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Desmodus Tone page in white. These are main parameters that set the sound of the reverb. Presets are also controlled here. An upright large bat at the bottom signifies that sync mode is off.
Desmodus in white showing Modulation and Routing parameters for LFO1.
Desmodus in white Configuration page. Set the size and update your graphics preferences (color and fire) here or click the help tab to get help and manuals.

Desmodus Plugin (AAX, AU, VST3)

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Tail-generator reverb designed for creativity in AU/AAX/VST

Already have Desmodus and just looking to update? Just go to the Noise Engineering Customer Portal to get the new and improved installer. Run that to update your plugins!

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.

Noise Engineering's Desmodus is a tail-generator reverb designed for creativity.

Desmodus is a reverb unlike any other, and now it's here in plugin format. A synthetic tail-generator that was developed to create unusual spaces and alien atmospheres, Desmodus will be an incredible addition to your plugin library. If you like infinite spaces that go on forever and want your reverb to be an instrument as much as any other element in your project, this is the reverb for you.

Desmodus has three algorithms: clean, distorted, and a pitch-shifting shimmer. It’s also designed to be automated: reverb doesn’t have to be a static sound, it can be its own voice. It also includes features from our Electus Versio module, enabling clock-synced echoes and predelay. Add to that a comprehensive modulation system, feedback filtering, and variable delay spacing and you have a reverb that’s designed for creativity and exploration.



Features

  • Unusual reverb architecture designed for infinite feedback and eternal atmospheres
  • Designed for automation: three interpolation modes let you play your reverb like an instrument
  • Three reverb modes: clean, distorted, and pitch-shifting shimmer
  • Inspired by the popular Eurorack module: bridge the gap between the sounds of modular and your DAW production
  • Use the Random button to generate new patches in one click
  • Easy to automate, user-friendly controls. No prior synthesis experience needed, but synth enthusiasts will also be inspired by the simple-yet-powerful interface
  • Complex internal modulation (LFOs + Macros)
  • Easy-to-use MIDI learn on all parameters
  • Library of 1,000+ presets included
  • 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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Bat Conservation International

Noise Engineering is happy to support bat conservation. A portion of the proceeds of every Desmodus sold will be contributed to Bat Conservation International. Buy a plugin, feel good about yourself!

  • “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)

“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)

sounds for your earholes

Chords
Distort node
Distorted LFO
High and long
High LFO
Large space
Limit dense
Limit LFO
Limit node
Low time high dense
Noise
Plucks
Shift and LFO
Shift node
Shift regen
Verb ducking