Sound Collective: Dubstation II
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This month’s exclusive Sound Collective community offer is nothing less than one of the finest delay plug-ins ever made. Normally retailing for $49, Audio Damage’s legendary Dubstation 2 is free to download for Sound Collective members from October 8 to December 10, and comes with a 35% discount code for use in the company’s online store.
An exacting model of a vintage bucket brigade delay, Dubstation 2 is a must-have for producers of dub, techno, ambient and any other styles to which evocative textural echoes and soaring feedback delay washes are considered integral. Although it can be configured as a single-line mono affair, at the heart of the effect are two independent delay lines, each with its own time setting – synced to host or set freely up to 2000ms – and an optional ping-pong mode for complex, cross-fed stereo echoes. An LFO modulates the delay time, extending the plug-in’s remit into chorusing and classic analogue-style pitch modulation, and Reverse and Loop functions let you flip and perpetually cycle the delay buffer, respectively.
Of course, Dubstation 2 wouldn’t be a proper BBD without the characteristic warm distortion for which such devices are known and loved, and that’s easily brought to bear with the Input Drive and Saturation knobs. High- and low-cut filters are also onboard for broad-strokes frequency-shaping and live manipulation of the feedback circuit.
A bona fide modern classic, Dubstation 2 is a powerhouse dual delay for production, sound design and live performance, with a rich, old-school sound and endless creative potential – indeed, it might just be our best Sound Collective giveaway yet.
And there’s more! As well as Dubstation 2, Sound Collective members will find a 35% discount code in their Novation accounts to redeem against the price of any plug-in instrument or effect in the Audio Damage store, including the Continua and Quanta synths, Enso looper, Discord 4 pitchshifter, QuatroMod modulation effect and many more.
Sound Collective Product Manager Jonathan Campbell comments: “I’m especially excited about this one, as I’ve been using it for a while now in a lot of my productions. I love the tone and the flexibility of Dubstation 2 – the input stage control section really allows you to get the most out of your sound, driving the input and turning up the saturation, alongside a cool LFO that can heavily modulate the delay effect. This plug-in can faithfully recreate the dub sound, but is also capable of much more out-there, wacky sounds. It’s a lot of fun to use and I’m confident you’ll get lots out of it!”
Sound Collective members can download Dubstation 2 and grab their 35% Audio Damage store discount code from their Novation account between October 8 and December 10 2020.
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