (32 or 64 bits)
  • BIAS Pedal requires A DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation) to host, however it now has a Standalone version too.
  • Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS Pedal doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud

Note: Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS Pedal doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud.

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