SampleScience keeps the ecco jams going with Vaporwaves 3

The brand’s popular plug-in gets a new library of sounds.

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Vaporwaves 3

Hot off the heels of its successful Vaporwaves 2, plug-in developer SampleScience has announced Vaporwaves 3. As with its predecessors, this instrument is based on the online cultural phenomenon of vaporwave, a genre built on sampling nostalgic music and art of the 80s.

The virtual instrument packs in new sounds recorded on VHS and audio cassettes, keeping true to the flavours of the 80s. With Vaporwaves 3, the mesmerising drones and rich chords are extracted from old-school sound modules and 80s synths. Specifically, SampleScience says it’s striving for “ deep bass, 80s movie hits, dusty pads, fuzzy synths, 80s mallets, and more”.

Listen to it below.

52 sounds are included in Vaporwaves 3, totalling 1.67GB, all recorded on a classic format. Taking inspiration from SampleScience’s range of other plug-ins, it features a multi-LFO, a low-pass/high-pass filter, multi-voice mode and glide control, amp envelope controls and a preamp control.

Vaporwaves 3 is available in VST, VST3 and AU for Windows and macOS. It will run on macOS Catalina via the Maize Sampler Player (VST3/AU only).

You can also get the Vaporwaves Bundle from SampleScience for $63, which will give you Vaporwaves 1, 2 and 3.

SampleScience Vaporwaves 3 is available now for $30. Find out more at

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