Are you looking for an advanced and versatile multiband distortion tool?
Want to add a bit of sizzle and intensity to your mixes?
That’s just what the Devastor 2 by the D16 Group is designed to help you achieve.
Want to know how?
Let’s take a closer look.
To begin with, Devastor 2 is made up of four basic components, namely the dynamics-flattener module, diode-clipper distortion, three multi-mode filter sections, and an optionally activated signal limiter.
As a result, tweaking the frequencies of various sound ranges and making the sound deep or otherwise comes thoughtlessly.
Of course, this seems simple, but it’s the full-range multiband processing that increases sound transformation possibilities.
Other than that, you'll appreciate up to nine arrangements for linking its filters and diode-clipper.
This way, the filters can process the signal freely either after or before it's fed into the diode-clipper.
And guess what?
You have some topologies that allow filters to function alongside the clipper, which greatly enhances possible mixes.
Most of all, Devastor 2 can serve well in mangling a wide array of sounds.
From making sounds dirtier and dynamic to bettering the timbre and character and making the warmth and detail more profound, you can get it wrong.
Admittedly, very few plugins come close to McDSP's FutzBox as far as providing ample and flexible distortion effects are concerned.
Want to know the secret?
Well, it combines an ingenious Impulse Response (IR) processing with a pleasant range of bit crushing, distortions, a flexible noise generator, a hyper-sensitive gate, and dual-precision filtering to give a nice variety of low fidelity (Lo-Fi) audio signals.
It means a complete sonic transformation of distorted audio can be achieved in real-time through simple mixing.
And I should mention- the IR takes the form of readily adaptable Synthetic Impulse Models (SIMs) which allow more accurate modeling in optimized formats.
Other than that, FutzBox seven Futz sections or library of SIMs are organized into thirteen banks to match different devices.
Think of headphones to televisions, radios, speakers and the likes.
Each is designed uniquely, and there's a Tune control to help adjust sections of its algorithm to give different effects depending on the SIM.
Overall, FutzBox is by all standards a worthy investment for post-production mixers and sound designers looking for a little extra from their plug-in.