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As its name suggests, Vintager Toy is a "toy" that modifies the sound to make it old and/or vintage. The processes are trying to recreate the characteristics of the sound that is heard in the sound systems of the past.
It can be used as:
- an "aging" mastering effect for a mix.
- a single track effect to give warmth vintage to instrument, drum or voice.
Reviewed By sorohanro
December 1, 2012
This is one of my favorite plugins from KVR Developer Challenge 2012.
GUI - quite good looking but most important, clear and self explanatory.
Sound - now here is where it really got me. As a concept it pretty simple, a filter, a stereo field control, some noise and a (what seems to be) compressor/ clipper, but when you put all those together the result is impressive.
I love how this sounds on drums, it gives instant punch and character. The usual computer drum, a bit sterile and with too much separation between elements, suddenly glue together and give the impression of a single instrument.
On guitars, the filter cut around the "1970" setting most of the unwanted frequencies.
CPU usage - on my system seems to be quite easy on CPU and memory, and I use a mid priced laptop.
Grab it and use it, it's one of the few "vintage warmifier" plugins that adds a useful quality to the sound. Very musical, very intuitive.
Cons - well, not that it affects me, but no Mac version.Read more