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FM but as an effect?

Are you tired of only warping signal amplitude like a pleb? Phase Distortion is here to deliver phase melting mayhem!

Traditionally, most distortion units overdrive and shape the amplitude of a signal in various ways to generate a rougher sound. Phase Distortion instead lets the signal modulate the phase of itself, essentially resulting in something similar to feedback FM. This way you can add that FM touch to any sound, to get a sweet 80's vibe or a filthy dubstep bass.

Will you use your newfound power for good or for evil?



Controls the amount of distortion.


Normalizes the signal, making the effect insensitive to input gain.


Filters the modulation to reduce high frequency noise.


Adds a constant phase offset to all harmonics.


Spreads phase offset for left and right channels for a stereo effect.


The dry/wet mix of this effect. A lower value will let some of the unmodified signal through.


Allow a secondary input to control the phase shift amount.

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Phase Distortion is one of a growing collection of effects units that we call Snapins.

Snapins are regular effects plugins (VST/AAX/AU) that also work as effects units in our modular Snapin Hosts; Phase Plant, Multipass, and Snap Heap, allowing you to create your own unique effects combinations. They are lightweight and powerful plugins that present you with the important settings in a no-nonsense way, so you will be using them like a master in no time.

Snapins can be purchased individually or you can take advantage of bulk discounts by buying or upgrading to one of the Kilohearts Toolboxes.


System Requirements

  • CPU:
  • - 2 GHz or faster
  • Memory:
  • - 1 GB or more
  • Operating system:
  • - Windows or MacOS
  • Note that we only support OS versions supported by their respective manufacturers.
    If you're using an outdated OS version please try our free trials to ensure compatibility before making any purchases.
  • Available plugin formats:
  • - VST 2.4
  • - VST 3
  • - Audio Unit
  • - AAX

All plugin formats in 64-bit only.