Taiga dsp has launched Gravel, a free distortion effect plug-in for Windows.

Taiga Gravel

Gravel is a distortion VST with a twist. It combines three types of distortion with an envelope follower that can be used as a modulation source, giving the effects amplitude-driven dynamic characteristics. Perfect for lo-fi effects, powerful percussions and some interesting modulated crankiness.

Gravel features

  • Smooth, non-integer Bit Depth reduction, from 1 to 24 bit.
  • Powerful Drive, with hard clipping.
  • Sample rate reduction.
  • Envelope follower with attack and release settings, going from 1 to 5000 ms.
  • All the above effects are positively and negatively modulatable by the envelope follower, plus an additional mod knob for the audio input.

Gravel is available for download for Windows (32/64-bit VST). Donations are appreciated.

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