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Humanity has travelled the world and all the seas. The sky is not the limit for us; we even reached the moon and beyond. But we were never able to explore the past (before). Only Retronaut, United Plugins’ LoFi Nostalgia Machine, may take you there. Fasten your seatbelts. The expedition through history starts now.
Retronaut is a multi-voice vibrato and chorus with LoFi effects. It is inspired by old analogue gear such as bucket brigade chips, tape cassettes, vinyl records and voltage-controlled filters.
The multi-voice engine allows you to mix from a single vibrato voice up to 4, resulting in a rich chorus. The mix is continuously variable, so you can find sweet spots between the voices.
Retronaut adds that nostalgic magic of the past, with multiple ways to age and degrade your music. Including warm dirt & grit, wow & flutter, dusty crinkles & crackles and more.
Offset the voices in various ways to create organic and evolving movements. Spread the voices over the stereo field, progressively delay them, warp their phase and even offset the LFO rate for each independently.
The heart of Retronaut is its modulation. However, you can dial back the “Vibe” and use its other effects. The tape saturation sounds so good it could have been a plugin on its own. Get that warm, woolly and compressed tape sound, then shape it with the VA filters and mix to perfection.
The Feed control sends the signal from each voice back into each other to create a complex feedback network. Combine this with Lag to delay each voice and the filters for dampening to get a lush modulated reverb that sounds breathtakingly beautiful.
The plugin has high-pass and low-pass resonant filters with switchable 2 or 4 poles to shape the tone of the effect. The filters can also be modulated with the LFO to add extra motion and flow to your sounds.
The photorealistic graphic user interface of the plugin gives you the feeling you are touching the real hardware. But it easily adapts to your needs. You can always drag the arrow in the bottom right corner to change its size – make it smaller to save valuable screen space, or enlarge it to make it easier to use.
The intelligent way United Plugins’ software manages bypassing ensures that you don’t get any clicks or harmful noises when automating the parameter. It also compensates for latency ensuring that the bypass states are perfectly in sync with each other.
This plugin intelligently detects whether it makes sense to perform processing at all. And if not, it temporarily turns on sleep mode. In such a state, it requires virtually no CPU at all to save the computing sources for other processes.
United Plugins’ plugins never get obsolete. They keep track of the current operating systems and DAWs. And you may always update to the most recent version for free. Without paying a cent, a penny, or whatever currency you prefer.
Retronaut is available to PC and Mac users (VST2, VST3, AU and AAX).
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