Timeless effects reimagined

We rebuilt these effects from the ground up, and while we did it, we added incredibly powerful contemporary features to satisfy even the most demanding modern producers.

More creative

Surpassing their hardware predecessors, these emulations have been modernized with new controls, parameters, and algorithms, simply designed to inspire.

More intuitive

FX Collection’s plugins are upgraded with easier layouts, clearly-marked controls, and additional components like visualizers and dry/wet controls.

More adaptable

Want an analog chorus with a different waveform? A vintage compressor with built-in mid-side processing? A plate reverb with post-EQ? Each effect has a hidden Advanced panel, where you’ll unlock new levels of sonic versatility.

Mix Bus

From giving your mix bus the final punch and polish to adding depth and color to your main vocal, this selection of Bus FX is your Swiss army knife of go-to sonic enhancers.

  • Tie your drums together with a sprinkle of compression, a touch of EQ, some choice filtering and saturation - or all of the above with Bus FORCE.
  • Get your stereo mix bus pumping in all the right places with a stereo compressor and limiter inspired by a Neve™ classic: Comp DIODE-609.
  • Crank your EQ frequencies with confidence and attitude. EQ SITRAL-295 brings broadcast character to your instruments, vocals, and your whole mix.

Modulations

Keep your sound on the moving and bathe your mix in stunning analog chorus, rich multi-mode flanger and swirling dual phaser - dreamy textures await.

  • Chorus DIMENSION-D is a go-to stereo expander, perfect for giving drums, vocals, synths, and instruments width and warmth.
  • Try using a phaser to animate your synth part with guitar pedal charm. Add Phaser BI-TRON to a mono synth part to spin it to life.
  • Flanger is a unique mix coloring device - bring it in on your drum tracks to build up to a chorus or outro for extra impact with Flanger BL-20.
  • Sometimes a touch of analog chorus can be the sweetener your vocal part needs. Chorus JUN-6 is designed to deliver instant stereo results.

Compressors

Even out the dynamic ups and downs of your mix, introduce unique tonal characteristics, and bring that cohesive mix punchiness for a finished product with sonic impact.

  • As well as making your drums smack with compression, experiment with a touch of harsh limiting for that subtle crunch - Comp VCA-65 brings the noise!
  • Tube compression can work wonders on bass. Make your low end rich in harmonics and crystal clear, broadcast-style, with Comp TUBE-STA.
  • Why not opt for a classic transistor compressor for your sidechain keys & pads? Add a little extra vintage heat with Comp FET-76.

Delays

Introduce sonic time and space, ranging from the revered lo-fi echo boxes of yesterday to the mind-bending algorithmic delays of the future.

  • Swap out your squeaky-clean delay with planet-sized echoes full of lo-fi character with an iconic ambient machine: Delay TAPE-201.
  • Let your backing vocal spin out of control with rumbling lo-fi repeats by cranking the feedback control and choosing the BBD charm of Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE.
  • Transform a simple stem into a tapestry of audio texture by tweaking multiple delay lines and enhance with FX to taste - a job for Delay ETERNITY.

Reverbs

From the subtle ‘room’ effect to sprawling spatial soundscapes, reverb is as essential as it is versatile - a production utility one moment, and a creative catalyst the next.

  • A touch of plate reverb is the perfect remedy for a dry vocal part without going overboard. Choose the classic & occasionally crunchy sound of Rev PLATE-140.
  • Spring reverb can give your guitars, synths, and drum samples the classic metallic bounce of dub music - Rev SPRING-636 will do the trick.
  • Want to create the perfect ambient drone from scratch? Run any sound through Rev INTENSITY and hit the ‘Freeze’ button for an echo that’s ever-lasting.

Preamps

Designed to amplify any sound to the right level, these unassuming units actually formed the core sound of the most iconic studios, each with a distinct character of its own.

  • Bring the stereo field to life by separately EQing the middle and the sides of your mix with the characterful quality of Pre TridA’s mid-side processing.
  • Enhance your main vocal tracks with a vintage preamp like Pre 1973 to give them warmth, clarity, and dynamics that’ll cut through the mix.
  • Looking for that ‘White Album’ sound? Put any mic or instrument through Pre V76 and enjoy that beautiful ‘60s studio response.

Filters

Sculpt the shape of your sound, from analog synths to strummed acoustic guitars, by filtering out certain frequencies with these time-tested filter devices.

  • Give any synth, keyboard, or guitar the velvety-smooth low-pass sound of one of the most famous filters ever made with Filter MINI.
  • Create a pulsing, animated sound by combining a classic analog filter with programmable envelopes - look no further than Filter M12.
  • Give your EDM high-pass filter sweeps some crunchy analog charm with an Oberheim™-inspired classic, Filter SEM.

A setting for every occasion

Whether you need an immediate audio solution, or you prefer to start from scratch, FX Collection comes prepared with an array of helpful features to guide your creative process.

Preset browser

Quickly browse dozens of fine-tuned presets to get closer to the sound you have in your head, and then tweak to taste. The preset browser lets you work faster, and spend more time doing the things you enjoy: making music, not tweaking parameters.

Tutorials

Enjoy detailed, step-by-step tutorials built into every FX Collection plugin, letting you know what each parameter does, how it changes the sound, and giving you tips on how best to use them.

Sound Library

Each effect comes with dozens of presets, many of them based on the settings used by critically-acclaimed engineers and studios. The presets also contain “sweet spot” pointers, to help you get the most out of each effect.

Advanced controls

Want to take your preset a step further? Open the Advanced Panel to access additional controls, modern enhancements, and bonus creative features that go beyond the capabilities of studio hardware.

Legacies reborn

For over 20 years, our software engineers have researched these elusive and coveted effects, learning how they shaped music as we know it, and speaking to the studio owners who use them day in, day out.

We’ve travelled the world in search of the finest examples of these revered units. Our engineers and sound designers have analyzed them - both electronically and physically - in painstaking detail, and with a deep respect for their history.

Thanks to the combination of this extensive research with our exclusive modeling methods, we’re able to deliver unparalleled accuracy and sonic authenticity, right down to the behavior of individual components.

The nuances of analog filter curves, the crunch of a vintage spring reverb preamp, the subtle imperfections of hand-soldered components - the real magic lies in the finer details. Now that magic is in your hands.

How we did it

In order to crack the code of these classic effects, we built our own tools.

To reach the levels of authenticity we wanted - and the amazing sound that your audio deserves - we created our own proprietary technologies: TAE® and Phi®. These are the same exclusive methods that we use in our award-winning V Collection series, bringing the industry’s best loved synths and keyboards back to life as software instruments.

TAE® Powered

The exclusive analog modeling technology that makes our virtual effects emulations indistinguishable from the originals. By accurately mimicking the characteristics of analog waveforms, filters, and soft clipping, we can provide astonishing component-accurate detail and authentic analog charm in software form.

Phi® Powered

This methodology is all about measuring the physical characteristics of a machine, and how different materials and stimuli affect its sound. It might seem non-essential for electronic devices, but it’s absolutely key to understanding everything from reverb plates to the unique tape sound of the 201.

Platform specifications

  • Windows: Win 8.1+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    8GB free hard disk space
    OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • Apple: 10.13+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    8GB free hard disk space
    OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required configuration

VST 2.4 (64-bit), VST 3 (64-bit), AAX (64 bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (64-bit), NKS* (64-bit DAWs only).

VST 2.4
VST 3
AAX
AU
NKS

Protection

The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center. You can learn more about it here.




*Full NKS compatibility coming soon

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Main Features

  • 22 software FX, created using TAE® physical and circuit modelling
  • All FX can be used in your DAW as a VST, VST3, AU, AAX plug-in
  • Modern touches: side chaining, mid-side processing, look-ahead tracking and more...
  • Beautiful, incredibly detailed, high-res interfaces
  • In-app tutorials to help you get the best out of each plug-in
  • Great sounding presets with sound designer notes and parameter highlights