Producer 22Bullets, who was born in Thailand, is on the verge of becoming a dance music icon with millions of Spotify plays under his credit. Fedde Le Grand, Timmy Trumpet, Kura, and Vinai are a few of his well-known colleagues. W.A. Production was honored to work with him to create a plugin that truly "shoots from the hip."
Presenting HEAT. With a unique look, this bone-crunching plugin brings out the big guns. Load the revolver barrel with two of your favourite distortion and saturation models, and blend them together with a spin of the chamber. They support gun control (in this case anyway), so HEAT is far more than a mindless fuzz box. You can shape the two signals with high and low pass filters, resulting in a more musical output than many other types of distortion plugins. Feel the HEAT of sweet saturation and intense amped-up overdrive as you tweak the parameters to your personal taste.
Naturally, they've also included a ton of factory presets to help you get started with your distortion explorations, ranging from severe values for smashing your audio to more moderate values for vocals, bass, and drums. Make adjustments to the drive, blend, filters, and other parameters after using these presets as a starting point to produce a sound that will outperform the competition.
Artist Curated Plugin from 22Bullets
Filtered Saturation & Distortion
10 Unique Distortion types
Signal Blending & Frequency Filtering
Responsive & CPU friendly
Click and Pop-free Bypass
Blend 10 Devastating Distortion Types
The whole concept of HEAT is to apply twin distortion and then shape the signals so that your audio is powerful, yet retains musicality. The starting point for this are the 10 different types of modelled distortion. These 10 models can be loaded into the two chambers, each with adjustable drive levels. With a wide range of different distortion types, from Browning to Bazooka, you can easily craft everything from subtle saturation and harmonics to blow-the-doors-off distortion. Each of these 10 types of processing will produce a different character and timbre, so experiment by blending between them with a flick of the bullet chamber.
These two filter controls allow you to shape your distortion far more musically than stock plugins. Separately adjust the High and Low frequency cut off parameters for the two different distortion chambers. For example, you might only want to crush the mid-range of a synth part, giving it more crunch and power. Or maybe just distort the lowest frequencies of a fat kick drum. Combine two different types of distortion with two different filter shapes and get your audio production-ready with the precision of surgical saturation.
Input, Output & Mix Ratio
Use the Input and Output sliders to compensate for any gain boost or reduction caused by the distortion chambers with up to +/- 48dB attenuation. This allows for very accurate comparisons when A/Bing. Use the Mix ratio control at the centre of the interface to dial in as much (or as little) of the distortion types as you need. Apply a conservative ratio for subtle saturation and sweetening or push the control further to hear the 100% destroyed signal.
The live visual meters around the perimeter of the interface show exactly what’s happening to the signal as it’s being processed in real time. This allows for accurate monitoring each time you decide to make a change to the distortion type or level. The output of the right-hand chambers is shown as a bouncing orange waveform, the output of the left-hand chamber shown in yellow. This makes it easy to tell the difference between the two types of distortion that you’re applying to the signal and exactly which parts of the signal the filters are targeting.
With many included presets, it’s easy to lock-and-load starting points to create your own distortion drama. Tailored to specific instruments, genres and effects, these factory options can be used on many types of audio. The presets include everything from delicate distortion to all out smashed saturation.
- macOS 10.15 or higher
- 64 bit
- Windows 8 or higher
- 64 bit
W.A. Production products require you to register with the manufacturer at www.waproduction.com to activate your license.
This product requires an activation!
An internet connection is required to authorize / activate the product.