Output – Thermal 1.0.2 VST, VST3, AU x64 (macOS)

Output Thermal is a multi-stage interactive distortion with 19 signal distortion algorithms.
One of the most flexible solutions for distortion and saturation of an audio signal.
Output Inc. claims to have gone beyond what is possible in the field of virtual saturation and signal distortion. The developers confirm their statements with the release of a new Output Thermal plug-in, which the company positions as an “interactive distortion”.
The novelty offers a multi-stage engine capable of performing not only traditional distortion processing and signal saturation, but also distorting the signal in a more flexible way. The program interface provides a circular XY-pad, directly related to the distortion parameters, which opens up access to 250 effect options.
For those who do not have enough simple effect settings, the developers suggest looking into the advanced parameters section. With the help of a special display that shows the sound waveform of the processed signal, users can control the distortion more clearly. Additionally, you can customize the envelopes and modulation, as well as adding other effects. In total, users can choose from 19 analog or digital signal distortion algorithms.
“If you are familiar with Output Inc developments, you know that we love to turn familiar things upside down,” said Gregg Lerman, head of Output Inc. “We believe that the use of distortion can be less mechanical and more creative. Distortions should inspire new ideas.” Well, the way it is – Thermal looks outside the box and offers an unusual approach to working with distortion.