The Legend Reborn


Reborn, new, and shiny

This is not just remastered; This is remade, enhanced, and improved.

A new, cleaner UI. Ten new wavetables, two new filter-types, new delay-type, a completely new reverb, a new distortion FX, synced LFOs, etc.

Also, 136 completely new factory presets have been built.

All Vanguard expansion previously sold on reFX are included for free.

Advanced Librarian

Featuring three columns for easy navigation.

Color-coded tags, bookmarks, favorites, and a dedicated location for user presets.

Easily go back a step (or two, or three, or more) - and forth again if and when needed.

Quickly find what you're looking for with instant sound preview, search-while-you-type, filter by category and tags, and so much more.

Enhanced reverb

The reverb in the original Vanguard sounded a bit tinny, but we've fixed that.

This is the same reverb found in NEXUS4 (RutaVerb) and it sounds just as amazing.

New Distortion FX

We've added a brand new distortion FX behind the enhanced reverb to make your sounds scream.

It's so simple, yet so powerful.

Ten new wavetables

Ten new wavetables give you new possibilities never heard before in Vanguard.

  • async pwm
  • fm simple 1, 2, and 3
  • mirror
  • nasty 1 and 2
  • sinebend 1 and 2
  • yay

Compatible with VANGUARD1

VANGUARD2 is compatible with all your existing VANGUARD1 projects and libraries. You can load your old beats into your DAW and load the sounds you've had before. Everything just works.

Vector-Based GUI

Sharp and crisp. Always. Resize to what is convenient for you.

No matter the resolution of your screen, VANGUARD2 always looks good.

Fast, Easy on the Resources

VANGUARD has never been faster and better!

Extremely good CPU performance.

Online Activation

Activate VANGUARD2 online - it'll only take a few seconds and you're good to go.

reFX Cloud App

Installing VANGUARD2 and any expansions is easy.

Click the icon of the product you'd like to install. Done.



  • Electronic documentation (online)
  • 2,440 sound-presets divided into 23 categories
  • 63 one-shot drum samples (~24.6 MB)

Available disk space

  • Approx. 235.1 MB to install the plugin and all content

Mac minimum system requirements

  • AudioUnit, VST, VST3 or AAX host software
  • Apple Silicon M1 (native) or Intel 2.0 GHz processor
  • 8GB of RAM (16GB or more highly recommended)
  • Display with 1024-by-768 or higher resolution
  • macOS 10.13 and later including macOS Sonoma
  • Internet connection to download license
  • 64-bit only

PC minimum system requirements

  • VST, VST3 or AAX host software
  • Pentium class 2.0 GHz processor with SSE3 support
  • 8GB of RAM (16GB or more highly recommended)
  • Display with 1024-by-768 or higher resolution
  • Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11
  • Internet connection to download license
  • 64-bit only

Compatible host software

  • FL Studio
  • Logic Pro X / GarageBand
  • Ableton Live
  • Cubase / Nuendo
  • Reason 10 or later
  • Pro Tools 11 or later
  • Bitwig Studio
  • Studio One
  • Sonar 6 or later
  • Reaper 2 or later
  • Digital Performer 4.1 or later
  • Renoise 2 or later
  • ACID Pro 6 or later
  • Orion 5 or later
  • NI Maschine