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FAQ: Verve Analog Machines

Verve Analog Machines gives your music the genuine flavor of authentic, organic analog warmth, guaranteed to leave your track dripping with vibe. Leveraging our state-of-the-art algorithms, Verve Analog Machines recreates the character of vintage tubes and transistors giving any sound warmth and depth, adding harmonic overtones, and allowing users to thicken, brighten, transform, or destroy their sound in an organic, musical way.


For more information about Verve Analog Machines, read the manual here.

Machines That Inspire

Verve Analog Machines is a collection of independent machines designed to impart analog warmth, warble, or total sonic destruction.

Verve Analog Machines Essentials offers:

  • Sweeten: The gloss and warmth of a studio tape machine. Can be gently overdriven.
  • Edge: Adds gentle harmonics to give your sound subtle crunch.
  • Glow: Adds gentle harmonics to give your sound subtle warmth.
  • Warm: The warmer sound of a more vintage studio tape machine.

The full version of Verve Analog Machines offers the above and adds:

  • Thicken: The sound of something recorded half a century ago.
  • Vintagize: The sound of a recording that’s older than your grandparents.
  • Distort: Push a vintage tube preamp far past its limits and hear it roar.
  • Overdrive: Push a vintage tape machine far past its limits and hear it roar.
  • Fire: Push a studio tape machine far past its limits and hear it roar.
  • Sputter: Transistor Pre on the verge of blowing up.

Two Versions to Encourage Analog Exploration

Verve Analog Machines ships as 2 different plug-ins: one free for a limited time and a premium version that pushes the high and low-fidelity:

  • Verve Analog Machines Essentials ships with 4 machines focused on subtle harmonic warmth to sunbaked cassette.
    Note: Verve Analog Machines Essentials will be available for free for a limited time – until April 30, 2024.

  • Verve Analog Machines (Full version) expands to 10 machines inspired by vintage pro and consumer tape machines alongside solid-state and tube amplifiers. Premium also adds expanded controls to provide further tone shaping and customization.

Important Note: Verve Analog Machines Essentials will only be available for free for a limited time.

Compatibility, Installation and Authorization

Verve Analog Machines Plug-ins are compatible with all major DAWs and support AU, VST3, and AAX formats on both macOS and Windows.

After obtaining the plug-in, log in to your account and install it via UA Connect. For more information about UA Connect, follow this guide.

Verve Analog Machines also requires a valid iLok account and the iLok License Manager application. For more information on this topic, read this article.

Note: Verve Analog Machines can only be authorized on a computer or using an iLok USB.

Key Features in Verve Analog Machines Essentials

  • Four Unique Tape Machines: Experience the core of our analog emulation with four meticulously crafted tape machines. Each machine in "Essentials" is a gateway to the distinctive warmth and character that tape saturation is known for, providing a range of sonic possibilities.

  • One-Knob Wonder: Simplified control doesn't mean simplified sound. With just one knob per machine, Analog Machines Essentials makes it incredibly easy to dial in the perfect amount of saturation. This streamlined approach ensures that you spend less time tweaking and more time creating.

  • Focused Tape Emulation: "Essentials" specializes exclusively in tape machine emulations, offering a focused and authentic experience. Whether you're looking to add a subtle warmth or a more pronounced effect, these tape emulations bring the essence of classic analog sound to your digital recordings.

  • Free Introduction to Quality: As a lite version of Verve Analog Machines, "Essentials" is completely free and serves as an ideal introduction to our value proposition. It's the perfect way to experience the quality and character of our audio plug-ins without any commitment.

Key Features Verve Analog Machines (Full Version)

  • Ten Distinct Machines: Dive into a world of sonic diversity with ten unique machines, each offering its distinct flavor of analog and tape saturation. From the classic warmth of vintage tape to the rich harmonics of iconic consoles, "Premium" provides a palette of sound that caters to every creative need.

  • Make It Your Own: Unleash your creativity with extended control for each machine. Tailor the saturation, wow, flutter, and other parameters to achieve the perfect sound for your track. Verve Analog Machines offers unparalleled control, allowing you to sculpt your audio with precision and finesse.

  • Enhancement Powerhouse: Whether you're thickening a snare, adding clarity to vocals, or giving your entire mix a cohesive character, Verve Analog Machines is your go-to plug-in. Its versatile application makes it ideal for individual tracks, buses, or full mix processing.

  • Intuitive Visual Feedback: The GUI of Verve Analog Machines isn't just about looks; it's a window into the soul of your sound. As you tweak and fine-tune settings, the interface provides real-time visual feedback, illustrating the impact of each machine on your audio. This immediate insight enhances your workflow and ensures you make informed decisions about your sound shaping.