Distortion Essentials Bundle

Distortion Essentials Bundle

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Three legendary distortion pedals for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces.

Delivering powerfully authentic overdrive, distortion, and fuzz, the Distortion Essentials Bundle for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces expertly models three vintage grind machines. Each of these classic emulations features Universal Audio’s Unison technology, giving you the individual touch, tone, and feel of these prized stompboxes.

Now You Can:

Track in real time through faithful emulations of three legendary distortion pedals with Apollo audio interfaces

Dial-in subtle grind or thick, saturated tones with the same pedals used by Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, and Stevie Ray Vaughan

Add interesting overdriven textures to guitars, synths, drums, and vocals at mixdown with any UAD-2 hardware

Get the same tone, touch, and feel of the original stompboxes thanks to Unison technology for Apollo interface

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Included Plug-Ins

TS Overdrive

TS Overdrive

Released in late 1979, the Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808* overdrive pedal quickly became legend for its dynamic, touch-sensitive distortion, and throaty midrange. A mainstay on the pedalboards of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, Brad Paisley, and more, the TS808 holds a hallowed place in guitar lore. The TS Overdrive for UAD-2 and Apollo nails every detail of this vintage grind machine, allowing guitarists of all styles a vast array of sounds at tracking or mixdown.

Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle

When it comes to unmistakable, classic fuzz/distortion, the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff reins supreme. Vintage Big Muffs are prized for powerfully fat sustain, aggressive attack, and an over-the-top sonic personality. Inspired by the hallowed early-’70’s “triangle” version of the Big Muff, the Bermuda Triangle plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces delivers the same bad-ass attitude and fiendish fuzz that has graced classic records from Pink Floyd to the White Stripes.

Raw Distortion

Raw Distortion

Equal parts warm overdrive and raunchy grind, the Pro Co Rat distortion pedal has been a vital cog in countless guitar rigs since the late ’70s. From Jeff Beck to John Scofield, players of all stripes revere the Rat’s tonal range, smoothness, and heaping amounts of gain. The Raw Distortion for UAD-2 and Apollo is a faithful emulation of this legendary distortion box, delivering all of the grit, dynamics, and raunch of the classic hardware.

Unison Technology for Authentic Tone, Touch, and Feel

Unison Technology for Authentic Tone, Touch, and Feel

The interaction of your instrument and the first pedal in your signal chain is an essential ingredient to capturing a stompbox’s unique character and tone. Thanks to Universal Audio’s Unison technology, your signal gets the same circuit interaction, gain range, and clip points of these vintage pedals when you plug into a UA audio interface. This gives you the true tone, feel, and response of the original hardware.

*The TS Overdrive is not affiliated with, sponsored, nor endorsed by Ibanez and Hoshino Corporation. The Tube Screamer TS808 name, is solely to identify the classic effects emulated by Universal Audio's product.

Key Features

Dead-on emulation of the legendary TS808 Tube Screamer stompbox

Exacting circuit emulation with all the original features and tone of the vintage unit

Realtime UAD Processing and exclusive Unison™ technology features for Apollo interfaces

Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

Distortion Essentials Bundle

Overall Rating

(90 reviews)

O. Smari

July 12, 2019


Great product and very easy to use. Works great with the Marshall amps!

E. Brownderville

July 12, 2019

UAD Tube Screamer

Great plugin for guitar players. Sounds awesome!! Thanks for this awesome plugin.

P. Kelly

July 9, 2019

Love the pcie duo and apollo

Amazing, what more can I say

D. Fornes Berenguer

July 8, 2019


Tres clásicos para empujar tu señal al amp, para quitarse el sombrero. Se acabaron los pedales... Dist, Od, Fuzz... todo en un pack imprescindible!!

J. Armstrong

June 19, 2019

Very nice

Works well; fuzz sounds great on guitar and bass.

P. Gharapetian

March 29, 2019

the update is even better!

they've rebranded these from when they first released it. and i think they tweaked it too. the Raw distortion plugin is probably the best RAT equation i've ever heard. and had many people who've been in the studio say the same. Get it and have unlimited RATs!

P. Gharapetian

March 29, 2019

the update is even better!

they've rebranded these from when they first released it. and i think they tweaked it too. the Raw distortion plugin is probably the best RAT equation i've ever heard. and had many people who've been in the studio say the same. Get it and have unlimited RATs!

f. ceballos

January 11, 2019

Distortion Essentials Bundle

I nice boundle to complete the sounds for the amps plugins, very usuable!.

R. Beld

December 12, 2018

Cool wide variety in sound.

Love getting creative with this bundle, from delicate drive to massive fuzz and distortion on almost everything.

L. Broussard

November 26, 2018

Great purchase!

I was excited to get the Distortion Essentials Bundle. Getting the sound I wanted was made easier!

M. Azimonti

November 13, 2018

lovely sound

nice emulation, the TS is just what I needed. too bad they can't be purchased one at a time - having already the RAW, this isn't the best investment.

A. Goyne

August 5, 2018

Raw/Rat across the input for everything sounds great

I am not in a pristine sound environment, just to put that out, but I was messing around and found the raw insert with distortion down and sweeping the filter took out audible room noise. Also works nice on drums, giving it a little hairy distortion. I have not used it on guitar except with the mic and distortion down. Kind of a cool lo fi vibe that has a lot of versatility plus it was free!

R. Pottorf

July 5, 2018

The next best thing to being there!

Love these pedal. Having used stomp boxes most of my career, I was a bit skeptical when I demoed them. After about a minute, I knew they were the real deal. THey sound exceptional on my Tele and a great arsenal in my plugin list.

J. Johansson

June 30, 2018

Great, but expensive.

As most other UAD products; Just great. But paying about the same price (on a sale) as a physical tube screamer costs, for three digital simulations... feels kind of strange. However, the products are great. The TS Overdrive pedal also works amazingly well with bass guitars, just turn down the distortion to 0 and you will have a hell of a nice boost!

K. Kaspersen

May 22, 2018

3 distortions that covers all your needs

These distortions are incredible, achieve your sound with these 3 different distortions, they'll make it possible for you. I have tried these distortions out after i bought them and i was suprised about the range of the varieties you can get buy using them. And the good thing about them is that they fit good to almost any amps in the store. Pick them up and don't miss the great opportunity to sound good.

M. Filowitz

May 20, 2018

Distortion bundle

Turns out I like the Free Raw plugin the best. I have an original tube screamer, which I would prefer to use after trying the plugin but I guess the plugin might be a good runner up if you don’t have a real one.

J. Hoover

May 12, 2018

Love RAW

Nailed the sound we needed for a project quickly.

M. Biniaz

May 2, 2018

Distortion !!

These are sick sounding distortion plugins sound amazing on my analogue synths : )

n. john

April 16, 2018

Awsome sound

I use this to distort everything


April 12, 2018

Good options to play a mix.

Pedals to play the guitars and find the sound you were looking for. Very good!