About

Unfiltered Audio is a music software company from Southern California. It was founded with one simple idea: music software should be created by musicians. Joshua Dickinson studied composition at Columbia University in New York City. After stumbling into a full-wall RCA Mark II at the Computer Music Center, he became obsessed with signal processing, custom instruments, and computer-aided creativity.

Michael Hetrick, PhDC, studied digital media at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee while working as a Pro Tools tech for local studios. His passion for modular synthesizers and experimental sound design has led him towards a goal of developing performance-focused interfaces for feature-rich audio processors.

They joined forces with Dr. Ryan Michael McGee at UC Santa Barbara while working on their Masters degrees in the prestigious Media Arts and Technology department. There, they trained under some of the greatest minds in DSP and music technology while receiving guidance in developing their own cutting-edge algorithms. After releasing their first two plugins, Sandman and G8, they have received awards from many sources, including the Audio Engineering Society and Computer Music Magazine.

Products

    • $179
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • SILO
    • ★★★★★
    • Harness the unmatched possibilities of granular processing for creating unique and otherworldly reverb sounds that you’ll never forget.
      • Creative FX
      • NEW!
      • SPATIAL + 3D
    • $548$299.99
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • BYOME & TRIAD Modular FX Bundle
    • This temporary bundle features two of Unfiltered Audio’s most versatile effects modulation plugins!
      • Creative FX
    • $149
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Bass-Mint
    • ★★★★★
    • Augment, manipulate, enhance, and shape your low end in new and unprecedented ways with Unfiltered Audio’s Bass-Mint.
      • Creative FX
      • Secret Weapon
    • $149
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • LO-FI-AF
    • ★★★★★
    • Go beyond standard bitcrushing with artifacts and degradation from MP3s, CDs, vinyl, tape cassettes, and more.
      • Creative FX
      • NEW!
    • $99
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • SpecOps
    • ★★★★★
    • A spectral toolkit of mix processors, sweeteners, and sound manglers that slices, dices, and dissects your audio with surgical precision.
      • Creative FX
      • Secret Weapon
    • $49
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Sandman Pro
    • ★★★★★
    • A Swiss Army knife delay unit that doubles as a transmogrifying time machine for your sonic travels
      • Creative FX
      • Secret Weapon
    • $29
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Instant Delay
    • ★★★★★
    • An echo powerhouse in a tiny package with built-in filtering, saturation, and a powerfully intuitive modulation system.
      • Creative FX
    • $49
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Dent 2
    • ★★★★★
    • A highly versatile distortion plugin with a full battery of wave-shaping and sound design tools.
      • Creative FX
      • Secret Weapon
    • $29
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Indent 2
    • ★★★★★
    • Intuitive and sleek saturation/tone box with a powerful modulation system.
      • Creative FX
    • $99
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Zip
    • ★★★★★
    • The Lamborghini of creative compression sounds. Process your audio based on quietness or darkness? Yes, and more!
      • Creative FX
      • Mastering
      • Secret Weapon
    • $249
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • BYOME
    • ★★★★★
    • More than 40 effects in one plugin! BYOME is the ultimate modular effects system. Your imagination is the limit with Unfiltered's endless modulation options!
      • Creative FX
    • $299
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • TRIAD
    • ★★★★★
    • BYOME’s big brother, Multiband Modular FX! TRIAD combines state of the art processing, versatile modulation and dozens of effects.
      • Creative FX
    • $199
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • LION
    • ★★★★★
    • LION is a multi-mode synth packed with amazing oscillator modes, industry leading FX and Unfiltered Audio’s powerful modulation system. Download it today and jump right in to discover your next big sound!
      • Virtual Instrument
    • $49
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • G8
    • ★★★★★
    • Gate your tracks and unlock your mind with this useful, incredibly innovative and creative tool.
      • Creative FX
    • $29
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Sandman
    • ★★★★★
    • This incredible delay does everything you ever wanted a plugin to do - as well as a myriad of things you never imagined a delay could.
      • Creative FX
    • $49
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Fault
    • ★★★★★
    • Warp Your Audio in Exciting New Ways - Creative Pitch Shifting and Modulation deluxe!
      • Creative FX
      • Secret Weapon

Recent Articles

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by Plugin Alliance

Paul Womack produces and mixes ‘Engraved Bouquet’ by PremRock & Willie Green. Learn how to mix rap vocals, drums and samples with this boom bap banger.

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Tory G. Mixed with MEGA - Aleckson

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Hip-Hop mixing engineer Tory G. produces and mixes ‘Ride Slow’ by Aleckson. Learn how Tory made the track sound bigger, and how he used the new bx_crispytuner.

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Recent Reviews

  • Mick Schultz

    Mick Schultz

    Producer (Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Jeremih)

    The cool thing about Bass-Mint is not using it on bass, and it still sounds magical.

  • Richard Devine

    Richard Devine

    Sound Designer/Artist (Hollywood Edge, Sound Delux, Sony Creative Software)

    That's what I really love about their plugins: they create this really fun interactive playground where you just turning a couple of knobs, turning some switches on. And before you know it, a couple of minutes later you created this entirely different soundscape. 

  • BT (Brian Wayne Transeau)

    BT (Brian Wayne Transeau)

    Musician, Composer, Singer, DJ and Audio Technician

    Bass-Mint is an epic solution to an age-old problem - how do I get more consistent and punchy bass and sub information in my kicks and basslines? Bass-Mint is the glue to bind this difficult part of the frequency spectrum. It’s replaced VOG and Bark of the Dog as my go-to bass enhancement and management tool.

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