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Multi-Band Processor Plugin by Rothmann
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Roth-AIR has an average user rating of 4.56 from 9 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for Roth-AIR

Reviewed By mikebo [read all by] on November 28th, 2019
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

One of this little genious tools I don't want miss. Simple and self-explanatory. Without shown parameters. You have to trust your ears. That's how it has to be ...;-).

Reviewed By acousticglue [read all by] on January 30th, 2019
Version reviewed: 1.04 on Windows

This thing is wonderful on clean guitars to get that Supertramp clean effect. Adds real sheen like an Avalon.

Reviewed By peferling [read all by] on June 28th, 2018
Version reviewed: 1.0.4 on Windows.
Last edited by peferling on 29th June 2018.

An essential to livin' up vocals on the top end. I start with the default and pull up the AIR to taste. This will also rescue tracks that sound too sterile from over use of noise correction, restoring presence. I will then add a little reverb, a dose of Bark of the Dog to thicken, and glue with a compressor on the low end for rich tone. This works well with VO recorded from large diaphragm mics.

Reviewed By pgw71 BANNED [read all by] on August 31st, 2017
Version reviewed: 1.04 on Windows.
Last edited by pgw71 on 31st August 2017.

Brilliant piece of kit. Use it on just about everything to add light and air. Absolutely essential!.

Reviewed By StuartCarter [read all by] on March 17th, 2017
Version reviewed: 1.04 on Windows

Fantastic plugin. I love the cool minimal interface rather than an unnecessarily cluttered artwork interface.

I use it in an FX bus and add it sparingly for extra sparkle to almost every track. Works superbly.

Reviewed By linkstate [read all by] on March 6th, 2017
Version reviewed: 1.0.4 on Windows

Nice plugin. Thank you! It can breath but also destroy audio. It saves my harsh hihats and make them more in back rather than spiking out of my mix. I dont know how it will work in club systems if it distorts to much but on my monitors it sounds sweet and back but also hifi. It can tame the spiking hihats if you want just mix it to your taste. If it can distort and smear highs less (obviously) it would be excelent and 10/10 :)

Reviewed By richnbk [read all by] on January 12th, 2017
Version reviewed: 1.0.4 on Windows

Best free plugin I've ever seen. Adds air to the synth tracks and can be used for every track. GOOD ENHANCER.

Reviewed By VicDiesel [read all by] on January 7th, 2017
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Mac

The surprise hit of the Developer Challenge 2016. I've never been big on saturation or exciter plugs, but this one can be used to good effect. In fact, I've used it to good effect to turn some woodwind instruments into a pad-like sound. A very nifty effect that I will turn to again in the future when I want to introduce some colour.

The interface looks good and is intuitive. The knobs don't seem to have unusable extremes with a small sweet spot, but give -- depending on your purpose -- usable results throughout.

Reviewed By lgmab [read all by] on December 27th, 2016
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

Incredible value for a free plugin. This plugin compares favorably to Softube's ubiquitous Saturation Knob. Many who use these types of plugins expect "miracles" to crystalize when they turn "the" knob. In truth however, it is often where, this plugin is not placed, that makes the difference. Applied masterfully, the results are stunning, professional and transparent. This, IMHO, is the purpose and value of such a plugin. Not to fond of the visual interface and would love to see values for parameters. I am looking forward to other offerings from this developer.

Latest 9 reviews from a total of 9

Comments & Discussion for Rothmann Roth-AIR

Discussion: Active
Ambient Mechanics
Ambient Mechanics
1 December 2016 at 10:33pm

I have a feeling this is going to be one of those tools that everyone will end up having in the musical toolbox of tricks..it really is a little gem that's simple to use, A "must-have" tool, the effects of which on a mix are immediately clear and can be seriously stunning.

5 December 2016 at 1:26am

This looks really cool, but it immediately fucks up whenever I try and use it (it phase offsets all of its audio by stupidly high amounts, it looks like).


Ambient Mechanics
Ambient Mechanics
5 December 2016 at 10:44am

Strange..it seems to work just fine for me..doesn't fuck up anything at all when I use it..though I found you need to play with it a bit to get the best sound from it. due to the dials having no settings as such. But other than that, it seems like a really great tool to help improve a mix.

8 December 2016 at 3:57pm

I'm completely in love with this one, very good to give a bright on romplers, samples and and synths.
actually this one is my choice on kvr challenge this year.

27 December 2016 at 4:57pm

This was my #1 vote for the challenge. Superb plugin for those who invest in that highly elusive art of "listening" for what is needed and then masterfully adding "just" the amounts needed. A little goes a long way here. Will attempt to find the problem of phase as mentioned above; although it seems that the EQ may have more to do with that than the plugin itself.

Hi praise for this valuable plugin....would love however, to have a better GUI, some preset-start-points, values for parameters and a quick A-B switch as this plugin can "colour" rather quickly. In truth I was surprised it did not land in top 3.

IMHO however, the #1 spot this year is an amazing plugin. I saw it after my vote....interestingly I am not sure if it would have changed y mind about this one.

Thanks for Roth-Air and I look forward to other offerings from this developer.

27 December 2016 at 6:17pm

Thanks for your feedback guys! I'm so glad to hear the plug-in has been useful for most of you.

Programming VST plug-ins is still new for me, and Roth-AIR has been a great learning process. Some amount of phase alteration are to be expected with multiband processing, but from my tests I found the effect on phase to not be too bad. For a future version I will try to optimize for more transparent phase response and improvements on GUI, for which I feel the criticism has been very fair and helpful.

Thanks again - I am excited to get started on the next project.

9 March 2017 at 11:10am

Hope you don't change the GUI too much ! I really appreciate it's simplicity and the ring like knob design! Great plugin, thanks for your work :)

7 January 2017 at 6:22pm

Love this effect. I used it to turn a couple of live played recorders into a pad sound. (On rehearing, maybe next time I'll be slightly less extreme.)



8 January 2017 at 11:04pm

Is there an updated version of this I can download? I ove it too but I too have a lot of problems it crashing constantly etc. Let me know I don't see where I can download it. Thanks.

10 January 2017 at 8:56pm

Hi systmu, thanks for reaching out! I have gotten some feedback via email that has helped me narrow in on the issue. I will investigate and release a new version as soon as it's fixed.

9 January 2017 at 11:27pm

Thnx, a great plugin for processing podcasts etc!!.

10 May 2017 at 3:15pm

Installed and scanned in Cubase 8.5 on macOS 10.12.4. It only played in the left channel. Launced Reaper and it played just fine. Weird. Any way to address this danielrothmann? I'm sure I'm going to love this eventually. Thanks.

24 January 2018 at 9:14pm

Great! I love to get more air in my music (I use the TAL2 reverb for that but this will be super welcome!).

Just saw nice words about this plug in the comments on BPB: https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2017/12/28/free-vst-plugins-2017/ Might feel inspiring to Daniel.

25 July 2019 at 8:43am

it gives to my mixes so mach clarity, & the mix came up to a life.

i very very happy 4 the Results, case' it the most of the best 4 mastrering.

11 August 2019 at 1:49pm

It's gives to the mix clarity & air to life, it the best of the most kind for mastering.

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