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Distortion Plugin by Arturia

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Dist COLDFIRE by Arturia is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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Dist COLDFIRE is a dual-engine distortion effect that goes from rich tube saturation to unrestrained sonic destruction in a few clicks. Combine analog & digital algorithms with deep modulation and customization, and unlock near-infinite distortion possibilities for your sound.

Totally custom distortion

This is no ordinary on/off, dry/wet, analog/digital distortion. Pair up any of the 11 distortion types, from emulated tube heat to icy digital bit crush, customize your routing, sprinkle in some modulation, and forge sonic carnage that's totally your own.

More than crunch

Create resonant metallic melodies, introduce artificial harmonic reflections, trigger wildly destructive feedback loops; go beyond conventional distortion with 6 custom modulation slots, 16-step sequencing, comb filtering, and much more.

For any sound

Enrich, saturate, pulverize, or transform any sound beyond recognition. Whether you're looking for warm vocal enhancement, monstrous kick drum impacts, speaker-rattling bass fuzz, or denser-than-black-hole wavefolding, Dist COLDFIRE packs every punch you need.

Intuitive but powerful

Simple enough to create exciting dual distortion effects in just a few easy clicks, but flexible enough to become totally immersed in destructive sound design, Dist COLDFIRE strikes the balance between quickfire plugin and deep processing powerhouse.


  • Two distortion engines.
  • 11 distortion algorithms to choose from, each with specific controls.
  • Tape.
  • Tube.
  • Transistor.
  • Transformer.
  • Rectifier.
  • Germanium.
  • Force.
  • Bit Crusher.
  • Bit Inverter.
  • Wavefolder.
  • Waveshaper.
  • 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.

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