iZotope Updates Vinyl; Fan favorite free plug-in gets new features and look for its 20th Anniversary

iZotope Inc., Cambridge, MA (November 19, 2020) iZotope Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, has released an updated version Vinyl, a free vinyl simulation plug-in that was the first product ever offered by the company two decades ago. Released in 2001, Vinyl was the first of many iZotope products that have inspired creativity for hundreds of thousands of producers, engineers and post production professionals. With a modernized UI to contain the classic, vintage tones of the original, the latest version of Vinyl brings instant audio transformation to creations with visual clarity and style.

With Vinyl, users can give their production a new, nostalgic character in seconds by applying old-school warmth, age-worn dust, or vintage turntable sounds to their music. The latest version features a Lo-fi effect that allows creators to instantly apply the saturated, worn timbre of late-80’s hip-hop and reproduce the character of second-hand records.

Vinyl Features:

  • Lo-fi - Instant, old-school character inspired by 80’s resampling
  • Mechanical Noise - The amount of turntable motor rumble and noise
  • Electrical Noise - Internally generated electrical noise, such as 60 Hz grounding hum
  • Wear - Control how worn out the record is, from brand new to played a few thousand times
  • Dust - The amount of dust on the record
  • Scratch - The number and depth of scratches on the record
  • Warp - The amount of warping and the warp shape for the record - from no warp to the edges totally melted and warped
  • Record Player Year - The year of the record player - from current linear tracking turntables to 1930 phonographs
  • Stereo/Mono - Switch between stereo and mono output
  • Input and Output Gain - Set the gain in and out of the effect with visual level meter feedback

“Everything old is new again in this latest update of Vinyl,”  said iZotope Chief Executive Officer Mark Ethier.  "As we look back on 20 years of iZotope, Vinyl holds a special place in our hearts as the free plug-in that started it all. To all the Vinyl fans out there, past and present, we're excited to bring Vinyl back into the future for you.”


Operating Systems: Mac: macOS 10.13.6 – macOS 10.15 (Catalina) Windows: Windows 8 – Windows 10
Plugin Formats: AU, AAX, VST2, VST3. All plug-in formats are 64-bit only.
Supported Hosts: Logic Pro X, Live 9.7–10, Cubase 9.5–10.5, Pro Tools 12–2020, FL Studio 20, Studio One 5, REAPER 6, Reason 11, Bitwig Studio 3, Cakewalk by Bandlab, Digital Performer 10

About iZotope

At iZotope, we’re obsessed with great sound. Our intelligent audio technology helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. We design award- winning software, plug-ins, hardware, and mobile apps powered by the highest quality audio processing, machine learning, and strikingly intuitive interfaces.

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