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God Mode

“Let there be drive”

Push-pull technology

A new, creative & better way to distort

The God Mode makes use of a push-pull technology inspired by the legendary analog Pultec EQ, a passive tube eq from the 50s, widely used in the 70s/80s for both broadcasting and mixing. The Pultec EQ would ‘push’ the gain for a certain frequency range into its tube circuit, and would then ‘pull’ it back again, to smooth out the frequency response. This creates a sound close to the original but with a nice warmth added to the boosted frequency ranges. The God Mode introduces a modern version of this technique.

Michael Bouska
L.A. Score Mixer (Pixar, Disney & Netflix)
"A new flavor"
“I’ve been loving God Mode on synths and basses. It's a new flavor I haven’t gotten with anything else, that really helps things pop through the mix without losing too much definition in the source.”

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Push-pull technology

Push-pull technology gives you full and continuous control over the coloration of your drive and saturation effects. You decide where to drive your sound.
Fat snare
High frequency saturation to a mix
Distort the high's of a synth
Drive the mix
Create a sharp vocal buzz
Saturating and widening a bass synth
Make a snare really boom by driving the God Mode’s push and applying it to frequencies boosted in the graph. Pull back to ease off the effect.
The God Mode’s push and pull features can be used across a whole mix in the top end to apply subtle tape-style saturation. This enhances the overall tone of the mix.
Excitation can be applied to individual channels in a mix by driving the tape saturation. Pull back as much as you feel is needed.
The tape saturation can be used to drive the high frequencies on the overall mix.
Sometimes you want to really want to crush a lead vocal, maybe not through the whole mix, but for parts of it. The buzz saturation type is perfect for this.
Applying a combination of the split feature and the warp saturation can help add character and width to a bass synth.

Don't drive alone

Choose and mix between 3 drive types.
Tape distortion to a drum track
Boost drums to create fatness and character
Create an exaggerated resonant peak
Distort a synth pad
Excite drums to give them character
Saturate a drum room channel
Saturate a snare drum
Saturate a bass guitar’s mid range
Saturate the high end of a vocal
Shape a snare and make it fat
Digital drums by themselves can sound flat. Add some tape-style saturation in the lows and highs to give them a classic analog edge.
If you’re looking to lift up the drum bus and help it cut through your mix, applying some warp saturation to the kick and snare frequencies will do that.
Make an sfx atmosphere screech like an electric guitar. Because why not?
Make a synth pad sound that little bit more industrial by applying the buzz distortion-type to the mid range of the pad.
Enhance a drum bus and make them sound much more live. Thanks to a combination of the tape and warp saturation, this is easily possible.
Applying saturation to a drum room track can really help bring out the live feeling in a recording.
Applying tape-style saturation to key frequencies of a snare is really quick and easy with the God Mode. This helps it cut through the mix and sounds great.
Saturation can help a bass guitar cut through the mix without adding additional gain volume.
Excite a vocal and help it breathe by adding a combination of tape and warp saturation types.
Saturation from the God Mode can help add weight and shape a snare to help it really cut through the mix.
Nico Astegiano
Producer & YouTuber
“The best”
“I use saturation in almost every sound I create, so I'm always looking for the best saturation tool for my music. This is not only the best sounding one, it's also the most complete and practical plugin ever.”

Multiband distortion
eat your heart out

Is there a better way to apply multiband distortion?

The goal of multi band distortion is to get control over where to apply drive in the frequency spectrum. This technique has helped many producers over the years to shape their sound in many interesting ways, and helped them create balanced and lively mixes. However, wouldn't multiband distortion be much better and easier if you had full control over the coloration of the effect like using an equalizer graph - for example when driving a full drum beat. Pretty cool right? How about removing the dynamic unpredictability of processing separate bands and compensating their volume manually? The God Mode uses push-pull technology, that allows you to create perfectly balanced saturation no matter how dynamic your track is. In addition, how sweet would it be to use multiband distortion in parallel or to create a proper dry/wet mix without phase issues? As the God Mode uses linear phase filters you can now blend in the effect as you please, either very extreme for creative purposes or subtle during mastering. “The God Mode gives you ultimate control and creativity” Lets go push-pull!


Color the sound of your drive with a flexible equalizer graph. By using linear phase filters, the God Mode has a pristine sound quality and can be used in parallel or to create a perfectly in-phase dry/wet mix.
Warp a lead vocal
Add tape distortion to a lead vocal
Saturate a bass guitar in the mid range
Apply warp saturation to a lead vocal to help add character and presence.
Lead vocals can sometimes use a little more spice to help them stand out. By applying some tape distortion to the mids, the God Mode can add just that.
A bass guitar can really cut through a mix by exciting the upper mids. Drive all saturation types in this frequency range to make it do that.


Be creative while applying drive to your mix elements. The God Mode lets you pan the dry and wet signal independently of each other, allowing for interesting effects and creative stereo placement.
Add retro grit to synth keys
Add width and grit to a vocal
Add width to a bass synth
Create a panned distortion on vocals
Create a wide, distorted guitar
Using the split in combination with a high end boost from the God Mode not only increases the stereo image, but it also adds a nice retro grit.
Using the split in combination to a mid range boost helps a lead vocal really jump out of the mix.
The split can help a low frequency bass synth really cut through the mix and add a perceived loudness.
Use the dry/wet pan to control the stereo split on a lead vocal.
The split in combination with the God Mode’s saturation types can be a simple solution to helping a lead guitar really dominate the mix down.
Live mode
Live recording with zero latency
Linear phase
Linear phase filters for a pristine sound

Create rhythmical drive with the side-tape

God Mode lets you connect a side chain signal that controls the amount of tape distortion. This lets you distort one channel using another, allowing for all kinds of rhythmical distortion effects.
Create a dirty rhythm in a midline
Create a distorted hi hat rhythm
Create a rhythmical pattern in the sub bass
Using a drum loop to trigger the side-tape feature in the God Mode can create some amazing movements in the saturation.
Create a syncopated saturation movement in a pad with a hi hat as the side-tape trigger.
A sub bass can have a whole new movement by using an arpeggiated syncopation to trigger the saturation.

Tape Analog VM™ algorithm

The God Mode uses a on-steroids version of denise’s Tape Analog VM™ algorithm, known from our Bad Tape plugin. This tape saturation algorithm emulates the pleasant smoothing caused by the hysteresis phenomena in old tape machines. However, we are in the digital realm, so why not let you push it to the max, while being 100% transparent when set to zero? The Tape Analog VM™ algorithm will bring you the best of both analog flavour and digital precision.

Venus Theory
Musician, Sound designer & YouTuber
“The side-chain function is actually quite a bit of fun! I've been playing about with it on reverb/delay sends and getting some really cool results compared to my usual 'dirty verb' tricks.”

Use it with external FX

Add high end distortion to a retro arpeggio from the Bad Tape
Add some high end shine to The Sweeper’s filter
Combine with Slappy to create delayed distortion
Maximise loudness by combining it with the Brickwall Limiter
When the God Mode is used in combination with the Bad Tape, it can be used to enhance higher frequencies on top of tape wow and shake and help them cut through a mix.
When used in combination with The Sweeper’s dynamic filtering, the God Mode can help add a high frequency shine.
Want to colour a slapback delay some more. Simple push and pull with the God Mode and choose a frequency to saturate.
Increasing loudness in a mix can help when you saturate frequencies as well as apply a limiter.

Reviews & features

Easy to use Graph
A flexible equalizer graph to give full control over your saturation.
Push-pull technology
A modern push-pull algorithm for full control.
Tape Analog VM™
Smooth drive by emulating the hysteresis phenomena in old tape machines.
Linear Phase Filters
Pristine sound quality and in-phase dry/wet mixing.
Individual dry/wet panning
Interesting stereo effects and creative stereo placement.
Live recording Mode
Use Live mode for recording with zero latency.
Distort one channel using another, allowing for all kinds of rhythmical distortion effects.
Subtle to extreme
Perfect for creative purposes on single track instruments, busses or subtle during mastering.

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