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THERMAL – Interactive Distortion Plugin by Output

Output launched their hottest Interactive Distortion effect plugin in 2020. THERMAL makes it easy to experiment and dial in new distortion sounds. A user-friendly experience is key to controlling the deeply powerful, multi-stage engine.

THERMAL is a dynamic, multi-stage distortion plug-in. Offering different STAGE PROCESSING options such as DISTORTION, EFFECTSWIDTH, TONE and more. The XY control is highly interactive, providing an easy interface to enhance harmonics by tapping into its layered engines, each with 19 different analog and digital distortion algorithms, 9 built-in FX, modulation capabilities, and stereo imaging. 

Presets

Output included many presets to get you started. I can wait for some third party releases.

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THERMAL Features

  • 250+ presets for instant playability
  • A circular XY control linked to distortion parameters
  • Multi-stage distortion and effects processing
  • Mid-Side and time-based width
  • 15+ custom distortion types
  • 9 built-in FX with an additional master compressor and filter
  • Value readout panel for better understanding of controls
  • Favoriting feature in Presets menu
  • Built-in ToolTips on Advanced page

Output’s Tips and Tricks

Resizable GUI

Click and drag from the right side of the plugin window. 

DRY / WET LOCK

With the DRY / WET LOCK active, the DRY / WET amount will stay the same while switching between presets. 

Load “INIT” Preset

The factory INIT preset is located in the USER folder of the PRESET BROWSER.

Tool Tips

Click the Question Mark on the right-hand side to learn more about the controls and knobs inside THERMAL.

THERMAL goes far beyond traditional multi-band distortions. The XY control is highly interactive, providing an easy interface to enhance harmonics by tapping into its layered engines, each with analog and digital distortion algorithms, effects, modulation and imaging.

Pricing and Availability

THERMAL (Affiliate Link) is available now.

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