PhreePhuzz 1.0.5

-Updated September 14, 2015-


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image of user interfaceSimple Saturation

PhreePhuzz is a saturation plugin pure and simple. Although the controls are very simple to use, PhreePhuzz utilizes many underlying technologies used to create PreAMPed. PhreePhuzz has six (2 new in version 1.0.4) distinct saturation settings. Each of these settings utilizes a distinctly tuned multiband saturation algorithm. All internal processing occurs using 4x oversampling to reduce the aliasing effects of saturation.


Easy to Use

PhreePhuzz can be pushed into overt distortion; however, it excels at more gentle saturation effects. Each of the four saturation settings has emphasis on different frequency components. PhreePhuzz can be used to give a track low-end saturation without dulling the high frequencies, or it can be used to give a shimmering high-end sparkle without muddying the bass.


Main Features:

  • Virtual analog saturation simulator
  • 4x oversampling using linear phase filtering to ensure great high-end response
  • Six distinct saturation types, including separate saturation algorithms and multiband settings
  • Standard LVC-Audio controls, like A->B knob comparison and fine adjustment of knobs
  • New undo/redo history, A/B comparison, and cross-platform preset management with import/export features


System requirements and specifications

  • Windows: VST and VST3 plugin formats. PhreePhuzz requires Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 machines with a processor that supports SSE2 (AMD or Intel processor from around 2004 or later)
  • OSX: AU, VST, and VST3 plugin formats. PhreePhuzz requires OSX 10.5 or later, and an Intel Core2Duo processor (or better)

Download PhreePhuzz and User Manual

The free version of PhreePhuzz can be downloaded below. For any questions or problems with PhreePhuzz, please use the Contact page or view the support forum hosted by KVR

PhreePhuzz: OSX (1.0.5) AU, VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX


PhreePhuzz: Windows (1.0.5) VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX 32- and 64-bit


Looking for more Phuzz, check out HotPhuzz!


Version 1.0.5

  • New VU Meter with VU text readout
  • Improved handling of plugin latency with Steinberg software (VST3 format is still not recommended with Wavelab)
  • Windows installer now checks for presence of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013 (see install.txt for further information)
  • New alternate settings for individual knobs (right-click or ctrl-shift click on knob to view)
  • Improved handling of saving and recalling settings, including recalling knob multi-configuration settings
  • More informative About Box (click on the LVC-Audio logo)
  • Changed knobs to newer style
  • General enhancements and fixes

Version 1.0.4

  • Added RTAS and AAX support on OS X and Windows
  • Added Undo/Redo history
  • Added A/B comparison and copy feature
  • Added new cross-platform preset feature with import/export ability
  • Added two new saturation modes (E and F)
  • New fixed level output clipper
  • latency fix for VST3
  • minor bug fixes and enhancements

Version 1.0.3

  • improved HQ oversampling
  • text entry fix for controls with negative-only values (e.g., typing "5" will automatically be recognized as -5)
  • signed OSX installers
  • fixed unnecessary fast fade-in when playback was stopped and started

Version 1.0.2

  • Revise oversampling to reduce aliasing and CPU load
  • Revised internal timing control and presets to match HotPhuzz controls

Version 1.0.1

  • Fixed font display issue (Windows and OSX) and text entry bug (OSX)
  • New installer for Windows

Update - Feb. 12, 2014

  • Fixed Mode C for OSX
  • Modified Mode D
  • Adjusted overall gain of plugin to even-out the volume changes between Modes