Plugin overview

The finest array of audio plug-ins for amateur artists through to award-winning mix engineers.
Created by audiophiles for audiophiles, every product in the Black Rooster Audio range defies conventional ideas of what digital plug-ins can do.

Our entire library is developed with the user in mind, so if you’re looking for quality and simplicity, you’ve come to the right place. Happy mixing!

Dynamics Processing

Thicken your sound

Vintage Tube Compressor

Regular | Introducing the all-new VTC-2, a beautiful audio plugin that meticulously emulates the rich warmth and sonic intricacies of vintage tube compressors.

Vari-Mu Compressor

Regular | The OmniTec-436C stands as a true testament to the pursuit of audio excellence. Meticulously engineered with meticulous attention to detail, this cutting-edge masterpiece possesses the power to rejuvenate your productions, injecting them with a vibrant energy and a timeless allure reminiscent of the golden age of music.

Vintage Leveling Amplifier

The classic optoelectronic hybrid, only elevated. One of the most authentic native emulations of its legendary counterpart from the 70s, with a discrete solid-state circuitry. This go-to compressor adds texture, brings out the mid-range, and effortlessly glues your mix together! Great for: drums, guitar, vocals, and bass.

70s All-American Compressor

The coveted VCA compressor for versatility. Modelled meticulously on its blue-faced counterpart of the 70s, the BlueAsh SC-5 plug-in offers flexibility with exceptionally fast attack times, giving way to compression on your drum buss and tightening up of dynamic material. Great for: electric guitars and drums.

80s All-American Compressor

The blue-faced VCA compressor with a darker twist. The BlackAsh SC-5 pays homage to the 80s version of its blue-faced brother and offers the same versatility, only with an external sidechain. This results in different harmonic distortion and a darker sounding audio-path. Great for: drums and vocals.

Vintage FET leveling amplifier

A legendary studio staple, with a unique upgrade. Inspired by one of the most famous leveling amplifiers in studio history, the VLA-FET emulates the distinct circuitry of its 70s counterpart - Lundahl transformers and all - only with the addition of an Auto Fast release mode and a high-pass filter on the sidechain. This plug-in gives you incredible variety and the most intuitive manipulation of dynamics.

Original Levelling Amplifier

The bespoke compressor like no other, where creativity meets innovation. The Koen Heldens KH-COMP1 Signature Compressor is a versatile beast! The unique Hilbert Transformer and the Zero Latency Design will allow for the fastest attack on the market. Great for: literally everything!

Vintage Leveling Amplifier

The optoelectronic godfather. The world’s finest emulation of THE optoelectronic compressor of the late 60s. Let the VLA-2A plug-in feature your signals’ dynamic in a lively and extraordinarily musical way. Great for: vocals, strings, and horns.


Saturation and Distortion effects

Vintage preamp emulation

The digital preamp for vintage audio purists. The VPRE-73 is inspired by one of the most classic preamps in recording studio history. It provides you with the low-end magic, the super smooth high end, and just the right amount of THD required to recreate a unique and classic vibe. Great for: master buss, electric guitars, and piano.

Authentic tape warmth

The realest reel-to-reel effect. Magnetite is our homage to the sound of magnetic recorders. Simply dial in the desired amount of saturation and flutter, and Magnetite will add the analog tape sonics that you’re looking for on your mixes. Great for: snare drums, loops, and vocals.

Vintage Preamp

Motown’s secret sauce. This vintage tube preamp turns even the most sterile of signals into a rich-sounding production by introducing lush vintage tube saturation and that 1567A sparkle. From gritty vocals to saturated drums and harmonically complex mixes, this vintage classic with a twist can do it all.

Reverb & Delay

Vintage and modern echo & reverberation

Vintage Plate Reverb

The best of a vintage classic for ultimate reverb authenticity. Modeled on THE classic with 6 different materials, the RO-140 offers a virtually infinite amount of customisation options for limitless creativity, while delivering in our signature vintage style.

Vintage Spring Reverb

The RO-SPR is an authentically modeled vintage spring reverb that adds character and just the right amount of psychedelic flair to your productions. It offers 6 different spring types, bass cut, a three-band EQ, as well as spring length and mode control, for the ultimate customizable reverb unit.

Vintage Gold-Plate Reverb

The best of a vintage classic for ultimate reverb authenticity. Based on the physical model of a million dollar gold-plate, the RO-GOLD offers a wonderful mellow plate-sound experience that will give you richness and density, while maintaining the clarity of an original plate reverb.

Vintage Tape Echo

The TD-201 vintage tape echo plug-in brings the unmistakable sound of the most beloved tape delay unit into the 21st century. This highly customizable piece of studio history effortlessly switches between old-school ping pong to a deep space odyssey, and everything in between - it’s all you’ve ever wanted from a tape delay!


Signal grooming

Vintage High/Low Pass Filter

The most underrated (and underpriced) EQ plug-in on the internet. Built around a cascade of two constant-K filters, the VHL-3C’s analog counterpart – a sought-after processor from the early 1950s – comprises an entirely passive design with exceptionally musical and interactive pass filters. Great for: synthesizers, vocals, and bass.

Vintage Mid-Range Equalizer

An undeniable studio staple for the richest mid-range magic. Inspired by one of the most renowned equalizers in studio history, the VEQ-5 focuses on the power range frequencies from 200Hz to 7kHz for the most colorful and distinct sounding audio out there! Great for: vocals, guitars, and keys.

Vintage Program EQ

Think the first passive program equalizer in history, but better and more versatile. Inspired by one of the most revered equalizers in studio history, the VEQ-1P gives users multiple options for treating the shelf frequency in an incredibly musical way that’s unmatched. Get velvet-like vintage sound and manipulate highs and lows without affecting the mid-range.

Semi-parametric Equalizer

A one-of-a-kind EQ with an incomparable IQ. The KH-EQ1 is a semi-parametric 5-band EQ like no other! It features 5 ear-selected frequency ranges that each come with their matching saturation parameter, allowing you to create rich and colorful tracks. Great for: vocals, instruments, buss, and mix channels.

Amp Emulation & Special Processing

Digital Guitar Amplification & Originals

Makes your drums sing

The life-saver of drums that gets them singing. The Canary plug-in is here to revive all that is lost on drums during recording and breathes new life into them. Whether it’s loss of tone, not enough power, or an overall sound that’s duller than what you hear in person, The Canary is here to fill in those missing pieces and make those drums sound kick-ass!

free guitar amp head

The no-nonsense, no-cost amp for Terrific Tone. Meticulously modeled after a very versatile, yet low-wattage amplifier with a volume-centered drive, the Cypress TT-15 comes to you at an unbeatable price point (free!) and six intuitive controls to get the job done in style.

Mixing Channel Strip

The perfectionist’s saviour. The Edelweiss`72 channel strip plug-in is a highly dynamic mixing toolchain tailored for picky professionals. Meet a thoughtfully designed plug-in that will improve your mix and give it that final touch it needs to approach dynamic versatility while maintaining sound perfection.

The Tone Maker

Our newest guitar preamp sim is a must-have for every producer. It’s the fastest way to get the guitar, bass, or vocal tone you're looking for - whether that’s a character-filled vintage tone or full-on heavy metal distortion. This versatile unit can do it all.


Selected Plugin Combinations

Classic Mix Chain

Regular | The audiophile’s dream come true. The vintage breeze of classic studio equipment combined with modern day, easy-to-apply digital processing makes this bundle the perfect chain of tools for everyday mixing!

Vintage Leveling Amplifiers

Regular | Enjoy this amazing pack of vintage leveling amplifier emulations, that will set the dynamics right for vocals, drums, bass and acoustic guitar.

Plug-in Collection

Regular | The John Bonham of drum toolkits. This bundle has everything you need to achieve the perfect mix. Tailor-made for mixing drums - from precise, state of the art compression, to iconic vintage equalizer emulation, this collection has got you covered!

Plug-in Collection

Regular | The key to every singer’s vocal fantasy. This bundle has everything you need to mix and produce your best-ever vocals! It includes all of the pros’ favourite plug-ins that will make your vocals sit just right in the mix – from the iconic VPRE-73 to the beloved VLA-3A, you’ll be amazed at their versatility.

Sound Engineer's Selection

Regular | Enjoy this amazing pack of easy-to-use tools, that every engineer needs for a professional mix.

Vintage Room & Echo

Regular | Enjoy this amazing pack of vintage reverb and echo effects and dive deep into space.