Arturia have just dropped Dist COLDFIRE, a creative dual-distortion effects plug-in that combines digital distortion with analogue valve overdrive. It sports a range of creative options not usually seen on distortion providing scope for some interesting sound design possibilities.
The dual module layout uses a blended source at the centre, where you can combine 2 of the 11 different types of distortion modules together to create unique hybrids. The types of distortion range from vintage overdrive from tape, tube, transistor modelling, wave shaping and folding to modern digital distortion like bit inverters. There are plenty of extended routing options including compression tools and unique features like Filtered Feedback Delay.
There’s flexible modulation providing lots of movement to any of Dist Coldfire’s parameters by modulating and controlling parameters with an extensive modulation matrix made up of multiple LFOs, envelopes and a sequencer.
Distortion and saturation are essential effects for anyone looking to add colour, grit and harmonics to their music. They can be used sparingly to accentuate vocals or provide unique colour to synths and drum machines through to help acoustic instruments shine in a mix. They are also super helpful as a glue for your mix, bringing everything together or go absolutely nuts and experiment with destroying your sound as the desired effect!
Dist COLDFIRE: Intro offer
To celebrate the launch, registered users can purchase Dist COLDFIRE at a one-off introductory price, with discounts up to 50% off. All users will also have access to discounts on a bundle comprising FX Collection 3 + Dist COLDFIRE. Users can log in at arturia.com to unlock their exclusive discounts, available until Thursday, September 15th.
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