SMASH Fred Anton Corvest

Smash Your Beats Up !

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  • Loud, Aggressive, and Powerful Sound Shaping
  • Extreme compression, capturing vintage analog nuances and colors
  • Unique 'flatten' feature to preserve character while restoring dynamics
  • Fast sound refining with impact and sustain controls
  • Single or multi-band, with filter slopes ranging from 6dB to an impressive 192dB
  • Creative noise gate: smoothly blend from single to multi-band
  • Parallel compression and optional master Brickwall limiter
  • Intuitive workflow for effortless adjustments
  • Low latency, waveform display of the pre and post signal
  • Advanced Responsive Design, portrait and landscape views
  • Universal Purchase: AUv3 for iOS (iPad/iPhone), macOS and Vision Pro

Smash Your Beats Up !

FAC Smash is all about generating explosive energy for your beats and instruments! Squash, squeeze... SMASH your sound, or simply get that magical gentle touch when you seek refinement and finesse.

Behind its unconventional and flashy appearance lies a series of boosted upward compressors meticulously designed to include the specific nuances and colors of vintage analog devices. The plugin can operate on either one or three frequency bands and provides a couple of filter slopes ranging from a subtle and transparent 6dB to an impressive 192dB!

The workflow is optimized for simplicity and intuitiveness, enabling effortless transitions between subtle adjustments and complete alterations with its up to 120dB of upwards compression.

Yes!, FAC Smash can push the sound to its extreme limits, potentially creating a "sausage-like" signal. But fear not — the 'flatten' feature steps in to restore dynamics while preserving the aggressive character, giving you the best of both worlds.

The built-in noise gate circuit at the input adds yet another layer of sonic sculpting possibilities. Whether acting on the entire signal or individual frequency bands, this circuit can transform your sound, expanding your creative possibilities.

But the magic doesn't stop there; FAC Smash offers parallel compression, an optional master Brickwall limiter, and a waveform view of both the pre and post signal! You'll have a clear visual representation of your audio as you sculpt it to perfection.

Following the diagram below, the sound flows from the left to right, or from the input to the output.

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Input Gain and Metering
  • Stereo meters: Display the level of the input signal
  • Input Gain: Adjusts the input signal level before processing
Ⓑ Multiband
  • Band: Activates single or multi-band compression
  • Slope: Sets the crossover filters ranging from 6dB to 192dB
  • Crossover: Sets the low and high crossover frequencies
Ⓒ Noise Gate
  • Threshold: Defines the level at which the noise gate activates
  • Time: Determines the decay rate at which the noise gate closes
  • Mix: Blends single and multiband noise gate signals
Ⓓ Drive and DC Filter
  • Drive: Defines the overall tonal character
  • DC Filter: Removes DC offset from the input signal
Ⓔ Upward Compressor
  • Smash: Sets the amount of compression applied to the signal
  • Floor: Audio exceeding this level is boosted towards 0dB
  • Impact: Enhances initial transient punch and energy
  • Sustain: Boosts the sustained portion of the signal, defining how quickly the signal is boosted relative to the floor
  • Additionally, the plugin provides waveform displays of both the pre (white) and post (blue) signals

Ⓕ Wet and Flatten
  • Wet: Controls the level after the compression
  • Flatten: At full value, the dynamics altered by the compressor remain untouched. Lowering the parameter gradually restores the original dynamic while preserving the character of the compressor
Ⓖ Dry and Final Limiter
  • Dry: Controls the level of the original, unprocessed signal
  • Limiter: Choose from brickwall, hard, or off option
Ⓗ Output Gain and Metering
  • Stereo meters: Display the level of the output signal
  • Output Gain: Adjusts the output signal level after processing
Ⓘ Preset button
  • Preset manager (tap/long touch)
Ⓙ Info button
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Lookahead

FAC Smash reports to the host the (low) latency related to the audio processing. Check that your host provides "Latency Compensation"

Always check your audio levels

In general, use the gain in parsimony, to avoid any excessive levels that may damage your ears or your system. FAC Smash shall not be liable for any loss or damage of whatever nature (direct, indirect, consequential, or other) to your material (software, hardware, or other)

As with all FAC products, the interface has a unique sober look and provides a great user experience. The value of each knob can be monitored at any time. The knobs are very responsive, natural and follow a specific curve according to the parameter type

Preset Management

FAC Smash also comes with factory presets to provide you a source of inspiration to satisfy your needs in any situation you might require

The preset button provides common management features: loading, organization, saving, importing and exporting. The left and right arrows allow fast navigation shortcuts among all the presets (factory + user), a short press on the center label provides a detailed list of all the available presets, select the one you want to work with. On the other hand a long touch (hold) provides contextual operation

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Check out what musicians think about FAC Smash

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Smash hits the sweet spot on the drum bus and does some awesome shaping.
I don’t know how you did it, but it's fire, and preset “Steep Plasma Filters“ is top notch!

NinoBeatz

Another KILLERPLUG, Fred! This is DEFINITELY the ONE to put on ALL my beats!

Jay Zen


With its modern streamlined interface, it immediately inspires creativity, making your drum beats, bass, leads or vocals stand out from the crowd. It can take any sound source and easily transform it into greatness

DMT Cymatics


Smash can make tiny and fragile sounds have a massive impact without using a chain of plugins.
And it’s super easy and intuitive to use

Thomas


Fred Anton Corvest (FAC) passionately crafts each plugin as a masterpiece, merging art and technology
with a strong emphasis on both sound excellence and user experience