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Arturia FX Collection 2

Arturia unveils expanded production suite, FX Collection 2.


June 9, 2021

FX Collection comprises a suite of plugins combining the analogue warmth of vintage effects with the creative flexibility of modern audio enhancers, putting studio-quality sound in the hands of musicians and producers of all styles and abilities.


FX Collection 2 has increased in size from 15 to 22 plugins, including Bus FORCE, Comp DIODE-609, Phaser BI-TRON, Chorus JUN-6, and more.

Delay TAPE-201 new preamps: Delay TAPE-201 now has multiple preamp options: no preamp, the original RE-201 preamp, and a newly-modelled Germanium preamp for that signature crunch.

200 new presets: Enjoy freshly-designed presets for almost every plugin in the collection, making it easier than ever to tweak on the fly and find the sonic magic you need.

NKS ready: Every title in FX Collection now works with Native Kontrol Standard for a fluid workflow alongside the rest of your virtual instruments and effects.

Enhanced in-app tutorials: Get familiar with each plugin with newly-integrated tutorials and tips, covering every parameter and component in detail.

Refined preset browser: FX Collection 2 features the same intuitive preset browser as V Collection, offering streamlined browsing, filtering, and saving of your favourite presets.


  • Bus FORCE: A powerful original parallel processor with 4 distinct modules: Filter, EQ, Compressor, and Saturation. Your new go-to mixing plugin.
  • Comp DIODE-609: Based on the iconic British Neve stereo compressor and limiter with a distinctly characterful crunchy response – great for drums.
  • EQ SITRAL-295: A classic stereo EQ with gentle musical curves and warm transistor feel, based on the classic ‘70s Siemens broadcast console.


  • Chorus DIMENSION-D: Simple 4-mode operation for beautifully smooth stereo chorus in one click, with perfectly-emulated BBD warmth.
  • Phaser BI-TRON: An elusive dual phaser that oozes boutique guitar pedal charm, with two phasing circuits and advanced routing options.
  • Flanger BL-20: A rare & unique studio gem that goes from faint stereo width to out-of-this-world compound modulation in no time.
  • Chorus JUN-6: Based on the classic Juno chorus for massive stereo richness, analogue warmth, and subtle movement at the touch of a button.


  • Comp FET-76: The most coveted studio compressor ever made, known as the unit that makes everything sound better. Perfect vocals and instruments every time.
  • Comp TUBE-STA: A reimagining of the legendary vacuum-tube powered Gates® STA-Level, a secret weapon for bass and vocals since the ‘50s.
  • Comp VCA-65 – The ultimate rhythm section compressor, Comp VCA-65 is a hard-hitting solid-state VCA compressor with a modern twist.


  • Delay TAPE-201: Organic, tape-saturated delay and metallic spring reverb at its finest, this is the echo box to end all echo boxes.
  • Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE: The iconic lo-fi delay known for its beautifully dark tone and swarming feedback, enhanced for today’s ambient needs.a
  • Delay ETERNITY: An exciting original delay effect with huge modulation and textural capabilities – an innovative tool for the modern producer.


  • Rev PLATE-140: A luxurious, rich, smooth plate reverb known for its mix-ready clarity, retrofitted with futuristic features.
  • Rev SPRING-636: Enhance any sound with a vibrant, slappy, squelchy spring reverb that sounds so real, you’d swear you could kick it yourself.
  • Rev INTENSITY: Lose yourself in a totally new type of reverb. It combines cinematic sound with in-depth modulation and sound shaping.


  • Pre 1973: The iconic ‘70s Brit sound, a staple in the world’s most renowned studios, perfectly recreated for the modern producer.
  • • Pre TridA: One of the most prized, rare, and exclusive channel strips ever made, known for its musical EQ, reborn in your DAW.
  • Pre V76: The finest vintage tube preamp & a sound that defined ‘60s pop music, known as ‘The White Album Sound’, reborn in exquisite detail.


  • Filter M12 – The legendary Oberheim Matrix-12 filter, reworked with programmable modulation and advanced controls.
  • Filter MINI: A plugin recreation of Dr Moog’s famous 24dB per octave low-pass ladder filter, updated with exciting new features for the modern music maker.
  • Filter SEM: Taken from Tom Oberheim’s pioneering synth design, this is simply one of the best-loved filters of all time.



Pricing: special intro US$299/299€ (instead of US$399/399€).


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