Grind - A Noisy, Snorting Beast Of A Plug-In

Audio Damage says that their new audio saturation plug-in is not a subtle, polite tool      01/06/17

Grind - A Noisy, Snorting Beast Of A Plug-In


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Audio Damage says that, a true powerhouse of audio warfare, their newest plug-in, Grind, puts the "damage" in Audio Damage. A spokesperson told us, "From subtle tube-style saturation to full-on mangled wavetable distortion, Grind is a Swiss Army Knife of sound design."

Here's a description in the company's own words...

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.

Pricing and Availability:
$49

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