The FutzBox from McDSP is a distortion and noise generator plug-in for creating low-fidelity versions of audio signals. It can be used on Mac and Windows computers to create distorted versions of dialog and other tracks in applications for post production, broadcast TV, recordings, and more. In addition, simulations of radios, cellphones, and televisions are now available in a single software product.
FutzBox uses simulations called SIMs (Synthetic Impulse Models) that provide accurate modeling in an optimized format allowing it to use less DSP power than conventional convolution based products. Furthermore, SIMs can be scaled in real-time and changed on the fly.
Some other features of FutzBox include a filter and EQ, distortion, a noise generator, and gating for increasing the sonic destruction possibilities. Original and distorted audio can be mixed in real-time to accommodate scene changes or other automation requirements.
The Native plug-ins provide AAX-Native for use with Pro Tools, but also includes Audiosuite, Audio Units and VST versions for use with other DAWs including Logic, Digital Performer (DP), Cubase, and Ableton Live.