Izotope - Vinyl

10 CommentsDeveloper : Izotope
Type : Plugin | OS : Win 32Bit, Win 64Bit, Mac 32Bit, Mac 64Bit | Format : VST, VST3, AU, RTAS, AAX
Tags : Vinyl Simulator


The return of the ultimate lo-fi weapon

Back just in time for its 15th anniversary, Vinyl is a plug-in that lets you simulate the dust, scratches, and warp of a worn record and the electrical and mechanical noise of the turntable it’s on. Give fresh recordings and instrument tracks the dirty, dusty feel of an earlier decade. Apply Vinyl to any source audio to make it sound as if it’s being played from a record and dial in exactly the right character to suit your tune. Plus, it’s now updated to 64-bit!

What makes Vinyl unique ?

Go beyond a straight emulation of the basic characteristics of aged vinyl for full customization of all of the artifacts of a vinyl listening experience. Dial in as much or as little of each of those elements as you need — add only an old hissy noise floor or just crackle, clicks, and pops. It’s up to you, and you get the flexibility with Vinyl’s digital emulation to introduce exactly the right combination.

Use Vinyl musically or as an effect

To get the full vinyl experience, add a little bit of each of the artifacts that give vinyl its characteristic sound. With Vinyl’s digital emulation of the real thing, you can dial in as much or as little as you want for a level of flexibility that’s impossible with hardware. Get an old radio sound that’s still musically accurate by adding hiss, crackle, and saturation without adding warble to it. Or, add just a warble effect without introducing a high noise floor. Vinyl allows you to be selective about what lo-fi elements you want to add to your mix.

The best lo-fi sound for any situation

The lo-fi sound of Vinyl can be used to create a section of your mix that sounds like it’s from a different era. It’s useful both in music production and in audio for film or television. Treat the audio for your picture to make it sound as if it’s coming from an authentic on screen old-fashioned source. In a musical context, use Vinyl to shape your mix, to create an effective counterpoint that plays against another huge or wide section of your arrangement.


  • Warp: Choose the amount of warping and the warp shape for the record—from no warp to totally melted and warped edges.
  • Dust: Simulates the amount of dust that has settled on the surface of the record.
  • Year: Models record players from different decades using filter responses.
  • Wear: Simulates the effect of a record that's been played too many times, from brand new to a few thousand spins.
  • Mechanical Noise: Adds turntable rumble and motor noise.
  • Spin Down: Simulate the sound of slowly stopping playback of a record, modulating both playback speed and frequency.


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Comments 1 - 10 of 10
  1. norad221
    norad221 on Mon 2nd Feb 2015 - 5 years ago

    Is it compatible with live?

  2. iZotopeCares
    iZotopeCares on Fri 5th Feb 2016 - 4 years ago

    Hi all,

    In honor of it's 15th birthday, Vinyl is back! Vinyl has now been updated to 64-bit and is available in AU, AAX, Audio Suite, RTAS, VST 2, and VST 3 formats. You can get your free copy of Vinyl here: https://www.izotope.com/vinyl


  3. XyIlent
    XyIlent on Sun 7th Feb 2016 - 4 years ago

    downloading now!.. looks cool

  4. shahee
    shahee on Sun 1st May 2016 - 4 years ago


  5. squiiid
    squiiid on Tue 27th Feb 2018 - 2 years ago

    bought awhile back. gonna give it another go. love it before.

    will keep posted.

  6. squiiid
    squiiid on Tue 27th Feb 2018 - 2 years ago

    izotope kills it again.

    much love.

  7. otto22
    otto22 on Sat 28th Apr 2018 - 2 years ago

    Very nice plugin for making stuff sound lo-fi. The warp feature is neat.

  8. tompope27
    tompope27 on Mon 14th May 2018 - 2 years ago

    How do I get this running on Logic Pro X??

  9. taxondabeat
    taxondabeat on Wed 23rd May 2018 - 2 years ago

    How do I get this to run on Reason 10 ?!?!

  10. TheAnaesthetist
    TheAnaesthetist on Sat 25th Jan 2020 - 5 months ago

    iZotope's Ozone Imager is now available for free too !


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