Arturia introduces Efx Motions ‘Creative Movement Shaper’

The latest plugin in Arturia’s Efx range is all about adding motion to your music… which is probably why it is called Efx Motions

Arturia has introduced Efx MOTIONS, a creative audio effect for Mac + Windows that they say is designed to give music “momentum, variety, and pure sonic excitement”.

There are multiple effects onboard – filters, distortion, beat repeating and more – and these are triggered by curves and envelopes that you can draw on the interface. Whether you’re looking for simple automation or polyrhythmic movement, Efx Motions makes it possible.

The plugin is designed to be used both for carrying out mix-fixing tasks – balancing parts, widening, etc – and pulling off more creative tricks, such as adding stutters and making dramatic tonal changes. Indeed, you can apply multiple effects and modulate their parameters simultaneously.

There are five main modules included – Filter, Noise, Drive, Volume and Pan – plus the dedicated Beat Repeat and FX unit that contains five additional tools.


  • Effects plugin for stepped & movement-based audio processing
  • 5 audio processing modules with unique controls:
    • Noise
    • Distortion
    • Filter
    • Volume
    • Pan
  • Trigger: customize how each audio module is triggered
    • Envelope Sequencer
    • Euclidean
    • Clock
    • MIDI
    • Transient Detector
  • Motion editor: customize the movement of each audio module
    • Draw your own envelope shapes
    • Choose from envelope shape presets
  • Dynamics customizer
    • Envelope Follower with internal and external sidechain routing
    • Threshold, input volume, attack and release controls
  • 16-step Beat Repeater
  • 2 FX slots with 14 FX types
  • 2 assignable multi-destination Macro controls
  • Crossover module to define the frequency band to process
  • 3 multi-destination modulation generators
    • Choose from Step sequencer, function, random, and env follower
  • Preset library with 300+ presets
  • A/B comparison

Official video overview:

Efx Motions is available now with an introductory price of $79 (normally $99) though, if you log in to your Arturia account, you may find that you’re offered an even better discount.

Find out more and download a demo (PC/Mac, VST/AU/AAX) on the Arturia website.

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