Nix plugs

Nick Johnstone (nix808) has released a number of freeware VST plug-ins for Windows PC (made with SynthMaker).

The latest versions of Nick’s plug-ins will be available for download from this page. For support please contact Nick at his address: nix808@…

2014-03-12: Nick has launched a website, also offering commercial plugins. Check it at Phonics Audio.

4 Kicks

Phonics 4 Kicks

4 Kicks is a bass drum synthesizer instrument. Nick writes:

This was built by Nippy Baynes for the SM GrooveBox collaboration. It has quirky envelopes which sound great IMO. It is my typical kick I use currently. It is free for all users, but I retain the right to distribute.

Phonics 4 KicksDownload size: 1.18 MB



Phonics freQ

Q8 paragraphic (hybrid) equalizer effect. Each parameter has 2 switchable options so you can A-B them. It sounds great when you automate sweeps. The depth of gain is adjustable on a knob from 0 to 40 dB.

Phonics freQDownload size: 1.16 MB



Phonics Sync

Sync is a looping and recording tool.

Nick writes:

I originally built this to use this idea I had. That is to play a metronome click on beat divisions of a sound editor’s selection. So it does that so you can tell when you selection is looping in sync. Additionally it records and you can play the recording back internally or via midi. I will soon have it normalize, and if I can figure it out fade the ends of the cut loop. You need a 3rd party app to timestretch, but I am looking at this. Max recording time is 10 min with 3 gig of RAM, but shorter takes are previewed in the mix nicely.

Phonics SyncDownload size: 1.90 MB



Mono2Stereo is a utility to route channels. If you are recording a mono source, just insert this in the signal chain to process in stereo.

Phonics Mono2StereoDownload size: 1.01 MB


Wave Mechanic

Nix808 Wave Mechanic

This is a multi-effect with a full-featured filter section particularly. Please play with the filter parameters to create oleaginous sounds, which can then be enhanced by the reverb and delay.

Wave Mechanic v1.0Download size: 1.13 MB



Nix808 Tripper

A monophonic filter envelope for audio. A new filter envelope is created when volume increases.

Tripper v1.0Download size: 1.93 MB


Dream Sequence

Nix808 Dream Sequencer

Is the simplest of sequencers. It might be a good one to teach children with, once you have set up the routing. I am hoping to add some new features soon.

Dream Sequence v1.0Download size: 0.99 MB


  • runagate


    grats on getting your own site

    I’ve been assiduously wailing away with tripper and shifter while in exile from the internet

    I have an idea for a collaboration in the future, too ;-)

    – runny

  • ary5678

    grate man ! OWSOME only

  • ReaktorFreak

    Hi Nix, i followed your quest on 2syn on Synthmaker forum, now you got it working, congratulations on your achievement! I really can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks !


    muchas gracias thanks dios te vendiga….

  • SunSynth

    Hi Nick my friend!

    Awesome work and a late congrat 4 ur site here!

    I’m 2 busy u know ;)

    Keep on doing…


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  • Joe Joe

    is tampler still available?

  • shostakovich

    You save my life… :-)
    thanks lol

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  • Darlington

    nice vst hope i can make good use of it

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