It seems like ‘retro’ is on the rise, because here we have yet another plugin meant to bring back the musical imperfections which are lacking in the digital domain. Here from Inphonik, we are offered their interpretation of a retro-fyer plugin, completely FREE of charge: meet the PCM2612 Retro Decimator Unit.
Taken from the PCM playback feature of the iconic RYM2612 FM Synthesizer, this bitcrusher effect plugin is an 8-bit decimation unit aimed at pure simplicity. And, it’s free! Whether this plugin truly is the ’90s new vintage’ is debatable, however, it does shine a tiny tad at getting those sweet subtle vintagy imperfections into your sound. Use it on synth-sounds, layer it with other FX, mangle beats or add subtle fizz to a techno-kick. They say the sky is the limit. With this it still is, but you’ll have a lot of fun getting there.
- 32-steps scalable 8-bit decimation
- Dry / Wet level knob
- Stereo / Mono switch
- Switchable output filtering between Legacy (modeled after the Sega Genesis Model 1 amp output circuitry) and Crystal Clear (purely digital)
- Graphical interface scaling options (1x, 1.5x, 2x)
- Switchable graphical form factor (vertical box or horizontal rack)
- Low CPU usage
- Our first native Linux and Apple Silicon plug-in
- 64-bit VST 2, VST 3, 64-bit AAX plug-in for Windows (Vista and higher)
- 64-bit VST 2, VST 3, AU, AAX plug-in for macOS (Intel & Apple Silicon, 10.7 and higher)
- 64-bit VST for Linux
- Rack Extension for Reason (10.1 and higher for Windows and macOS)
- AUv3/IAA app for iOS (9.3 and higher for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch)
A nice addition is a two-form-factor GUI in which you can choose between the rack or box GUI, and other than a beautiful GUI (although this is our personal opinion), it sounds not half-bad and is a breeze to operate. We personally really like having and using this in our every-day DAW-some adventures.
Just head over to the provided link and download the appropriate installer for your system. You will not have to go through a check-out, you will not be charged anything, and you may collect and enjoy your prize right away!
PCM2612 Retro Decimator Unit from Inphonik is FREE forever!