The Grater

The Grater is a powerful audio plug-in that allows you to compress and shape your audio like never before.

With its unique set of controls, The Grater can take your audio to the next level by adding punch and power or by creatively destroying and mangling your sound.

Whether you’re a mixing engineer looking to add punch to your drums or a sound designer looking for new ways to mangle your audio, The Grater has you covered.

$ 109.00

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Yum Audio


200 MB


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The Grater - The Key to Extreme Audio Punch and Destruction

The Grater panel is your main control.

The lever lets you adjust the amount of over-the-top compression applied to the audio signal.

Increasingly extreme compression will drive even subtle elements to punch, while distorting and saturating the audio.

Even on its own, this control adds force or can give a rough, aggressive edge to your tracks.

The Grater lever
The Grater breakup

Breakup adds interruptions to the compression, which sounds like the signal breaking up or the speaker struggling to reproduce the sound due to the extreme loudness.

These unusual sounds and artifacts add character to the audio.

There are three breakup modes: Smooth, Neutral, and Heavy.

Smooth produces softer and more subtle, Heavy more aggressive and pronounced breaks than Neutral.

The Grater sharpness

The Sharpness control allows you to fine-tune the response of the Grater control lever.

At low Sharpness settings, it will have a slower attack and release, retaining more of the original audio’s dynamics.

This gives it some punch without completely squashing the transients.

The Reso Burst effect module adds a resonant bandpass filter to the audio signal, that fully reacts to the overall compression settings.

It enriches your audio with feedback-like tones, from a subtle low boost to an extreme and mangled characteristic, similar to distorted synth basses.

The Grater reso burst
The Grater pre tonality

The Pre-Tonality module acts as a unique filter and EQ module between the Input Gain control and the Grater main control.

This drastically affects the way the Grater control circuit works.

The High, Mid, and Low knobs allow you to adjust the gain of the respective frequencies of your audio.

The Slice Up control adds a clipping effect circuit to the audio signal after the Grater main control and Output Gain control.

The clipping ranges from subtle to pronounced, slicing up any remaining transients and crushing the audio even further.

The Grater slice

With Dynamic Reinject you can reapply dynamics from the original audio to the over-the-top compressed signal coming out of The Grater.

You’ll retain the tonal and crushed compression characteristics, while giving the signal some life and movement back.

Muffle allows you to tame the harshness that can come with extreme compression and distortion, by subtly taking some high-end frequencies off the audio signal.

Smoothing out the sound this way adds a more refined and polished character to your audio.

The Grater master

The Grater includes a set of master controls that let you fine-tune the overall sound of the plug-in and polish its final output.

The master controls include Muffle, Mix, and Output Gain.

Key Features

  • Grater Control lever that adds extreme compression, punch and distortion.
  • Sharpness Control to tune Grater response.
  • Breakup Control which adds unique errors to the compression.
  • Three Breakup modes: Smooth, Neutral, Heavy.
  • Compressor Input and Output gain for gain staging.
  • Dynamic Reinject: allows to bring back the dynamic range lost during the compression.
  • Three additional effect module:
    • Reso Burst to create resonant filter bumps and self resonating tones.
    • Pre Tonality to shape the tonal balance of your audio before it goes through the compressor.
    • Slice Up module for additional clipping stage.
  • Master Section for final polishing.
  • Mixes well in any audio production setting, from music mixing to sound design.
  • Bonus: Comes with 136 Presets, by the amazing artists Mick Gordon, Konrad OldMoney, Tushar Apte, Eddie Grey, Christal Jerez and HydraTek

System Requirements

  • AAX, VST3, AU versions included
  • 64-bit only (Mac / PC)
  • Mac OS X 10.13 or higher (Intel native | ARM native)
  • Windows 10
  • At least 4GB of RAM, 16GB is recommended
  • At least 200MB of free drive space (OS drive)

DAW Support

  • AAX, AU, VST3 versions
  • 64-bit only
  • Ableton Live 10.1+ (Mac & PC: AU, VST3)
  • Bitwig 2+ (Mac & PC: AU, VST3)
  • Cubase 8+ (Mac & PC: VST3)
  • Digital Performer 10+ (Mac & PC: AU, VST3)
  • FL Studio 12+ (Mac & PC: VST3)
  • Garageband 10+ (AU)
  • Logic Pro 9+ (AU)
  • Pro Tools 11+ (Mac & PC: AAX)
  • Presonus Studio One 4+ (Mac & PC: AU, VST3)
  • Reaper 5+ (Mac & PC: VST3)
  • Cakewalk by BandLab (PC: VST3)

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