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Distort. Mangle. Transform.
With an entirely new sonic architecture, brand new features, optimized performance, better sound quality, and support for modern hosts and formats, Trash 2 is primed for a powerful new era of audio mangling, distortion, and experimentation. Let sonic mayhem ensue.
Distort in ways you never dreamed with the Trash module’s 60+ distortion algorithms, perfect for transforming your sound into something never before heard.
Design your own unique distortions, from massive to mild and everything in between, with a new, customizable, multiband Waveshaper.
Let your tracks inhabit any space or object with the new Convolve module. Choose from over 100 impulse responses or load your own to put your bass in a washing machine or your keys in a cave.
Find a new voice: make your audio speak and growl with two redesigned Filter modules, each one featuring new vowel formant filters, screaming peaks, node modulations, and more.
Start trashing your audio immediately with an extensive new preset library and an ear-friendly Limiter that ensures you can play without fear.
Expansion Pack (Classic Textures and Edge) is now included w/ Trash 2
What Can Trash Do?
Trash and burn
Not all distortions are created equal. Trash 2 combines the power of multi-band, dual-stage distortions and advanced post-filtering for immediate sonic transformation. Give your low end some thump, get a warm crunch on the midrange, and let your high end soar—all without the over-hyped side effects (unless, of course, that’s what you want). Trash any track: not just guitars and basses, but drums, synths, pads, vocals, brass, woodwinds, and more. A distortion engine like no other, this is Trash 2.
Invent a distortion that the world has never heard. Design your own distortion algorithms with Trash 2’s new customizable Waveshaper. If the physics of waveshaping have your brain in a knot—not to worry. With Trash 2 it’s easy: simply draw in, tweak, and create infinite distortions. Don’t know where to start? Load one of Trash 2’s 60+ distortion algorithms and adjust at will. Trash has shaped everything from major music releases to film and game sound effects over the past decade. Your audio is next.
Follow your impulses
The power to morph sound from one object to another is yours with the new Convolve module. Melt your synth bass into a metal bowl, push your electric piano into a vintage cabinet, or play your guitar tone through a human voice box. Convolve includes over 100 impulse responses—a collection of amps, objects, animal sounds and mouth shapes that are ready and waiting to transform your sound. Or, concoct a unique convolution and load any .wav or .aiff file into Trash 2. Impress the sonic characteristics of your wildest imagination onto any track or instrument. A single mouse click is all you need.
Explore new sonic dimensions with the Filter, Delay and Dynamics modules. Breathe life and movement into your audio using the dual Filters, each with 20+ evocative filter types to shape your tone. Modulate, invigorate and apply exotic filter sounds, then control and manipulate each node with LFOs, envelopes and side-chaining. A filter bank unlike any other, you’re free to custom-design your ultimate filter styles and reach the bleeding edge of sound design. Polish it all off with Trash 2’s rich, organic Delay options and a new analog-modeled compressor worth turning up to 11. Throughout the wild ride, the ear-friendly Limiter keeps you and your speakers safe.
Multiband Trash Module
The heart of Trash is its dual-stage multiband waveshaping distortion—allowing you to chain pairs of distortions together for sonic manipulation. Split the signal into multiple bands and apply distortion independently to individual frequencies, each with their own custom waveshape. Use the new Waveform Trace to see exactly how you’re mangling your waveforms in real time, and DC offset filtering to keep them centered and on track. Be extreme or be benevolent: the power of audio annihilation is completely within your control.
Apply different distortion types to up to 4 frequency bands.
Chain two distortion algorithms for each frequency band for up to 8 different flavors of destruction.
Choose from over 60 different distortion algorithms.
Design and edit your own distortions using the new graphic-based Waveshaper.
Filter each stage with the included Post Filter.
Further refine your distortions with the DC Offset Filter and Logarithmic Distortion modes.
With distortion, tone is everything. Trash 2 gives you two new redesigned Filter modules to drive the frequencies you want into distortion or tame the ones you don’t want. Shape the tone and make it your own with re-engineered Filter shapes and new Vowel Filters.
Experiment with 20+ sweepable filters for tons of tonal options that range from clean and warm to fat and juicy to harsh and clipping.
Get twice the filter action with brand new Filter 1 and Filter 2 modules.
Add LFO and envelope modulation per node to get wahs, wubs, tremolos, and other sweeping effects.
Let your Filter settings react dynamically to other incoming audio with new sidechaining support.
Put both Filter modules in parallel to achieve different combinations of filter settings simultaneously.
Trash features extremely realistic amp, device, cabinet, effect and speaker convolution modeling, freeing you to place your audio into another space (or object) entirely. Choose from classics, combos, boutique models, and stacks, or play with creative synthetic impulses from a number of different sources. There’s a tone and character for any situation—let Trash bring you outside the box with telephones, clock radios, sheet metal, plexiglass tubes, piano cabinets, tin cans, and more. Still want more? You’re in luck! With the Convolve module, you can teleport your sound wherever you please by loading in your own audio files.
Explore over 100 redesigned Impulse Responses, each one capturing the audio characteristics of another space or object.
Load your own custom Impulse Response using any .wav or .aiff file.
Adjust stereo width and placement using stereo imaging controls.
Multiband Dynamics Module
Controlling distortion goes far beyond simple filtering and limiting. To get the most out of your tracks, Trash 2 includes a multiband Compressor and Noise Gate to squash the peaks, add grit and character, silence the noise, or draw out sustain. With the addition of sidechaining support, multiband processing, and an updated compression algorithm, the Dynamics module is sure to be among the most powerful tools in Trash 2.
Get analog-modeled and grit-filled compression and gating from the redesigned Dynamics module.
Apply Dynamics to different frequency ranges independently with 4-band Multiband support.
Trigger the Compressor or Gate via external sources with sidechaining support–even to individual frequency bands in Multiband mode.
Keep an eye on extensive Dynamics metering for immediate visual feedback
Determine exactly which frequencies trigger Dynamics processing using the new Detection Filter, or exploit the Filter’s resonance for more creative applications of compression.
Dig deeper into additional Dynamics options like Hard or Soft Knee compression, RMS or Peak level detection, and Auto-Gain compensation.
Trash isn’t just about distortion. Go a step further by using a classic lo-fi Delay. Choose from delays that include: tape delay with saturation and nonlinear tape machine artifacts, tape-tube delay with added tube saturation modeling, classic analog delay with analog degradation, and lo-fi digital delay with quantization noise and aliasing.
Experiment with 6 different delay types: Tape, Tape/Tube, Analog, Lo-fi Digital, Broken Bit, and Digital
Adjust the special Trash slider for distorted delay effects.
Adjust the post filter with resonance to tweak the wet signal.
Trash your audio quickly with over 300 new presets for both wild and subtle audio mangling.
Trash your audio easily with a fully redesigned UI that makes more controls accessible.
Trash your audio safely with an Output Limiter that keeps a lid on your levels, no matter how crazy you go.
Windows: Win XP (32–bit Service Pack 3)–Win 10 Mac:OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion–macOS 10.15 Catalina
AAX (64–bit), AU, RTAS (32–bit), VST, VST3
Ableton Live 9–10, Cubase 9.5, Digital Performer 9, FL Studio 12, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8, Pro Tools 10–12, Reaper 5, Reason 10, Studio One 3–4
If you are running Mac OSX 10.15 (Catalina) please read our knowledge base article before installing – Learn More
Version 2.0.5dn released December 19, 2019
Changes to Operating System Support:
Added support for installation on macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
Version 2.05a released January 18, 2017
Fixed an issue with iLok authorization experienced by some Mac OS X users.
Version 2.05 released August 9, 2016
Updates to authorization system to support the use of iLok License Manager v3.0
Version 2.04 released November 23, 2015
Changes to Operating System Support:
Added support for OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
Added support for Windows 10
Fixed an issue with dialog boxes not showing on OS X El Capitan
Fixed intermittent crashes and improved stability for 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools 11+ on Windows operating systems.
Version 2.03 released August 12, 2013
Fixed an issue in 64-bit AAX when certain sliders were synced to the host.
Other minor bug fixes
Version 2.02 released July 1, 2013
Plug-in formats: Added 64-bit AAX support for Pro Tools 11
Please note: This update no longer supports 32-bit AAX. Customers accustomed to using 32-bit AAX in Pro Tools 10 can instead use the RTAS plug-in format without any degradation in audio quality. For your convenience, any session saved with the 32-bit AAX version of Trash will automatically open with RTAS.
Version 2.01 released February 22, 2013
Fixed undesirable buzzing issue with Waveshaper when in Multiband mode