Plugin Boutique offers the Dubstation 2 (€29 value) delay plugin by Audio Damage for FREE with any purchase.
The giveaway will be active throughout the month of May, and all paid purchases qualify. Just make sure that the total amount in your shopping cart exceeds zero. The deal isn’t available for “free checkout” orders.
Many people will tell you that Dubstation 2 is a must-have if you produce dub, techno, and many styles of EDM. It’s a plugin with a big reputation as a powerhouse in those circles.
Dubstation 2 emulates a classic bucket-brigade delay and delivers the characteristics of vintage hardware units. The defining characteristic would be the warm distortion that can be introduced using the input drive and saturation controls.
One of the first things I liked about Dubstation 2 is that the GUI is straightforward and resizable. The core parameters, delay time and feedback, are right in the middle of the interface. The middle of the GUI also has a few important switches; x2 time, tempo sync, reverse, and looper.
At the heart of the plugin are 2 independent delay lines, although it can be as a single line mono delay, too. Each delay line has individual time settings up to 2000ms (or host-synced). The Reverse and looper functions are where Dubstation 2 gets even more interesting. Reverse allows you to flip the delay buffer, and looper creates an infinite cycle, turning Dubstation 2 into an impressive digital looper.
To the left, you’ll find the modulation controls along with the input drive and saturation knobs I mentioned earlier. There are 2 filters (HP/LP) and an LFO that modulates the delay time, delivering analog-like pitch modulation. The built-in filters allow you to shape the frequency and manipulate the feedback circuit on the fly.
To the right, you have mode switches for single/dual and ping-pong on/off. Rounding off the controls are the width, output level, and mix (dry/wet) knobs.
Audio Damage describes Dubstation 2 as a “Swiss army knife” for delay effects. I think that’s a pretty fair description given the versatility of the plugin.
In terms of versatility, it’s not just the functions and features; it’s more about the potential applications. Some plugins are perfect for a specific type of use, but I could see Dubstation 2 being used in production, sound design, and live performance.
Dubstation 2 is available for macOS, Windows, Linux, and iOS in VST, VST3, AU, AUv3, and AAX formats.
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