Artists like The Midnight, FM-84, and Timecop1983 have mastered the art of nostalgia, especially in retro synthwave music. Tack on Stranger Things’ soundtrack and you’ve got a recipe for most people in my age group’s childhood. We could all use a little vaporwave in our music and BABY Audio has just the plugin with SUPER VHS.
Two and a half busy months after releasing our first plugin,
I Heart NY – Parallel Compressor, we’re excited to announce the follow up.
As kids of the 1980s, we have always been drawn to the sound of slightly out-of-tune synths, warm tape saturation, gritty samples and grainy reverbs. So we set out on a mission to capture the lofi spirit of our favorite decade — and bring it into a new decade.
Super VHS hosts six unique ‘one-knob effects’, coming together in a versatile channel strip.
STATIC: Static noise synthesizer. HEAT: ‘Analog tape’ saturator. SHAPE: Sample rate reducer inspired by 1980s 8-bit samplers. MAGIC: Dark and lush chorus FX. DRIFT: Pitch fluctuation LFO. WASH: ‘Bad Hall’ reverb. + Internal EQ, bit-crusher and limiter.
We wanted this plugin to be like sending your sounds back in time, then re-discovering them on a worn-out VHS tape 30 years later. All with the click of a single button, right inside your DAW.
Super VHS will add some 1980s lofi authenticity to whatever clean sound you run through it — from a subtle touch of character to extreme sonic twists that leave your head spinning. Each effect has just a single control – but multiple parameters under the hood – allowing you to find endless combinations to transform your synths, samples, guitars, drums, vocals and beyond.
Mac & PC, Vst, Vst3, AU and AAX, 64-bit and 32-bit. Compatible with all major DAWs.
For more info, visit babyaud.io/super-vhs-multi-fx-plugin