HeadCrusher My KVR

Saturation by Audio Assault
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Head Crusher is the ultimate analog style saturator.

Head Crusher can go from subtle warmth to full on harmonic destruction.
Use it to give your drums more power, cook up vocals or changing the texture of a synth, the possibilities are endless.

Featuring 5 analog based saturation modes & a smooth filter section, Head Crusher is what you need to give your tracks that extra push.


  • 5 Analog Based Saturation Modes.
  • Mix Knob for Parallel Processing.
  • Low & High Shelves with Q.
  • Torture/Assassinate Modes.
  • Saturation Side Chain.
  • Smooth Tilt Equalizer.

Head Crusher
is available in VST/VST3/RTAS/AAX and AU* on Mac & Windows in both 32 & 64-bit versions.
*AU is only available on Mac.

User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 3 reviewsAdd A Review

Reviewed By AmbedoBass
November 20, 2019

Use this plugin all the time! It provides some awesome saturation models to choose from; it can add some smooth warmth, or completely mangle your sounds depending on the settings. It was such a great deal, and is a great alternative to Soundtoys decapitator if you dont wanna pay the big price tag sound toys asks for that plugin.

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Reviewed By Jayfinn27
December 4, 2018

Probably one of the most useful saturation plugins around for enhancing and rebalancing individual sources.

I did a few A/B's with this plugin, focused particularly on a comparison with industry standard Soundtoys Decapitator, and was surprised to be able to reach very similar tone. Decapitator gives a bit more low end presence, but considering this plugin is around a third of the price (not to mention the excellent price drops during sales), the results you can achieve are amazing here, and you can compensate by using a unit that generates low end-specific saturation along with it.

Use it as an exciter, after a slow attack compressor, a preamp, a channel strip for mixing into, or even as a distortion unit.

Well done, Audio Assault.

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Reviewed By TheNeverScene
September 8, 2018

Not gonna get all long winded, but a plug this good deserves at least 5 stars. It will help transform your tracks to another level.

Each saturation mode has it's own sonic stamp and the tone shaping options will ease the need to drag in another EQ.

Can't recommend it enough! Happy distorting!.

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