Add movement, dimension and rhythm to any track
Tantra 2 is a rhythmic multi-effects plugin that can create mesmerizing rhythmic sequences from any source material, no matter how flat or dry. Take lifeless basic synth sound, a deep and evolving pad, or even an arpeggiated sequence and instantly reshape it, making it sparkle and come to life with just a few clicks.

Includes 8 Flexible multi-stage modulators
Create rhythmic modulations using 8 powerful effect stages including filter, distortion, delay, lo-fi, glitch, and more. Tantra 2 includes two layers of each main effect, allowing you to make independent sub-patterns in your rhythms. A master reverb and equalizer/exciter at the output stage help you finalize your sound. 

Get started fast with stunning presets and an “intelligent randomizer”
In addition to the presets created by top sound designers, Tantra 2 has its own onboard preset generator. Not just a simple parameter randomizer, this “intelligent algorithm” creates evocative new presets for you from scratch, based on our team’s years of  sound design experience.

Deep control that’s easy to use
Tantra 2 offers a generational shift in GUI design. It employs a special 3D GPU engine to create a responsive, fluid UI with plenty of useful and eye-catching animations, helping to clue you in to what’s going on with your audio, and make even more creative choices.

Upgrade Path from Tantra 1
Tantra 1 owners can upgrade to Tantra 2 for only $49.99. Please get in touch with the DS Audio Customer Support


  • Create powerful rhythmic effects to add depth, dimension and movement to any sound
  • 6 two-stage effects include Filter, Distortion, Delay, Lo Fi, Flanger and Glitch, which can be placed in any order
  • Each effect offers two stages that can run in series or parallel
  • A master section allows you to apply global EQ and Reverb to your sound
  • Use the Modulator section to define the rhythmic patterns with complex 32-step envelopes with adjustable shape and different operating modes. A Convolution section includes impulse responses from broken microphones antiquated speakers and other special devices
  • Included presets are amplified by an intelligent randomizer algorithm to create new custom presets on the fly

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Luca Pretolesi

    Luca Pretolesi

    Producer/Mixing/Mastering Engineer (Diplo/Major Lazer, Snoop Lion, Steve Aoki)

    I strongly recommend to approach Tantra 2 as a plugin for sound design and creative mixing.

  • Mick Schultz

    Mick Schultz

    Producer (Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Jeremih)

    This plugin has brought a whole new world of possibilities to my sound design. The MP3 knob and Press knobs are amazing!!

  • MACK


    Producer, Artist, Engineer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer, Songwriter

    I am the type of producer who loves to shape my sounds to how I like in the analog domain, record the sound into Pro Tools, and then further layer with more effects plugins or hardware to get… Read More

  • BT (Brian Wayne Transeau)

    BT (Brian Wayne Transeau)

    Musician, Composer, Singer, DJ and Audio Technician

    Synth is fantastic - one of the best arp’s I’ve ever used in a soft synth. Cuts in a mix, really hitting all the notes you want from a clean, elegant, modern soft synth. I love it.

  • Marc Urselli

    Marc Urselli

    3 Grammy Awards (U2, Elton John, Foo Fighters)

    I've had the opportunity to try DS Tantra 2 and I was blown away by the tonal and rhythmic re-shaping possibilities that this plugin opens up, especially for producing! Just running through the… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • So Much Fun

    by bd
    It's rare to find a multi effects plug-in that just instantly provides so many useful results. The interface is fun and doesn't take a pilots license to navigate. Excellent Work!
  • Tantra

    by Cyrille Cassier
    A great tool in my arsenal! Amazing!
  • Tantric EX

    by mparker
    I love DS Thorn synth and this takes the glitch arpeggiator into new realms. Really stylish to look at and gorgeous to listen to! I have to stop myself using on every drum track I make, haha! Turns a… Read More
  • Randomize for the win!

    by Vernissage
    I absolutely love how intuitive the randomize feature is. I have Tantra 1 and the presets were amazing but usually had to go in a tweak. Tantra 2, you just roll the dice and it somehow knows! Gets me… Read More
  • Simply powerful !!!

    by Christian Luppi
    I was struck by the power of this tool, which is effective for various purposes, from the sound design of any sound source to even the enhancement of an entire mix ... the limit is set only by one's… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11
Windows 7 through 10

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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DS Tantra 2 - Changelog

Version 2.0 (September 3, 2021)
- Initial release