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

    • $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
    • BYOME (Build Your Own Modular Effect) is the ultimate modular effects processor. It combines Unfiltered's endless modulation options with a collection of over 40 effect modules.
      • Creative FX
      • NEW!
    • $299
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • TRIAD
    • BYOME’s multi-band big brother. TRIAD combines state of the art processing, versatile modulation and dozens of effects.
      • Creative FX
      • NEW!
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • LION
    • AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER ON! LION is a multi-mode synth packed with amazing oscillator modes, industry leading FX and Unfiltered Audio’s powerful modulation system.
      • NEW!
      • 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 Reviews

  • David Arnold

    David Arnold

    Composer (Casino Royale, Independence Day, Sherlock)

    I've been using Unfiltered Audio's Sandman Pro a lot in this last Sherlock season... One of the most unusual sounding modulation delays I've heard. Best thing about this and Unfiltered's other plugins is that they have their own character... Very cleverly programmed to not sound digital, and the flexibility means I could do quite a lot of sound design with it as well as using it for standard mod/delay work.

  • Matt Lange

    Matt Lange

    Producer/Composer/DJ (mau5trap, isoRhythm, Anjunadeep)

    Sandman is fantastic as a quick and easy FSU type plugin. I'm particularly enjoying the ability to route an LFO to Feedback amount. It's great for textures.

  • Julius Dobos

    Julius Dobos

    forgotten future: Composer / Producer (DragonBall Z, Zohan, Mall Cop)

    Sandman will definitely sprinkle its grains on the next forgotten future album – guaranteed surprises in the time domain, and the most fun I've had with a delay for a long time!

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