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.

Dialog and Vox
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.
Low Fidelity
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.
Signal Dropouts
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.
"FutzBox is a go to for all kinds of unique uses as well as the obvious use for radio type voices."
Ross Hogarth
Three-time Grammy winning Engineer/Mixer/Producer
"FutzBox is a go to for all kinds of unique uses as well as the obvious use for radio type voices."
Ross Hogarth
Three-time Grammy winning Engineer/Mixer/Producer
  • 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

  • Zero latency

  • Collection of presets from award winning mix engineers

  • Mono and stereo versions
  • HD: AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST3
  • Native: AAX Native, AU, VST3
Saturation For Sound Design
Saturation is perhaps one of the most diverse and powerful tools in a music producer’s toolbox.
Preserving Distorted Low-End
How can you add distortion without destroying the low end?
Filter the input signal before sending it through all the other processing FutzBox has to offer.
Synthetic Impulse Response, or SIM, simulates the way sound travels through a wide variety of audio gear and everyday items.
Mix the clean, unaffected signal with signal processed through FutzBox.
Add distortion to the signal in several different distortion mode types including fuzz, nuke, and clip.
Noise Generator
Create a layer of background noise on top of the signal and control how it fits into the mix with the noise duck and filter controls.
Add a gate at the end of the signal path to reduce the amount of unwanted, empty signal.
Sound Examples
Bass Guitar
Drums 1
Drums 2
Female Vocal
Full Mix
Vocal Ensemble
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