Darvaza Vst Download Free

Darvaza is a multi-channel gate with a twist.
Each time the input signal's gate closes, it spits out a perversion of the source. However, it also works as a time-synchronized classic tremolo.

Gates use different waveforms, and individually adjustable oscillators are synced to the host's tempo and time signature. If I set the gate to close and return a signal when closed, I get a signal based on the input, but I run into various problems.

You basically hear the ringtone as if it were part of a bad dream. But take comfort in the fact that this is a lucid nightmare that you have full control over.

Darvaza's UI is intentionally vague. This plugin aims at sound design through experimentation and coincidence. But if you want to know what's going on under the hood, dive into the following brief description of the controls.

gate control
The 'Odd' and 'Even' controls let you adjust the duration of the gate open/close cycle from his 4 bars to 1/16th note per channel. The Sync control adjusts all channels to odd speeds.

The Door control allows you to change the waveform from sine to triangle and from sawtooth to square. shuffle and randomize
The "Input" control is similar to the "Dry Mix". By default this is set to zero, muting the audio when the gate is closed (acts like a standard tremolo). By increasing the dry mix, the original signal will be heard unaffected when the gate is closed.

The "Rand" slider is a modifier that allows you to set another gate length (from 2 bars to 16th notes). The gate will be set to this duration every half bar. The moment this is started is handled individually by each channel.

humiliation and freezing
The Regret knob lets you control the sample rate of the gate signal. This ranges from the current host's sample rate to his stringent 2kHz.

The “dwell” control activates reverb for the gate signal. The reverb "freezes" that sound with each hit, and the frozen signal contains the timbre and pitch of the input, but adds a special shimmer that sounds like a nightmarish, evil cloud.
Enabling the Recast control reverses the playback of gated sounds. Slower…
For even more ear tweaking, you can use the Sorrow knob to control the playback speed of the gate signal.

Changing the playback speed also affects the pitch of the gate signal. By carefully adjusting the speed, you can create harmony between the raw source and the gate signal. Resetting the knob to zero readjusts the gated signal to the input, allowing you to create time-synced "tape/vinyl scratch" slowdowns without losing a beat.

… and repeat
If you want more control over the pitch of the gate signal, use the "Weep" knob to adjust the playback speed to full harmonic pitch intervals (different pitches between channels). If the slider is zero, it is disabled. Open to move between 6 different scales.
From major, mixolydian, augmented (happy), neutral (5th and minor 2nd) to minor and diminished (sad/melancholic and evil).

Note that using Weep negates the effect of the Sorrow control.


The archive contains VST2 and VST3 plugins for both macOS (10.10/Yosemite and higher) and Windows (7 and up).

  • Installation instructions are provided inside the archive's README file. Note macOS users should be aware of possible Gatekeeper issues.
  • Linux packages are currently not provided, though you can build from source.