Diode clipper emulation

Advanced antialiasing techniques applied no unwanted artifacts appears while warm character of the ouput is preserved.

Instant signal routing

Three filters make the unit multiband and rapidly configurable with selectable signal topologies!

Output limiter

Not only for protection, but for bringing sonically pleasant coloration as well.

Diode clipper emulation

Advanced antialiasing techniques applied no unwanted artifacts appears while warm character of the ouput is preserved.

Instant signal routing

Three filters make the unit multiband and rapidly configurable with selectable signal topologies!

Output limiter

Not only for protection, but for bringing sonically pleasant coloration as well.

Under the hood

The sweet spot in distortion domain

Devastor 2 is the second generation of D16’s first FX Plugin from the SilverLine Collection series. Devastor is a deceptively simple yet remarkable Multiband Distortion Unit. It is an enhanced version of the distortion unit you can find in Phoscyon, but with full control over multiband processing. This elevates its sonic mangling capabilities to an entirely new level!

Devastor can be used to distort and enhance a wide range of sounds, from full-on acid synth sounds to guitar fuzz or an analog amp with speaker combo. It can even be used with drums to make them sound dirtier and more dynamic! Devastor isn't just good at creating distorted, monster sounds: it can also be used subtly to improve the timbre and character of gentler sounds. For example, reducing the preamp gain, increasing the threshold, and selecting a soft-knee for the dynamics will bring out more warmth and detail in a sound without introducing distortion.

Filter-Clipper Routing

The plug-in offers nine different connection topologies between its filters and diode-clipper. Filters can process the signal before or after it gets fed into the diode-clipper, but some of the configurations even allow the filters to work alongside the clipper, which greatly increases the possible sonic palette.

Devastor's Filters

Devastor's filters are not simply the peaking EQ type which are commonly used in classic multiband distortion units: rather, they are like those found in analog synthesizers (low pass, high pass, band pass and band reject) with adjustable resonance and cutoff parameters. As a result, Devastor has a completely unique sound. Just check out the factory content and hear for yourself!

Dynamics flattener

Dynamics-flattener module, which is one-knob controlled input signal compressor to manage loudness before it gets clipped

Diode Clipper

When designing Devastor, we applied special antialiasing techniques to the output signal to make sure it was devoid of aliasing (one of the reasons why digital distortion units can sound so cold and un-musical). As a result, Devastor has a warm, musical, and very high quality sound.

Output limiter

Optionally activated signal auto-makeup limiter which allows to tame Devastor's master output.

Filter-Clipper Routing

The plug-in offers nine different connection topologies between its filters and diode-clipper. Filters can process the signal before or after it gets fed into the diode-clipper, but some of the configurations even allow the filters to work alongside the clipper, which greatly increases the possible sonic palette.


Devastor's Filters

Devastor's filters are not simply the peaking EQ type which are commonly used in classic multiband distortion units: rather, they are like those found in analog synthesizers (low pass, high pass, band pass and band reject) with adjustable resonance and cutoff parameters. As a result, Devastor has a completely unique sound. Just check out the factory content and hear for yourself!


Dynamics flattener

Dynamics-flattener module, which is one-knob controlled input signal compressor to manage loudness before it gets clipped


Diode Clipper

When designing Devastor, we applied special antialiasing techniques to the output signal to make sure it was devoid of aliasing (one of the reasons why digital distortion units can sound so cold and un-musical). As a result, Devastor has a warm, musical, and very high quality sound.


Output limiter

Optionally activated signal auto-makeup limiter which allows to tame Devastor's master output.

 

Diode emulation

Ultra low aliasing diode-clipper emulation

Screen fit

Several UI sizes and HiDPI support for better screen fit

MIDI Learn

MIDI Learn for easy controller assignment

Sound examples

d16group · Devastor 2 demos

Endorsement

Reviews

Integraudio 2021/06

Audio Assemble 2020/07

E-Music 2018/03

Sound Bytes 2018/01

Bonedo 2016/06

Audiofanzine 2016/05

Computer Music 2016/06

Ask Audio 2016/02

Beat 2016/02

Recording 2016/01

Producerspot 2015/11

Rekkerd 2015/10

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System requirements

Windows PC

OS version
Win 7, Win 8, Win 10
CPU
1.5 GHz SSE (Multicore 2.0 GHz recommended)
RAM
8 GB (16 GB Recommended)
Software
VST2 / VST3 / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Apple Mac

OS version
OS X 10.9 to macOS X 12
CPU
Intel based 1.5 GHz (2.0 GHz recommended) ,
Apple silicon
RAM
8 GB (16 GB Recommended)
Software
AU / VST2 / VST3 / AAX compatible host application (64bit only!)
(*) Hardware requirements / recommendations are based on estimates performed on available computers at D16 Group HQ, and therefore cannot cover all possible configurations available on the market. CPU usage may vary widely depending on the manner in which the product is used. Factors that may contribute to variance in CPU usage include particular patch and its complexity, the global quality setting, project sample rate. In order to form a better understanding of how a plug-in will behave within your current setup, we highly recommend downloading the demo and giving it a try.

Document containing system requirements for entire D16 Group plug-in line-up you can download from here Compatibility Chart

Note

This product is not a standalone program so you need a host application to use it.