Vertigo VSM-3

Vertigo VSM-3


Awesome Tone & Color with Mastering Quality

The brainworx developed, Vertigo VSM-3 delivers the beloved badass harmonic generators of Vertigo Sound’s acclaimed VSM-2 Mix Satellite in plugin form. Liberated from hardware, VSM-2’s saturation and distortion tools can now process as many tracks and busses as your CPU can handle — and master outputs, too, of course — making them more useful than ever for recording and mixing.

The engineers at Brainworx have carefully studied the lusted-after harmonic generation and shrewd settings of the VSM-2 hardware, and obsessively recreated it all in the VSM-3 plugin. Freeing the Vertigo magic from hardware fundamentally changes the ways it can be used. With the option of instantiating the VSM-3 on multiple channels and busses. The plugin also adds some features not found on the original hardware like the THD Mixer’s dry/wet control and the ability to run the Crusher and Blender in parallel or serially, or solo them separately or together.

For the producer/mixer/engineer especially, the VSM-2 sound is now a readily available option for adding character and emphasis to individual mono, stereo and multi-channel tracks and busses. Its M/S chops in particular open up exciting possibilities for stereo signals.

For the mastering engineer, the VSM-3 provides all the unique saturation power of the VSM-2 in an economical and convenient multi-platform plugin. While there are plenty of saturation/distortion plugin options available, only the VSM-3 offers the singular sonic personality of the over-built VSM-2, the power of its programmability, and the freedom offered by its flexibility.

Supported Formats
AAX AudioSuite, AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, UAD-2, VST2, VST3


  • Two independent virtual circuits for two kinds of analog-sounding coloration, ranging from subtle saturation to berserk distortion.
  • Pure 2nd Harmonic FET Crusher for warm, rich, saturation or distortion.
  • Pure 3rd Harmonic Zener Blender for bright, clear, exciter-like saturation or distortion.
  • Crusher and Blender can operate in parallel or serial configuration.

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