Blue Cat's PolyVibe is a complete re-creation of vintage "vibe" pedals, based on original designs and taking them several steps further for the 21st century.
With a couple of twists and innovations, the plug-in can simulate many kinds of "vibes", chorus, phaser, rotary or wah/vocal effects, while keeping this particular vintage flavor that is so typical to "vibe" pedals.
Thanks to these extensions, the plug-in is not only suitable for guitars, but for any other instrument, including the human voice.
Like the original "Uni-Vibe" pedal (a registered trademark of Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.) played by Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Robin Trower and many others, the PolyVibe plug-in gives you access to a wide range of vintage "vibe" tones, and actually much more!
Using the original filters designs as a starting point, the plug-in lets you control their shape and motion in details to create new modulation effects, with two extra modes. It can also produce stereo vibe effects, while most pedals are still limited to mono these days.
You can of course synchronize the modulation with the host application, and adjust the feel of the oscillator with the "swing" control to fit the music.
Despite all these extra controls and options, it has never been so easy to find your own tone: the Tone Maps helps you explore existing presets and create new effects quickly.
- Re-creation and extension of the original "vibe" pedals in a plug-in.
- Create new effects with the 3 filter modes: classic, reverse and phase.
- Total control over the filters shapes and motion.
- "Swing" control for more musical effects.
- Control the stereo width of the effect.
- Synchronize the LFO to the host application, or control the effect with automation or a MIDI expression pedal.
- Navigate presets and create new tones easily with the tone maps explorer.
Blue Cat Audio Standards:
- Available in most plug-in formats for Mac and Windows.
- Full MIDI control and automation support, MIDI Learn.
- No CPU load on idle: processing shuts down when fed with silence (optimal CPU usage).
- Customizable user interface with transparency & zoom.
- Smooth Bypass: noiseless plug-in activation / deactivation.
- Full featured integrated presets manager.
- Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances.
- Any sample rate supported.
"The PolyVibe is freaking killer [...]. It's a lot more vibes that any pedal could possibly have[...]. Bang for the buck. I am a huge fan of the Uni-Vibe, and this nails it, and then some." - [Watch full review].
"Hands down best opto emulated univibe/phaser emulation so far. Somehow captures the unpredictable chewy wobble and throb of the low end, doesn't completely thin out at the end/fall of the wave cycle, and keeps the glassy high end intact but stays full. And does some other cool phaser/chorusy/rotary and panning sounds in mono and stereo, in front of an ampsim or after." - (on the forum).
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- An SSE2-enabled processor (Pentium 4 or newer).
- Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10.
- Any VST / AAX compatible host software (32 or 64 bit).
Mac OS X
- An Intel or Apple Silicon processor.
- Mac OS 10.9 or newer.
- Any VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible application (64-bit) .
For more information about supported platforms, see our FAQ.
- 5 instances of the plug-in allowed per session.
- The effect is bypassed for half a second every minute.