Loopcloud offers the Dubstation 2 delay plugin by Audio Damage as a free download to everyone who signs up for a free trial until February 28th, 2021.
Dubstation 2 is a bucket-brigade delay plugin developed by Audio Damage, purveyors of some of the most exquisite virtual instruments and effects on the market. The plugin typically costs $25 at Plugin Boutique, but Loopcloud offers it as a freebie to everyone who tries their service by the end of the month.
As its name implies, the Dubstation 2 plugin is a godsend for dub music producers or anyone else looking to spice up their tunes with spacey dub vibes. This is a virtual delay effect you’ll probably want to use on a send channel, with plenty of automation throughout the arrangement to simulate the old school dub masters’ techniques.
Let’s take a closer look at Dubstation 2’s control layout.
The main delay module controls are located in the middle. This is where you’ll adjust the usual parameters like feedback, delay time, as well as Dubstation 2’s secret weapons like reverse delay and looping. Flip the Loop switch, and Dubstation 2 becomes a digital looper right in the comfort of your DAW.
Located on the left are the tone and modulation controls, including a pair of filters and a pitch LFO. Audio Damage also provided a saturation module, simulating the crunch and bite of old analog delays.
The right-most portion of the interface sports the master volume knob, the mix knob, and the stereo width dial. This is also where you’ll find the ping-pong delay switch and the channel mode selector.
The GUI is well-designed and fully vector-based, meaning that you can set it to any size. Dubstation 2 will support any type of screen, regardless of its resolution.
Here’s how Audio Damage describes Dubstation 2:
“Dubstation 2 takes our most popular product and adds a whole raft of new features. With the addition of LFO and saturation controls, Dubstation 2 now fully emulates a vintage bucket-brigade delay, and the new dual-mode for separate control over the left and right delay times and ping-pong make it a Swiss Army knife for delay effects.”
Dubstation 2 Free
This freebie offer comes as an early Valentine’s gift from Loopcloud. You can try their cloud-based sample management platform for free and snag an Audio Damage plugin while you’re at it. Sign up to Loopcloud by the end of February to get a free Dubstation 2 plugin license.
Here’s more info about the deal:
“This month only, get the Audio Damage Dubstation 2 plugin (worth $25) for free when you try Loopcloud. Loopcloud gives you access to the largest and most diverse library of high-quality sounds built over 20 years, in a feature-packed plugin that syncs with your DAW.”
To get Dubstation 2 for free, sign up for a free Loopcloud trial and you will receive a coupon code via email. Redeem the coupon code at Plugin Boutique to add Dubstation 2 to your user account.
On a related note, Plugin Boutique is currently offering the Objeq Delay plugin by AAS as a free download with any purchase. However, this offer is not available for free orders.