Ymer Is A FREE Distortion VST Plugin For Windows


Fanan Team releases Ymer, a freeware distortion effect in VST2 and VST3 plugin formats for digital audio workstations on Windows.

Ymer is a distortion effect capable of focusing on a specific frequency range. The idea is to distort one area of the frequency spectrum that will make the track “cut through the mix” while leaving the rest of the signal intact.

Something similar is possible with our free BPB Dirty Filter plugin when you boost the resonance and increase the Dirt amount. But, Ymer takes a different approach which can be more suitable for certain situations, especially when you need to pinpoint a specific frequency range.

The interface is relatively simple, with the two control knobs on the left and the frequency spectrum panel on the right. The Add FX and Analog knobs control the distortion intensity and color. The frequency spectrum display lets you select the area of the signal which will be distorted.

Ymer features a built-in preset manager with the ability to save individual presets and banks. Another handy feature is the ability to resize the GUI.

Here is more info about the plugin: “Ymer is a simple yet powerful distortion plugin that adds massive coloration and some unique analog dirt into any audio source. The main philosophy behind Ymer is to focus on a selected frequency zone of the source material and gaining it to its extreme power pick point, which will make it shine through the mix and overshadow the other roles while keeping the affected track loud and clear and yet healthy, with zero clipping.”

You can hear Ymer in action in the official demo video embedded below.

Ymer is available for direct free download from the developer’s website. There’s no need to register or authorize the software.

It is available in VST2 and VST3 plugin formats for Windows. Unfortunately, macOS-based plugin hosts are not supported at the moment.

Download: Ymer (15.7 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST2/VST3 plugin formats for Windows)


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  1. After the download windows recognize it as a threat.
    Even after four hours (I tried downloading the file four hours ago for the first time).

    Thank you for the info, Tomislav

  2. There is a little .exe supposed to create some folder path. I skipped using it, dropped the .vst3 64bit in the right place and it works. Virustotal.com only shows 3 engines being afraid of that .exe and none of the .dll or .vst3. Do of this info what you want.

  3. Mac of BIOnighT


    Just copied the dll, no problems here, and it works fantastically! I tried it on snares, kicks, vocals and they stand out with no reduction of sound quality. If used judiciously, it really helps mixes in a basically invisible way.
    I can’t wait to try it on other instruments :)

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