Vinyl: The Ultimate Lo-Fi Weapon

NOTE: Vinyl is not compatible with ProTools 11, Logic Pro X, and other 64-bit plug-in hosts. Learn more

Add a touch of vintage flair to your tracks with a plug-in that's part time machine. iZotope's Vinyl uses advanced filtering, modeling and resampling to create an authentic "vinyl" simulation, as if the audio was a record being played on a record player. Get the perfect amount of scratchy, noisy, grit to dirty up even the cleanest tracks.

The only thing that sounds better is the price: it's free!

Vinyl was the first plug-in that iZotope released. We are committed to our decade-long tradition of keeping Vinyl free and easy to use—so we’re constantly working to improve its functionality and address current known issues.

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Key Features

  • Mechanical Noise: The amount of turntable motor rumble and noise
  • Wear: Control how worn out the record is, from brand new to played a few thousand times
  • Electrical Noise: Internally generated electrical noise, such as 60 Hz grounding hum
  • Dust: The amount of dust on the record
  • Scratch: The number and depth of scratches on the record
  • Warp Depth: The amount of warping and the warp shape for the record—from no warp to the edges totally melted and warped

Vinyl in the Wild


From frontman Ed Mcfarlane of Friendly Fires

"If I want to dirty up my soft synths or give them a bit of an edge then I run them through various plug-ins that degrade the quality or warp things to a certain extent. That's why I’ve always used iZotope’s Vinyl, even on our first record. I don’t use it to make something sound like vinyl at all. I use it to degrade the quality and make it sound a bit crunchier and less clean...Vinyl will always turn it into something absolutely crunched-up."


From sound designer Justin Lassen

"I've been recording orchestras for years and have samples from just about everywhere. I usually let the 'tape' run even after we're done just to see what happens. I really like running some of those scraps through iZotope Vinyl to give it an old gramophone sound."


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