Community member Steven Hintz has been searching for a cool Vinyl emulation plug-in. He asked "Anyone know of any VST or AAX vinyl emulation plugins that still exist or aren't $500". Last week we pointed Steven at iZotope's Vinyl but with the proviso that it had been discontinued. Well not anymore as we have great news. iZotope have released Vinyl as a 64bit plug-in including the AAX Native format for Pro Tools 11 and above.
The Return Of iZotope's Lo-fi Weapon - Vinyl
Back just in time for its 15th anniversary, Vinyl is a plug-in that lets you simulate the dust, scratches, and warp of a worn record and the electrical and mechanical noise of the turntable it’s on. Give fresh recordings and instrument tracks the dirty, dusty feel of an earlier decade. You can apply Vinyl to any source audio to make it sound as if it’s being played from a record and dial in exactly the right character to suit your tune. Plus, it’s now updated to 64-bit!
The Sounds Of Vinyl
The Spin Down button simulates slowly stopping playback of a record, modulating both playback speed and frequency. When used on the master bus, it can provide a dramatic overall effect as if someone has stopped the record playing. Within the context of a mix, it can add a unique but familiar effect when used on individual instruments or busses.
Vinyl can be loaded onto a vocal track for an interesting lo-fi sound, especially to contrast the richer vocal on a verse or chorus that comes afterwards. In this example, Vinyl is adding grit and dirt to the lead vocal during the bridge of a song.
You can use Vinyl in film and television for treating audio to sound like it's coming from a vintage on-screen source. In this example, Vinyl is being used to make a song sound as if it is being played from an old radio.
iZoTope Vinyl Tech Specs
The Latest version now is Vinyl 1.80 released on February 2, 2016.
Operating system requirements
- Windows: 7, 8, and 10
- Mac: OS X 10.8-10.11 (Intel only)
- Audio Unit
- AAX (64-bit only)
- AAX Audio Suite
- RTAS Audio Suite
- VST 2
- VST 3
- NOTE: The Spin Down button is not available in the Audio Suite format of Vinyl.
Plug-in host compatibility
- Pro Tools 10.3.10 - 12.4
- Logic Pro X 10.2
- Live 9.5
- Cubase 8
- REAPER 5
- Digital Performer 9
You can download this free plug-in from iZotope
Existing owners will find a new serial number in their iZotope Accounts.