Unify 1.11.1 BETA is now available with important updates for far better Apple Silicon support and an important fix to Flex EQ that make the new libraries sound as intended. Please have Unify 1.10.2 installed and authorized before running these updates.
COMPATIBILITY NOTICE: We’re hearing reports that with Unify 1.11.1 Beta, we’re not compatible with Windows 7 or with Mac OS X Big Sur (11.7) or older. We apologize for this, this was not reported by our beta team because they are on newer computer OS’s. There is a “Revert to 1.10.2” Installer that will get you back to 1.10.2 if this is the case for you and we apologize for this inconvenience. Progress marches on and for us to keep current with Apple Silicon support and newer Windows functionality, we have to live with the limits the JUCE framework Unify is built upon.
To Get the update either go to the “MY ACCOUNT” area here or visit our partner’s hosting page: https://www.ilio.com/dl-unify
Unify v1.10.2 is now available with Apple Silicon support for AAX, New usability features and 2 new effects!
New UPDATE as of May 20, 2023 includes fixes for compatibility with some VST3 plug-ins and more GuruEars™ added to every Macro Knob for even easier use (Click the ear, move a parameter in your plug-in, they’re linked!)
Unify includes 640 Patches that showcase EVERYTHING you need to make world class music productions and virtually any genre! There are 24 Paid libraries for Unify, 4 FREE libraries that include new samples and patches and over 80 Unified Libraries to play your favorite plug-ins factory patches from with-in the interface of Unify so you can easily stack, layer and split the patches from ALL your plug-ins to make new creative sounds that nobody else has!
Unify is the ULTIMATE playground for your plugins – Synthesizers, Audio Effects and MIDI Effect from virtually everybody can all be used in Unify thanks to it’s flexible ability to load VST2, VST3 and on the Mac, Audio Unit plug-ins.
There really is nothing in the market that compares to Unify. We’re very proud of what we have developed.
Please scroll down the page to see the list of all the libraries available for Unify – NOTE: Unified libraries are FREE support libraries that consist of the Factory Patches from over 80 plug-ins. You HAVE to own the plug-in for these libraries to be useful. Install the VST2 version into Unify or the VST3 if a VST2 is not included.
We also offer a FREE DEMO VERSION of Unify so you can try before buying if you wish. Everything works (saving is disabled, it can’t load any of our libraries, just play select patches from our factory content and scan your plug-ins to confirm how cool it is to layer multiple plug-ins you own inside of Unify!) The demo version will quit after 15 min of use. You can restart it again if you wish.
Anybody can now get the Full Installer or Updater files to download from either logging into your PluInGuru.com account or from our Distributer partner Ilio’s download links: https://www.ilio.com/unify-updates
Listen to the audio demos, watch the patch and interface walk thru videos (as well as other support videos) and you will be inspired with what YOU can create after adding this amazing plug-in instrument to your toolkit!
Say hello to a NEW WAY of working with Plug-ins of all types! Unify can work with MIDI Effects, Instruments and Audio Effect plug-ins in creative, fun and inspiring ways. Unify includes plug-ins VST2, VST3 and Audio Units (Mac only) PLUS a Standalone application for PC and Mac. One of the cool things with Unify is that any format of plug-in can load other formats of plug-ins – meaning the Audio Unit version can easily load VST3 and VST plug-ins while you’re using it in Logic Pro X (which doesn’t know what to do with VST or VST3 plug-ins). We talked to a number of small (like us) developers who have made some rather amazing free plug-ins in the last 20 years and received their blessing to include their plug-ins and audio effects – along with our own Guru Sample Player and 14 Effects we built ourselves so that Unify ships with 625 ready-to-play patches when you install it.
That puts Unify in a totally different class than any other “Host” PlugIn: we include 6 Instrument and 40 effect plug-ins that John “Skippy” Lehmkuhl used to make the 625 patches that are included and play the second you install Unify. From simple basses and pads to complex 12 layers of plugins doing incredible rhythmic wavesequence types of sounds and everything in-between, it’s breathtaking what has been created here.
Plug-Ins Included with Unify (placed in their own Plug-In folder, away from your existing Plug-In folders):
MIDI Effect PlugIns:
MIDIBox (MIDI file Player that can play MIDI files polyphonically), BlueARP, RipChord Player, PolyBox, JitterBox, TriggerBox, MOrgan Perc, ComboBox, MIDI Monitor, MIDI Filter, CC Mapper, CC Sender, CC Rider
GuruSampler / OBxD / Dexed / Digits / mda DX10 (FM) / mda JX10 (Subtractive Analog) / Unify / Morgan (B3) / Soundfont Player
Audio Effect Plug-Ins:
Digital Delays: Omega Delay / CHOW Matrix / Sample Delay / mda Delay / mda Dub Delay
Distortion: NoizBox / Swanky Amp / CHOWTapeModel / mda Band Distortion / mda Degrade / mda Overdrive
Dynamics: Enforcer / Pump House / LoudMax / Stereo Gain / mda Dynamics / mda Envelope / mda Limiter / mda MultiBand / mda Splitter
EQ: Restrictor / FilterMax / FlexEQ / mda Loudness / mda RezFilter
Modulation: Silky Chorus / PhaseMod / FlangeMod / MOrgan Cab / mda Detune / mda Image / mda Leslie / mda RingMod / mda RoundPan / mda Stereo / mda SubSynth / mda Transient / mda Tracker / mda Vocoder
Reverb: WaterVerb / HallVerb / EmVerb / ZenVerb / mda Ambience / KlangFalter / Dragonfly ER / Dragonfly Room / Dragonfly Hall / Dragonfly Plate/ Data Verb (Added in v1.10)
Utility: ComboBox (Nest unlimited MIDI Effects, Instruments, Audio Effects in a single layer), MIDI Monitor
There are now over 40 libraries for Unify! Many are free – to see all of them, please visit our home page and hit the green “UNIFY” Box.
UNIFIED LIBRARIES – A Unified Library is where we save out each factory patch from a specific Plug-In in Unify format. YOU MUST OWN THE PLUG-IN the library of patches are create for For example, if you don’t own the Cherry Audio Dreamsynth, then don’t download the Unified Dreamsynth library for it.
The advantages of these Unified libraries are many:
All the factory patches from a plug-in are saved in our easy to view browser, organized by category. Many synths organize their factory patches in very different ways, this puts them all into an organized, easy to find layout.
In Unify you can simply change the Patch Loading Mode (Lower Right corner) from “Normal” to “Unify / Layer”, and now any new patch you select from the browser is added to your existing patch for immediate layers/building of sounds. This ability is impossible in every other plug-in out there and makes Unify truly unique.
In order to use these Unified Patches, you need to own the specific Plug-In, and have for the most part the VST2 version of this plug-in added to Unify’s “Known PlugIn” list.
If you get an ERROR MESSAGE (Plug-In MISSING) when trying to load a Patch from these libraries, Watch This video.
Master List of our 85+ Unified Libraries – THESE ARE FREE LIBRARIES – simply click to download:
ART Tube Synth (VST2)
BrainWorx Knifonium (VST2)
BrainWorx Oberhausen 1.5 (VST2)
Cherry Audio CA2600 (VST2)
Cherry Audio DC-106 (VST2)
Cherry Audio Dream Synth (VST2)
Cherry Audio Eight Voice (VST2)
Cherry Audio GX-80 (VST2)
Cherry Audio Memorymode (VST2)
Cherry Audio Mercury-6 (VST2)
Cherry Audio Polymode (VST2)
Cherry Audio PS-20 (VST2)
Cherry Audio Quadra (VST2)
Cherry Audio Harmonia (VST2)
Cherry Audio Sines (VST2)
Decent Sampler (VST2)
Dmitry Saches Diversion (VST2)
GForce impOSCar 2 (VST2)
GForce MiniMonsta V1 (VST2)
GForce OB-E (Macro Knobs Updated for V2, doesn’t include V2 patches (yet))
GForce SEM (Includes support for both VST2 and VST3)
Gospel Musicians FM TiNES 2 (VST2)
Heavyocity ASCEND Modern Grand – Kontakt 6
Impact Sound Works Harpejji Sample Library– Kontakt 6
Initial Audio Sektor (VST2)
Klevgrand Borsta (VST2)
Korg M1 (1750 Patches) (VST2)
Korg Prophecy (VST2)
Korg Wavestate Native (VST2)
Lennar Digital Sylenth1 (VST2)
MOK Miniraze (VST2)
MOK WAVERAZOR (VST2)
Native Instruments Noire – Kontakt 6
Oblivion Sound Lab Hex Drum (VST2)
Reveal-Sound Spire 1.5 (VST2)
Rhizomatic’s Plasmonic – (VST3)
Rob Papen Punch 2 (VST2)
Sonic Charge Microtonic (VST2)
Spitfire Albion COLOSSUS (VST2)
Spitfire LABS Unified (Updated 09/02/23) – (VST2) – Newest Library Added: Uilleann Pipes
Spitfire ORG Epic Choir (VST2)
Synapse Audio Dune 3 (VST2)
Synapse Audio Dune 3.5 (VST2)
Synapse Audio’s Obsession (VST2)
TAL-Bassline 101 (VST2)
TAL U-No-LX (VST2)
Taqsim SOLO (VST3)
Tone2 Icarus 2 (VST2)
Tone2 Nemesis 2 (VST2)
Tone2 SAURUS 3 (VST2)
Tone2 Warlock – (VST3)
U-He Bazille (VST2)
U-He DIVA (VST2)
U-He Hive 2.1 (VST2)
U-He’s Repro-1 and Repro-5 (VST2)
U-He Zebra2 (VST2)
U-He Zebra2 HZ (VST2)
UVI Falcon 2.5 (VST2)
Waldorf Largo (VST2)
Wavesequencer Theia (VST3)
Xfer Records SERUM (VST2)
Yamaha TX816 Factory Patches (you only need Unify for this library to work)
PlugInGuru Libraries that come with Unify Patches: From the front page here at PlugInGuru.com, click the green box “PlugInGuru Unified” to filter ALL of the libraries that include Unify patches – almost all of our 80 libraries include Unify patches and we’re working hard to include new libraries EVERY WEEK!
640 Patches by John Lehmkuhl, Laurent AIRWAVE Veronnéz, Tim Dale, Nato Feelz and Shane Dunne with Samples by John Lehmkuhl, Laurent AIRWAVE Veronnéz and Nato Feelz.
3.2 GB of samples organized “LITE” versions from 12 PlugInGuru Libraries are included for GuruSampler to work with.
Requires Windows 7 – Latest OS or Mac OS X 10.13 – Latest OS (Mac Binaries are universal for both Intel and Apple processor support). Unify 1.9.1 for Mac is still available for download for those on older Mac computers (Mac OS 9 – 12).
WINDOWS AAX version is presently at Unify 1.9.1, we’re working hard to get this updated but have some more work to do.
Download size: 2.8GB for the Unify Standard Library.guru file / 80MB for the PC or Mac installer
File Delivery: Digital Download
Needless to say, JL has changed my life. All his patch collections were great and inspirational. But Unify is a crowning achievement. Don’t even think about it. Just buy it. Great investment!
I really can’t believe what is here in this PlugIn It’s so complete 🙂
There is such a variety of sounds and grooves and setups, I’ve not experienced anything quite like it. Everything I try to put into words just sounds dumb, like ‘there is love in this plugin’, dumb right…
The install was simple and Unify worked stand alone without having to change anything, it also shows up as a vst3 instrument in Studio One and after scanning for vst’s and vst3’s I can load any of my existing instruments into Unify.
Some of the Split Keyboard patches could be complete songs in themselves and they cover so many genres of music…
Next level stuff. I’m really excited about getting more familiar with it and seeing how it can fit my creative workflow. Early days but I am very impressed!
Only a musician could invent this. It is the missing tool that resolves incompatibility. Sure Omnisphere has multi instrument, Kontakt too, but only within their own libraries and yes you can layer in a daw, BUT not like this and so easily. I described it to my wife as its like looking at a long buffet table and all you have to is grab a plate. To install this is ease, for it to see your entire library of instruments is so quick and easy that within minutes you are in awe of beholding a new level of power, ease and creativity. Not only that but it is so very well thought out with touches like the instant favorites. It's easy to use, intuitive without needing a diploma. I love it, its already transformed how i work. The cream is comes with great sounds as usual – add the new Cloud City and youre in plugin guru heaven. I suspect this is just the beginning of where Unify will take us!
To say that Unify is a cool plugin would be a gross understatement. I own over 800 plugins, so I have a pretty good frame of reference. And I can say without reservation that Unify is the most amazing music making tool ever created! And it will undoubtedly never be replicated. John and his colleagues who put this together are absolutely brilliant. I couldn’t even begin to describe all the useful features and do it any justice in a reasonable length review. You just have to get on the PlugInGuru website and check out some of John’s tutorial videos. Admittedly, the sheer volume of helpful instructional videos is a bit daunting, but once I understood how incredibly powerful and useful this plugin is, I knew I had to have it and that it would be worth investing whatever time it takes to learn it. It’s actually very intuitive and exquisitely designed. It’s just that John is extremely generous about taking the time to ensure that all of his customers are well educated. To cite just one property of Unify that I never thought I’d encounter: I have an older OS that struggles to run Logic with multiple instances of high CPU-consuming instruments, like Serum or Omnisphere. And I used to have to bounce MIDI files to audio and remove the instrument from a project to add another instrument. But with Unify, I can now run multiple instances of any of my 800+ instruments and plugins (within Unify) without crashing the project. The presets load almost instantly. This is some truly ground-breaking technology! That alone would have sold me on Unify. BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE!!! It far surpasses anything your mind can imagine about making a giant leap in music-making technology. You have to see it to believe it.
Great way to combine different plugins directly and together.
Also in Logic Pro X or Mainstage different plugins in a patch!
Great, thanks to John en Shane.
I’ve been using Unify since its first release. It was the patches that hooked me at first. Then you get your head around the processes, and then you begin to see the possibilities Unify provides and you begin to realise just how deep the rabbit hole goes. Great support from John along the way too, with excellent live streams and direct tech support when I needed it. It really feels like there is a growing Unify community and I’m so looking forward to seeing how other users creatively employ Unify in the future.
I’m moving to a new place and that means rebuilding my studio again. No time to dig in deep but I bought it right away.
This is a great tool, needs the right support. If you keep that in mind, old farts such as myself will be able to do some interesting stuff with it. It’s so great I don’t even know what it looks like yet. So, what are you gonna do next?
seamlessly open vst plugins in logic. what a game changer.
I’ve had Unify now for a while (since the release) and thought it would be a good time to give my two cents on it now that I’ve used it for a while. I absolutely love it! John and Shane did not disappoint!
Yes it may have a bug or two…but it’s evolving and just keeps getting better. I’ve been a long time user of Cantabile for live gigs and this will eventually be integrated into my live rig. For now I use it in Cubase 10.5 and it works as well as it does in standalone mode. I’m still experimenting with it in Maschine 2.
The videos created by John/Plugin Guru are great and I can’t wait to see how Unify will evolve in the future…seems like every week there is something new!
I am more of a preset person (a bit lazy and bad eyesight ). But I am having fun mixing all my plugin, layer, split ……you name it. Thank you it’s great.
Nothing is perfect, and I imagine you want to know about the ”irritants” .
For a start the first library out would cost me +/- 300$ CAD Serum + library…… a bit to much for me.
But I suppose there will be library using plugin I already have…..
The second thing is more general, since Unify, plugin guru is really becoming a trans,dance…….. thing with Airwave taking much space. I am not a techno guy so the omnipresent kick drum ……. not for me. So I hope there will be other style of music with variations in drumbeats……. and a melody once in a while.
I’ve been a follower since the beginning of plugin guru, love what you did for omnisphere and keyscape. Just hope there is still some of that in you.
p.s. sorry for the weird English, I am french…….
I’m normally a preset only guy. I haven’t had time to jump into sound design, although I’d love to. Unify is the first product where I spend equal time crafting new patches and writing with them (and vice-versa). It is constantly being updated with MAJOR updates that would normally cost a considerable amount. John’s videos are compelling and the community surrounding this product is incredibly supportive. This is how things should be done.
Thank you John and Shane,
I am so grateful for your work. Not only did you deliver this mindblowing plugin called Unify, which in itself is a masterpiece allowing completely new ways in experiencing your other plugins, but you a continuing to expand it in ways that are just insane. Best example is this PolyBox MIDI effect. Just load the patch “SYNTH – PolyBox 8x Baby´s Dancing” and get lost in a total new way of sound. Increadible.
Greetings from Germany
Title says it all. While some may say I can just use multiple tracks in my DAW, there is no way to create the sounds you can get from Unify. We need a lighter skin for us old guys. We are lucky to be at the beginning of a fantastic sonic journey. Strap in.
John and Shane – you guys knocked this one out of the park. Thanks so much for this wonderfully creative and inspiring piece of software. I still have so much to learn about Unify but the videos and livestreams John has produced really help demonstrate the potential of this instrument. I’m using it all the time and starting to create my own patches which is great fun.
Bought this on day of release and can highly recommend to anyone considering a purchase. Can’t wait to see what the future holds and where Unify goes from here.
I am new to music/sound production and played around (rather frustratingly) with VST instruments and effects in Cakewalk by Bandlab before discovering this gem of a product. Very user-friendly interface and the YouTube videos from John cover all the bases of how to use it to its fullest potential. Great work on Unify, John and Shane. It is worth every penny. Looking very forward to the updates.
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