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.


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    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Dent 2
    • A highly versatile distortion plugin with a full battery of wave-shaping and sound design tools.
    • $49
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Indent 2
    • Intuitive and sleek saturation/tone box with a powerful modulation system.
    • $149
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Zip
    • The Lamborghini of creative compression sounds. Process your audio based on quietness or darkness? Yes, and more!
    • $129
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • SpecOps
    • A spectral toolkit of mix processors, sweeteners, and sound manglers that slices, dices, and dissects your audio with surgical precision.
    • $49$29
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Instant Delay
    • An echo powerhouse in a tiny package with built-in filtering, saturation, and a powerfully intuitive modulation system.
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    • $99
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Fault
    • Highly versatile stereo spectral shifter designed to warp your audio in exciting new ways.
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    • Sandman Pro
    • A Swiss Army knife delay unit that doubles as a transmogrifying time machine for your sonic travels
    • $49$29
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Sandman
    • This incredible plugin does everything you ever wanted a delay to do, as well as a myriad of things you never imagined a delay could.
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    • Unfiltered Audio
    • G8
    • Gate your tracks and unlock your mind with this useful, incredibly innovative and creative tool.

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  • 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!

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Anjunabeats, Armada, Enhanced Music

    Very few delay units get me excited these days, because very few have something new to offer. Along comes the Unfiltered Audio Sandman, the little box with a beating heart of an old forgotten place, where dreams blur into reality. The way this thing can grab onto the audio and keep it going in the delay stages is totally unique, and there simply is nothing else like it. Fantastic!

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