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Arturia release Dist COLDFIRE - Dual Distortion Reactor


Arturia have announced the release of Dist COLDFIRE, a dual-engine distortion effect that covers everything from tube saturation to extreme digital distortion. Users can combine analog and digital algorithms with deep modulation and customization, and unlock near-infinite distortion possibilities.

Dist COLDIRE fuses 11 forms of distortion into a single plugin, from analogue to digital, each with distinctive controls. These include tape, tube, transistor, transformer, germanium, force (overdrive), rectifier, bit crusher, bit invertor, wave folder and wave shaper modules.

In the sphere of contemporary music, it can mean the pumping analog imperfections of artists like Caribou and Floating Points; the hybrid industrial soundscapes of acts like Nine Inch Nails and Skinny Puppy; the seismic guitar sounds of everyone from Eric Gales to Bring Me The Horizon; the gritty, intimate production of today's songwriting pioneers like Billie Eilish and Phoebe Bridgers.


  • Two distortion engines.
  • 11 distortion algorithms to choose from, each with specific controls:
  • Hidden Advanced control panel for in-depth sound design.
  • 5 routing options: Serial, Parallel, Stereo, Mid/Side, Band Split.
  • Routing balance slider to blend Distortions A & B, with real-time visualizer.
  • Pre or Post 3-mode Dynamics module: Compressor, Multiband, Limiter.
  • Feedback module.
  • 6-mode Pre Filter per distortion engine, including Comb Filtering.
  • 2-band Post Filter per distortion engine.
  • 6 assignable modulation slots, each with 4 modes: LFO, Function, Follower, 16-Step Sequencer.
  • Over 150 presets built-in.
  • A/B comparison.
  • Oversampling.

Arturia Dist COLDFIRE is available now for €99.

FX Collection 3 owners can check their accounts for exclusive upgrade offers.




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