Add movement, dimension and rhythm to any track
Tantra 2 is a rhythmic multi-effects plugin that creates 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, cluing 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. 

  • The 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

  • 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

  • Luis Barrera Jr

    Luis Barrera Jr

    6x Latin Grammy Awards, 1x Grammy Award

    My vocal throws have just gotten so much more creative after using the Tantra 2 when mixing. Also, the versatility it gives me when producing makes creating new sound patterns and grooves so… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • frickin love

    by electrobro
    great for sound design and who knows, it's one of those wildcard plugins that can totally take a track to the next level in the right context. regularly wowed by it.
  • Mind Blowing!

    by AORUA
    I have other plugins similar to this that do not even come close! This little monster is incredible and the sonic quality is OMG, WOW! I bought the entire 2022 All Bundle because after I started… Read More
  • Version 2.0.1

    by stekra
    Hi. After I found the update to version 2.0.1 on the DS Tantra developer site, I am really, really happy with the plugin. Waited a looooong time for the fixed UI. Eversince, the plugin was and is a… Read More
  • Tantra 2 is amazing

    by Qamarbadwan
  • Tantra 2

    by Giles
    Tantra 2 is a very tweeakable multi effect plugin great for injecting energy and movent into any sound you put through it, one of my favourite things about this one it it has some great factory… Read More


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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS 13 Ventura down to Mac OS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8
Intel Chip Architecture Only | Apple Silicon Native M1 Support Coming Soon
x64-compatible CPU
System Requirements
Display Resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 4 GB RAM


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2023.08.23: DS Tantra 2 v2.0.2

- Added Apple Silicon support for AAX

2022.01.20: DS Tantra 2 v2.0.1

- Reduce UI size to consume less screen space
- Improve UI readability
- Tantra works in Magix AcidPro and Reason 12 now
- Fix issues with recalling VST3 session chunks in some DAWs
- Add Mono and Mono-to-Stereo plugin configurations for AU

2021.09.18: DS Tantra 2 v2.0.0

- Fixed volume control automation issue for AAX

2021.08.10: DS Tantra 2 v2.0.0

- Rename parameter name reported to DAW from "Limiter" to "Clipper"

2021.07.26: DS Tantra 2 v2.0.0

- Fixed LogicPro AU validation failure on M1 machines

2021.07.13: DS Tantra 2 v2.0.0

- Changed internal product name to "DS Tantra 2"

[Please note, some DAWs associate plugins by their binary file names, so previously saved sessions might not work with this build]

2021.07.06: DS Tantra v2.0.0

- Fixed automation issue (https://plugin-alliance.atlassian.net/browse/DS-218)

2021.06.29: DS Tantra v2.0.0

- Fixed MIDI Learn not working
- Updated manual, now it's easier to find out what does "TREM" mean in the Routing Control

2021.06.11: DS Tantra v2.0.0

- Initial release candidate