The new Dist COLDFIRE plugin from Arturia.
Dist COLDFIRE is an all-in-one distortion effect delivering subtle mix-enhancing saturation, dual-engine custom crunch, or unrestrained sonic destruction, combining analog and digital algorithms with deep modulation and customisation to unearth near-infinite distortion possibilities for any sound.
Deeply Customisable Distortion — Pair up any of the 11 distortion types (from emulated tube heat to icy digital bit crush), and customise routing and modulation to create entirely unique sonic textures.
Creative Destruction — With Dist Coldfire’s dual-engine architecture, users can create resonant metallic melodies, introduce artificial harmonic reflections, and trigger wildly destructive feedback loops.
Modulate And Animate — Swap static sound processing for distortion that evolves, flickers, and dances to any tune with 6 assignable modulation slots, step sequencing, envelope following, and more.
Intuitive But Powerful — Dist Coldfire is simple enough to create exciting dual distortion effects in just a few easy clicks, but flexible enough to become totally immersed in deeply destructive sound design.
THE SOUND OF ALTERATION
Distortion is a universal thing, a cause and effect, a means and an end. The folding of an analog waveform; the dense fizziness of a classic ‘70s guitar stompbox; the bite of a sound that’s passed its threshold. In the sphere of contemporary music, it can mean the pumping analog imperfections of artists like Caribou and Floating Points; the hybrid industrial soundscapes of acts like Nine Inch Nails and Skinny Puppy; the seismic guitar sounds of everyone from Eric Gales to Bring Me The Horizon; the gritty, intimate production of today’s songwriting pioneers like Billie Eilish and Phoebe Bridgers.
From worn out magnetic tape to clipped-signal circuitry to dramatic folds in analog waveforms, distortion can exist in many forms. Dist COLDFIRE fuses 11 of these forms into a single explosive plugin, from red-hot analog to ice-cold digital, each with distinctive controls.
- Two distortion engines
- Hidden Advanced control panel for in-depth sound design
- 5 routing options. Serial, Parallel, Stereo, Mid/Side, Band Split
- Routing balance slider to blend Distortions A & B, with real-time visualizer
- Pre or Post 3-mode Dynamics module. Compressor, Multiband, Limiter
- Feedback module
- 6-mode Pre Filter per distortion engine, including Comb Filtering
- 2-band Post Filter per distortion engine
- 6 assignable modulation slots, each with 4 modes: LFO, Function, Follower, 16-Step Sequencer
- Over 150 presets built-in
- A/B comparison
11 distortion algorithms to choose from, each with specific controls.|
Tape — Dial in some grainy tape-style saturation and degradation, particularly effective on the low-end, perfect for that organic lo-fi sound
Tube — The soft-clipping warmth and depth of the vacuum valve sound, rich in harmonics and highly responsive to your input
Transistor — The biting response of classic echo box preamps, known for its presence and edgy character, great on guitars
Transformer — simulation of the nuanced distortion created by magnetic hysteresis, with two options: nickel, for subtle processing, and iron, for more low-mid emphasis
Germanium — The screaming tone made famous by Germanium diode amps, distortion pedals, and fuzz boxes, bright and red-hot
Force — Based on classic studio outboard gear, with 4 modes of operation ranging from analog saturation to roaring overdrive, great for your mix bus
Rectifier — Imitating the unique harmonic overtones and zapped character achieved by reshaping a waveform’s negative phase
Bit Crusher — Edgy harmonics and glassy digital noise achieved by reducing the sample and bitrate of a sound, making anything sound harsh and robotic
Bit Inverter — Introduce crisp digital distortion and unexpected artefacts by modulating a signal’s bit content in real-time
Wavefolder — By distorting the shape of your signal’s waveform, this mode delivers unique overtones and harmonic alterations beyond recognition with 7 shapes
Waveshaper — An incredibly flexible mode with 11 subtypes of operation, from shattered-signal fuzz to surprisingly resonant asymmetrical drive
To celebrate the launch, registered users can purchase Dist Coldfire at a one-off introductory price, with discounts up to 50% off. All users will also have access to discounts on a bundle comprising FX Collection 3 and Dist Coldfire.
Available on Mac and PC in VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS formats, on 64-bit DAWs only.
Discounts available until Thursday, September 15th.