Reverb is offering the Berzerk ($99 value) multi-mode distortion effect by Waves as a free download from their website for a limited time only.
This is the second Waves freebie we’re featuring on BPB this week. In case you missed it, the first one is the MaxxVolume ($129 value) plugin, which you can still download completely free of charge from the Waves website. Add MaxxVolume to your user account before August 31st and keep it forever.
The second Waves freebie this week comes from Reverb. It’s the Berzerk distortion effect, which was already offered as a freebie on several occasions. The plugin was released as a limited-time Black Friday freebie last year.
In short, Berzerk is a multi-mode distortion effect that doesn’t attempt to emulate any specific analog hardware. Instead, it delivers ten completely original distortion algorithms that are loosely inspired by various amps, guitar pedals, and more. Berzerk also enhances your sound design work workflow with handy features like M/S processing, sidechaining, and more.
Even if you already own several distortion plugins, Berzerk is likely to become a valuable addition to your FX collection. Use it twist and mangle the source audio in new and unpredictable ways. Speaking of being unpredictable, Berzerk comes with a randomization feature that is sure to deliver some unique distortion flavors with a single mouse click.
Berzerk includes 10 unique shapes, each with its own personality. Some transform the sound to add grit, dirt, character; others will blow your head off. The ‘Go Berzerk!’ button creates random variations in each waveshape, letting you personalize the signal. Turn the Density knob to shift the waveshape in amplitude, but watch out—it might get loud!
If that piques your interest, head over to Reverb and grab your free copy of Berzerk while they’re still available. It’s clear that this is a time-limited offer, but there’s no info on when the deal will expire. Hower, grab Berzerk for free right now, and it will stay in your Waves user account forever (although you’ll still have to make do with the Waves update plan).
Keep in mind that you’ll need to complete the free checkout at Reverb first and then register your Berzerk license with Waves. A valid email address is required.
On a related note, you can download the complete Reverb Drum Machines collection worth €793.59 completely free of charge, too. That’s over 50 classic drum machines for your drum sequencing pleasure. Available as an instant download with a free Reverb account.
More info: Waves Berzerk (FREE @ Reverb for a limited time only)