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Free (Donationware)
Cyanide by Smart Electronix is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin and an Audio Units Plugin.
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AU is UB. VST is not.
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By Bram @ Smart Electronix


  • Graphical wave shaper.
  • Pre/Post LP/HP filter.
  • 16x Oversampling option.
  • Output preview.
  • Wet/Dry mix.

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Average user rating of 4.50 from 2 reviews

Reviewed By (|Audiopath|) [all]
May 29th, 2022
Version reviewed: 2 on Windows

One of the best distortion plugins ever made. Pre-post gain, oversampling, drawable envelope, capable of a great range of noise-shaping and tonal distortion. One of the few plugins that prevent me from moving completely off 32-bit software as there is sadly no 64-bit version. Smart Electronix did some of the best free 32-bit plugins. I actually donated to them because of this one. Can't emphasize enough how good it is.

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Reviewed By DanRoy [all]
January 28th, 2005
Version reviewed: 2 on Windows

I initially downloaded this for the "telephone" effect, which you hear a lot in modern pop recordings. (sounds like your voice is coming through a telephone mic and out of a telephone speaker) it works great for that on the preset called "cold turkey" or something. but I found myself using it a lot more than I expected for general shaping of sounds. you can get some great lo fi sounds, and you can even make your acoustic guitar sound like an electric more or less. the presets are a good place to start, there's a decent variety of sounds in them. I wasn't sure how to rate some of the categories so I just guessed and gave 8s. it's pretty easy to use, you draw the curve, and adjust the filters. in my brief experimentation I found that the most sensitive area of the curve is on the left side. sometimes adjusting farther to the right doesn't seem to do much of anything. it's a very digital sounding clipping, at least for what I've gotten out of it, but it's a lot of fun. in one instance I put it on an electric guitar track, an intro, and it brought out sort of a Vox amp flavor underneath all the fuzziness, which was cool, that boingy sound. and used it to lightly rough up the rest of the guitar track, which was a bit flat and sterile sounding.

also great for grunging up midi drums, which sound really boring and weak to me without the effect.
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