AudioThing has announced an update to the Wires soviet wire recorder emulation.

Version 1.2 of the plugin that was developed in collaboration with electronic music composer and performer Hainbach now has beta support of the new CLAP format, a new open standard for audio plugins and hosts. The update also includes some improvements and fixes.

Made originally for military and secret service use across the Iron Curtain, in the hands of a few avant garde musicians it became a magical lofi-tool and ghostly echo machine. Now this rare and rather finicky to operate piece of hardware is available for the first time as a faithful yet modern plugin. Transform your audio to the world of numbers stations and secret operations, dub out to very unusual echoes or make the most lofi beats to study too.

Changes in Wires v1.2

  • Added: CLAP plugin format (beta).
  • Added: Oversampler up to 16x.
  • Added: macOS 12 Monterey support.
  • Improved: CPU and memory usage.
  • Improved: Graphics and labels.
  • Fixed: Echo Level pre/post behavior.
  • Fixed: Popups not opening correctly with multiple instances in Logic Pro.
  • Fixed: Compatibility with OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Wires for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU, AAX and CLAP) is on sale for $35 USD instead of $59 USD until July 1st, 2022.

The offer is available at the AudioThing store, as well as from distributors Plugin Boutique and ADSR Sounds, and at the Bitwig shop.