Liquidclear VST Plug-ins

Liquidclear Tremoloid

Liquidclear has released a number of freeware VST instrument and effect plug-ins for Windows.

Since the original website is no longer available I will offer the plug-ins for download here, with kind permission of James of Symmetrical Castle / Liquidclear.

Note: All Liquidclear plugin(s) were created using SynthEdit and are for Windows only. You will need a VST host to use them.

Liquidclear plug-ins

  • Tremoloid – a simple but versatile plug for creating tremolo-type effects using pure AM. Sounds range from classic 60’s tremolo to extreme FSU/Glitch goodness. Excellent for EPs and strings/pads. Stereo in/out.
  • Rectiplyer – Extreme Octave Distortion for guitars. Rectiplyer simultaneously ‘transposes’ the optionally distorted input signal both up and down 1 and 2 octaves. The distorted/transposed signals can be blended together as well as individually panned. Huge nasty synth-like tones are had with ease.
  • Klapp One – Analog-style hand clap sound generator (no samples used).
  • Transilient – a versatile FSU/Glitch type multi-effect unit designed to make strange and unusual new sounds — yet still (hopefully) easy to use and control. The 5 different effects can be modulated by one of two 16-step sequencers, a LFO, any WAV file, and/or manually controlled. Additionally, the modulators can be synced to your host’s tempo. You can easiliy turn a single sustained note or chord into an electronic drum loop. Or take an existing drum loop and turn it into something glitch-like and noisy. Slower tempos work great for drone and ambient sounds. 16 presets are included to get you started.
  • Flux Interrupter – It’s a weird, glitchy, modulated delay with a built-in LP filter and a little something extra. James built it to obtain a certain sound for his own use, but maybe you’ll find some use for this plug as well. Flux Interrupter sounds great on slower drums loops and monosynth sounds. 16 presets are included to get you started.

Symmetrical Castle & Liquidclear release Swell VST

Liquidclear Swell

Symmetrical Castle & Liquidclear have released Swell, a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.

Swell is a simple audio-triggered automatic envelope (ADS) designed for use with electric guitars.

Swell features

  • Power – Turns Swell on/off (bypass).
  • Threshold – Ajdusts the sensitivity of gate that triggers thee envelope.
  • Envelope – Attack, Decay, Sustain.
  • Mono – If switched on, left and right inputs will be summed.
  • Volume – Level of Swell’s output.

Visit Liquidclear for more information and a link to download Swell.


Liquidclear releases Rectiplyer VST

Liquidclear Rectiplyer

Liquidclear has released Rectiplyer, a free Octave Distortion VST effect plugin for Windows VST Hosts.

Rectiplier was designed to create interesting distorted and fuzzy lead guitar sounds. The effect simultaneously ‘transposes’ the optionally distorted input signal up 1 and 2 octaves and down 1 and 2 octaves using rectifiers and a zero-crossing modulation technique.


  • Power: Turns Rectiplyer on and off (when off, thru signal is stereo)
  • Tone: Adjusts cutoff of the 1p LP filter. Turn this to the left to reduce high frequencies and harshness
  • Octave Levels/Pan: Adjusts the level and stereo balance of each octave
  • Drive Amount: Adjusts the intensity of the distortion
  • Drive: Turns the distortion effect on and off
  • Volume: Main output level

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