It was long time calm for new software developments from the company Audio Damage but with the new version of the EOS reverb, they has proven that they can continue to produce high quality plugins. Today, the journey continues in the software world with the new release of Grind, a new distortion plugin that can make more than just distorted your sounds. It’s a distortion effect that offers everything from subtle tube-style saturation to full-on mangled wavetable distortion. A new lovely and affordable distortion plugin from Audio Damage that leaves more hopes for more upcoming interesting new products in the future.
A true powerhouse of audio warfare, Grind puts the “damage” in Audio Damage. From subtle tube-style saturation to full-on mangled wavetable distortion, Grind is a Swiss Army Knife of sound design. Grind consists of three main blocks: wavetable lookup, in to algorithmic saturation/distortion/, and finally to a multi-mode filter. The wavetable module uses the amplitude of the incoming signal to replace the sample with one from 15 different linearly-interpolated wavetables, chosen for their mangling potential. Window size and phase controls provide further tone-shaping possibilities.
The next stop is the algorithm module, with eleven different distortion and saturation algorithms, from simple soft-knee saturation on up to full on sine warping. After this, the signal passes through a multi-mode filter stage, with eleven different filter models to choose from, including “vintage digital” versions from the early days of plugin development, on up to our modern analog-modeled MS20-style lowpass and highpass synth filters. A tempo-synced LFO provides motion for the filter frequency, and a final stage of soft clipping and DC filtering tames the output.
Make no mistake: this is not a subtle, polite tool. With careful tuning of the provided presets, it can be tamed to normal filtering and saturation duties, but on the whole, it is a noisy, snorting beast of a plug-in, and is happiest with Full Metal audio destruction.
Audio Damage Grind (VST/AU/AAX) is now available for $49 USD.
On top of this news, Audio Damage also released an update for the free FuzzPlus 3 plugin. It supports now the AAX format and some bugs are fixed.
More informations here: Audio Damage Grind