Soundtoys has announced Soundtoys 5, an update to its effects plug-­in collection for Windows and Mac.

SoundToys PrimalTap

PrimalTap is a retro delay plug-­in based on the unique sound of the Prime Time delay – a well­-known and well­-loved digital delay from the 1980s.

Soundtoys 5 adds the new Soundtoys Effect Rack, the new PrimalTap retro delay plug­-in, and a new “dongle-­free” licensing option. Soundtoys 5 includes the entire line of Soundtoys effects plug-­ins in one package.

The new Soundtoys Effect Rack is the centerpiece of Soundtoys 5. It turns what was previously a collection of individual effects plug-­ins into a powerful effects system designed to make it easy for users to create, audition, save, and recall combinations of Soundtoys effects.

Soundtoys Effect Rack

The Soundtoys Effect Rack integrates all 12 Soundtoys effects into a single plug­-in, improving workflow by visually displaying an entire effect processing chain – eliminating the need to navigate multiple plug-­in windows to adjust parameters, add new effects, or change the order of effects. It also includes overall input and output level controls, a wet/dry mix control, and a global feedback control – which add new creative possibilities that would require additional plug-­ins or complicated routing to accomplish in most DAWs.

Soundtoys 5 effects are carefully hand-crafted, based on decades of experience creating professional effect processing hardware and software, and inspired by Soundtoys’ extensive collection of rare and classic studio gear. Saturation, compression and distortion are modeled with Decapitator, Radiator, and Devil­Loc. EchoBoy and the new PrimalTap are a virtual history of echo devices. Crystallizer and MicroShift model studio classic stereo widening, chorus and pitch effects. PanMan, Tremolator, FilterFreak, and PhaseMistress pioneered the concept of beat synchronized effects, and have extensive rhythmic editing power and deep customization options behind simple interfaces.

Soundtoys 5 will be available in Q4 2014, pricing TBA.

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