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Wave Destroyer - Free Distortion VST/AU
Old 12th July 2020
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Software Wave Destroyer - Free Distortion VST/AU

Wave Destroyer is an audio distortion plugin capable of a massive range of tones. The distortion character is endlessly tweak-able thanks to a unique compliment of controls as well as independent pre and post EQ sections. It can be used subtly as a saturator and exciter or it can be a tool of ultimate sonic destruction. Overdrive, distortion, fuzz, glitchy broken tones, and anything else you can dream up; its all possible with Wave Destroyer.

https://www.gmhaudio.com/wave-destroyer
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Old 12th July 2020
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Can't really argue with this thing on guitar. Tried it with the new neuraldsp Cory Wong, tried it both before and after the clean amp sim, and it was gnarly as heck. The EQ options are great as well.

Don't know who you are or what your plans are, but count me in.

Also, FWIW, I have no problem with the GUI, but with more of a photorealistic GUI, I bet people would drop $15-$30 on this without hesitation.
Old 13th July 2020
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The vst3 plug (is there a vst2 version? ) crushes metaplugin.

FYI
Old 15th July 2020
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sorry, crashes in LPX 10.3.3 when i record enable the track
Old 20th July 2020
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crashes any DAW i tried it in e.g Reaper,FL Studio and Bitwig
Old 21st July 2020
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Great features - there is a gap for this kind of mirror eq / saturation sandwich (the only other one I know is God Mode but it's not as simple as this).

Very simple to dial in a lot of different tones - would like a little more control Eq wise and also a trim after the waveshape stage but aint complaining at this price...

Does things Saturn / trash etc etc cant do.
Old 23rd July 2020
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Sound totally cool, what is the minimum OSX for Mac?
Old 23rd July 2020
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Crashes studio one 4.5 here as soon as I try to insert it on a track.
Old 23rd July 2020
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Loading this in Presonus Studio One v5 adds by default some crazy noise - even when its not fed by any signal. Only way to remove noise is to turn oversampling, dc and turbo off. Than it works normal. As soon as you turn on any of these, extreme loud noise is back and it can damage your monitors, so, guys, be aware.

I saved a default preset where these three options are turned off so I dont destroy my monitors when adding it to a mixer channel.

Besides this issue, this distortion sounds great, well done!
Old 28th July 2020
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Works well in Cubase. Pretty surprised about the tones i get out of it, very multiband distortion kind of sounds but somewhat more natural than usual suspects (maybe lack of bandpass filters), could be anecdotal but what is not is workflow. Very nice and clear gui, with appealing sound really invites to use it. Thank you very much for this. Looking fwd for next products of yours.
Old 1st August 2020
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Enjoying the sonics, but is pretty unstable in logic......
Old 6th August 2020
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is Catalina compatibility on the road map? I read on the website that you can't use this plugin with Catalina yet.
Old 8th August 2020
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I can't download this, because the reCAPTCHA isn't fully displayed on the website...
Old 8th August 2020
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I can't download this, because the reCAPTCHA isn't fully displayed on the website...
Had the same problem. Switch browser. Chrome worked for me.
Old 8th August 2020
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I can't even get it to work.
Old 8th August 2020
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I can't even get it to work.
It crashes constantly for me also. Just wait for a update. Cool product.
Old 8th August 2020
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No problems here so far for what it's worth. I've only tried it in Reaper on my Macbook Pro though.

Have to say, I think it sounds pretty nice. Definitely a keeper, sort of in the Digidesign LoFi camp of plug-ins which I like.

The emphasis filtering is really handy to have built into the plug-in too. It's no new trick, but it's just so convenient here.
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