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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.

"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.”
Michael Bouska
L.A. Score Mixer (Pixar, Disney & Netflix)

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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
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.
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

Don't drive alone

Choose and mix between 3 drive types.
Tape distortion to a drum track
Digital drums by themselves can sound flat. Add some tape-style saturation in the lows and highs to give them a classic analog edge.
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
“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.”
Nico Astegiano
Producer & YouTuber

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
Apply warp saturation to a lead vocal to help add character and presence.
Add tape distortion to a lead vocal
Saturate a bass guitar in the mid range


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
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.
Add width and grit to a vocal
Add width to a bass synth
Create a panned distortion on vocals
Create a wide, distorted guitar
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
Using a drum loop to trigger the side-tape feature in the God Mode can create some amazing movements in the saturation.
Create a distorted hi hat rhythm
Create a rhythmical pattern in the sub bass

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.

“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.”
Venus Theory
Musician, Sound designer & YouTuber

Use it with external FX

Add high end distortion to a retro arpeggio from the Bad Tape
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.
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

Reviews & features

5 Ways to Use Distortion to Enhance Your Mix by Venus Theory
Cómo trabajar la SATURACIÓN de manera PROFESIONAL by Nico Astegiano
Эксперимент. "Удорожаем" звучание семпловых партий, используя GodMod by AudioMasterClass
God Mode Plugin by White Noise Studio
This is an interesting distortion plugin! by White Sea Studio
"Mix with Marty" by Zed Marty
Review by Composing Gloves
Review by Czar
Full guide & demo by BenoniStudio
Review by Yalcin Efe
God Mode a New Kind of Saturator: Is It Really Different? by MixbusTv
Get More Precise Saturation! by Produce Like A Pro
A New Take on Multiband Saturation/Distortion by Green Light Sound
MEZCLAR Y MASTERIZAR es SUPER FÁCIL haciendo ESTO by El Rincón Del Mastering
One of the Best Saturation Plugins? by Lonely Rocker
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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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