A Smashing Piece Of Kit

KIT Plugins releases new dynamics plugin.


4 November 2022

Based in Nashville, KIT Plugins announces the release of Smash — a new dynamics processing plugin. Designed to deliver a powerful blend of compression and saturation, Smash was inspired by the sound of overloaded analog amplifier circuits and was built for writers, producers, and hobbyists. Smash offers a unique and versatile option for dynamics and saturation with a simple interface and workflow, and is an excellent solution for creators that need an efficient way to level out vocals, add vibe and glue, or create heavy distortion effects. With multiple gain and compressor stages all intelligently linked to one main control, users can dial in powerful results while staying in their creative mindset.

Gaining traction with early adopters, Grammy-winning producer and recording engineer Steve Marcantonio (Cheap Trick, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw) shared, “Wow! Once again, you guys did it. SMASH is an aggressive plugin in a tiny package. A little goes a long way. It adds punch to a snare, it’s great on acoustic guitars as a parallel compressor, and bass as well.”

SMASH Features

Input – Controls the input level to the plugin. (-18 to +18dB)
Output – Controls the output level post-processing. (-18 to +18dB)
Mix – Wet/Dry control for parallel processing and use directly on your audio tracks. (0 to 100%)
Saturation & Compression – Custom-designed  algorithm to enhance individual instruments with warmth and clarity in the mix. (0 to 10)
Lo-Fi – A classic lo-fi filter effect with 12dB per octave slopes at 550Hz to 7kHz, great for mixing in parallel to add extra spice and grit to instruments (such as; Bass, Vocals, and Drums).
Hi-Cut – A high-shelf filter that attenuates higher frequencies. (0dB to -12dB).
Preset Manager – Allows for the saving and recall of presets for the plugin. Click ‘Save new’ and type in your preset name to save a new preset.
A/B – Allows the quick audition of two settings for comparison. Setting A can be copied to B and vice versa with the arrow button.

Smash is compatible with all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) that support the following formats; VST3 (Steinberg Virtual Studio Technology 3), AU (macOS Audio Unit) and AAX (Avid Audio Extension) and supports mono and stereo signal.

System Requirements:

  • Free iLok License Manager and iLok account required
  • No iLok USB dongle required
  • iLok Cloud and iLok 2 or 3 dongle activation support only (iLok 1 not supported), iLok machine activation is not supported at this time
  • 2 activations are provided for use per license purchase
  • macOS 10.14 or later
  • Apple M1 (ARM-based) support for AU and VST3 formats (AAX pending AVID update for Pro Tools)
  • Windows 7 – 11 (64-bit only)
  • Intel i3 or later
  • AMD Quad-Core (Windows)
  • 4 GB RAM and 4 GB free disk space
  • 64-bit operating system required

Smash is available now for a limited-time introductory price of US$34, with a full list price of US$69. 


KIT Plugins: kitplugins.com



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