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Drive

Audio Effect – VST3/AU – for Mac

Drive is a flexible waveshaper plug-in.


Free


Overview
Drive is a flexible waveshaping effect that makes a variety of sounds from soft saturation to aggressive distortion.

It’s shaping curve can be adjusted continuously. It allows you to make the shaping curve you like, such as soft clip, hard clip, tube-like asymmetric curve, and so on.

User Interface
  • Scope
    • The scope visualizes shaping curve (transfer function) that maps Input and output values to the horizontal and vertical axes, respectively. 2 green points visualizes the positive and negative peak of the audio signal.
  • Input
    • The Input control adjusts the amount of gain. Increasing the amount of gain produces more harmonics.
  • P Liner
    • The P Liner control adjusts the size of the linear region of the positive side.
      In the linear region, the waveshaper does not alter the input signal in any way.
  • P Curve
    • The P Curve control adjusts the curve in the non-linear region of the positive side.
  • N Liner
    • The N Liner control adjusts the size of the linear region of the negative side.
  • N Curve
    • The N Curve control adjusts the curve in the non-linear region of the negative side.
  • Link
    • The Link button toggles the on/off state of link function that links the positive and negative shaping curve.
  • Output
    • The Output control adjusts the output volume.
  • Oversampling
    • The Oversampling chooser selects the oversampling factor. Oversampling reduces alias noise caused by nonlinear effects such as saturator, overdrive, distortion, and clipper. Increasing the oversampling factor can reduce alias noise more, but increases CPU load and latency.
    • Off, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x
  • DC Block
    • The DC Block button toggles the on/off state of the high-pass filter that removes the direct-current component from the audio signal before output. Normally leave it on.

Operating the controls
  • Fine-tune the knob
    • To fine-tune the knob, hold down the shift key and drag the knob.
  • Reset the knob
    • To reset the knob to the default value, double-click the knob.

System Requirements
  • VST3 or AU host DAW
  • Mac OS 10.11 or newer (64-bit)
Release Notes
  • 2019.09.12 – Ver. 1.0.0
    • Initial Release


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