Any Multiband Distortion Devices

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Any Multiband Distortion Devices

Post by dawman » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:16 am

I have j9k Satura, it’s pretty decent.
But really far from the quality of Analog/natural distortion.

I’m trying to avoid dragging around another rack with Space Heater and RP562.

Ankyu

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Re: Any Multiband Distortion Devices

Post by petal » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:07 pm

I did have a chat with Mehdi a few years ago, just after he released the echo v3.5, about creating a similar but distortion oriented device.

Maybe now that he is actively creating devices again, we can make him look into it.

What do you think Mehdi, got any good ideas for a beautifully distorted device? :)

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Post by spacef » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:23 am

hi!
I thought I could re-do something based on the Dragon distortion from the BlackBox, but... digital saturation is not so fantastic to my ears. Even the famous vstis (guitar rig etc), I don't like them anymore.

Another solution could be something similar to the scope stock plugins but with a better UI... ie something simple, not a new sound.

I am surprised it doesn't exist already, even as a freeware. I remember there were a few of them, but may be it was the early days of Pulsar and they don't exist anymore?
I thought there are more recent amp sims (from Dna, but i am not sure now)

Right now I am taking a very needed rest from the latest devs (almost 4 month non-stop), then will begin re-doing smaller effect plugins.
I can't really tell anything about how long it will take.

But I will think about distortion, i may need it on synths, and on this kind of stuff, digital may work better than distortion pedals or tube amps.

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Re: Any Multiband Distortion Devices

Post by dante » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:38 am

Devastor 2 is sposed to be good ( anecdotally - I haven't tried it) https://shop.propellerheads.se/rack-ext ... evastor-2/ - something to do with the distortion in a beatbox called 'Phoscyon' - https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/ ... gLEqPD_BwE

BIAS FX also - more for guitarists - not sure about multiband - but a Black Friday sale coming over at Positive Grid.

https://www.positivegrid.com/promotions ... gJ0BvD_BwE

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Re: Any Multiband Distortion Devices

Post by dawman » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:27 pm

Just grabbed a few, if they work OK I’ll get permission to share.
My feelings are like Mehdis on Digital.
Once you use a Radial Tube Distortion, or matching impedance type pedals, going back to Digital is most irritating.
Like a Chihuahua trying to drag a Turkey back to you after you shoot one.
Little beast tries but much better having a Dog that Hunts.

Seeking a Rottweiler DSP Plug In.

My old Dogs Senior Yearbook picture below....
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Re: Any Multiband Distortion Devices

Post by dante » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:09 pm

I record with valve distortion. After that, anything in the box distortions is used for a different reason. Ie making ITB guitar sound better.

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Re: Any Multiband Distortion Devices

Post by dawman » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:29 pm

That’s a good idea Dante.
Get the Meat & Potatoes first, then a sprinkle of 1s and 0s.
I like it.

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Post by dante » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:26 pm

Anyone tried using a valve pre as an insert out of DAW then back in ? If I ever have 3 large to splash I might try something like this http://musicplayers.com/reviews/guitars ... GLe580.php

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Post by garyb » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:59 pm

you can always make your own with a crossover and several distortions...

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Re: Any Multiband Distortion Devices

Post by dawman » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:42 pm

That sounds interesting.
How would you do this in Scope without buying a Rane rackmount?

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Re: Any Multiband Distortion Devices

Post by garyb » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:43 pm

the crudest way would be with 24db hipass/lopass/notch...

didn't someone make xover modules here?

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Re: Any Multiband Distortion Devices

Post by dante » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:46 pm

For $5 and a half large, theres no digital IO but I don't give a shit & would quickly loop it into the mastering chain :
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Post by ronnie » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:44 am

My wife.
"I’ve come to the conclusion that synths are like potatoes, they’re no good raw—you’ve got to cook ‘em, and I cooked these sounds for months before I got them to the point where they sounded musical to me." Lyle Mays

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