Creative Movement Shaper

Efx MOTIONS is a software effect that combines musical movement, mix dynamics, and creative audio tools into a powerful effect plugin to give your music the momentum, variety, and pure sonic excitement it deserves.

Make your sound

Turn the simplest idea into music that evolves and captivates; bring boring, static stems to life with moving filters, distortion, beat repeating, and more; make mixes feel more spacious, responsive, and alive.

Bring your music to life

From melodics loop to your drum track, draw curves and envelopes to animate any sound, create automation and polymetric motion to change the feel of your music, and move from stutter to riser to mix widener in a few clicks.

Real-time creative mixing

Use movement to make different elements in your project interact and bounce off each other, making things sit better, evolve dynamically, or dramatically alter your sound.

Sound design deep dive

Stack and weave multiple FX together, trigger beat repeats, and modulate parameters all at once; Efx MOTIONS is somewhere between a full FX chain and an instrument in itself.


Efx MOTIONS takes the idea of adding movement and energy to your music, and transforms it into easy-to-use components that react and co-operate with each other, turning any audio source into gold.

5 motion

At the center of Efx MOTIONS are its 5 main audio modules, each providing a different type of sound alteration. Toggle them on & off, switch up their order, and dig into unique parameters for each one for a near limitless range of motion-based processing.


Open and close the frequencies of your incoming audio with 5 types of filtering for bubbly swells, pumping resonant risers, and subtle analog transient emphasis.

Embellish & texturize any sound with a layer of noise, with dozens of sampled noise types to explore - from analog white noise to computer keyboard mashing to cicadas chirping.

Saturate, degrade, and destroy incoming sound with 10 varieties of crunch to choose from, including Tape, Softclip, and the fuzzy Germanium.

Create variations in level for stuttering percussion, tremolo-like movements, and more.

Make full use of the stereo field by manipulating the movement of panning in sync with your projects.


Chop, resample, and transform incoming audio into punchy rhythmic ideas, from subtle repeating fills to glitchy Aphex Twin-esque mayhem.

Efx MOTIONS’ Beat Repeater and FX module gives you 5 more ways to get creative with the movement of your tracks, plus 2 FX slots with 14 FX types for a sprinkle of sonic coloration.


Sample and repeat audio at a defined time division.


Sample and reverse audio based on a defined time division.


Detune incoming audio steadily or with a decaying effect.


Adjust pitch and stretch audio while preserving timing and rhythm.


Slow down incoming audio until it stops, creating a classic tape stop effect.

Hear it
in action

Wrap your head around just a few of the off-world sonic adventures that await you with these compositions.

Not Enough

Victor Morello

A drill instrumental, using static pads and melodies that were transformed into pulsating and coloured rhythms thanks to the different presets of EFX Motions.

Rhythmic Reverie

Simon Gallifet

An epic glitchy pop track making extensive use of EFX Motions to provide interesting rhythms and a nasty groove.

Solar Synthesis

Sami Rabia

Dreamy trance track with Motion priding fractured beats and glitching breaks on synths and drums.

Violet Skies

Victor Morello

A cinematic track making extensive use of EFX Motions on the bass and pads sounds to create organic and interesting variations and tonal additions.

Kwacoo Bay

Victor Morello

A deep instrumental trap-like track. Motions is used extensively to bring up glitches, tape stops and gated rhythms.

Modulation that
goes deeper

Unlock an entirely new layer of polymetric modifications.

Compound audio processing with 2 assignable macros and 3 modulation generators. Modulate internal controls, make sweeping changes to presets, and get ultra-creative with designing your own complex sounds.


Assign destinations to affect almost all parameters with the turn of a single control at the top of Efx MOTIONS’ interface.


Create custom functions, 16-step sequences, random generators, and envelope followers for complex compound motion effects that evolve into infinity.


Need some quick-fire movement, variety, or texture? Efx MOTIONS’ preset library contains everything from mix enhancements to pure chaos in motion - all you need to do is click.

Tape Grrrooove Control

Groovy drum loop. Motions use the tape stop in a creative way, and gradualy change the tape stop curve to change the groove feel.

Fast Verb

Input is a female voice humming. Motions adds a trance gate as well as a blend of a octave down pitch shift.


Input is a dry 808 bassline. Motions adds a nasty distortion, plus a bitcrush FX.

Capturing Glimmers

Input is a short guitar arpeggio. Motions change it into a beautiful soundscape with the help of the FX section and the Filter section.

Amen Please

Input is a simple clean break beat. Motions turn it upside down and provoke a lot of synced variations.

Acid Motions

Input is a straight unfiltered saw wave. Motions turns it into an acid bassline.


The features
you need

  • DAW ready

    However you use these plugins; for the amazing tone of their reverb, for the gritty preamps, or for their incredible sound design abilities, you'll be safe in the knowledge that they are fully compatible with your setup. These plugins work with all major DAWs, and on both Windows and MacOS.

  • ASC

    Arturia Software Center lets you download, organize, and update all of your Arturia software titles in one place, as well as manage all of your licenses across multiple devices. Keep it simple.

  • Resizable GUI

    Whether you want the full visual immersion of our classic effects emulations, or to save precious screen real estate, the interfaces for all of your Arturia plugins can be resized to a scale that suits you.

  • Real-time control

    Every parameter in every FX Collection plugin can be mapped to your favorite MIDI controller for instant, hands-on control of your mix. Sweep a filter, crank a preamp, or warp your modulation on the fly.

  • In-App Tutorials

    Every plugin in FX Collection comes with built-in tutorials, guiding you step-by-step through the crucial parameters, adjustments, and mixing hacks to get the most out of your sound. The tutorial panel also explains the controls you’re using in real-time - so you’ll never miss a tweak.

  • Preset browser

    FX Collection’s streamlined preset browser lets you filter, organize, and save your favorite presets for instant recall. Search by instrument type, genre, production technique, and much more - so you can quickly find the tweak you need and save valuable creative time!


Main Features

Effects plugin for stepped & movement-based audio processing

5 audio processing modules with unique controls:

  • Noise
  • Distortion
  • Filter
  • Volume
  • Pan

Trigger: customize how each audio module is triggered

  • Envelope Sequencer
  • Euclidean
  • Clock
  • MIDI
  • Transient Detector

Motion editor: customize the movement of each audio module

  • Draw your own envelope shapes
  • Choose from envelope shape presets

Dynamics customizer

  • Envelope Follower with internal and external sidechain routing
  • Threshold, input volume, attack and release controls

16-step Beat Repeater

2 FX slots with 14 FX types

2 assignable multi-destination Macro controls

Crossover module to define the frequency band to process

3 multi-destination modulation generators

  • Choose from Step sequencer, function, random, and env follower

Preset library with 300+ presets

A/B comparison

Platforms specifications


  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).


  • Mac OS 10.13+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Work with ASC

  • An elegant and simple solution to help you install, activate, and update your Arturia software.

* All manufacturer and product names mentioned on this page are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Arturia. The trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose features and sound were studied during the development. All names of equipment, inventors, and manufacturers have been included for illustrative and educational purposes only, and do not suggest any affiliation or endorsement by any equipment inventor or manufacturer.

*NKS ready