Today Eventide announced CrushStation, a new overdrive/distortion plug-in for Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad. CrushStation is a versatile stereo distortion platform with controls that can enhance a track with creamy saturation or create a brutal sonic assault.
But distortion is just the starting point. CrushStation brings multi-effects to the mix by adding a three-band EQ, Compression, Octave Mix and the Sag control – Eventide’s unique take on failing hardware. Use the MIX Control to blend your dry signal with CrushStation to create parallel compression, distortion and other effects.
CrushStation’s combination of ingredients creates a plugin that excels at the three broad ways distortion effects can be deployed. FX expert and author Alex Case refers to them as the “3 Fs”: FIT, FIX and FEATURE.
- “FIX” a weak snare track by adding just a bit of grit & compression.
- “FIT” finesse the lead into your mix by adding a bit of warmth and bottom.
- “FEATURE” the lead by crushing it ‘til it hurts...
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