HY-Plugins has released HY-MBDrive, a freeware multi-band distortion effect available in VST plugin format for Windows based host applications.
This little multi-band distortion plugin is a true gem and the first 64-bit multi-band distortion on the freeware VST plugin market. If you can’t afford purchasing a paid alternative such as Squashit or FabFilter Saturn, you’ll find a more than capable substitute in the latest HY-Plugins freebie.
The interface is nice and clean, the control parameters are straightforward and easy to use, the performance is optimized for a low CPU hit and, most importantly, the included distortion algorithms sound very good. On the left side of the GUI, you can define the the range of three frequency bands which can then be processed using the controls on the right. Each frequency band can be muted, soloed or bypassed, as well as panned, amplified and, of course, distorted. There are five distortion flavors to choose from (you can assign a different distortion algorithm for each band), ranging from purely digital bitcrushing to a nice and crunchy analog drive distortion.
HY-MBDrive is available for free download via HY-Plugins (2.02 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST plugin format for Windows).
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