Defacer distortion and bit crusher VST plugin

Defacer (Free Trial) is a distortion and bit crusher audio plugin developed by Audio Assault. Available as VST/VST3/AU & AAX Plug-Ins for Windows & macOS.

This plugin is available in free trial!

Defacer is an all-purpose 2 channel audio mangler designed to destroy and rearrange any sound you throw at it.

Use it to make guitars sound like a broken synth or add a touch of robot-ness to vocals, when the sound calls for it, Defacer is there!

Featuring low-pass filters & distortions on each channel you are free to destroy audio to your heart’s content.


Winkl free distortion by Tek'it Audio

Winkl is a free distortion VST, VST3, Audio Unit plugin developed by Tekit Audio. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

Winkl is a free foldback distortion for VST2, VST3 and Audio Unit plug-in formats.

Winkl is not a subtle distortion, this is well suited for bass and leads, made to make scream your sounds.

Feature highlights:

  • 2 types of Foldback distortion.
  • Drive and Output Gain controls.
  • Bypass switch.
  • x16 Oversampling.
  • 64-bit internal processing.
  • Full MIDI automation support.
  • Works in mono or stereo.
  • Zero-latency.

Vintager Toy

Vintager Toy free distortion by Solcito Música

Vintager Toy is a free distortion VST plugin developed by Solcito Música. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

As its name suggests, Vintager Toy is a “toy” that modifies the sound to make it old and/or vintage. The processes are trying to recreate the characteristics of the sound that is heard in the sound systems of the past.

It can be used as:

  • an “aging” mastering effect for a mix.
  • a single track effect to give warmth vintage to instrument, drum or voice.


Made with SynthMaker


Temper free distortion by Creative Intent

Temper is a free distortion VST, VST3, Audio Unit plugin developed by Creative Intent. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

Temper is a modern digital distortion plugin which combines a rich saturation curve and a unique phase distortion, with a resonant lowpass filter at the beginning of the signal chain and a feedback loop through the distortion stage.

Temper’s phase distortion offers unique harmonic excitement in the higher frequency components of your sound, bringing character and clarity to any element of your mix. And with a classic overdrive and versatile resonant lowpass pre-filter, Temper delivers a modern tone that brings an all new edge to your sound.

This is our first plugin, and the source code is available under GPLv3.

TB TimeMachine v3

TB TimeMachine v3 free distortion | glitch by ToneBoosters

TB TimeMachine v3 is a free distortion and glitch VST, Audio Unit plugin developed by ToneBoosters. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

TimeMachine allows to simulate the effect of A/D and D/A aliasing, re-sampling, and bit reduction (both linear and mu-Law quantization).


  • Zero-latency processing.
  • Support of all sampling rates from 44.1 to 192 kHz.
  • Re-sample rate adjustable between 1000 and 44100 Hz.
  • Bit depth adjustable between 0 and 16-bits on a continuous scale.
  • Linear or mu-Law quantization, with or without dithering.
  • Analog saturation.

Tarabia Distortion

Tarabia Distortion free distortion by smaolab

Tarabia Distortion is a free distortion VST, Audio Unit plugin developed by smaolab. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

Tarabia Distortion is a free distortion plug in effect that destroy nicely your sounds:

  • Kicks becomes Hard Kicks.
  • Snares becomes very consistent Snares.
  • On audio loops, it produces nice distortions artifacts.

This plug-in effect is based on two specials algorithms:

  1. Tarabia formula (Hard distortion).
  2. Yamaha 80’s synth soft distortion formula.

It is simple, efficient and fun:

  • For installation instructions, check our website.

NOTE: this plug in has been made using Dplug:


SquashIt free distortion by Klevgränd Produktion

SquashIt is a free distortion VST, VST3, Audio Unit, AAX plugin developed by Klevgränd Produktion. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

SquashIt is a multi-band distortion effect available for iOS (AudioBus 2 compatible including state saving) and as VST/AU (Mac/Windows). The effect has proven to work very well with vocals and bass.

Visit the product page for a, demo version (AU/VST) and more information.

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Snap Heap

Snap Heap free multi-fx | distortion | flanger | phaser | eq | compressor | filter | lfo by kiloHearts

Snap Heap is a free multi fx and distortion and flanger and phaser and eq and compressor and filter and lfo VST, Audio Unit, AAX plugin developed by kiloHearts. Compatible OS(s): Windows, macOS.

Snap Heap is a routable multi effect which allows for both serial and parallel processing. Effects are added in a modular fashion where you can use all of Kilohearts other effects in any combination you want.

Snap Heap offers a very flexible modulation interface with macros, LFOs, Envelopes and MIDI control support.

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Bundled with Snap Heap are 5 basic effects that all work as stand-alone plugins as well:


sg-2stage free distortion by Synthgeek

sg-2stage is a free distortion VST plugin developed by Synthgeek. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

This is a two-stage distortion unit. It is not designed to sound analog or tube-like, it just destroys stuff. The two stages are different from each other, and there is a nice set of tone-shaping features.

Made with SynthEdit


SAFEDistortion free distortion by Semantic Audio

SAFEDistortion is a free distortion VST, Audio Unit plugin developed by Semantic Audio. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

The SAFE Project is motivated by the lack of statistically-defined transferable semantic terms in music production and the requirement for more intuitive control of low-level parameters.

One of the main outcomes of the project is a suite of DAW plug-ins that allow you to both save and load semantic terms from within the audio production workflow. This means you can now control your audio effect plug-ins using terms that normal human beings can understand! Just type a term (such as warm, bright, etc.) into the text-box, and if we have it on our server, your parameters will be moved around to represent this. Similarly, if you achieve an effect that can be explained in semantic terms, input it into the box and hit save.

As the plug-ins are based on the music production community, the more users that input terms, the more representative the effects become for everyone else.