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Interactive Distortion Plugin

A sound designer’s
best friend

THERMAL makes it easy to experiment and dial in new distortion sounds. A user-friendly experience is key to controlling the deeply powerful, multi-stage engine.

Hear THERMAL in action

Choose a sound source…

Vocals
Drums
Bass
Synth
Guitar
Keys

More than distortion

THERMAL goes far beyond traditional multi-band distortions. The XY control is highly interactive, providing an easy interface to enhance harmonics by tapping into its layered engines, each with analog and digital distortion algorithms, effects, modulation, and imaging.

THERMAL is the sort of inspiring sound-mangler you'll find yourself turning to whenever you need to overcome a creative roadblock.

Future Music

Explore the details

Dig into THERMAL’s Advanced Page to get into the nitty gritty.

Go beyond the presets and interact with the distortion on the waveform display, tweak modulation envelopes and add effects.
Hone in on a specific frequency range by dragging the handles on the waveform and adjust volume using the slider. Turn band split on to activate the crossover filters.
Choose from 19 analog and digitally modeled distortion algorithms. Add harmonics and grit, shape amplitude, and add frequency modulation.
Add a final touch to each stage by adding Mid Side and time-based width, then shaping highs and lows using the Tone panel.

Zero gravity

Easy on CPU — pair it with Output’s ARCADE or any other instrument to truly make sounds your own.

THERMAL instantly felt familiar, and it's amazing how well it can tighten and bring out the nuances in your sounds.

Magnetic Mag

THERMAL explained

Explore THERMAL through this series of tutorials. Get started with the basics, or take it to the next level with a walkthrough of advanced features.

Part 1: Quick Overview

1:20

Part 2: Advanced Distortion

1:43

Part 3: Modulation, Effects, and Macros

1:32

Inside THERMAL

  • 250+ presets for instant playability
  • A circular XY Control linked to distortion parameters
  • Multi-stage distortion and effects processing
  • Mid-Side and time-based width
  • 15+ custom distortion types
  • 9 built-in FX with an additional master compressor and filter
  • Value readout panel for better understanding of controls
  • Favoriting feature in Presets menu
  • Built-in Tool Tips on Advanced page
  • 64 bit compatible (Mac)
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or higher
  • 32 and 64 bit compatible (PC)
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • 8GB of RAM required, 16GB recommended
  • At least 400 MB of free drive space
  • AAX, AU, VST and VST3 versions included
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2+ / 10.1 (Mac & PC: AU, VST)
  • Bitwig 1.3.9 + (Mac & PC: AU, VST)
  • Cubase 8 + (Mac & PC: VST)
  • Digital Performer 8 + (Mac & PC: AU, VST)*
  • FL Studio 12 + (PC: VST, VST3)
  • Garageband 10+ (AU)
  • Logic Pro 9+ (Mac: AU)
  • Native Instruments Maschine 2.4 + (Mac & PC: AU, VST)
  • Pro Tools 10.3.5 - 12 (Mac & PC: AAX)
  • Presonus Studio One 3.2.2 (Mac and PC: AU, VST, and VST3)
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5+ (Mac & PC: VST)
  • Reaper (PC: VST)
  • Cakewalk by BandLab (PC: VST3)*

$149

Thermal — Interactive Distortion Plugin

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