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Best Free Lo-Fi Plugin - 2023

Here are Six Free Lo-Fi Plugins you can check out in 2023. All these plugins are compatible both on Windows and Mac Systems.

1.Lost Tapes - Superfly Dsp

Lost-tapes modify with character your sound with state of the art algorithms. Plugins can be used mainly on instruments (like guitar, vocals or keyboards.), but also on stem track like drum-kit or stacked chord track. Good to know, as an analog hardware tape recorder, more the input signal amplitude is large, more harmonic distortion is high.

System Support

▷ Windows 7/8/10/11 – Linux 64bit – MacOs

▷ Plugin format : VST3 – AudioUnit

2.Tape Casettee by Caelum Audio

Tape Cassette 2 is an audio plugin that emulates the warmth, noise and character of old tape cassettes.The Update to the plugin Include a new sleek interface and more changes under the hood

Along with a brand new selectable Type 1 Cassette Impulse Response (IR), we've improved the saturation algorithm, wow & flutter engine and implemented real sampled tape noise, all which results in a wonderfully warm and more accurate vintage sound. In addition to this you now have two VU meters to monitor your audio as well as selectable oversampling.

System Support

▷ Windows 7 or higher. VST3 & AAX (AAX is 64-bit only).

▷ macOS 10.11 or higher (64-bit only). AU, VST3 & AAX. Native Apple Silicon support.

▷ iOS 11 or higher. Standalone and AUv3.

3.Vinyl by Izotope

Vinyl simulates the dust, scratches, warp, and mechanical noise of beloved vinyl records. The Lo-fi effect will add the signature tone of 80s hip-hop resampling. Bringing character-filled artifacts and classic tone to your production

System Support

▷ macOS Catalina (10.15.7), macOS Big Sur (11.7.x)*, macOS Monterey (12.6.x)*, macOS Ventura (13.4.x)*

* Supported on Intel Macs & Apple silicon Macs (Apple M-series chips) in Rosetta 2 & native.

▷ Windows 10 – Windows 11

▷ AU, AAX, VST2, VST3, NKS.[64Bit Only]

4.Zen Master by Unison Audio

A Lo-fi Plugin that lets you add unique Lo-Fi vibes instantly to your tracks with some quirky animation .


▷Take Any Sound And Make It Feel Lo-Fi, Warm And Vintage in less than 3 seconds

▷ Get Instant Inspiration as you hear your sounds come to life in real time

▷ ​​Simple & Easy To Use With Only 5 Knobs – while also delivering the most pristine sound

▷ Say Goodbye To Boring Mixes Forever by using 5 new & unique effects

▷ ​The Perfect Combo Of Analog/Digital Modelled Effects – for an awesome hybrid effect

▷ 100% Free Forever - get pro-sounding results with zero cost on your end

System support

▷ Works on both Windows and Mac

5.Origins by Cymatics

Origin is a vintage/lofi plugin created to make your samples sound like they’re straight from an old tape machine.The main knob is a resampler/bitcrusher with two special filters to make your samples sound “underwater” (this effect can often be heard in Drake songs)

The other four knobs are Tape Saturation, Noise, Movement, and Chorus. Using these 5 powerful controls you can instantly give your samples a vintage vibe.

System Support

▷VST, AU & AAX Plug-Ins for Windows & macOS

6.Krush by Tritik

With its bit crushing and downsampling algorithms, Krush combines the crispy taste of the digital realm with the warmth of its drive stage and analog modeled resonant filters. A modulation section allows you to quickly add extra life to the sound by modulating any parameter.

The sound palette produced by Krush ranges from the dirtiest digital effects to crunchy modulated colours, with all the classic and weirdest bit-crushing effects in between.

System Support

▷ Windows and Mac [VST,VST3,AU,AAX]

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