If you've not been using distortion to give your mixes a bit more bite, get the guitars growling or even adding warmth to the vocals then perhaps you've been missing a trick. Joe Albano shows how.
The new STEAK distortion effects box features dual parallel overdrive/distortion with fuzz, analog octaves, filters, modulation and oscillation.
Does Eventide's CrushStation tread the same, overdrive path as other distortion plugins, or can it offer a usable and unique sonic palette for the modern producer? Hollin Jones gears up to find out.
The God Mode introduces new technology giving you full control over what frequencies to saturate and distort. It's node EQ graph and linear phase filters allow for unlimited options to shape the sound
Eventide's CrushStation is a new overdrive/distortion plug-in for Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad that brings multi-effects and parallel compression into play all in one plug-in.
Taking up just 3HP, Pico Drive from Erica Synths packs a punch delivering extreme distorted drums and pads.
These cool sounding new plug-ins are available at heavy discounts for a limited time - check out what they can do.
If you're part of Novation's Sound Collective here's some great news - you can get iZotope's Trash 2 multiband distortion plug-in completely free for a limited time. Here's how.
This real tube distortion module has a multimode filter, flexible gain staging and a slim footprint. Scott Riesterer put it through its paces.
Independent control of input level, tube bias, feedback level, and dry/wet mix is available for each channel are just some of the features of this new hardware unit. But there's more...
Grab this free distortion / saturation plugin and use it to warm up anything from vocals to entire mixes. Here's the details.
The newest upgrade to Elektron's Analog Heat stereo analog distortion hardware brings smoother, more accurate encoders, enhanced live performance features and more. Jade Wii took it for a spin.
Elektron are adding more features to Overbridge 2.0. This time we have an Analog Heat plugin which includes some very cool integration right inside your DAW.
On sale for just $99 until the end of November 2018, Softube's latest release is a great-sounding harmonic dynamic analog distortion plugin.
These three FX plugins, part of the Komplete 12 package or available separately, can add a new dimension of dirt to your tracks. Here's how you could do it.