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Trash 2

Distort, mangle, transform

The most creative distortion plug-in ever made

Trash 2’s multi-band, dual-stage distortions and advanced post-filtering enable immediate sonic transformation.

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Flexible enough to handle any track, any genre

Trash any track: not just guitars and basses, but drums, synths, pads, vocals, brass, woodwinds, and more.

Wave-based distortion...

Design your own unique distortions with the graphics-based Waveshaper.

...and creative effects

Add texture, body, and depth to your audio with Trash 2’s extensive suite of effects modules.


Why Trash 2?

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Sonic versatility for creative production

Choose from over 60 different distortion algorithms (or design your own using the graphic waveshaper) and distort up to 4 frequency bands.

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Sophisticated filtering and dynamics effects

With over 20 selectable filter types, along with versatile oscillators on each band, you'll have all you need to shape the perfect tone.

speaker and space simulation

Realistic speaker and space simulation

Trash features amp, device, cabinet, effect, and speaker modeling, allowing you to place your audio into another space (or object) entirely.

What people are saying

Butch Vig

"Trash is still one of the best sounding sonic manglers out there. [It] allows you to distort things in a way that no other plug-in rivals."

Butch Vig

Producer: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins

F. Reid Shippen

"It's got every kind of distortion imaginable."

F. Reid Shippen


Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)

"Trash is my favorite way to do my audio dirty—it's great for giving lifeless sounds a character of their own, or for just mutilating things in general."

Trent Reznor

Nine Inch Nails

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Watch Trash 2 videos

Add Dirt to Your Synths and Drums with Trash 2 & Mobius Filter

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Mixing Tips | Part 1 of 3: Mixing Drums with Trash 2

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Mixing Tips | Part 2 of 3: Mixing Bass with Trash 2

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Review specs and system requirements for Trash 2

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

Mac: OS X 10.8.5 El Capitan - macOS 11 Big Sur*
* Intel-based Apple computers only (not yet ARM)

PC: Win XP (32–bit Service Pack 3)–Win 10


Plug-in Formats:

AAX (64–bit), AU, RTAS (32–bit), VST, VST3


Supported Hosts:

Ableton Live 9–10, Cubase 9.5, Digital Performer 9, FL Studio 12, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8, Pro Tools 10–12, Reaper 5, Reason 10, Studio One 3–4

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