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    Toneboosters MBC multi-band compression saturation stereo width plug-in

    Toneboosters MBC multi-band compressor

    Combines multi-band compression with saturation and stereo width tools

    MBC from Toneboosters is a versatile plug-in, offering multi-band compression alongside saturation and stereo width tools. 

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    Techivation T-Warmer saturation warmth distortion plug-in

    Techivation release T-Warmer

    Intuitive plug-in range gains saturation effect

    Techivation have released T-Warmer, a new plug-in designed to add unique musical harmonic saturation to low and mid frequencies.

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    Spectral Plugins Pancz multiband transient shaper limiter parallel compresor

    Spectral Plugins release Pancz

    Plug-in offers separate transient shaping for multiple frequency bands

    Pancz from Spectral Plugins is a multiband transient shaper with a built-in limiter and soft clip function. 

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    STL ControlHub plug-in

    STL Tones release ControlHub

    Amp modelling specialists turn their attention to mixing

    STL Tones have used their amp modelling technology to create a plug-in that emulates entire recording signal chains.

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    Superbooth 2022 - Freqport Freqtube FT-1

    Video report

    Freqtube FT-1 combines an outboard valve processing unit with a DAW plug-in for control and recall. 

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    Rob Papen RP-Distort 2 distortion plug-in

    Distort 2 from Rob Papen

    Popular distortion plug-in gains powerful new features

    New distortion plug-in adds custom distortion options and gains Disrupt-Sphere feature from company's DelSane delay. 

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    Goodhertz Tupe

    Saturation Plug-in

    As the name implies, Tupe emulates both tape and tubes — but it goes a bit further than most other saturators.

    Reviews Feb 2022
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    United Plugins Urban Puncher

    Saturation Plug-in [Mac & Windows]

    This plug-in’s primary role is in beefing up drum and percussion sounds, though it can also work well on bass parts or to add a sheen of analogue warmth to other instruments.

    Reviews Oct 2021
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    Minimal Audio Rift

    Distortion & Filter Plug-in [Mac & Windows]

    If your sounds need a lift, perhaps you need Rift?

    Reviews Oct 2021
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    Delta Sound Labs Fold

    Distortion Plug-in

    There are many types of distortion that can be pressed into service in the name of musical creativity, ranging from soft...

    Reviews Apr 2021
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    Acustica Audio Gainstation

    Distortion Plug-in

    The kings of dynamic convolution take on producer Mike Dean’s signal chain.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    DJ Swivel Big Distortion Engine

    Distortion Plug-in

    BDE, or Big Distortion Engine for long, is the second plug‑in from producer and engineer Jordan Swift.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Denise Audio God Mode

    Tunable Distortion Plug-in

    Delving into multiband distortion territory, God Mode offers three types of overdrive that can be dialled in at the same time.

    Reviews Oct 2020
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    Soundevice Digital SubBass Doctor 808

    Sub-bass Generator Plug-in

    SubBass Doctor 808 is designed to add sub-bass to sounds that already reside in the sub-50Hz low-frequency register.

    Reviews Sep 2020
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    Output Thermal

    Parallel Distortion Processor

    From subtle warmth to full-on modulated mayhem, this plug‑in covers a lot of ground.

    Reviews Sep 2020
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    Babelson Audio FD Bundle

    EQ & Saturation Plug‑ins

    Warmth is the name of the game for these three EQs, which boast modelled Marinair transformers and a range of different virtual vacuum tubes.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    FabFilter Saturn 2

    Distortion Plug‑in

    There's rather more to FabFilter's redesigned multiband saturator than a slicker GUI.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Main screen of FabFilter Saturn 2 multiband distortion/saturation plug-in.

    FabFilter Saturn 2 released

    Major update for multiband saturation/distortion plug-in

    FabFilter have decided to rebuild their multiband distortion and saturation plug-in from the ground up in a major redesign that brings it in line with the clean and simple GUI of their more popular plug-ins whilst peppering Saturn 2 with a host of new, enticing features.

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    Heavyocity Punish

    Distortion Plug-in

    If your audio has been particularly naughty, perhaps Heavyocity can give it the treatment it deserves...

    Reviews Jun 2017
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    iZotope Trash

    Distortion Modeller For Windows PCs

    There's already a decent range of products providing digital emulations of vintage guitar amps, but iZotope's Direct X plug-in goes a lot further, offering no fewer than seven processing modules, and is intended to model every kind of distortion you'll ever need.

    Reviews Dec 2003
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    Spectral Design Quadrafuzz

    Mac VST/PC VST & DirectX

    Originally designed by SOS author Craig Anderton as a DIY hardware circuit, Spectral Design have now turned this into a software plug‑in. Unlike most other distortion effects, it splits the signal into four frequency bands and distorts each one individually.

    Reviews Jul 1999
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