Native Instruments have launched EFFECTS SERIES – CRUSH PACK, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed MOD PACK. Comprising three plugins there's a wide palette of tonal distortion sounds to play with.
After Elektron announced the Analog Heat distortion unit, it made sense for them to release a distortion stomp box unit. We didn't expect it to be as fully featured as the Analog Drive though!
Elektron's latest machine, Analog Heat, has caused some hot discussion since its announcement. It's certainly more than the sum of its parts as the videos demonstrate and now it's shipping.
This live video demo of the Elektron Analog Heat by Projekt Dataline with the new Roland TB-03 and the RYTM, Four and Octatrack will make you feel toast warm inside.
Yes, the heat is well and truly ON. In this second video demonstrating what the Analog Heat is capable of, Elektron show it processing the outputs from DrumTraks with some interesting LFO madness.
Bastl Instruments have released a short film on the effect box from Norway made 23 years earlier, Distortotron. This analog downsampler & bitreducer helped Bastl create the Tromsø Eurorack module.
Back on 11th March, our friends at Audified made their $19 legendary overdrive and distortion pedal emulation plug-in collection, MutliDrive, free for a limited time only!
With so many distortion and amp sim processing units and plugins available we take a look at processing mistakes to avoid, and conversely, provide some tips to help you tame the distortion as needed.
D16's Devastor 2 is a multiband distortion processor plugin that provides lots of control over how the signal is affected, and all in a retro-style GUI. Hollin Jones finds out just how flexible it is.
Whether you're into "traditional" mixing & mastering or "creative" processing, FabFilter have Pro Series EQ, compressors, expander, de-esser, limiter, distortion, filters and delay to help.
There are plug-ins which can destroy the sonic integrity or sample bit rate of your audio signal, but Meris' Ottobit 500 series unit takes your audio into the 8-bit realm in a really pleasing way.
Get iZotope Trash 2, the ultimate distortion toolbox, for a whopping 68% off discount (and with 2 free expansions). All courtesy of Time&Space.
Welcome to part 3 in this series on music production techniques. Think of these as essential audio concepts every self-respecting producer should know! This article delves into distortion effects.
Become a master of distortion, and better still, the distortion effects plug-ins you'll find in the box with Avid's Pro Tools! Joe Albano gives you a tour of these with audio examples to boot.
Wouldn't it be great if Glitchgmachines made a 3-channel distortion processor plug-in based on five effects, designed to "decimate" the frequency spectrum for a nasty, aggressive feel. Oh, they do!