Overview

This plugin is included in our MEGA , MIX & MASTER Unfiltered Audio Bundle at no extra cost!

The perfect plugin for when your other plugins sound too perfect

LO-FI-AF brings you on a journey through your favorite audio artifacts of the past few decades. Using impulse responses, spectral shaping, and other techniques, it conjures up the idiosyncrasies of everything from vinyl records and analog radios to MP3s, CDs, cassettes, cell phones and beyond.

Dirt, distortion and degradation from analog to digital

This versatile plugin does much more than other saturators and bit crushers. In addition to the tape saturation, vintage mics, and vinyl dust and pops, it recreates the sound of CD skipping, MP3 chirps, radio interference, and even the chatter made by a cell phone placed too close to a speaker.

Make custom signal chains with 4 unique modules

Each of LO-FI-AF's sections can be toggled and reorganized for a total of 24 different signal paths. Do you want to add some analog grunge before the MP3ification? Sure! Want to make it sound like it was recorded through a busted microphone, burned to a CD, and then scratched up? Why not?! Use it to add vibe and nostalgia to your tracks, or completely demolish source material into something practically unrecognizable.

Grungy on the ear, easy on the eye

LO-FI-AF features a stunning new graphical interface by Papernoise, the designer behind some of the most beautiful music software and hardware around. Its intuitive layout makes all the features visible and available at once without overwhelming the eye. There are 14 skins included, allowing you to find the perfect color combination for your setup and style.

Features

  • Go beyond standard bitcrushing with artifacts and degradation from MP3s, CDs, vinyl, tape cassettes and more
  • A Convolution section includes impulse responses from broken microphones antiquated speakers and other special devices
  • The Spectral section creates pitch shifting, audio rippling, and MP3 artifact effects
  • The Digital section provides bit crushing, sample rate degradation and CD skipping effects
  • The Analog section mimics radio interference, tape saturation, vinyl noise, compression, and warbly motors
  • Rearrange the 4 modules in any order you like for 24 unique signal path combinations
  • Beautiful and simple to navigate GUI puts all the controls at your fingertips in an easily manageable way
  • A versatile collection of artifacts and processing not found in other plugins, sure to spice up your productions in new ways
  • Graphic design by Papernoise, including 14 different skins

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Maddox

    Maddox "MaddMix" Chhim

    Grammy Winning, Multi-Platinum Mixing Engineer (Tyga, 21 Savage, Poo Bear)

    Unfiltered Audio’s LO-FI-AF is a modern vintage lofi plug-in that's dope AF! Behind the easy-to-use GUI is an intricate lofi signal processing beast!

  • Paul

    Paul "Willie Green" Womack

    The Roots, Wiz Khalifa, ScHoolboy Q

    In a world of beautiful sounds, sometimes you have to get grimy, and LO-FI-AF screws things up in the most beautiful ways. It’s got any tool you can think of to pleasantly destroy audio, and… Read More

  • Koen Heldens

    Koen Heldens

    Mixing Engineer (XXXTentacion, Kanye West, Trippie Redd)

    This thing is groundbreaking!

  • Richard Devine

    Richard Devine

    Sound Designer/Artist (Hollywood Edge, Sound Delux, Sony Creative Software)

    Love how it can emulate the sound of old-school badly encoded mp3's, cassettes, and vinyl. I am constantly seeking out tools that can do this sort of thing for all my sound design projects, and… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Beautiful "Destroyer"

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    by Peter Riese
    This is a beast of a basher! And itΒ΄s different. The combination of the different modules is awsome and it is a pool of a creative timemachine. You just have total control over a very flexible way… Read More
  • Your go to for LO-FIness

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    by Sonic Union
    Another great plugin from the brains of Unfiltered Audio. Use it for creating nasty soundscapes and industrial vibes. A great tool for sound effect creation!
  • LoFi workstation

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    by Nico@SunnySideInc
    Most Lo-fi plugins focus on one technology or aspect of degradation : analog, tape, vinyl, or digital, bitcrusher.
    Here it's all in one, up to extreme processing and out there sounds.Read More
  • Sample Heaven!

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    by Audiomilitia
    A very welcomed addition to the PA army! Its super easy to play a piano line, run it through the LoFi and its got that authentic sampled feeling. Game changer having a mix function for the… Read More
  • Lo-FI at its Best

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    by Eddie Torres
    Get some original creativities with this Plugin! Loving what its doing to some of my music!! PA did it again!!!

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

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

Downloads

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ChangeLog

LO-FI-AF

Unfiltered Audio lo-fi-af - Changelog

Version 1.0 (September 3, 2021)
- Initial release