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Imitor Tone screen in blue | Noise Engineering plugins in VST, AU, AAX
Imitor Modulation screen in blue | Noise Engineering plugins in VST, AU, AAX
Imitor Config screen in blue | Noise Engineering plugins in VST, AU, AAX

Imitor Plugin (AU, AAX, and VST3)

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Endless time and space effects for your sounds with up to 32 taps, Doom, Shimmer, and Crunch.

Please try the Freequel Bundle first to make sure everything works on your system. Unfortunately, we are unable to support plugin registration in areas where open internet is not available.

Imitor is a delay designed for experimentation. With up to 32 delay taps and tons of time and tone parameters, Imitor is perfect for creating unusual echoes, experimenting with different delay shapes and patterns, adding vintage flare to an atmosphere, and more. Despite its power, we wanted to make it immediate to use, so we included a load of presets, ranging from your bread-and-butter delay settings to otherworldly, wacky ones that will blow your mind. Or, hit the rand button and see where Imitor takes you.

All Noise Engineering plugins feature an extensive modulation system so you can get your patches moving with LFOs, envelopes, and step sequencers – plus, modulators have adjustable randomization for easy humanization.

Put Imitor on anything from vocals to rhythms to instruments and more. Turn it up for long, evolving echoes or crank down the delay times for effects like comb filtering, chorus, and flanging.

Imitor is a playground, it’s a beast asking to be tamed, it’s more. Ask your doctor if Imitor is right for you.


Features

  • Huge delay time range from below 1ms to 1.5s between taps
  • Use a single tap for traditional echoes, or add in up to 32 taps for complex delay patterns
  • Tap display shows tap structure and visualizes echoes for easy tweaking
  • Disable taps and use the flexible panning, dynamics, and timing controls to create wild echo patterns
  • Add tap modulation for stereo width and vintage effects
  • Sync to host tempo with flexible time divisions: create triplets, dotted notes, or straight rhythms
  • Use millisecond delay times to create comb filters, flangers, and other wild effects
  • Change echo timbre with the resonant DJ-style filter, or the Shimmer and Doom feedback effects
  • Add warmth and flavor or outright distortion with the Crunch output effect
  • Use the Random button to generate new patches in one click
  • Easy to automate, user-friendly controls.
  • Tooltips make it easy to learn what Imitor is all about
  • Customize the interface to your liking: change the color, resize the window, add fire, and more
  • Inspired by the popular Eurorack module: bridge the gap between the sounds of modular and your DAW production
  • Complex internal modulation: route macro controls, step sequencers, and powerful LFOs to almost any parameter
  • Library of presets included, including your bread-and-butter delays and wild and feral delays
  • AAX, AU, VST®

Manuals

System Requirements

64-bit only
Windows Windows 10+
Mac MacOS 10.14+; Intel and M1 Native

Processor information: 

Our Intel compatible plugins require the SSE4.1 instruction set. 
This was added in the Intel 45nm Penryn architecture in 2007. 
Compatible AMD processors are Bulldozer, Piledriver, Steamroller and Ryzen families. 
In the Macverse, any Mac built after 2010 should have the required instructions.

This is a minimum required specification. 

For optimal experience, we recommend Intel's Haswell or later and AMD's Ryzen family. 
We also recommend Apple's desktop CPUs (M1 and friends).

 

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  • Arthur Hnatek (Tigran Hamasyan, Erik Truffaz Quartet)

  • “A sound designer’s dream. NE’s plugins bring the experimental environment of modular synthesis and Eurorack effects ‘in the box’. The audio quality is excellent. If you’ve been wanting to explore what the world of Eurorack is all about, Noise Engineering should be your first port of call.”

  • Danielle Thwaites (Daiza)

  • “I was more than pleasantly surprised by the arrival of these plugin versions, they sound absolutely authentic to the originals and I really like the clear and minimal design of the GUI. Now when I need that extra BIA or five for my compositions I will certainly harness the power of these great plugins!”

  • Daniel Miller (Mute Records)

  • “Noise Engineering’s new plugin bundle is amazingly versatile and covers a ton of sonic ground. Being able to add the spatially reverberant power of Desmodus on other virtual instruments is astonishing.”

  • Sofia Hultquist (Drum & Lace)

  • “Noise Engineering’s Eurorack modules have been some of my favorite tools for a number of years. To be able to take the signature NE sound with the freedom and versatility that a plugin affords (hello polyphony!) is truly inspirational. Beautifully brutal.”

  • Matt Lange

  • “The plugins sound amazing. The Basimilus is so punchy, and the default preset is killer! It will make for an amazing tuned kick drum that can change pitch with the chords of the song. It will also give a million new ideas for my hardware version.”

  • Michael Bradford

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  • Lauren Kop (MiniBear)

  • “As someone who is drawn to the guttural and gritty sounds of Noise Engineering’s modules, but who came up using computers to create music, these plugins are a dream come true! They take every aspect of the physical modules (including the quality of sound) and put it into an easy-to-use digital version.”

  • Elana Belle Carroll (Party Nails)

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  • René G. Boscio

  • “The Noise Engineering plugins are a great way to get the sonic palette of their modules in a convenient recallable DAW-friendly format, and also a great way to get a taste for their sound without a Eurorack chassis. Both formats are a permanent fixture in my setup that I use on almost every production. Highly recommended…”

  • Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly, Delirium; Producer, Fear Factory and more)

  • “The Desmodus module stole my heart earlier this year, and being able to use that on my voice is a dream. This is easily my favorite plugin – I put it on EVERYTHING!”

  • Tiff Randol (IAMEVE)

  • “I’ve always loved the Noise Engineering sound, so naturally wanting to work in polyphony with that sound was something I always greatly desired. Now it’s easier than ever to have the NE sound in polyphony with as many voices as you have fingers or until you max your CPU"

  • Tom Hall, Cycling ’74, Errorgrid

  • “As someone who’s been a longtime user of NE modules, I am blown away by what they have achieved in the plugin space. I’ve never heard any other plugin come as close to the grit and depth of modular quite like this. I think these are really amazing tools.”

  • Tori Letzler (TINYKVT)

  • “Everything I own by Noise Engineering is inspirational to me. I love the lateral “out of the box” thinking that has gone into designing these instruments and am supremely excited by the advent of the NE plugins; now I can have my favourite modules in my laptop. These are exciting times.”

  • Rik Simpson/Rikademus (Producer, Coldplay, Jay-Z, and more)

“Are you saying I can play chords with BIA (personal favorite voice ever)? Yes. You get polyphony. It’s awesome. I also like the random button to start fresh with, probably some settings I wouldn’t find myself. Very inspiring.”

Arthur Hnatek (Tigran Hamasyan, Erik Truffaz Quartet)

“A sound designer’s dream. NE’s plugins bring the experimental environment of modular synthesis and Eurorack effects ‘in the box’. The audio quality is excellent. If you’ve been wanting to explore what the world of Eurorack is all about, Noise Engineering should be your first port of call.”

Danielle Thwaites (Daiza)

“I was more than pleasantly surprised by the arrival of these plugin versions, they sound absolutely authentic to the originals and I really like the clear and minimal design of the GUI. Now when I need that extra BIA or five for my compositions I will certainly harness the power of these great plugins!”

Daniel Miller (Mute Records)

“Noise Engineering’s new plugin bundle is amazingly versatile and covers a ton of sonic ground. Being able to add the spatially reverberant power of Desmodus on other virtual instruments is astonishing.”

Sofia Hultquist (Drum & Lace)

“Noise Engineering’s Eurorack modules have been some of my favorite tools for a number of years. To be able to take the signature NE sound with the freedom and versatility that a plugin affords (hello polyphony!) is truly inspirational. Beautifully brutal.”

Matt Lange

“The plugins sound amazing. The Basimilus is so punchy, and the default preset is killer! It will make for an amazing tuned kick drum that can change pitch with the chords of the song. It will also give a million new ideas for my hardware version.”

Michael Bradford

“Basimilus Iteritas and Cursus Vereor give you endless possibilities of creating so many different types of sounds from metallic to otherworldly, and their simple layouts make it easy to make an interesting sound right away.”

Lauren Kop (MiniBear)

“As someone who is drawn to the guttural and gritty sounds of Noise Engineering’s modules, but who came up using computers to create music, these plugins are a dream come true! They take every aspect of the physical modules (including the quality of sound) and put it into an easy-to-use digital version.”

Elana Belle Carroll (Party Nails)

“The Desmodus plugin has quickly become my go-to reverb/delay for creating interesting textures. The shift mode introduces beautiful harmonics to anything I slap it on, be it a piano, a guitar, or a string section. It’s one of the plugins that has the most character in my arsenal.”

René G. Boscio

“The Noise Engineering plugins are a great way to get the sonic palette of their modules in a convenient recallable DAW-friendly format, and also a great way to get a taste for their sound without a Eurorack chassis. Both formats are a permanent fixture in my setup that I use on almost every production. Highly recommended…”

Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly, Delirium; Producer, Fear Factory and more)

“The Desmodus module stole my heart earlier this year, and being able to use that on my voice is a dream. This is easily my favorite plugin – I put it on EVERYTHING!”

Tiff Randol (IAMEVE)

“I’ve always loved the Noise Engineering sound, so naturally wanting to work in polyphony with that sound was something I always greatly desired. Now it’s easier than ever to have the NE sound in polyphony with as many voices as you have fingers or until you max your CPU"

Tom Hall, Cycling ’74, Errorgrid

“As someone who’s been a longtime user of NE modules, I am blown away by what they have achieved in the plugin space. I’ve never heard any other plugin come as close to the grit and depth of modular quite like this. I think these are really amazing tools.”

Tori Letzler (TINYKVT)

“Everything I own by Noise Engineering is inspirational to me. I love the lateral “out of the box” thinking that has gone into designing these instruments and am supremely excited by the advent of the NE plugins; now I can have my favourite modules in my laptop. These are exciting times.”

Rik Simpson/Rikademus (Producer, Coldplay, Jay-Z, and more)

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Buzz Dry
Buzz Wet
Drum Attitude Dry
Drum Attitude Wet
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