Smaolab has announced the release of Tarabia Distortion, a freeware distortion effect in VST and AU plugin formats. It is said to be compatible for both PC and MAC users. Yay!
Based on two algorithms, Tarabia Distortion has both heavy and mellow algorithms. Tarabia Distortion as a tool for adding character to software synthesizers, but the plugin will also work well on other types of audio such as drums or bass guitars. There are two knobs that control the input gain and the dry/wet level while the 2-way switch is used to choose the active distortion algorithm.
Read more about this here: https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2018/09/17/tarabia-distortion-vst/