SuperflyDSP has released four analog-style modulation effects in VST3 and AU plugin formats for digital audio workstations on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
The developer has released four freeware plugins: Flying WahWah, Flying Tremolo, Flying Chorus, and Flying Flanger. All four products are available as VST3 and AU plugins. Both 32-bit and 64-bit hosts are supported, and the plugin works on all three major desktop operating systems.
SuperflyDSP’s freeware plugins are inspired by analog hardware, both in terms of functionality and their sound characteristics. The developer crafted a set of easy-to-use modulation effects that resemble the typical workflow and sound of early guitar pedals. There aren’t any modern features to speak of, apart from the host sync functionality that will synchronize the LFO rate to your digital audio workstation’s BPM.
The plugins have streamlined features and intuitive controls. All four products are generally easy to use. That said, some of the design choices are a bit uncommon, and they might take some time getting used to. For example, the sliders and the knobs instantly jump to the clicked position, which makes it a bit hard to fine-tune a specific parameter. Also, the GUI size is somewhat small, and it isn’t possible to resize the interface.
On the other hand, all four SuperflyDSP plugins sound quite good. They’re not ground-breaking audio plugins, but every fan of old-school analog modulation effects should check them out.
The plugins are available for direct free download from the SuperflyDSP website. You don’t need to sign up or activate the software. Extract the downloaded ZIP archive and move the included plugin files to the VST folder on your computer.
More info: Superfly DSP (32-bit & 64-bit VST3/AU plugin format for Windows, macOS, Linux)