With its large number of different distortion flavours, Blue Cat Audio’s new Destructor appears to have a lot to offer. The company is probably most recognised for their excellent ‘Patchwork’ plug-in, which can host any VST, VST3 or AU plug-in inside most DAWs. Extending their range of plug-ins, Destructor aims to deliver more than most other distortion plug-ins.
Typically, distortion plug-ins cover a certain aspect of distortion. We’ve all probably got our own collection of distortion ‘tools’. Destructor appears to offer nearly all forms of distortion for a huge variety of applications. This goes from tube saturation, clipping and tape distortion through to bit crushing and even guitar amp simulation. Sometimes when a manufacturer tries to cover all the bases like this, I still find a sound common to all their patches. It will be interesting to try Destructor and read other user feedback to see how varied the plug-in’s presets really are.
I’m really impressed at the variety of sounds provided here. Judging by the demos in the video below only, they sound pretty good too. It’s unusual for a mixing tool with different types of distortions to also run guitar and bass amp simulations. This could have been a separate product, so it appears this might be good value for money. I’m also impressed to see the both subtle flavours of distortion available next to options to really mangle sounds.
With an introductory offer of 63 EUR and a regular price of only 79 EUR, this is a cheap plug-in compared to some other brands. For more information visit the Blue Cat Audio webpage for Destructor.
Blue Cat Audio have released this video on their YouTube channel demonstrating some of the sounds available inside Destructor.