Cherry Audio has announced the release of its latest effects plugins, the Rackmode Signal Processors.

Rackmode is a bundle of 7 virtual effects and an instrument plugin that replicate the classic rack-mounted Moog Signal Processors of the 1970s and ’80s.

A collaboration with award-winning synth designer and DSP legend Mark Barton (MRB), Rackmode delivers circuit-precise emulations based on the original rack-mounted hardware. If tracked down and purchased today, the original hardware would cost well over $20,000 USD.

This exclusive collection is the first time this entire line of renowned analog treasures has been recreated as virtual effects. The eight Rackmode Signal Processor plugins include:

  • Rackmode Vocoder: Rackmode includes two versions for this 16 channel classic: an instrument plugin with a built-in dual oscillator, and an effects plugin to modify other input formats and DAW tracks for unlimited processing flexibility.
  • Rackmode Phaser: Based on the definitive 12 stage original known for its lush, sweeping textures.
  • Rackmode Ring Modulator: Based on Moog’s Harald Bode Ring Modulator with Squelch control.
  • Rackmode String Filter: Based on the extremely rare system created by Moog’s Custom Engineering Group, this module utilizes filter arrays that mimic acoustic string instruments.
  • Rackmode Frequency Shifter: Mixes two external inputs or sidechains a single input with its own built-in oscillator. The Frequency Shifter creates colorful, often metallic effects by modifying the ratio of incoming frequency components.
  • Rackmode Graphic EQ: Ten selectable frequency bands with Drive and Gain controls, capable of creating exotic effects when used with other instruments and effects.
  • Rackmode Parametric EQ: Three bands for sculpting Low, Mid, and High-frequency ranges.

Available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats and as standalone software for Windows and Mac, the entire Rackmode Signal Processors bundle is on sale at Cherry Audio and from distributor Plugin Boutique for only $99 USD for a limited time (regular $129 USD).