Make It Loud


  • 5 original saturation algorithms
  • Symmetric/Asymmetric saturation control
  • Up to 4 adjustable frequency bands for multiband saturation
  • 12dB boost for destructive distortion
  • Stereo widening & mono-to-stereo tool
  • Per-band gain & width controls
  • Linear-Phase multiband filters
  • 4x oversampling, Linear-Phase oversampling, render-only oversampling

Fully modular multiband

Slice your sound source into a maximum of four frequency bands for full control.

Each band comes with input and output gains, as well as a width control.

Bands can be soloed, muted, or bypass the saturation — perfect for granular control over a final mix or track group.

Versatile Saturation

PiMax comes equipped with several saturation settings: symmetric saturation for odd-order harmonics, asymmetric for even- and odd-order harmonics, and further modifiers for customizing the response of the saturation.

Finite creates gentle foldback distortion as it’s driven, leading to unique warping of the loudest signals, and incredibly transparent saturation at lower levels.

Infinite takes the foldback distortion even further, allowing the signal to pass through zero, creating high-pitched resonances for creative sound shaping.

Clip works like a traditional soft clipper, driving everything towards the ceiling and letting nothing past. This mode can help retain the energy of strong transients that would otherwise be absorbed in the other two modes.

Deep New in PiMax v1.1, this is an unapolagetically dirty saturation mode. It saturates at basically any input level, and it also imparts a slight boost to the low- and top-end. It can sound like a raunchy piece of analog equipment, or like a bizarre layer of noisy harmonics layered on top of your signal.

Warm The subtlest mode in terms of saturation, but the most heavy-handed in terms of filtering, this mode absorbs high-end and saturates very gently. Probably the most "analog" mode, this is great for making sounds more vintage, warm, or distant-sounding. You can control the perceived warmth with the Curve control.

We’re not done!

Control the dynamic response

PiMax also features control over program-dependent saturation modes.

Negative (blue) values will introduce downward expansion to the quieter parts of the signal, perfect for exaggerating transients and adding impact. At extreme settings, this can introduce interesting artifacts — if you’re looking to really mangle your sound.

Positive (green) values will introduce more amplification and compression, ideal for a sound source in need of fattening.

Elegant interface

PiMax is designed to get you the best results, fast. You’ll find no scratches, dust, or fake screws — PiMax has all the character it needs with its easily readable and navigable interface, built for the digital era.

Essential utility features
  • Stereo widening knob, which doubles as a mono-to-stereo utility
  • Dry/wet mix knob for parallel processing
  • Delta mode for monitoring difference between wet and dry signal
  • Linear phase mode, for both linear phase multiband operation and linear phase oversampling filters — essential when using Band Split mode or oversampling in conjunction with the Mix knob
  • 4x Oversampling, with the option to defer oversampling until rendering
  • Fully resizable UI

Hear It In Action

An Introduction to PiMax | Arboreal Audio
Maxing out a mix with PiMax | Arboreal Audio
PiMax review by Paul Third
PiMax review by massivebeatzz

What You Get

✅ You can try PiMax for free for 7 days.

✅ Purchasing a license gets you lifetime access to updates, including bug fixes, performance improvements, and new features.

✅ Activation is quick and easy, and once you’ve activated, you can use PiMax offline on the machine you’ve activated it on.

System Requirements

Recommended Minimum of 4 GB of RAM & Dual-Core CPU

Min OS Formats
Windows 7+ VST(3) | CLAP
MacOS 10.9+ (Intel/Apple Silicon) VST(3) | AU | CLAP
Ubuntu 20+ VST(3) | CLAP
Known Issues:
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