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Elements Distort

Dynamic Distortion

AirRaid Audio

  • • Advanced, dynamic distortion with pre-EQ

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NEW IN 1.1.1:

  • Minor volume bug fixed.

NEW IN 1.1:

  • Sexier back panel design with a clearer layout for easier cabling.
  • Various minor tweaks and bug fixes.

Distort is a versatile, warm-sounding stereo EQ and distortion effect, which integrates seamlessly into our Elements modular series. It combines a freely assignable envelope follower with a parabolic EQ and waveshaper section, complete with 9 unique distortion types. In addition, it can plugged into DS-LFO for modular stereo CV manipulation.

Typical applications include: Classic distortion effects; dynamic distortion effects; gentle warming; squealing basses; piercing latex mush; thermonuclear warfare.

Distort is available separately, or as part of our Elements bundle.

Product details


Distort features 9 distinct distortion algorithms, each with its own unique character, from subtle tape-style warming to nasty digital effects. Complementing the waveshaper section is a lush pre-EQ, which can be used to overload desired frequencies, creating a rich palette of destruction.

With such a wide range of possible sounds, Distort is not only the definitive distortion go-to, but also an unsurpassed source of inspiration.

Included algorithms:

  • HardClip
  • Hyperbolic
  • Sine
  • Foldback
  • Rectify
  • DigitalStomp
  • HardRectify
  • Warmth
  • Arctan


Distort features the same dynamic modulation that made our Multiband series so popular. With Distort’s on-board envelope follower, which is freely assignable to all the major controls, you have full access to depth and feel of the modulation.

Combined with our rich selection of algorithms, the potential for untempered chaos is essentially limitless.


In line with the modular philosophy of our Elements series, Distort features stereo CV inputs on primary controls, which when hooked up to our DS-LFO device (available separately for FREE), provide additional, fully customisable stereo modulation.

This is an exclusive implementation which truly embraces Reason’s modular concept and allows for effects which were impossible... until now.


Elements is a series of mini devices derived from our Triad Multiband series. Each device has been carefully crafted to isolate and enhance specific “elements” of Triad, and integrate together modularly, through stereo CV modulation and slick, unified design.

Used either as standalone devices or as part of a modular or multiband setup, each Element is an exceptionally creative tool for sound designers and musicians alike.

Whether you're after wild and wicked sounds or a fresh array of bread-and-butter micro effects, Elements are simple yet versatile enough to become a staple in any Reason-head's arsenal.

They are, after all, elementary.

User manual (PDF): Distort Operation Manual



Released: 2016-10-31
Version: 1.1.1