Here’s an essential tool for getting a bit closer to that old vinyl sound. iZotope Vinyl is the ultimate lo-fi weapon, which a combination of filtering, modeling and resampling to recreate and damn near authentic vinyl simulation. If you close your eyes you could almost think there’s vinyl record playing on a turntable next to you.
Best thing: You get it free! All you have to do is to create an Account at the iZotope Website, buy Izotope Vinyl and checkout for free. Available as Audio Unit, AAX (64-bit only) and AAX Audio Suite, RTAS and Audio Suite, VST 2, VST 3.
What makes Izotope Vinyl unique?
You really get a lot of slider and knobs to customize the sound and build a unique emulation of an old record if you want. It’s up to you how or how little of each setting you dial in for your current track. Just drop the plug-in on the track and easily add hiss, noise, crackle, clicks, and pops. iZotope Vinyl allows you to be selective about what lo-fi elements you want to add to your mix. The lo-fi sound of Vinyl can be used to shape your full mix or to create an section or breakdown that differs from your main motive. You can even simulate the sound of slowly stopping playback of a record, modulating both playback speed and frequency.