Bedroom Producers Blog has introduced GentleDrivez by Synthetic Brain, a free effect plug-in for Mac based on a gentle saturation/distortion algorithm suitable for warming up synthesizers, electronic drums and other digital sound sources.
GentleDrivez comes with a simple and easy to use GUI, with no more than four parameters. There’s the Drive knob for controlling the amount of distortion being applied to the processed signal, the Mix knob for easy parallel processing, and the Input and Output knobs for gain staging.
The plugin is optimized for subtle distortion (and this kind of effect really does sound nice in the demo video), but it can also be pushed harder to achieve some more devastating distortion types.
GentleDrivez for Mac (VST/AU) is available for download from Bedroom Producers Blog.