The original returns! One of the long-deprecated Audio Damage products, Ronin hails from a time not so kind nor gentle. This remade version features a new UI, full compatibility with current plug-in standards, and on the Mac side, the best news of all: Universal Binary VST and AU.

What Audio Damage says they didn’t change, however, is the sound. Featuring pairs of BBD-style delays, multi-mode filters, saturation, and LFOs, Ronin also is fully modular. You can route the effects however you’d like, including (if you feel like living dangerously) in to themselves. The audio path is entirely modular. Ronin also has an extensive control routing mechanism, including MIDI inputs.

If you are an owner of Ronin V1.0, this upgrade is free, and is currently in your account in the Audio Damage store. Otherwise, Ronin is $49 and available now via direct download. To use Ronin on a Mac, you’ll need OS X 10.4 or later, and an AudioUnit or VST 2.0-compatible host application.

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