FutzBox is a distortion and noise generator plug-in for creating low fidelity versions of audio signals.
The McDSP Futzbox is a lo-fi distortion effects processor plug-in with synthetic impulse models, configurable effects, and a massive 1,500+ presets.
FutzBox is a distortion and noise generator plug-in for creating low-fidelity versions of audio signals. Typical post-productions require distorted, or ‘futzed’ versions of dialog and other tracks. Simulations of radios, cell phones, and televisions are now available in a single software product. These simulations, called SIMs (Synthetic Impulse Models) provide accurate modeling in an extremely optimized format, allowing FutzBox to use less DSP power than conventional convolution-based products. Furthermore, SIMs can be scaled in real-time and changed on the fly.
In addition to the SIM library of sounds, FutzBox also includes filtering and EQ, distortion, a noise generator, and gating to complete the sonic destruction required. Original and distorted audio can be mixed in real-time to accommodate scene changes or other automation requirements.
Varied distortion effects are possible using the FutzBox. Experiment with the Scale control in the SIM section when a SIM preset is ‘almost’ what you need.
If the goal is to make the music production sound like it is being played on an old tube radio, FutzBox is very capable of such effects.
Any gate, when set too aggressively, can cause incoming audio not to pass to the output. The FutzBox gate is especially suited for such applications.
Library of Synthetic Impulse Models (SIMs)
Configurable ‘futz’ effects including filtering, EQ, and distortion
Flexible noise generator with ducking capability
Hyper-sensitive gate for signal dropout effects
Double precision processing
Collection of presets from award-winning mix engineers
Mono and stereo versions
HD: AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST3
Native: AAX Native, AU, VST3
McDSP System Requirements
McDSP HD and Native plug-ins are compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, FL Studio, Ableton Live, LUNA, Reaper, Sonar, Studio One, and other DAWs that support AAX, AU, and/or VST3 plug-in formats.
Note as of v7.0, VST is no longer supported. VST versions of v6 McDSP plug-ins will no longer be updated, and will be uninstalled.
McDSP Native plug-ins support AAX Native, AU, and VST3 plug-in formats.
McDSP HD plug-ins additionally support the AAX DSP plug-in format, as well as AAX Native, AU, and VST3 plug-in formats.
McDSP plug-ins support Mac OS 10.13.x (High Sierra), 10.14.x (Mojave), 10.15.x (Catalina), 11.x (Big Sur), 12.x (Monterey), and Windows 10.
Mac OS version 10.12.x (Sierra) may work, but is not officially supported. Earlier Mac OS versions are not officially supported.
McDSP plug-ins run natively on Intel and Apple silicon processors.
McDSP plug-ins require an iLok2 or iLok3 USB Smart Key, or an iLok License Manager account and an iLok Cloud session for authorization. Each McDSP v7 plug-in contains two activations per authorization.
McDSP HD plug-ins also support the VENUE S6L systems. Note McDSP VENUE plug-ins are packaged in a VENUE specific installer available on the McDSP web site.
What’s new in V7.2 (December 2022)?
The latest v7 release from McDSP now includes support for both Intel and Apple silicon processors for the entire McDSP AAX plug-in product line. McDSP AAX plug-ins are universal binaries, and will run natively on either Apple hardware platform, once Pro Tools Apple silicon support is available.
What’s new in version 7.0?
McDSP’s v7 is the latest generation of McDSP’s professional audio plug-ins. McDSP’s v7 release brings tons of new and exciting features to our entire line of software products, along with amazing high-definition user interfaces. For over two decades our award-winning double precision, zero latency algorithms have stood out from the crowd, and v7 continues this legacy, adding 1500+ additional presets and two activations per license or subscription. All McDSP v7 plug-ins are also optimized for Apple silicon and the latest Intel processors.
Optimization for Apple Silicon and Latest Intel Processors
Two activations per license / subscription
High definition updated user interfaces
Over 1500 additional presets
Zero Latency Algorhithms
Double Precision Processing
New features in select products (listed below)
Real Time Analyzers in AE400 Active EQ, AE600 Active EQ, Channel G Compact, Channel G, NF575 Noise Filter, ML4000 Mastering Limiter and ML8000 Advanced Limiter
Addition of Phase buttons on all Classic Pack plug-ins
New Frequency Shift Control on the DE555 De-esser and SA-2 Dialog Processor
New distortion controls on FutzBox including Tuned Intensity Control, Chop and Wobble
New Range and Monitor control on SA-2 Dialog Processor
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