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Fuzzploid user interface


Fuzzploid is the fuzz pedal for the 21st century.

The Fuzzploid algorithm is a new design, neither borrowing from existing 3rd party software code nor modelling any particular hardware circuitry.
It was developed with the resulting sound in mind, by trial and error, and finally, success.

Its character is brash, brutal, in-your-face.
Fuzzploid can do clean, but it definitely excels in dirty.

Fuzzploid was developed as an offshoot and preview of a more involved product that is still in development and will be released somewhat later this year.
Like Fuzzploid, that upcoming product will feature classic overdrive, distortion and fuzz, but will have some additional features.

I developed Fuzzploid as a birthday present for guitarist and faithful plugin test pilot Dom McSweeney.
Because Dom likes fuzz with his morning coffee more than almost anything.

Although Fuzzploid was most definitely not modelled after any existing hardware fuzz pedal in particular (because that's simply not how we (rock &) roll here at Shameless Plugs headquarters), we most definitely expect it to be the first fuzz plugin that future hardware units will be modelled after.

This video showcases Fuzzploid's usefulness when going into a clean-ish amp, in this case into the free, mighty Swanky Amp Free by ResonantDSP. Music composed and performed by Dominic Mcsweeney.

Use cases

Fuzzploid will of course successfully fulfil the classic role of guitar fuzz, distortion and overdrive pedals in front of a clean or dirty guitar amp.
However, using it without an amp simulator, going directly into a speaker cabinet simulator, yields surprisingly satisfying results.

Another good use is to add harmonics to bass guitar or bass synth.
On small speakers, such as those found on a mobile phone, tablet or laptop, the bass guitar can easily disappear; the best remedy is to add harmonics that will be audible, thereby tricking the mind into perceiving the missing lower frequencies.
Fuzzploid doesn't have a pure dry / wet mix control, but by lowering the amount of fuzz in favour of classic distortion, lowering the input gain, and adjusting the tone control to taste, it's child's play to dial in a fantastic bass guitar tone that's present even on small speakers.

But of course, Fuzzploid doesn't limit itself to use on guitar or guitar-like instruments only.
Use it on synths, voice, drums...

This video showcases Fuzzploid's usefulness when going into a clean-ish amp, in this case into the Nembrini Audio Faceman. Music composed and performed by Dominic Mcsweeney.

What's included

In this in-depth video, Florian Mrugalla, known as Beats basteln :3 on YouTube, tests Fuzzploid on different material, like a drum break, an acid synth and some other stuff that is not guitars.
All music composed by Florian.
Please check out Florian's audio plugins as well!

User interface

The friendly user interface offers very detailed, fine-grained control.
While using the mouse, the Ctrl and Shift keys allow for very small adjustments.
Alternatively, precise values can be entered in the edit boxes.
The user interface as a whole is resizable, using the size grip in the bottom-right corner.

A little experiment by Dominic Mcsweeney, examining a New Fuzz Order, to see if it's evil and out to get us.
All music composed and played by him.


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Fuzzploid is currently available for Windows, 64 bit.

Please make sure to read and agree to the EULA before downloading.

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