by Eventide

Eventide’s Crushstation gives you the ultimate stereo distortion toolkit to add grit, drive, and depth to your sound. With 35 factory presets and a wide range of individual controls to dial in, experience everything from subtle crunch to creamy saturation to screaming overdrive. 

Overdrive Command Center

CrushStation brings multi-effects to the mix by adding a three-band EQ, Compression, Octave Mix and, Eventide’s unique take on failing hardware, the Sag control. Use the MIX Control to blend your dry signal with CrushStation to create parallel compression, distortion, and other creative effects.

Fix, Fit & Feature

CrushStation’s combination of ingredients creates a plug-in that excels at the three broad ways distortion effects can be deployed. FX expert and author, Alex Case, refers to them as the “3Fs”: FIT, FIX and FEATURE.

  • “FIX” a weak snare track by adding just a bit of Grit & Compression.

  • “FIT” finesse the lead into your mix by adding a bit of warmth and bottom.

  • “FEATURE” the lead by crushing it ‘til it hurts.


35 PRESETS painstakingly tailored to cover all the bas(s)es

DRIVE from shallow subtle boost to deep overdrive distortion

GRIT and SUSTAIN pushes into fuzz territory

SAG was inspired by our experience of the sound of dying analog gear; the power rail sags and the amp starts sputtering, cutting out and sounding ‘broken’

MIX in higher and lower OCTAVES then turn up the DRIVE and SUSTAIN to crush them together to form massive new textures

GRIT for low-end, gritty, chugging sounds

3-Band EQ to shape your tone

GATE your signal to tame an aggressive distortion output, or get aggressive with high threshold gating and dry MIX for parallel gated crunch

RIBBON lets you ‘play’ the effect in real-time and provides dynamic and fluid control to morph back and forth between the settings of your choice 

HOTSWITCH allows you to instantly switch between two distinct settings within the same preset at the push of a button

MIXLOCK keeps MIX control constant as you audition presets

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System requirements


macOS 10.9 or higher

(VST2, VST 3, AAX, AU, Standalone)


Windows 8 or higher (64 bit)

(VST2, VST 3, AAX, Standalone)