de la Mancha Urban Decay

New Multi-Band Distortion Effect      17/04/10

de la Mancha Urban Decay

de la Mancha has introduced Urban Decay, a multi-band distortion effect that offers "13 different flavours of dirt across 3 perfectly split frequency bands".

Here's what they have to say about it:

At the heart of it are 7 different distortion types, each designed to bring a different way to dirty up your audio, and together form a powerful combination. 3 of the distortion methods also have 3 algorithms each, allowing more tweaking to get the filth quota just right

Want different amounts of distortion across the bass, mids and highs? No problem. You can adjust the wet/dry mix level and volume across 3 frequency bands to really get the sound you want. You can accurately adjust the split points of the 3 bands and there is zero-phasing and zero-crossover, due to using the inversion method.


  • 3 band distortion effect with 13 flavours of dirt.
  • 7 distortion effects, with 13 combinations.
  • 3 bands can be split by frequency or layered at full spectrum.
  • Splits can be adjusted to 1Hz accuracy.
  • Split method uses inversion, so there is no crossover or phasing.
  • Each band can be adjusted for wet/dry mix level and volume.
  • Each band can be muted for sound design or dual/single band operation.
  • Each effect can be muted for sound design or to save CPU.
  • Master wet/dry mix level and volume.
  • Optional soft or hard limiting.
  • 40 presets.

Pricing and Availability

Urban Decay is available now as a Windows VST for US $15.

James Lewin
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