Destroy audio levels with this plug-in effect.
SoundToys's Devil-Loc Deluxe spares nothing in its path of sonic destruction. When you want to go "further," but can't quite decide what that is, reach for Devil-Loc Deluxe. Crushing kick drums, massive sucking compression and insane rhythmic level-sweeps - this is dangerous sonic voodoo. The original Devil-Loc was cobbled together from the guts of a simple mic leveler when it came to light that pushing the device caused the signal to deteriorate in interesting ways.
Essentially a distorting compressor but so much more, it's really quite simple but also a bit supernatural. Because the release time of the compression is effected by the input level (like the Level-Loc) it's a bit hard to predict exactly what will happen the first time you work with it. Luckily with just two knobs, you can find the magic spot for your track fairly quickly and you'll be going for that sound more and more. Don't be fooled by it's simple front panel, this plug-in has a lot more cool sounds than you'd expect out of two knobs. The Deluxe version adds a "Darkness" control for tone, switchable slow or fast release times and the ability to mix the original back in right on the front panel. The addition of these controls opens up the sonic palette immensely. Dark thundering drums, to driven lo-fi loops, and more, and the mix control saves all that tedious routing and lets you automate mix to keep the Devil from taking over the soul of your tracks.