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Saturation Plugin by Audio Assault
HeadCrusher by Audio Assault is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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HeadCrusher is an analog saturation modeler with tone shaping tools and 5 models of classic studio gear.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 3 reviews

Reviewed By AmbedoBass
November 20th, 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 4th, 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 8th, 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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Comments & Discussion for Audio Assault HeadCrusher

Discussion: Active
8 September 2018 at 3:55pm

Not sure why comments are zero, but this thing kicks. I own Decapitator. which is great, but the tweakabilty of HeadCrusher beats it 9/10 times. A little goes a long way! Thanks Audio Assault!.

7 May 2019 at 11:26pm

used it on bg vocals, sounds brilliant, speeds up getting the mix done..

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