Baby Audio has released Super VHS, a retro modulation plugin. As kids of the 1980s, the crew at Baby Audio has always been drawn to the sound of slightly out-of-tune synths, warm tape saturation, gritty samples and grainy reverbs. So they set out on a mission to capture the lofi spirit of their (and our) favorite decade. Super VHS is a decidedly modern plugin that hosts six unique ‘one-knob effects’, coming together in a versatile channel strip:
- STATIC: Static noise synthesizer
- HEAT: ‘Analog tape’ saturator
- SHAPE: Sample rate reducer inspired by 1980s 8-bit samplers
- MAGIC: Dark and lush chorus FX
- DRIFT: Pitch fluctuation LFO
- WASH: ‘Bad Hall’ reverb
- + Internal EQ, bit-crusher and limiter
Baby Audio wanted this plugin to be like sending your sounds back in time, then re-discovering them on a worn-out VHS tape 30 years later. All with the click of a single button, right inside your DAW. Super VHS will add some 1980s lofi authenticity to whatever clean sound you run through it — from a subtle touch of character to extreme sonic twists that leave your head spinning. Each effect has just a single control – but multiple parameters under the hood – allowing you to find endless combinations to transform your synths, samples, guitars, drums, vocals and beyond.
Baby Audio Super VHS is available now for $49, with an intro price of $29 until December 31. It requires macOS 10.7 or later and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host.