TugGlicento Is A FREE Glitch VST Plugin By 2Rule


2Rule releases TugGlicento, a freeware glitch effect in VST3 plugin format for digital audio workstations on Windows and macOS.

TugGlicento looks very similar to the Glitch 2 (€49.95)plugin by Illformed. And if you’ve been producing music on a computer back in the late 2000s, 2Rule’s new plugin will probably remind you of the absolutely legendary Glitch 1.3 freeware plugin.

Glitch 1.3 is still available for free download, but it’s 32-bit and only available on Windows. It is one of the iconic freeware VSTs, delivering instant glitching, reversing, and stuttering effects back in the early days of Virtual Studio Technology.

Glitch 1.3 by dblue. Ah, the memories...

Glitch 1.3 by dblue. Ah, the memories…

Some considered it cheating, but Glitch 1.3 was undeniably a groundbreaking plugin back then.

Nowadays, there are several paid options that deliver a similar workflow, including the aforementioned Glitch 2. However, TugGlicento aims to bring some of that sweet glitchy magic to modern VST3-compatible DAWs in the form of a freeware plugin.

TugGlicento offers five FX sequencer lanes and twelve different effects:


Like in Glitch 1.3, the user can sequence the available effects while adjusting their speed, duration, volume, pan, and envelope. If you like a pinch of chaos with your portion of glitch, TugGlicento lets you randomize the FX lanes, either separately or all at once.

Each FX module comes with its own set of control parameters. For example, the DECIMATOR module lets you adjust the bit depth and sampling rate, whereas the DISTORTION lets you fine-tune the drive, mix, and threshold.

The plugin also features resonant Moog-style filters and a set of ADSRs and LFOs to modulate the signal. The filters go to the very edge of self-resonance, providing yet another option for coloring and shaping the incoming audio.

TugGlicento is nicely designed, especially considering the number of options at hand. The interface is clean and intuitive, so you shouldn’t run into any confusion when running it for the first time. If, however, you want to start glitching your audio in a matter of seconds, TugGlicento provides a handful of presets to get you up and running in no time.

The software is available in 64-bit VST3 plugin format for digital audio workstations on Windows and macOS. You can enter any price when downloading the plugin, and the minimum asking price is zero (the developer suggests a $2 donation).

Download: TugGlicento (pay what you want, no minimum, $2 suggested donation)


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Tomislav is a music producer and sound designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief at Bedroom Producers Blog.


  1. Unfortunately caused horrific glitches or resonance on Cubase for me, gone off my plugin list within one minute of use. Seemed a good concept though, might need polishing, and better stability, better preset usage, and better video to highlight usage possibilities

    • Tuğrul Akyüz (2Rule)


      I am the designer of the plugin. I am aware of the repeater issue , I will fix it in the next update.
      But I really don’t know how horrific glitches or resonance occurred.
      The moog filter is a self resonant filter. Maybe this can cause the annoying noise.
      Other then that there should be no other such inconvenience. Even if you do not use this plugin, the detailled information you will give me will be very valuable.(if you have time) Thank you.

  2. Very interesting alternative to the old Glitch 1.3. Would love some MIDI controls. A start/stop feature, for when you have inserted measures in weird places and are a bit desync from the DAW (yes, it happens, why are looking at me like that?) and-or to trigger effects from midi notes for variations or more complex patterns (imagine using a probabilistic arp-sequencer on this, etc…). The repeater is a bit clicky on pads and would benefit from having a little fade-in to the buffer. Very nice plugin, close to perfect for what it aims to achieve. 2Rule, 4.9Star.

    • Tuğrul Akyüz (2Rule)


      I am the designer of the plugin. I am aware of the repeater issue , I will fix it in the next update.

  3. OneClickChords released another new free plugin and this time is a Saturator called NanoSaturate. It can be downloaded from KVR site.

    Have a great day and thank you for your great work!

  4. It’s funny, I have had Sugar Bytes Effectrix for many years and Izotope Stutter Edit for a couple, and they’re both wonderful. But I still miss the original version of dblue Glitch. Thanks for the heads up on this!

  5. Michal Ochedowski


    Acustica Audio has just released TAN 2, their well known free VCA compressor with some improvements. Available via Aquarius.

  6. Hi
    I recently released a new version of TuGlicento. If you are interested in :-)

    Bugs fixed
    *FL studio weird feedback noise is fixed(variable buffer problem for windows and mac)
    *improvement and bug fixed for Repeater effect (little improvement)
    *ADSR mouse interaction improved
    *Filter automation problem fixed

    New Features:
    *Dry/Wet Knob
    *ReSync counter added(this counter shows and set the resync time)
    *Randomization buttons for every group of parameters are added
    *AU version
    *GUI polishing
    *Pitch Shifter Note params are added(Musical)
    *RingModulator Note params are added(Musical)
    *solo buttons are added to effects rocks panels (near effect combobox in the effect racks)
    *Reverb Tail/no tail switch added (reverb is cut or not)
    *No filter option is added to filter type.

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