Audio Damage Kombinat is a 'toolbox of sonic warfare'

Kombinat: great to look at and dirty as hell.
Kombinat: great to look at and dirty as hell.

If MusicRadar was going to be stranded on a desert island with just one plug-in developer, it might well choose Audio Damage. The guys there may not be great at whittling sticks or building shelters, but when it comes to producing great-sounding, innovative effects, The Damage´s record is second to none.

Its latest release is Kombinat, a multi-band distortion plug-in. This comprises a DJ-style three-band-killing EQ, three distortion engines (each of which contains seven algorithms) a self-resonating four-pole low-pass filter and an easy-to-use compressor (this is controlled with just one knob).

Said to be capable of producing sounds that range from the subtle to the seriously destructive, Kombinat is available now as a VST and Audio Units plug-in for Mac and PC. It costs $49 and can be purchased now from the Audio Damage website (audio examples are also available).

By Ben Rogerson

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.