Vertigo Sound has launched the VSE-2 plugin, a meticulous emuation of its Discrete Gyrator EQ.

Vertigo VSE 2

Originally proposed in 1948, a gyrator is a type of electronic network that can be used at the heart of equaliser designs as an alternative to its even older inductor predecessor.

Although inductors are still popular with some designers looking for a vintage sound, they have inherent issues like ringing and odd harmonics. On the other hand, gyrators can work better than the ‘real thing’ and give the designer more freedom, a factor put to work in the VSE-2 to create, among other things, a tube-like distortion spectrum.

VSE-2 features

  • Discrete Gyrator EQ based hardware emulation.
  • Tube like distortion spectrum up to 1% THD.
  • Smooth and punchy vintage console EQ sound.
  • Unique A.I.R Mode (Enhancement of the auditory threshold).
  • 18 selectable frequencies.
  • Hi Pass Filter 10Hz-400Hz.
  • Cut & Boost steps +-: 1dB, 2dB, 3,5dB, 5,5dB, 8dB with proportional Q.
  • Frequency bands can be switched independently to “Broad” (Low Q).
  • Additional input and output trims to avoid internal clipping issues in your DAW.
  • All levels can be set directly at the VSE-2 EQ stage.
  • Harmonic control with drive LED.

VSE-2 for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3/AU/AAX) is on sale for the intro price of 99 EUR for a limited time (regular 239 EUR). Prices incl. 19% VAT.

More information: Vertigo Sound