What is your favourite distortion plugin and why?

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TheLegit wrote:
coreyautobee wrote:Saturn 2 is penultimate for me. Sound design craziness, subtle warmth, pinpoint accuracy, and flexibility. It would be my desert island only saturator choice!
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Did you find it a major upgrade from Saturn


I never used Saturn 1, but judging from the old GUI and the consistent quality from FabFilter I trust that their new versions are meaningful improvements! :)
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Re: What is your favourite distortion plugin and why?

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I'm quite lazy and often just use the Logic overdrive or bitcrusher, or both. Often both. SPL twintube is good for more saturated rather than gnarly sounds
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Re: What is your favourite distortion plugin and why?

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Most used is the bus saturation knob in Mixbus32c, followed by the saturation and soft clip options within uhe presswerk.
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Re: What is your favourite distortion plugin and why?

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I like the distortion that comes out of Amplitube 5 or Bias FX 2. I also like Trash 2 and some of the presets in EZMix for guitar sound pretty good.
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Scuffham Amps S-Gear is fantastic for guitar, I haven't tried it on other instruments but I imagine it would be great if you're after an overdriven amp sound with speaker IR.
I also use Trash 2 quite a lot, very flexible from subtle to totally wild with loads of interesting options for sound mangling including filters, delay, eq, IR options, etc
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Re: What is your favourite distortion plugin and why?

Post by Mike Stranks »

Funny ol' world innit?

I spend my time trying to ensure my recordings are distortion-free; you do the exact opposite! :lol:
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Re: What is your favourite distortion plugin and why?

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Mike Stranks wrote:Funny ol' world innit?

I spend my time trying to ensure my recordings are distortion-free; you do the exact opposite! :lol:


Embrace the smearing Mike, embrace the smearing....
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Re: What is your favourite distortion plugin and why?

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It's like ice-cream. You don't always want vanilla. ;)
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Re: What is your favourite distortion plugin and why?

Post by ore_terra »

Luke W wrote:Brainworx bx_saturator v2 for me. Covers just about everything from subtle to stupid and the M/S options are really handy.


I have to spend more "quality time" with that one. the times I've opened I've found it just to complicated for a distortion plugin :headbang:

my go to's are either Decapitator or the drive knob in Console 1, if I'm using it already.

I have also liked a lot Soundtoys Radiator in subtle to not-that-subtle distortion duties, and for pretty obvious effect, placing Cubase grungelizer before a "soft" decapitator sounds really good to me.
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Re: What is your favourite distortion plugin and why?

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Luke W wrote:Brainworx bx_saturator v2 for me. Covers just about everything from subtle to stupid and the M/S options are really handy.


Does it sound as good as Soundtoys, I'm just superstitious about lower dashes?
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Re: What is your favourite distortion plugin and why?

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ore_terra wrote:
Luke W wrote:Brainworx bx_saturator v2 for me. Covers just about everything from subtle to stupid and the M/S options are really handy.


I have to spend more "quality time" with that one. the times I've opened I've found it just to complicated for a distortion plugin :headbang:


Me too, although it worked wonders in beefing up a stereo drum recording when I needed more welly on the kick and snare but leaving the cymbals relatively intact.

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Re: What is your favourite distortion plugin and why?

Post by Peevy »

I frequently turn to Kush Audio’s Omega 4-Pack. Model TWK in small amounts is warm and cuddly on anything basically, especially to sit a vocal in the mix, just bringing it slightly forward. Just one knob to turn which suits me fine.

I like Soundtoys Decapitator too.
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Re: What is your favourite distortion plugin and why?

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Martin Walker wrote:
ore_terra wrote:
Luke W wrote:Brainworx bx_saturator v2 for me. Covers just about everything from subtle to stupid and the M/S options are really handy.


I have to spend more "quality time" with that one. the times I've opened I've found it just to complicated for a distortion plugin :headbang:


Me too, although it worked wonders in beefing up a stereo drum recording when I needed more welly on the kick and snare but leaving the cymbals relatively intact.

Martin


with the M/S processing, right?
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ore_terra wrote:with the M/S processing, right?


Yep, as far as I remember.

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