New in Soundtoys 5: Effect Rack, PrimalTap, and Little AlterBoy plug-ins. New authorization options and workflow enhancements.

Soundtoys 5 brings together our entire range of audio effects into one powerful collection. Includes all 18 Soundtoys plug-ins. See the full list.

Saturate, compress and distort with Decapitator, Radiator, and Devil-Loc. Get a virtual history of echo and delay hardware with EchoBoy and PrimalTap. Transform your vocals with Little AlterBoy. Recreate classic studio pitch, chorus and widening effects with Crystallizer and MicroShift. Take modulation to new levels with the beat-synced rhythmic effects of PanMan, Tremolator, FilterFreak, and PhaseMistress.

All of these individual elements are proven, powerful tools, trusted by professional mix engineers, musicians and sound designers everywhere. But combined in the new Soundtoys Effect Rack, they are indeed the ultimate effects collection.

Soundtoys 5
Soundtoys 5

The new Soundtoys Effect Rack is the centerpiece of Soundtoys 5. It turns a tried-and-true collection of powerful individual plug-ins into a virtually unlimited creative multi-effects system.

The Effect Rack makes it simple to build your own custom effect chains and define your signature sound. And when you’ve created the perfect combination of effects, the Rack’s global controls let you treat the whole rack as a single plug-in.

Lock rhythmic effects to a single tempo, or let them run free. Fine tune the input and output levels, and use the global mix control to blend your effect in with the dry signal. Then experiment with the powerful new global Recycle control. By mixing the output of the rack back into the input, you can build your own modulated reverbs, over-the-top delays and other unique ambience effects that would require complicated routing to accomplish in most DAWs.

Work Smarter

The Effect Rack integrates all of the individual Soundtoys effects into a single plug-in, which improves workflow by displaying an entire custom effect processing chain at once. You won’t need to juggle multiple plug-in windows to adjust parameters, add new effects, or change their routing. The Effect Rack keeps everything right at your fingertips.

Choose from our range of carefully-crafted presets to find the perfect jumping-off point. Or quickly design, save and recall combinations of your favorite Soundtoys effects—all in one self-contained plug-in.

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Soundtoys 5

You no longer need to use a hardware dongle. Set yourself free to work wherever, and however you want.

With computer-based authorization, free up precious USB ports for audio interfaces and MIDI controllers. Studio pros can still use Soundtoys 5 with their iLok USB keys to manage all of their plug-in licenses. All Soundtoys 5 plug-ins come with two activations. Use one at the studio, and the other on your home machine or laptop.

We pride ourselves on building simple, elegant effects that give you instant inspiration. But when you’re ready to go beyond the basics we also let you open the hood and get some grease on your hands.

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Slide open an effect’s Tweak panel to access special circuit-level controls. Or design your own unique modulation patterns.

Many Soundtoys effects offer special Tweak panels which expose deeper editing features. Here you can find advanced options for a plug-in, like a choice of saturation styles, fine control of an effect’s groove, or a selection of different delay algorithms. Our modulation effects offer powerful shape and rhythm editors here for creating complex motion. And in Soundtoys 5, we’ve redesigned our Tweak panels to make advanced controls easier to find and use.  The result: an incredibly customizable set of sonic tools that you’ll want to use on every project.

Effects that move to your rhythm. With any shape you can imagine.

An LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) is at the heart of every modulation effect — it’s what gives tremolos, phasers, panners and sweeping filters their characteristic motion.

Our included library of LFO shapes goes far beyond standard modulation effects, giving you curves based on vintage modulation effects, amps and instruments as well as more abstract shapes. You can also draw and sculpt your own totally customized shapes using our Shape Editor. Use it to dream up new LFO shapes, from knife-edged waves to gently ebbing curves.

Our Rhythm Editor is like a rhythmic modulation sequencer. Choose a length (in bars) and the size of the steps you want to edit (sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter notes, etc), then start clicking to make a new pattern. You can turn individual steps on and off to create pauses or rests, and adjust the level and length of each step to humanize your pattern and give it some musical variation. You can even choose the number of beats per bar to create some funky syncopation or odd-time-signature grooves. Like our custom shapes, custom patterns are even swappable between plug-ins. And, of course, you can lock everything to the master tempo of the Soundtoys Effect Rack or your favorite DAW for solid, dead-simple synchronization.

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Soundtoys 5

We’ve spent the last decade creating one of the world’s greatest gear collections. That means we actually own and use the hardware we draw our inspiration from.

We look to the past for inspiration. But we build each of our plug-ins to stand solidly on its own with features designed for modern studios.

As a result, we’re happy to say that Soundtoys effects are used, trusted and recommended by professionals in all aspects of audio production. Now with Soundtoys 5 and the Effect Rack, we’ve brought all of these acclaimed effects together to see how much further they can go.

Quotes

“The team at Soundtoys have done a wonderful job with their plugins. They are really well thought out & beautifully designed. They are easy to use right out the gate, but they also offer a great degree of customization. The main thing is, they sound fantastic!  Soundtoys plugins are a part of every record that I make.” – Dave Tozer (Kanye West, John Legend, Justin Timberlake)

“Once you start using all of these plug-ins you find it hard to stop, you become dependent on them because they give you what you want!” – Tom Elmhirst (Adele, The Black Keys, Cee Lo Green, Florence & The Machine)

“I seriously don’t do a mix without at least 3-5 different Soundtoys plugins. These effects allow me to be really creative with my mixes.” – Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, We Are Scientists, Sum 41, Avett Brothers)

“I use Sound toys on every mix I do. Their plugins just work; that is it’s not a wrestling match to have them sonically sit in the mix in a musical way.” – Dave Pensado (Rick Ross, Macy Gray, T-Pain, Michael Jackson)

Specs

Current version: 5.0.2

Plug-in formats (both 32 and 64-bit):

  • AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite, VST, and Audio Units (AU)

Supported sample rates:

  • Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz

System requirements:

  • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.8 or later, Windows 7 or later
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation.

Supported host applications:

  • Pro Tools (10.3.5 or later), Live, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Logic, Digital Performer
  • Click here to view our full list of compatible host applications.

Other requirements:

  • iLok.com account (An iLok USB dongle is not required. Create a free account here)

MSRP: $599

Download Manual

Soundtoys, EchoBoy, Decapitator, FilterFreak, Crystallizer, PanMan, PhaseMistress, Tremolator, Little Radiator, Radiator, Devil-Loc, Devil-Loc Deluxe, Little PrimalTap, PrimalTap, Little MicroShift, MicroShift, Little AlterBoy and their respective logos are all trademarks of Soundtoys, Inc.

*All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Soundtoys. These trademarks are used only for historical reference or to identify products whose sounds or tone were studied in the development of Soundtoys 5.

Included In This Product

EchoBoy
EchoBoy

Decades of echo devices in a single plug-in. The pro standard for vocal echo. Learn More.

$249 $199

PrimalTap
PrimalTap

Modeled retro dual delay with “freeze” for lo-fi pitch warped loops and delays. Learn More.

$179 $149

Decapitator
Decapitator

Subtle to extreme hardware-modelled saturation. The secret weapon of top mix engineers. Learn More.

$249 $199

Little AlterBoy
FilterFreak
FilterFreak

Fat analog sweeps, pounding filter rhythms, big hardware sound – with a dual version for double the analog attitude. Learn More.

$179 $149

MicroShift
MicroShift

The classic studio trick for super wide vocals – with a powerful new twist. Learn More.

$149 $129

Crystallizer
PanMan
PanMan

Rhythmic auto-panning with cool classic features, new tricks, and analog color. Learn More.

$149 $129

Devil-Loc Deluxe
PhaseMistress
Radiator
Radiator

Vintage vibe, drive, and the magic tone of the 1567a tube mixer. A beast on bass and drums. Learn More.

$149 $129

Tremolator
Tremolator

Analog guitar tremolo effects and beyond with beat-synced rhythmic chopping. Learn More.

$149 $129

Devil-Loc
Devil-Loc

Two knobs, one big drum sound. Audio level destroyer with vintage vibe. Learn More.

$99 $79

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