Glitch 2

Current Version: 2.1.4


The infamous FSU plugin is back! And yes, there's finally a Mac version!

Glitch is an audio effect plugin for Windows (VST), Mac (VST and AU) and Linux (VST), available in both 32-bit and 64-bit formats. Featuring a new and improved sequencer which can play multiple effects simultaneously, with the ability to trigger unique scenes from every note on your keyboard, Glitch can be as gentle or as brutal as you like.

Add the occasional splash of retrigger or stretcher to single hits within your drum loop, or fill the entire sequencer with random effect blocks for a totally chaotic trip down the digital rabbit hole... the choice is yours!

Features at a glance


  • Each program consists of 128 scenes that can be triggered via MIDI notes. Each scene has its own unique sequencer pattern, timing, and effect settings, allowing you to create tons of unique variations for every moment in your song, all ready to go at the press of a key!

  • Multi-lane sequencer allows many effects to be played simultaneously, to create interesting layered sounds.

  • Improved sequencer timing controls to better match your groove and song structure.

  • Intuitive pattern editor with drag'n'drop. Draw, erase, resize, split and join blocks with ease.


  • A collection of cheeky little effect modules designed to slice, dice, chop, screw, twist, turn and mangle your sounds into radical new forms.

  • Tempo-synced effects can easily be dialled in to precise musical timings such as 16th notes, 8th note triplets, and so on.

  • Filter, mix, pan and volume controls on each module, to help shape and fine-tune the output.

Randomize, Mutate, Glitch!

  • Randomize and Mutate functions can be found at almost every level. Mutate a single effect to get slightly different parameter variations, or instantly Randomize everything in the entire scene to create unexpected, chaotic and inspiring results!

Video Demos

Audio Demos


The demo version does not save any program data, and will periodically output some background noise.
Platform System Requirements Download
Windows Steinberg VST Plugin


Version 2.1.4

Host with support for VST 2.4 plugins.
Pro Tools AAX/RTAS is not supported!
Windows 7 or higher.
1024 x 768 or higher resolution.
Any CPU with SSE2.

Mac OS X Apple AU Component Steinberg VST Plugin


Version 2.1.4

Host with support for VST 2.4 or AU plugins.
Pro Tools AAX/RTAS is not supported!
OS X 10.11 or higher.
1024 x 768 or higher resolution.
Intel CPU with SSE2, or Apple Native Silicon.

Linux Steinberg VST Plugin


Version 2.1.4

Host with support for VST 2.4 plugins.
Ubuntu 16 or higher (or similar systems).
A real-time kernel is recommended.
1024 x 768 or higher resolution.
Any CPU with SSE2.
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Change Log

Version Changes
2.1.4 Fixes:
  • Bug with external displays on some Apple Native Silicon Macs.
2.1.3 Fixes:
  • Apple Native Silicon support.
  • MacOS Monterey and Ventura compatibility.
2.1.2 Fixes:
  • MacOS Catalina and Big Sur compatibility.
2.1.1 Fixes:
  • MacOS Mojave compatibility.
2.1.0 Fixes:
  • OS X Yosemite compatibility.
  • Cursor visibility bug when alt-tabbing in Cubase for Windows.
  • Transport sync improvements.
  • Scenes not always changing correctly in the AU version.
  • Improved load/save times.
  • Shuffler effect added.
  • Extra playback modes added to Tape Stop effect.
  • Tape Stop range extended for longer slow downs.
  • Reverser range extended.
  • Volume step sequencer added to Gater effect.
  • Grain size jitter added to Stretcher effect.
  • Effects can now be rearranged to change their processing order.
  • Effects can now be soloed to tweak their parameters more easily.
  • New “gate” and “latch” scene trigger modes.
  • Loop on/off switch added to sequencer, to allow for one-shot playback.
  • When editing a scene during live playback, it can now be locked in place to temporarily ignore incoming MIDI scene changes.
  • Additional sequencer editing functions.
  • Native bank/program format that is compatible with both VST and AU plugins.
  • Random program name generator to amuse and inspire you!
  • Preset banks by Supremeja, Alex Shore, Rick Christy, Sink Music, and more.
  • GUI cleanup and visual improvements.
2.0.2 Fixes:
  • Certain parameters were not updating correctly when changing scenes.
  • Repositioning the transport could cause Glitch to lose sync in certain hosts.
  • 32-bit VST did not show its GUI correctly when running in Live 8 on Mac OS X.
  • Sequencer blocks can now be moved vertically.
2.0.1 Fixes:
  • Programs were not being recalled correctly in the AU version.
  • GUI was not displaying correctly in Ableton Live on Mac OS X.
  • Some parameters weren't being reset correctly when initializing the scene.
  • Tool tips were not displaying correctly on Linux.
2.0.0 Initial release.

License Information

The license is for a single user only. Multiple installations are allowed.

The license includes all supported platforms and plugin formats, and free upgrades from Glitch 2.0.0 to 2.9.9.

Delivery Information

Glitch is available as a download only. No physical items will be sent to you.

When your payment is complete, your license and download instructions will be delivered by email.

If you do not receive your license within a few hours of completing the payment, please contact Illformed support.

Payment Support

Payments are handled by FastSpring.

Please contact FastSpring support if you have any problems with your payment.

Technical Support

Please contact Illformed support if you have any technical problems when downloading, installing, or using Glitch.