Vinyl: The Ultimate Lo-Fi Weapon

NOTE: Vinyl is not compatible with ProTools 11, Logic Pro X, and other 64-bit plug-in hosts. Learn more

Add a touch of vintage flair to your tracks with a plug-in that's part time machine. iZotope's Vinyl uses advanced filtering, modeling and resampling to create an authentic "vinyl" simulation, as if the audio was a record being played on a record player. Get the perfect amount of scratchy, noisy, grit to dirty up even the cleanest tracks.

The only thing that sounds better is the price: it's free!

Vinyl was the first plug-in that iZotope released. We are committed to our decade-long tradition of keeping Vinyl free and easy to use—so we’re constantly working to improve its functionality and address current known issues.

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Key Features

  • Mechanical Noise: The amount of turntable motor rumble and noise
  • Wear: Control how worn out the record is, from brand new to played a few thousand times
  • Electrical Noise: Internally generated electrical noise, such as 60 Hz grounding hum
  • Dust: The amount of dust on the record
  • Scratch: The number and depth of scratches on the record
  • Warp Depth: The amount of warping and the warp shape for the record—from no warp to the edges totally melted and warped

Vinyl in the Wild

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From frontman Ed Mcfarlane of Friendly Fires

"If I want to dirty up my soft synths or give them a bit of an edge then I run them through various plug-ins that degrade the quality or warp things to a certain extent. That's why I’ve always used iZotope’s Vinyl, even on our first record. I don’t use it to make something sound like vinyl at all. I use it to degrade the quality and make it sound a bit crunchier and less clean...Vinyl will always turn it into something absolutely crunched-up."

 

From sound designer Justin Lassen

"I've been recording orchestras for years and have samples from just about everywhere. I usually let the 'tape' run even after we're done just to see what happens. I really like running some of those scraps through iZotope Vinyl to give it an old gramophone sound."

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