Eventide’s CrushStation is more than just an overdrive/distortion plugin

Eventide has announced a new overdrive/distortion plugin, CrushStation, for Mac, PC and iOS. Designed for everything from “creamy saturation” to “brutal sonic assault”, this also offers a three-band EQ, compression, Octave Mix and a Sag control for emulating failing hardware.

Said to be designed for fixing, finessing and completely transforming sounds - and for use on the likes of guitars, basses, synths, drums and vocals - Eventide reckons that Crushstation is supremely versatile, and the supplied presets are designed to illustrate this.

“CrushStation has such a broad range of use that it begs for a comprehensive set of presets. We’ve made our best efforts to create dozens of presets that cover the many ways you’ll want to use it,” says Eventide product manager Collin Bevan. “CrushStation comes bundled with 35 presets so you can always find one that gets you close to where you want to be.”  

CrushStation is available in VST/AU/AAX formats for PC and Mac and will be priced at $39 (regular price $99) for the time being. You can find out more and download a demo on the Eventide website.

The iOS version, which runs standalone or as an AUv3 plugin, is available for $9.99/£9.99 from the Apple App Store until 30 April (regular price will be $14.99/£14.99).

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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