Developer: D16 Group
Year of issue: 2010
Platform: MAC OS X
System requirements: OS: OS X 10.4.x or 10.5.x or 10.6.x
CPU: 1.5 Ghz
RAM: 512 MB
Software: AU or VST host
This is not a Standalone program, so you need a host application to use the plugin.
Interface language: English only
Tabletka: Not required
Description: D16 is proud to present the first Fx module from our “Silverline” line – Devastor. Devastor is a simple yet wonderful Multiband Distortion. It is an extended version of the distortion device of our PHOSCYON synthesizer. Being multi-band, it presents endless sonic possibilities!
Devastor consists of three blocks: a dynamic gain module, a Diod-Clipper Distortion and three filter sections. Each of the filters can process the signal before or after the Diod-Clipper. The filters do not sharpen the EQ type typically found in classic multiband distortions. They are similar to those on analog synthesizers: (low pass, high pass, band pass and band reject) – with adjustable resonance and cutoff. As a result, Devastor has a completely unique sound – just check out the factory presets.
Devastor can be used both to distort and expand the spectrum of sound – from acidic Acid Synthetic Guitar-Fuzz to the sound of an analog amplifier with a combo speaker. It can even be used with drums to make them sound muddier and more dynamic! Devastor is not only about good distortion. It can also be used to add a more subtle timbre and subtle character to the sound. Decreasing the preamp, increasing the Treshold, and choosing a smoother knee in the compressor will bring in more warmth and detail without using distortion.
When designing Devastor, we applied special anti-aliasing methods to smooth the output signal to ensure that the output signal is not aliasing (aliasing is one of the reasons digital distortion blocks sound so cold and unmusical). As a result, Devastor has a warm, musical and very high quality sound.