Audio Damage has discontinued its distortion effect plugin Grind, a “Swiss Army Knife” of sound design that offers everything from subtle tube-style saturation to full-on mangled wavetable distortion.

Make no mistake: this is not a subtle, polite tool. While it can be tamed for usual filtering and saturation duties, at heart it is a noisy, snorting beast of a plug-in, and is happiest with Full Metal audio destruction.

Grind consists of a wavetable based waveshaper, a saturation/distortion module and a multi-mode filter – each with a myriad of distinct flavors. Grind’s tonal flexibility makes it a Swiss Army Knife for sound design.

Grind is available to download in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats. The iOS version is free at the App Store.

Additionally, the updated RoughRider 3 compressor plugin now supports the CLAP plugin format, in addition to VST3, AU, AAX and LV2 and AUv3.

In its 15-year history, RoughRider has become one of the most commonly-used plugins in all of music production; its simplicity and sound make it a go-to compressor for every style of music.

Changes in RoughRider 3.2.0

  • VST2.4 removed from all platforms.
  • CLAP added to all platforms.
  • Current style preset manager added.
  • Default preset added. (User/Default is auto-loaded on instance, and may be edited and re-saved to taste).
  • Rebuilt with current APIs and SDKs to remove deprecated functions.
  • Audio Damage Plugin Manager replaces system installers on all platforms.

The plugins are available from the Free And Legacy page at Audio Damage.