It´s been a decade since iZotope Trash first arrived as the ultimate distortion toolbox. As the years have passed, it´s remained a cult favorite of artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Noisia, Garbage, KoЯn, Sigur Rós, and anyone looking to add dirt, grime, and character to their tracks.
Now, nearly ten years later, Trash is back. Completely rewritten from the ground up, Trash 2 takes the best of Trash and makes it even better. With an entirely new sonic architecture, brand new features, optimized performance, better sound quality, and support for modern hosts and formats, Trash 2 is primed for a powerful new era of audio mangling, distortion, and experimentation. Let sonic mayhem ensue.
Distort in ways you never dreamed with the Trash module’s 20 new 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 snare in a cave.
Find a new voice: make your audio speak and growl with redesigned dual Filters that include 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.
Pioneer a distortion that the world has never heard. Design your own distortion algorithms with Trash 2´s new customizable Waveshaper. 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 audio 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.
Explore new sonic dimensions with the Filter, Delay and Dynamics modules. Breathe life and movement into your audio using the dual Filters, each with 30+ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trash isn´t just about distortion. Go a step further by using a classic lo-fi Delay. Choose from delays that include: tape delay with saturation and nonlinear tape machine artifacts, tape-tube delay with added tube saturation modeling, classic analog delay with analog degradation, and lo-fi digital delay with quantization noise and aliasing.
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.
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.
"Trash 2 is one of the most versatile and sonically impressive distortion plugins around." - Computer Music (Rating 9/10)
"A highly flexible sound-design tool that´s capable of rich, agressive sounds, has great-sounding filters and a surprisingly decent delay effect, plus an easy-to-use GUI." - Music Tech
"A plug-in deserving unequivocal recommendation to anyone making computer music of any kind. [...] A magnificent distortion-based audio workshop combining amazing sound with exemplary ease of use." - Future Music (Rating 9.5/10)
"...this is a great sounding plug-in that does a whole lot more than you’d expect and will be a great addition for many studios." - DV247
"With so much scope for user editing and the convolution module, Trash 2 pulls away from other more guitar-based distortion effects to offer a whole lot more. It can turn uninspiring audio into something exciting, rich, and energetic." - Audio Media
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