Waves Audio and Sanjay C. offer the Berzerk distortion plugin as a FREE download for a limited time.
I didn’t fall in love with Waves Berzerk on the first listen, but it’s one of those plugins that tend to grow on you after a while. I didn’t get the expected results at first simply because this isn’t a traditional distortion plugin.
Berzerk includes ten different distortion algorithms, ranging from classic overdrive to modern fuzz and everything in between. You can fully customize each algorithm to achieve a variety of distortion tones.
Some distortion modes are quirkier than others, and you’ll find enough variety to suit a range of sound sources, from guitars and synths to vocals.
The versatility on offer is one of Berzerk’s best features. It’s the Mad Hatter of distortion plugins, capable of sounding creamy, lush, or completely berserk, as its name suggests.
Speaking of going berserk, the aptly named “Go Berzerk” button randomizes the distortion parameters. In a way, it feels like rolling a D20 die and hoping for the best. It comes up with a completely different distortion flavor each time.
This is the perfect tool to have at hand when you run fresh out of ideas during a long sound design session. Insert Berzerk on a channel and keep toggling the randomization button until it spits out an interesting texture.
Most combinations won’t sound great, but you will occasionally roll the beloved 20, the proverbial critical hit, a distortion flavor that slays the inspiration-eating monster right between the eyes.
I obviously miss playing tabletop RPGs (ah, those long pre-parenthood days), but the bottom line is that Berzerk is an inspirational distortion tool worth adding to your sound design arsenal.
And the great news is that you can now get it for free, courtesy of Waves Audio and Sanjay C. Check out the announcement video below to learn more about the offer.
The free download offer ends 48 hours after the video above was published, so hurry up and claim your free copy of Waves Berzerk.
To get your free license key, visit the promo page below and click the blue GET BERZERK DISTORTION FREE button. You must register a Waves Audio user account to activate the software.
We’re expecting that the offer will expire around 2pm GMT on March 6th, 2023.
Waves Berzerk is available in VST, AU, and AAX plugin formats for 64-bit plugin hosts on Windows and macOS.
If you want more crazy distortion effects, check out our free BPB Dirty Filter Plus plugin.
UPDATE: The offer has expired.
Get the deal: Waves Berzerk (FREE for 48 hours only!)
Thanks to BPB readers Joe and Aris for the info about Berzerk!
Thanks, extended my update plan. This one seems to come around often.
Fun plugin to play around with, name is pretty accurate. :D
Thanks for this. Extended my update plan by another year.
(Though i still cannot use any Waves plugins on my Windows 7 till after my big PC upgrade in mid-2023.)
Great to hear, cheers Darryl!
Ended already, they are quite tight on the 6th of march there…
came home from work. now the prome has ended : (
thank you BPB anyway! <3
Thank you T, BPB & Waves, much appreciated