Eventide CrushStation – Creamy Saturation to a Brutal Sonic Assault

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 21 April 2020
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Eventide CrushStation – Creamy Saturation to a Brutal Sonic Assault

Eventide launched their latest plugin CrushStation (Affiliate Link). It is a versatile, best-in-class, stereo distortion platform for your Mac, PC or iPad/iPhone. CrushStation (Affiliate Link) controls can drive your tone from creamy saturation to a brutal sonic assault.

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Humankind 2020 and Eventide CrushStation

CrushStation Features

  • 35 PRESETS painstakingly tailored to cover all the bases.
  • DRIVE from shallow subtle boost to deep overdrive distortion.
  • GRIT and SUSTAIN push into fuzz territory.
  • SAG was inspired by Eventide’s experience of the sound of dying analogue gear; the power rail sags and the amp starts sputtering, cutting out and sounding ‘broken’.
  • MIX in higher and lower OCTAVES then turn up the DRIVE and SUSTAIN to crush them together to form massive new textures.
  • GRIT for low-end, gritty, chugging sounds.
  • 3-Band EQ to shape your tone.
  • GATE your signal to tame an aggressive distortion output, or get aggressive with high threshold gating and dry MIX for parallel gated crunch.
  • RIBBON lets you ‘play’ the effect in real-time and provides dynamic and fluid control to morph back and forth between the settings of your choice.
  • HOTSWITCH allows you to instantly switch between two different distinct settings within the same preset at the push of a button.
  • MIXLOCK keeps MIX control constant as you audition presets.
  • Available for Mac and PC as VST, AAX, and AU plug-in.

Eventide test their desktop plugins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One. However, their plugins should work with any compatible host.

Distortion is just the starting point. CrushStation (Affiliate Link) brings multi-effects to the mix by adding a three-band EQ, Compression, Octave Mix and, Eventide’s unique take on failing hardware, the Sag control. Use the MIX Control to blend your dry signal with CrushStation to create parallel compression, distortion, and other creative effects.

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