The mkII version of this plug-in is
an overall technical redesign and features "stateful
saturation" algorithms for an overall improved sound
experience and changes several things under the
hood. Basically, NastyDLA mkII remains feature-wise
the very same but introduces the input stage
modelled by this new technology and also redesigns
the tape compression algorithm for an improved IM
distortion performance. In general, the distortion
generation appears to be more analog-like and the
perception of width and depth has been improved
- The behaviour of the input stage has been
changed. It acts output level compensated now
and only is active if the SAT switch is engaged.
It is modeled based upon a stateful saturation
algorithm which sound wise turns in to a way
better distortion performance as well as a more
"3d" sound perception.
- The tape compressor has been improved for a
better IM distortion performance and a less
- The level of noise which can be dialed in
has been altered. The level itself is corrected
and by moving the according knob to the
left-most position the noise can be switched
The .dll name and the VST plug-in ID
has been changed and so both, old and new version,
can be used in parallel in any case. Nevertheless,
the mkII version remains preset-compatible with
version 1.x so one can transfer presets between them
in both directions.
NastyDLA mkII is a Windows 32-bit
freeware release for VST compatible applications and
you can grab your copy via the download page.