Here’s a roundup of some of the best saturation & distortion VST you can get for free on the web!
Softube Saturation Knob. Free.
If you need to impart a bit of warmth to your tracks, you should immediately avail yourself of Softube’s wicked Saturation Knob. Ridiculously simple, this one does just what you’d think: it adds a modicum of saturation to any incoming signal.
Audio Damage FuzzPlus3. Free.
Feeling dirty? If so, you’re going to love FuzzPlus3 from Audio Damage. This delivers filtered filth of the first order. You can never have too many quality distortion plugins, so it’s a shame that Audio Damage discontinued the equally awesome Defacer Distortion Plugin… Maybe you can find another download link somewhere.
MeldaProduction MbitFun. Free.
MeldaProduction MbitFun is a serious tool for extreme distortion lovers. It converts the audio into limited fixed-point precision form, from a 1 single bit up to 16 bits per sample, and lets you access each bit, applying several operations.
Filtergrizzly 2. Free.
Finally, after some years in the dark the all-new FilterGrizzly 2 is available as free filter VST plugin! Rich on character and warmth, the completely overworked filter module is loaded with a tube-based filter drive unit for saturation, followed by an analog modelled 4-pole lowpass and 2-pole highpass filter with a passive controlled feedback circuit! All samples in the demo are taken from the SOR Minimal Techno Revolution Vol.3 sample pack!
If you have any suggestions to include in our list of best saturation & distortion VST, then let us know please!