by Wavegrove
3.0 / 5     (5 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
Vastaus is a harmonic enhancer.

Vastaus lives on instrument channels, buses and it is known to have been spotted on the master channel too. Feel free to use and abuse it. Try to add an EQ before Vastaus and push the highs way overboard and how Vastaus reacts.

It is at it's most neutral at Input Gain and Tame at 0, at which time it brings down and blocks overly harsh high frequencies present in vocal esses, smooths cymbals, guitars and pretty much anything you throw at it.

Increasing Tame brings enhances that effect, but also brings in more options with the React switch, as well as with the Bias setting. React is a mode, where Tame starts to let through some transients in a really interesting way, bringing out more detail and clarity, but still smoothing the sound. With Bias, you can further control the sound by limiting the effect to either the positive or negative side of the audio samples, generating harmonics in the process. I have heard this referred to as silky, and apparently some well-known hardware unit makers use a process similar to this.

Lastly there is Gain. With the Input Gain, you control the overall signal boost you get going into the thing, while the Output Gain works as a pad, with 100% level adding no additional volume. Boosting the input gain can bring additional high end to the signal after taming it, which is especially useful with instruments such as the electric guitar. In conjunction with the use of the Bias knob, Vastaus can even act as a leveling tool, which also boosts and extends the high end frequencies far above where they ended in the original signal.

Use the Wet knob to blend the changed signal with the original in whatever way you want.
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F. Nov 29 2023
(3 / 5)
Nov 29 2023
Aslan Jan 03 2023
Jan 03 2023
the plugin on x32 opens only as on x64
BUGGY Jul 30 2021
(5 / 5)
Jul 30 2021
It is a little bit Buggy YET Also does what it says and in a good way. Plugindoctor shows some nice analog fizzle going on ramdomly and YES Very subtle as it is meant to be for a Deharsher WHICHis NOT a Distortion or Saturation Plugin.
Petit stérilet mignon Jul 29 2021
(1 / 5)
Jul 29 2021
Some things obviously need to be fixed. The effect is so subtle that the plugin will seem useless to most people, and most of all : the plugin instantly CLIPS everything that passes through it. So all you get is distortion and almost no effect.
Faydit Jul 27 2021
(5 / 5)
Jul 27 2021
Very interesting, unusual plugin, as it smooths some harshness, but also increases - in a positive way - some treble bite. Works nice eg. with my favorite freeware tube amp simulation, which gets a slightly different character, from Tweed to Dumble in some way. A lot of different voicings are possible, of course not all sound great, also depending on the signal source and additional gear, but you can adjust very convincing results, if you took the time to read the description before.
DrakuLaura Jul 26 2021
(1 / 5)
Jul 26 2021
Tested in MuLab64. Looks good, but sounds...It literally does nothing. The plugin is too weak for enhancer/saturator, because it just pumps up volume without adding richness to the output. The "TAME" function muffles the entire sound in the very cheap way and I see no reason to use it, because a lot of free compressors exist (including OPTO compression emulators), which can give you more beautiful softened sound.
Don Jul 25 2021
Jul 25 2021
Error loading plugin in FL Studio??
Pawel Jul 26 2021
Jul 26 2021
Try both 32 and 64 versions, IF your CPU is 64bit