Throbber consists of an LFO driving a voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA) or multi-mode filter (VCF). Throbber is inspired by the description of the famous Throbbing Gristle "Gristleizer" effect box designed by Chris Carter, but is not intended to be an accurate simulation thereof.

Further details regarding the original "Gristleizer" can be found at (under reconstruction as I write this).


• Voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA) mode includes simulated overdrive distortion; distortion amount is user-controllable.

• Resonant voltage-controlled filter (VCF) modes include 12dB/octave lowpass, highpass, bandpass, and notch as well as a 24dB/octave lowpass mode, all with user-controllable resonance.

• Versatile flanger/echo mode.

• 11 LFO waveforms drive the VCA gain or VCF cutoff frequency. LFO speed is user-controllable across a broad range.

• Compact and straightforward custom GUI.

Download Throbber VST for 32-bit Windows

"...with all those references to Throbbing Gristle and Chris Carter (he's a goddang HERO to me!), even if these plugs made everything sound like fart noises, I'd think they were cool. Fortunately, such is not the case. Thanks to you Tiny Gods for producing things that appeal to the more 'experimental' musician."
-Scot Solida

"Throbber rules!"
-Atsis Dodi

"...this is to let you know that over in Brisbane, Australia, you have a smiling fan. Throbber is a fine tribute to Chris's machine, and his pee drinking friends."
-Paul Mitchell