FerricTDS mkII
by Variety Of Sound
4.5 / 5     (49 votes)
Win32 Win64
FerricTDS mkII simulates some dynamic effects as can be obtained with some high quality tape gear.
  • Works great on VA synths to add some slight crunch and presence.
  • Use it in the chain for electric guitar: Subtle compression (Density II), Fender style ampsim, FerricTDS (Dynamics high, Saturation low, SC high, rest to taste),optional FX with slightly different settings it works for crunch amps, too.
John Burns Aug 02 2023
(3 / 5)
Aug 02 2023
Hm, pretty subtle. Maybe my ears suck but to me this seems to mostly just be a compressor. CPU usage isn't crazy but is a bit high.
Ba'al Jun 03 2023
(5 / 5)
Jun 03 2023
Doesn't work Oct 19 2022
Oct 19 2022
? On fl studio
It didn't work Jan 01 2023
Jan 01 2023
not for me either, when I search for it on manage plugins i don't find it
Mitzrael Mar 12 2023
Mar 12 2023
64bit doesn't load in Reaper
Kh4bz Apr 03 2023
Apr 03 2023
Me neither. Reason 10 . All of the plugins you can get In that bundle don't show up in the plugins list.
Eel Oct 10 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 10 2022
The good stuff!
Dustin Jan 03 2022
(5 / 5)
Jan 03 2022
Been using this for years, on vocals of all things. I rareely har people using it on vox, but it really works great for getting your voice to cut through.. Glad they finally released it in 64 bit.
Vari-Moo Dec 30 2021
(5 / 5)
Dec 30 2021
Ferric TDS is a classic for a reason. Does it sound like a tape? No. But, does it sound good? YES! It doesn't have that elasticity of a tape, but instead sounds quite punchy and if properly gain staged its saturation is very refined. Great on a drum bus and sometimes even on master bus.
Shally Sep 19 2021
Sep 19 2021
Hello, The Ferric TDS plug in is not working for me at all. This is despite the fact that I have downloaded the most recent version of it that was made available by Variety of Sound, thus month on 6th Sept. Each time I try to pull it up in my FL Studio(which is fully updated), it says, “error.” I really need this plug in to work for me. Does anybody have any advice for me?
Jeff Bridges Feb 03 2023
Feb 03 2023
Yeah. Get rid of FL studio. Get reaper.
Eknom2 Mar 24 2023
Mar 24 2023
Why not have both.
Tory Sep 15 2023
Sep 15 2023
Are you downloading the right bit rate?.. Maybe you need to check
Dumitru) Sep 16 2021
(5 / 5)
Sep 16 2021
I'm just in love with this thing! This is the best I've ever seen !!! VARIETY OF SOUND - respect)))
Leonard Noble Sep 08 2021
(5 / 5)
Sep 08 2021
Variety Of Sound has updated several of its plugins to Win64 including FerricTDS. I have used them for years in my homestudio and I really missed them.
TA-AT Apr 19 2021
(5 / 5)
Apr 19 2021
This thing is the MSG of plugins
dude Mar 05 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 05 2021
taucan62 Feb 07 2021
(1 / 5)
Feb 07 2021
Crashes the daw...
Zaphod B. Feb 11 2022
Feb 11 2022
Which daw?
z0ltar Sep 28 2020
(5 / 5)
Sep 28 2020
Excellence at it's best.
Stoby Joe Mobley Jun 23 2020
(5 / 5)
Jun 23 2020
EXCELLENT !!! I use this plug in as part of my mastering suite. I put it last in the chain, and it is SUPERB at putting the finishing touches on a mix. It adds warmth, it enhances the width and it adds definition to each instrument in the mix. Easy to use, scroll through the presets and then tweak the one that fits best.I haven't used it on individual tracks yet, but I intend on experimenting with that.
ZVP Production Jun 15 2020
Jun 15 2020
The plug in tho is pretty good.
Steve May 05 2020
(5 / 5)
May 05 2020
This is lovely. Gives real subtle saturation to tracks smooths out and rounds things nicely. One of the best.
Tobilah Apr 26 2020
Apr 26 2020
Very useful when it comes to compressing and limiting. One of the best so far
Dec 20 2019
ok, I've been using this since ages but today it just died!! my 64bit daw will no longer read it. I don't think there's a 64 bit version so if you know any vst that is free and as good as this, let me know. thanks =)
cyber_T Jan 12 2020
Jan 12 2020
I recommend you to try "FerricTDS" with "jbridge" (a low cost vst converter) for use in a 64bit-DAW.
Pierre Oct 18 2020
Oct 18 2020
I concur with cyber_T - I invested 15 euros in jbridge just so I could keep on using Ferric. Of course I have used it for many other plugins, so very much worth the outlay.
Mingo Jan 09 2024
Jan 09 2024
There is a 64bit version. Try it
cyber_T Dec 12 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 12 2019
"FerricTDS" is absolutly great at the end of every ampsimulation-chain! I always use only the saturation function at "three quarters" for a much more realistic electric-guitar-in-the-box-sound.
Klutch Apex Nov 24 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 24 2019
I've been using this VST every chance I can get now that someone told me about it. Fantastic work. Very interested to see how the FerricTDS works on my next album. 5/5!
Malone Sept 13 2019
Sept 13 2019
This thing gives my drum mixes (and hell, my everything else while we're at it) a sharp, warm, sticky punch that I've not been able to recreate using any other software. This VST has pulled life out of mixes that I thought were destined to be flat forever.
ArnoSoft Jul 01 2019
Jul 01 2019
I had this on my master bus all the time. And then I switched offline rendering to full 192kHz to eliminate aliasing in the master. Ferric was the only plugin in my session that simply went mute and thus blocked the entire master bus and by extension, the entire mix. Ah crap. I really liked Ferric.
Phorestro Apr 27 2019
(5 / 5)
Apr 27 2019
madpl Nov 09 2018
Nov 09 2018
Great job!! I use this on master - always:))))
Clipper Oct 22 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 22 2018
I use this thing on pretty much every project.
Anonymous Aug 09 2018
Aug 09 2018
Excellent contends with commercial releases, even surpasses most!
felipe Sept 07 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 07 2017
It's a MUST have, works for everything so fkn nice.
DouglasTheAwesome Jul 07 2017
(5 / 5)
Jul 07 2017
I love it! It does saturation very well. I use it with almost all of my songs.
anMech May 26 2017
(5 / 5)
May 26 2017
I honestly use this in all my mixes. It does a really good job of gluing things together. Especially if used as a compressor on (at least) a few tracks and as a limiter on the master. If you want to get a really solidified sound use BootEQ on a few channels as well.
Johnny Northerner Jun 08 2016
Jun 08 2016
Great tape sim. You can bounce almost instrument to cut through a mix using this. And it can add some emotion to a necessary but pour instrument part. Works really well on Mellotron emulators! Thanks a lot VOS!
Rick Apr 28 2016
Apr 28 2016
The best !!! you can not miss....
Eve Nov 06 2015
(5 / 5)
Nov 06 2015
Absolutely amazing. I use it on literally everything - guitar, bass, drums, and the finished mix as well. Can't recommend it enough.
Viper ITB May 07 2015
(5 / 5)
May 07 2015
Works great!
BGelais Mar 02 2015
Mar 02 2015
I can say goodby to Soundgoodizer or You Wa Shoc plugin cause this o e is my official master weapon
originalsKSAV Jan 12 2015
(5 / 5)
Jan 12 2015
Let me just say this => try this vst as a mastering tool, esp if your recording was done with one ok quality mic (live)... trust me, you won't use any other plug ever again :) amazing... tnx for making this perfect plug and tnx for not charging us at least $100 for it (and that's minimum if you ask me).
Wilton Borges Aug 05 2013
Aug 05 2013
Agora tenho o que precisava pra terminar minhas musicas com uma qualidade melhor , aquilo que faltava para meu home Studio posso dizer que agora achei...
Montro Feb 17 2013
(5 / 5)
Feb 17 2013
I'm impressed by what this free plugin can do in the mastering phase.
Youno Nov 27 2011
(5 / 5)
Nov 27 2011
Although this does have some limiting and dynamic processing it's really a tape saturator. Before I used harm. excitement I used to put this on all my masters and it was beautiful. I still use it for my drum samples to give them a bit more character. Really, if you told me it was an expensive plugin I would've believed you. Just don't over saturate or things might get muddy.
kekt Mar 20 2011
(5 / 5)
Mar 20 2011
very good punch sound!!
LoFei Jan 07 2011
Jan 07 2011
Thanks a lot! Very musically. For different instruments on single tracks or full mix - the sound is interesting and very good.
MBP Jan 02 2011
(5 / 5)
Jan 02 2011
idd een goede plugin
Ghekorg7 Apr 22 2010
(5 / 5)
Apr 22 2010
The BEST of the BEST !!!!! I can't do anymore any mix without it. It's present in every thing I do now. THANK YOU !!