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iZotope Trash 2 Distortion Plugin

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Distort. Mangle. Transform.

Take mangling your audio to the next level. Combine 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. Trash any track: not just guitars and basses, but drums, synths, pads, vocals, brass, woodwinds, and more.

Trash 2 is now an even greater value! Every purchase of Trash automatically includes our two expansion packs, Classic Textures and Edge, totally free! 


Key Features

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.


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.


Shape shifter

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.


Beyond distortion

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.


Trash 2 Features 

Multiband Trash Module | Filter Modules | Convolve Module | Multiband Dynamics Module | Delay Module | Other Highlights


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.


Filter Modules

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.


Convolve Module

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.


Delay Module

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.


Other Highlights

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.


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Trash 2 UI



What's New in Trash 2


New Sonic Architecture

Completely redesigned audio engine for better audio quality, optimized performance, support for the latest operating systems and and host applications, and many other enhancements.

Redesigned Interface

New, larger interface makes even more controls accessible on the front of the plug-in, helping you click less to achieve your desired results.

300+ New Presets

Over 300 new presets for mangling synths, twisting up guitars, delaying out samples, distorting beyond recognition, and everything in between. From Subtle to Heavy to Experimental, all-new factory presets give you a great starting point for finding new creative directions.

Improved Visualizations

New interactive meters and visual feedback in every module help you intuitively set and monitor the effects of any module's settings. From Gain Reduction Trace meters to Threshold meters, Trash 2 makes it easier to see what’s happening with your audio.

AAX Support

Support for Pro Tools' new Avid Audio eXtension plug-in format.

64-Bit Support

Compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit hosts in Windows and OS X.

New Output Limiter

Safely adjust your plug-in settings without worrying that your speakers could explode. The new Output Limiter frees you to play while ensuring greater audio fidelity, and includes options for transparent or gritty character when limiting your output peaksp


New Custom Waveshaper

Create complex and harmonically rich distortion algorithms from scratch with the all-new Waveshaper. Each band and stage can have its own custom waveshaper, allowing for unprecedented control over your distorted content.

60+ Distortion Algorithms

Choose from any of the 60+ updated and new distortion algorithms as your tone of choice, or as a starting point for customizing with the Waveshaper.

Post Filter

Each distortion algorithm and waveshape now includes its own unique Filter for controlling the harmonic content of the audio in each band or stage, after its been processed.

Powerful Visualization

Trash no longer simply lists the names of your algorithm choices: use the Waveshaper to truly see the underlying distortion that is being applied to your audio, giving you greater power to tweak to taste.


Two New Filter Modules

With fully-redesigned Filter technology and controls, plus an additional Filter module, Trash 2 is twice as nice. Trash 2's Filter modules now feature more nodes, clearer visualization, better interaction, and better sound quality.

New Vowel Filter

Adjust the new Vowel filters to modulate or transform your tracks into an entire range of human vowel formants.

Sidechain Modulation

Let your Filter settings react dynamically to your incoming audio channel with added sidechain support for filter modulation.

Refined Filters

Classic Trash 1 filters have been refined and fully optimized for our new sonic architecture, resulting in better sound quality and accuracy.


Load Impulse Responses

Create your own complex patches and sounds with the redesigned Convolve module, which allows you to load your own .wav or .aiff impulse responses.

100+ New & Redesigned Impulse Responses

Explore more sonic options and extend your creative potential within 100+ new and redesigned impulse responses, including cabinets, speakers, vowels, timbres, and other everyday objects.


New User Interaction

Featuring improved visual feedback, the overhauled Dyamics module makes it easier to interact with and control Dynamics settings.

New Compression Algorithm

Extra gritty and analog-styled, the redesigned compression algorithm is perfect for adding more character and flavor to your audio.

Sidechain Support

With sidechaining, trigger the Compressor or Gate via external sources–even to individual frequency bands in Multiband mode.

Dynamics Detection Filter

The new Dynamics Detection Filter helps determine exactly which frequencies trigger the Dynamics process, and can be used on either an input or sidechain signal. Or, exploit the Filter's resonances for more creative applications of compression.


Delay Impulse Graph

Visualize your current delay settings and individual tap delay levels with the dynamic Delay Impulse Graph.


Trash 2 System Requirements

Supported operating systems:

Windows: XP (32-bit Service Pack 3), Vista (64-bit), 7, 8 
Mac: OS X 10.6.8 or later (Intel only)

Plug-in formats:

Pro Tools 7.4–11 (RTAS, AudioSuite, 64-bit AAX), VST, VST3, Audio Unit, DirectX

Plug-in host compatibility:

Compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit hosts like Pro Tools 7.4+, Cubase, Nuendo, GarageBand, Logic, SONAR, ACID, Vegas, Ableton Live, and many more