2getheraudio has released V1nylla, a vinyl record simulator. V1nylla sends your tracks back in time by simulating vinyl crackle, flutter and hiss. It even lets you draw your own vinyl crackle sounds and flutter effects.
Retro lo-fi sounds are still very much in demand. 2getheraudio’s newest plug-in V1nylla is a new way to add that vintage patina to your tracks. It’s not the first vinyl simulator by a long shot, and it’ll have to compete with plug-ins like Initial Audio Analog Pro, Waves Abbey Road Vinyl and of course the granddaddy of them all, iZotope Vinyl. What does V1nylla have to offer that we haven’t seen before?
Like other plug-ins of its kind, V1nylla lets you adjust the speed of the virtual record, with settings for 33, 45 and 78 RPM. It also has a start/stop button, and the start and stop times can be adjusted individually. Four knobs let you dial in various vinyl artifacts: flutter, crackle and hiss, with the fourth knob controlling the hiss colour.
What sets V1nylla apart is the option to draw your own crackle and flutter patterns. You can use the mouse to draw exactly where you want a crackle sound to occur, and how loud it should be. Together with the rotation speed, this lets you use the crackle noise as a rhythmic effect, if desired. Similarly, V1nylla allows you to freely draw the flutter waveform. The plug-in offers various drawing tools, and there’s also a randomization feature.
According to 2getheraudio, V1nylla is fully automatable. The plug-in also lets you save and recall presets.
Price and compatibility
2getheraudio V1nylla is now available from the company’s website. There are several pricing options: The regular ‘industry price’ is USD 49. If you’re a student or on a limited budget, you may choose the discounted price of USD 29. Finally, 2getheraudio even allows you to set your own price. The company also lets you choose from various charities, to which a portion of the proceeds will be donated.
The plug-in runs on Windows 7 or newer (64 bit only) and macOS 10.10 or newer. It comes in VST, AU and AAX formats. A free trial version is available for download.