AD035 Grind


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MANUAL (PDF)

FORMATS

     VST 32/64-bit     VST3 32/64-bit      AAX 64-bit
     Windows 8.1 or newer and a 32- or 64-bit DAW.

     VST 64-bit          VST3 64-bit           AAX 64-bit         AudioUnit 64-bit
     10.9 Mavericks or newer and a 64-bit DAW. 

     AUv3 32/64-bit        IAA & Standalone 32/4-bit
     iOS 9.3 or newer. Separate purchase in the App Store.

 

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

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. 

Listen to the album "AD035 Grind Audio Demos" by Audio Damage.


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