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FutzBox is a distortion and noise generator plug-in for creating low fidelity versions of audio signals.
Typical post productions require distorted, or ‘futzed’ versions of dialog and other tracks. Simulations of radios, cell phones, and televisions are now available in a single software product. These simulations, called SIMs (Synthetic Impulse Models) provide accurate modeling in an extremely optimized format, allowing FutzBox to use less DSP power than conventional convolution based products. Furthermore, SIMs can be scaled in real-time and changed on the fly.

In addition to the SIM library of sounds, FutzBox also includes filtering and EQ, distortion, a noise generator, and gating to complete the sonic destruction required. Original and distorted audio can be mixed in real-time to accommodate scene changes or other automation requirements.


  • Library of Synthetic Impulse Models (SIMs)
  • Configurable ‘futz’ effects including filtering, EQ, and distortion
  • Flexible noise generator with ducking capability
  • Hyper-sensitive gate for signal dropout effects
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions
HD v6: AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST
Native v6: AAX Native, AU, VST

FutzBox overview with Colin McDowell

FutzBox SIMs by McDSP

Jun Murakawa (Buck Cherry, Ronnie Wood, Nine Inch Nails) shows how to automate FutzBox on vocals.

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    Mix Online

    It was perfect for adding analog grease, dirt and vibe to any clean and clear guitar, drum, vocal and bass guitar recording. It’s become my go-to plug when I’m stumped — when a track needs something but I’m not sure what.

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    Colin’s Corner

    Founder of McDSP talks about product design, implementation and all of the nitty gritty features in each product. Learn to be a power user of FutzBox by reading the article here.

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    Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Paramore, M83, Young the Giant)

    FutzBox came in very handy for me on the Young The Giant album I just finished. Whenever I had recorded something in the box clean, but needed to quickly manipulate and/or destroy it, FutzBox was the go-to. There are some guitars which really came alive after this sort of treatment, but I also used it on electronic beats and vocals. It’s a great plug, and really fun.

  • Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch)

    With FutzBox, I’m actually able to flick through a bunch of presets quite fast, drastically different ones…then I can tailor that one around what I need. For me, it’s about finding faster tools of doing the same thing or doing better things.

  • AAX Optimized

    Every v6 plug-in has been AAX Optimized to take advantage of the new Pro Tools specification. Learn what that means for you and your audio.

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    Analog Channel adds warmth from the analog saturation of various tape machines and tape types to really make FutzBox shine.

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