D16 Announces Devastor – Multiband Distortion Plug-In
D16 has announced Devastor, a multiband distortion plug-in for Mac and Windows. It is an enhanced version of the distortion unit from their 303 emulator, Phoscyon.
Devastor consists of three blocks: dynamic-gain module, diode-clipper distortion and three filter sections. Each of the filters can process the signal before or after the diode-clipper. The filters are not the peaking EQ type which are used in classic multiband distortion. D16 is particularly proud of their virtual diode-clipper, so if that’s of interest to you, then you may want to consider checking out some of the audio samples on their website.
Devastor can used to distort and enhance a wide range of sounds, from full-on acid synth sounds to guitar fuzz or analog amp with combo speaker. It can even be used with drums to give them more grit. D16 also claims that Devastor can also be used subtlety to improve the timbre and character of more gentle sounds.
â€¢ diode-clipper emulation
â€¢ analog-like filters
â€¢ dynamics flattener
â€¢ presets organized into groups
â€¢ MIDI learn function
â€¢ pre/post processing mode for each filter
â€¢ 64bit internal processing
â€¢ low aliasing output
Devastor is available in VST and AU flavors for both PC and Mac. It’s a dynamic library (.dll file) for PC (VST only) and Universal Binary bundle for Mac (VST and AU). To use the product you need Windows 2000/XP or Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later. It’s not a standalone program so you need a VST or AU compatible host.
D16’s Devastor costs €29 and will be available sometime in January. You can preorder it now and listen to audio samples on their website. More information on D16 Devastor.