Arturia Announces FX Collection 4

Yesterday, Arturia announced FX Collection 4. It features 26 plugins from previous versions, along with four new additions (30 in total). The collection ranges from from enhanced emulations of iconic studio tools to contemporary and experimental effects plugins for inspiring music production and creation.

FX Collection 4 represents a massive upgrade to Arturia’s acclaimed suite of production plugins with 30 effects, over 1000 presets, enhanced controls and interfaces, and an array of compatibility and accessibility features.A curated suite of creative audio effects for modern music makers,FX Collection 4 goes beyond mixing and mastering to incorporate effects into the creative workflow like never before.

4 new products in FX Collection 4:

  • Rotary CLS-222: An enhanced version of the classic Leslie speaker effect.
  • Dist COLDFIRE: Dual-engine distortion built for every
    flavor of crunchy, destructive sound design.
  • Filter MS-20: The powerful & edgy sound of the sought-after KORG filter.
  • Rev LX-24: The reverb that defined ‘80s sound, with lush, long decays for use with any sound.

Product & performance updates

  • Bus FORCE adds overdrive gain compensation.
  • Efx FRAGMENTS gets 40 new presets and an updated modulation workflow.
  • Rev LX-24 can now be resized for more compact screen presence.
  • Bus FORCE and Rev SPRING-636 now both have oversampling quality options.
  • Upgraded accessibility features, with real-time text-to-speech feedback.
  • NKS VST3 and Mac M1 AAX support.
  • A number of bug fixes & optimizations.


  • FX Collection 4 now includes 30 titles, including distortion, modulation, granular, mix bus, compression, delay, reverb, preamps, and filters.
  • From vintage to modern: FX Collection 4 combines classic studio emulations with brand new & experimental effects.
  • Over 1000 factory presets
  • In-app tutorials: learn every effect and parameter in detail to get the most out of any sound.
  • The slickest workflow: enjoy intuitive preset browsing, low-latency performance, and streamlined GUIs to make your
    production process easier than ever.
  • Compatibility: Full NKS VST3 support, compatible with Apple M1, processors
  • Accessibility: Real-time text-to-speech feedback on
    presets, parameters, and values for visually-impaired
  • Hi-res 4K interfaces

Rotary CLS-222
The Dynacord CLS-222 is hailed as the finest Leslie/Rotary Speaker simulation device ever created. It was ntroduced in 1982 and manufactured until 2003.
Rotary CLS-222 perfectly reproduces the iconic Leslie sound, infusing life and movement into any source.

New Features

  • Valve PreAmp for added warmth and richness (Adds to the Leslie tone)
  • Expanded Stereo width.
  • Adjustable bass and treble rotor speeds with extended ranges, along with sync mode.
  • Visualizer provides real-time feedback on the sound movement.
  • Distance controls for emphasizing the rotor shape.
  • Includes two new distance shapes to unlock expanded creative possibilities.


Dist Colfire
Dist Colfire is a dual-engine distortion built for every flavor of crunchy, destructive sound design. It is a dual-engine distortion effect that goes from rich tube saturation to unrestrained sonic destruction in a few clicks. Combine analog & digital algorithms with deep modulation and customization, and unlock near-infinite distortion possibilities for your sound.

Main Features

  • Two distortion engines
  • 11 distortion algorithms
  • Hidden Advanced control panel for in-depth sound design
  • 5 routing options: Serial, Parallel, Stereo, Mid/Side, Band Split
  • Routing balance slider
  • Feedback module
  • Over 150 presets built-in
  • A/B comparison
  • Oversampling

Filter MS-20
Filter MS-20 is the powerful & edgy sound of the sought-after KORG filter, a stereo filter and distortion effect modeled on the infamously abrasive MS-20 synthesizer. Pump destructive crunch, roaring filter sweeps, and ultra-fat stereo depth into your mixes with an audio plugin that’ll make anything sound massive.

Main Features

  • Emulated stereo analog filter and distortion effect
  • Circuit-accurate modeling with exclusive TAE technology
  • Resonant Low Pass, High Pass modes
  • Master Cutoff for Band Pass-style functionality
  • Stereo offset for widening filtered sounds
  • Output Mix & Level controls
  • Envelope Follower
  • Function Generator

Rev LX-24
Rev LX-24 is the reverb that defined 80’s sound, with lush long decays for use with any sound. Rev LX-24 is an enhanced virtual replica of a retro ambience box that defined reverb for a generation. Make your mixes bloom with real-feeling space, cave depth atmosphere, and subtly-sparkling texture in seconds with a vintage digital sound that refuses to get old.

Main Features

  • Classic digital algorithmic reverb effect
  • 8 perfectly-emulated algorithmic reverb effect
  • Unique slider-based interface
  • Emulated 12 & 24-bit converters for dark, warm sound
  • Additional ‘Modern’converter mode for cleaner sound
  • 100 presets for vocals, drools, guitars, synths and abstract sound design
  • A/B comparison

Pricing and Availability. Arturia’s FX Collection 4 is available now. Normally priced at $499US, the collection is offered at the introductory price of $299US through June 20, 2023. Current Arturia customers may also be eligible for a “special offer.”

15 thoughts on “Arturia Announces FX Collection 4

  1. i love arturia! great customer appreciation. great products. simple, easy to use. one of the best doing it right now.

    1. gotta throw some casual antisemitism in there…
      are we fucking serious here? I can’t believe this type of garbage is making it into synthtopia comments

  2. How is this compared to those fancy hardware pedals we see popping up every month? Honest question as I’m new to this. Is this comparable?

    1. This is my opinion and experience as had the same question as you in the past. The short answer is: yes, it is comparable; soundwise. (with the added benefit that there are no space and cables to manage connections to your chain and/or your audio interface)

      I think the Arturia FX are in many ways much more robust than their synth emulations. They are a bit on the CPU hungry side, but nothing an efficient DAW workflow can circunvent. Some people argue that nothing compares to analogue, but I have seen too many blindfolded tests between analogue gear and plugins where even pros miss correct identification, so I don’t pay attention anymore. If it sounds good, it is good. These sound good.

      Bear in mind that most of these fx are recreations of old analog gear and not an “evolution” of effect technology (some FX are innovative, like the new saturation and granular effects). Yet the coloration of the old gear simulations is really pleasant, it is for that very reason that the old gear is still so coveted.

      “Some user assembly is required” which means that you need to learn how to use the tools to extract the most benefit from them, however the Arturia manuals are quite informative and provide you not only info on how to use the tools but what it does and why. If you get these and really learn to use them, you got enough to be positively challenged (and rewarded) for a few years.

  3. Arturia is sometimes really generous with their upgrade policy and sometimes really weird.
    I‘ve got quite a few products from them and just last month I bought the FX Collection 3 for the killer price of €129 … now my upgrade price to the new version is 69€

    Sometimes it gets messed up.
    But the support is great though. Was offered augmented brass recently for 29€ and after a maintenance update to their website it was much higher.
    I emailed them and they corrected the offer.
    If to their site or my account specifically that I don’t know. But was helped out quick.

    So it’s better to ask if you see people with similar products receive a much more generous update.

  4. I just upgraded to FX Collection 4 for $49 and I think Dist Coldfire sounds amazing and is very inspiring. Got Filter MS-20 and Rev LX-24 previously (which are great) and I don’t have any need for Rotary CLS-222, but the upgrade for $49 was still worth it just to get Dist Coldfire.

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