Variety Of Sound announced that their products will soon be available in 64-bit VST plugin format for Windows as part of a public beta test.
There’s zero doubt that Variety Of Sound is among the best freeware plugin developers on the market. The plugins took inspiration from analog hardware, but Herbert Goldberg (the developer behind Variety Of Sound) always offered a unique take on analog emulation.See also: BPB Saturator Is A FREE Tube/Tape Saturation VST Plugin
Chances are, though, that you may have never heard of Variety Of Sound plugins. How come?
Variety Of Sound was all the rage on the free VST plugin scene in the early 2010s, but their products were never updated to be compatible with 64-bit digital audio workstations.
As the digital audio world slowly but surely transitioned to 64-bit operating systems, Variety Of Sound got less and less attention. Even so, they remain among the favorite tools for many producers, myself included. FerricTDS is still my favorite tape emulation plugin ever and I’ve tried them all.
The fact that FerricTDS might soon be available as a 64-bit VST plugin for Windows already makes me feel ecstatic about the public beta that is announced for July 2021. Let alone that all other Variety Of Sound plugins will get the same 64-bit treatment.
Another fact worth pointing out is that Variety Of Sound confirmed that their products will remain freeware. Although I honestly wish that a pay what you want option will be available so that we can support and appreciate Variety Of Sound’s amazing work.
As stated in the official announcement on Variety Of Sound’s website, the public beta should begin in July 2021. The developer is looking for free cloud space storage to “offer hassle-free downloads without any traffic/bandwidth limits (or advertising).”
As someone who maintains the BPB Downloads page and 99Sounds, I know how difficult it can be to find decent file storage for free. I would suggest trying Gumroad, Patreon, or a little-known host called Payhip.
And of course, I would gladly offer to host any Variety Of Sound plugins on Bedroom Producers Blog, for free.
I am so looking forward to the Variety Of Sound 64-bit beta! It is like waiting for the reboot of your favorite movie trilogy to come to the cinema, except you know it’s going to be good! 😍
More info: Variety Of Sound
I read VoS this morning, can’t wait for 64 bit versions! Amazing you’re offering them free storage!
Super dope!! i Still use all VOS plugs even in a 64 set up, hope they all will be available in 64 soon. Big Up
That will be amazing! A 64 bit ThrillseekerVBL !
This is great newssssss!!!
This is what I call good news!
I’m really happy of all the love and excitement people are showing for this announcement! I thought I was one of the very few remembering their existence. I still use them everyday in REAPER. Those plugins are something special for me.
I think they are still some of the best plugins ever made.
Great. Just contact Herbert directly because of the hosting. I think BPB and VOS look like a good fit.
Will do, thanks for the tip!
GOOD GOOD NEWS!!!
I stopped using these because I hated having to wrap them first before trying them in Cubase
Same here, I don’t use any 32-bit wrappers so I couldn’t integrate VOS into my workflow over the past few years.
SO EXCITING! I’m still using essentially all his plugins to this date. At least 1-2 per session (thanks Reaper for continuing to support 32 bit plugins on 64 bit systems!)
I think, it would be good to link VoS wordpress page directly so that people can suggest host service or show love for the plugins.
Good that BPB is already one of the hosting suggestion in comments.
BPB + VoS could be a good couple :-)
I hope the code algorithms are not changed while porting them to 64-bits!
Good point! I updated the link. Cheers!
that’s so cool!!!
YASSS!! The most BADASS tape saturator strikes back!
damn will it only be for windows though? :/
This can be top 10 best bpb news ever. I think Tom can tell exactly?
Hey Hitesh, well, it’s definitely up there. Airwindows on Windows, Surge going open-source, Tracktion Free, Vital, Tyrell N6, many other great news and announcements over the years.
What plugins of their you recommend other than FerricTDS?
Of course over the years, you could find alternatives and replacements for most. But, we, completely normal hoomans, grow accustomed to a sound, a visual, a user experience for good or bad. That said, I’m still a complete sucker for epicVerb and NastyDLA. I didn’t use the compressors enough back then to miss them (enter the comments about them being THE ONLY GOOD ONES EVAR ^_^). But NastyVCS is/was/will_be? one killer all-in-one channel strip kinda thing that was both extremely easy to approach visually and had tons of different available tones at your fingertips. Dead Duck, AO, SNFK, quite a few moar… and now VoS coming back. Who had that on their bingo card?
All!!!! trillseeker VBL, LA y XTC, Booteq, Nasty DLA, etc
Any VoS plugin does what it is meant to do perfectly. Plus He’s one of the VERY FEW Plugin developers that take the time /resources to create manuals for their products. I can’t say how many times I have been frustrated by complex, potentially go-to plugins without instructional manuals. Also VoS plugins are probably the most stable plugins on the market, NEVER have I ever experienced a DAW crash with ’em on FL Studio.
*pinches himself* (ouch!)
*checks calendar for month of april*
*re-learns to read english from scratch using online courses*
W… WHUT? -_-;;;
Yes!!! FerricTDS used to be my go-to before i switched to a 64bit OS
Same story here.
Any possibility for release for osx?
Superb news. Nasty DLA is still the best free tape delay emulation. with full through zero phasing and self feedback.
No one has matched it in ten years.
In general his drive algorithms are still some of the best too.
That’s awesome news! Can’t wait!
TAL Company released an update with a new GUI for the TAL-Noizemaker vst plugin. It looks beautiful and more easy to navigate.
Great update, thanks for the tip: https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/06/29/tal-noisemaker/#comment-263319
Finally! No more divided GUI. I never liked it. Thanks for the info. I wish they would increase the polyphony though, because voice-stealing can be quite obvious.
Like everyone else: woohoo!!
The ones I used the most were epicVerb, it was everywhere… and NastyDLA.
I am so excited to have them back!!
Perhaps life is worth living after all…
Best news ever! Since I bought a new laptop and went 64 bit I’ve used Jbridger for some VoS plugins that I’ve been using since day 1, but when bridged they are too CPU hungry for me. I try to squeeze in BootEQ at times, Ferric for the master and I haven’t really found anything quite like the NastyDLA for vocals yet so this is very welcome!
I heard a lot of recommendations for JBridge but I simply prefer using native 64-bit software for some reason. Can’t wait for these to go 64-bit!
The return of VOS. With all the other free stuff that’s excellent, we’re well setup I’d say.
Yeah! Can’t wait!
This is FANTASTIC news!! Glad to see all the ++ comments and support for these awesome plug-ins. 👏😄👏
Can’t wait for the actual beta phase to begin!
Reaper is fine with 32 lol
Yes, so far. Because a 64bit Windows allows you to run 32bit programs, itself already bridging it somehow. But beware the new Windows 11. Which at some point, you might want/need to use. Just sayin’.
Just to make myself clear, or maybe worse. Since Windows has gone 64bit, all 32bit programs are using a system called WoW64 (Windows on Windows 64bit) that is already ‘bridging’ the programs themselves in a transparent manner to the OS. jBridge’s role, and some DAWs using similar technology, are only doing the bridging from the 32bit plugin to the 64bit host program, which is another problem. Yay! \o/
TL;DR: going full 64bit is always better.
Oh, my God! epicVerb in 64-bit? FINALLY!
The need for jBridge is decreasing every day, hahahah.
Honestly, I’d gladly pay any amount of money just to be able to use VoS plugins again, this time on my Mac setup. That’s pretty much the only thing I miss from back when I used Windows to produce.
I recommend checking out Airwindows. Not exactly a substitute for VOS, but they are incredibly good, freeware, and work on macOS.
Seconded! Airwindows are a staple in my audio workflow, I use them on pretty much everything for years.
Absolutely, me too! I still fondly remember using VoS in the humble beginnings and still from time to time check if by any chance an easy way of using them on a Mac setup didn’t pop up in the meantime. Being able to use them again would really make my day.
No Way… Fricking hyped for this baby!
The hype is real!
A partnership of VOS and BPB like that would be a godsend to so many people.
With VOS 64 plugins + your own stock plugins you literally don’t need to buy plugins at all.
Yeah, the VOS plugins used to be my go-to mixing tools, in addition to Studio One’s stock plugins. Can’t wait for the 64-bit versions.
I’ve been hoping for this.
Waiting for Thrillseeker 64bit!!
Can’t wait to slam ThrillseekerVBL, ThrillseekerLA and FerricTDS on some tracks again! For storage, MEGA Download could work. You get 20gb storage free (should be enough?) but I don’t know how it works if a lot of people are downloading the same file/s simultaneously, but it has always worked great for me.
Nasty DLA please please please :)