iZotope has released Trash 2, described by them as the ultimate audio mangling and distortion device and previewed in our AES coverage three weeks ago. Completely rewritten from the ground up, Trash 2 has an entirely new sonic architecture, brand new features, optimized performance, better sound quality, and support for modern hosts and formats. Here's the story direct from iZotope:
It's been a decade since Trash first arrived as the ultimate distortion toolkit. As the years have passed, it's remained a cult favorite of artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Noisia, Garbage, Ko?n, Sigur Rós, and anyone looking to add dirt, grime, and character to their tracks. Fully overhauled from Trash 1, Trash 2 adds a wealth of new features including twenty new distortion algorithms, fresh filter modules, fifty new impulse responses, multiband waveshaping, 64-bit and AAX support and much more.
"For Trash 2, we wanted to increase the level of freedom in the features that Trash 1 users loved best." explains Jack Cote, Product Manager. "Now you can have even more influence over your sound, whether you're loading your own impulse responses, creating new filter combinations, or designing and editing your own multiband waveshapes. With Trash 2, it's a new era of personalized distortion."
Pricing and Availability:
Trash 2 is available for $149 (regularly $249 MSRP, €195 EUR) through December 6, 2012. Trash 2 Edge Expansion Pack is available for an additional $29 USD (€25 EUR).
For a limited time, Trash 2 will be available as part of iZotope's new Creative Bundle which includes Trash 2, the Trash 2 Edge Expansion, Iris+5, and Stutter Edit. This collection of must-have production tools is available for just $499 USD (€399 EUR) and available until December 31, 2012.
Upgrade Information: Trash 1 customers who purchased on or after October 1, 2012 will receive upgrades to Trash 2 for free.
For Trash 1 owners who purchased prior to October 1, 2012, special upgrade pricing of $99 will be available.
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These neat little interfaces look very nice indeed!