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Download from our high-quality collection of free distortion VSTs. You will find free distortion plugins for Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems. Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins are pieces of software that are designed to work within a digital audio workstation (DAW). Distortion VSTs are a type of VST plugin called VST effects plugins. VST effects plugins help you change your sounds in new and different ways.

What is distortion?
Distortion is a type of audio signal processing that increases an audio signals gain. A “fuzzy,” “gritty,” or “growling” tone is then produced. This is most commonly heard on guitars, but can be used on all types of instruments including synths. Distortion can be great for amplifying the emotion in your music.

TaraTube Distortion
By Smaolab

This free distortion plugin lets you add up to 8 vacuum tubes that run in serial. The plugin can be used to add space and round out your sounds.

   
OTT
By Xfer Records

OTT is a multiband compressor plugin that uses both upwards and downwards compression. This creates a more upfront and aggressive sound.

   
Ymer

Created by: Fanan Info: Ymer by Fanan Team is a free distortion VST plugin for Windows only.  The idea behind this distortion unit is to focu...

 
Textures

Created by: Clark Audio Info: Sometimes you just need to get that Lo Fi sound. That sound with vinyl crackle, tape noise, dust, and everything that...

   
TripleDrive by Soifer Sound (Free Multiband Distortion VST Plugin)

  Created by: Soifer Sound Info: This free multiband distortion VST plugin is one of a kind.Using a range of distortion styles, add delicate...

   
Fire by Wings Music (Free Open-Source Distortion VST Plugin)

  Created by: Wings Music Info: Fire is a free multi-band distortion plugin. It has preset save, multi-band distortion, downsampling, eq, and...

   
Druid Bass X2

  Created by: AGL VST Customs Info: DRUID BASS X2 it is a VST3 format plugin guitar multi-effect for Windows 64bits.. Combines five esse...

 
Spaz by Two Clicks / Kyle Beats (Free Custom Distortion Plugin)

  Created by: Two Clicks (Kyle Beats) Info: Spaz is a Custom Distortion plugin that adds an insane layered sound to your tracks in just a cou...

   
Analog by Eplex7 DSP (Free Distortion Plugin)

  Created by: Eplex7 DSP About this plugin: - Analog type distortion, from light warmth and saturation to heavy distortion 2x over-sampled fo...

 
Shape by Audec (Free Waveshaper / Wavefolder Plugin)

  Created by: Audec Features: Shape is a simple waveshaper/wavefolder effect that has 5 shaping curves, Hard Clip, Soft Clip, Tube, Triangle,...

   
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PEDALz by Analog Obsession (Free Drive Pedal Plugin)

  Created by: Analog Obsession Features: PEDALz is a 5 in 1 drive pedal.- 5 models (old plugins combined).- Pre-TONE control to shape signal...

   
Ruina by Noise Engineering (Free Distortion Plugin)

  Created by: Noise Engineering Features: Ruina is a creative stereo distortion plugin built on digital distortion algorithms similar to Ruin...

   
FKFX Influx by FKFX (Free Sequenced Resonator Distortion Plugin)

  Created by: FKFX Features: FKFX Influx is an instant "Sonic Retox" engine. The resonator module (FLUX) goes thru a Low Pass and a Tube dist...

   
MBitFun by Melda Production (Free Distortion VST/AU Plugin)

  Created by: Melda Production Features: MBitFun is a serious tool for extreme distortion lovers. It converts the audio into limited fixed-po...

   
Clon Minotaur Transparent Overdrive by Nembrini Audio (Free Overdrive Plugin)

  Created by: Nembrini Audio Features: Clon Minotaur Transparent Overdrive is modeled on The Klon Centaur* a guitar overdrive pedal developed...

   
Tube Preamp (dev. by phi-L Audio) by DDMF (Free Tube Preamp Emulation VST/AU Plugin)

  Created by: DDMF Features: This tube preamp emulation has been developed Philipp Bulling as a thesis work. Philipp has been offering the pl...

   
Fazu Bass Distortion by Owl O’Lantern (Free Distortion VST/AU Plugin)

  Created by: Owl O’Lantern Features: Fazu is a distortion made for crushing basslines into a thick, filtered sludge. Featuring tonal a...

   
Burier by KIT Plugins (Free Saturation & Filter VST & AU Plugin)

  Created by: KIT Plugins   Features: The Burier is a saturation and filter plugin designed for use on a variety of applications. It ha...

   
Track24 by Low Wave Studios (Free Analog Tape Saturator VST & AU Plugin)

  Created by: Low Wave Studios   Features: Track24 is neither a Tape Emulation nor a simple Saturator. It behaves like Analog Tape but...

   
Christortion by Christian-W. Budde (Free Distortion VST Plugin)

  Created by: Christian-W. Budde Features: "Christortion uses a Chebyshev polynom waveshaper to excite harmonics of the input signal.Each har...

 
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Compressor AC1 by Audiocation (Free Analog Distortion Compressor VST Plugin)

  Created by: Audiocation Features: In addition to extremely fast control times (attack time 10 µs - 500 ms, release 50 µs - 2 s)...

 
Saturator by Bedroom Producers Blog

  Created by: Bedroom Producers Blog Features: It’s a Lightweight SaturatorBPB Saturator is a freeware saturation effect designed by Be...

   
Vinyl (Lo-Fi Effect Plugin) by iZotope

  Created by: iZotope Features: Vinyl – The ultimate lo-fi weapon – simulates the dust, scratches, warp, and mechanical noise rem...

   
Swanky Amp by Resonant DSP

  Created by: Resonant DSP Features: Swanky Amp is a tube amplifier emulation plug-in which is based on detailed simulations of tube amplific...

   
Winkl by Tek’it Audio

  Created by: Tek’it Audio Features: Winkl is a free fold-back distortion for VST2, VST3 and Audio Unit plug-in formats.Winkl is not a...

   
Dr. Drive (Analog Modeled Modern Overdrive Plugin) by Audiority

  Created by: Audiority Features: - Analog Modelled Overdrive- Drive, Tone, Attack and Level controls- Pre and Post effect gain- Mix control-...

   
KOMPLETE START 13 by Native Instruments

  Created by: Native Instruments Features: 7 SYNTHESIZERS TRK-01 BASS and MIKRO PRISM are individual instruments, the other synths load via...

   
Debaser Free

Debaser Free Debaser Free features2 FX unitswith8 effect algorithms. It can be used in parallel or serially, a feedback line feeds the output back i...

 
easy-fx 03
By easytoolz

easy-fx 03 easy-fx 03 is amulti FXmodulated by a 16 stepgater. 6 Filterstyles. Bitcrusher. Overdrive. Flanger. 2 delays. 2 pan lfos. 16 step...

 
Mercuriall Cab

Mercuriall CabMercuriall Cab v3.0 is aguitar cabinet simulator, using impulse responses from different amps and microphones settings.To make this plug...

   
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