SoundSpot has announced that the Ravage Lite (£19.99) distortion plugin is available as an exclusive free download from their website until November 22nd, 2018 (UPDATE: Ravage Lite is offered as a free download by Pluginboutique until December 17th, 2018).
Ravage Lite is a simple one-knob distortion effect offered in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for compatible digital audio workstations on PC and Mac. It is based on a set of distortion algorithms which will be featured in the forthcoming pro version of the Ravage plugin by the same developer. SoundSpot stated that the distortion algorithm featured in Ravage Lite is a combination of six different algorithms which will be included in the full release.
The user interface sports a large knob which controls the amount of drive applied to the signal and a couple of sliders for controlling the input gain and the oversampling multiplier (up to x16). The bypass switch is positioned in the bottom-right corner of the UI. The interface isn’t resizable but both the panel and the controls are conveniently sized for use on modern high-resolution screens.
I tested Ravage Lite on a number of different audio sources and the conclusion is that the plugin works quite well as a fast and easy distortion tool. I liked what it did to synthesized lead and bass sounds, as well as drums. The distortion character is pretty standard and not very exciting, but the ease of use is the main reason why you might consider downloading Ravage Lite for free. In my opinion, however, it is not worth the £19.99 price tag, so be sure to grab it before November 22nd this year.
To download your free copy of Ravage Lite, visit the product page linked below and complete the checkout process. You will receive your personal license key via email. After installing Ravage Lite on your computer, run the plugin and click the icon in the upper-right corner of the user interface to open the activation panel.
Ravage Lite is available for free download until December 17th via Pluginboutique (32-bit & 64-bit VST/VST3/AU/AAX plugin format for Windows & MacOS).