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So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Zukan » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:59 am

So, what's your plugin of choice for generating all manner of harmonic distortion?
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby ore_terra » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:18 am

Console 1 or Decapitator, normally
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby CS70 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:45 am

Zukan wrote:So, what's your plugin of choice for generating all manner of harmonic distortion?

No plugins, I take a random Mesa-Boogie and turn the gain knob all the way up. A cloud of darkness suddenly appears and static electricity start sparkling around. The moment your hand even moves near the guitar pickup, mayhem ensues! You can literally play the guitar like a theremin.

Not sure it works for other stuff touh.

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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby The Elf » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:03 am

If I'm after overt distortion I'll head out of the box, but I like Decapitator as a blender for bass, in particular. I still miss TubeBaby, which still remains the best bass distortion I ever used, but was left behind by 64-bit. :(
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Sam Inglis » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:07 pm

SoundToyes Decapitator or Radiator, Softube Harmonics.
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Jack Ruston » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:36 pm

Decapitator, Black Box HG2, Saturn, various Acustica Pre's and Taupe.

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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Ramirez » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:54 pm

IK T-Racks Saturator X and Softube Console 1 mostly.
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Luke W » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:04 pm

Brainworx bx_saturator V2
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby blinddrew » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:08 pm

I just record it really badly and then apply auto-tune to the noise...

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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby jaminem » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:50 am

ore_terra wrote:Console 1 or Decapitator, normally

What he said...

Decapitator is, well like all Soundtoys really, well thought out, always sounds 'right', never leaves you disappointed and always fuels creativity.

The drive on console 1 is wicked, I love it on everything.

I Don't bother with anything else.....
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Watchmaker » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:43 pm

Console 1, before that Softube's saturation plug-in. Sometimes I'll run through my ASP 880 and back if I need more hair
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Darren Lynch » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:11 pm

Not what you want to hear but...when in need of a bit of hair or a sense of 'other', I slap on Logic's stock Overdrive, 0db gain. No distortion, just a subtle sense of girth, softer transients. That's for individual tracks, not the master.
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby ore_terra » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:11 pm

ah! I forgot to mention that I started using console 5 about 2 weeks ago... and I like it!
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:56 pm

I now use Airwindows Console6 all the time on my mixes for extra 3D detail and separation due to its subtle distortion (ironically someone on another forum recently posted ITB/Dangerous Bus console mix comparison audio, and I could immediately pick out the Dangerous Bus mix for this extra 'detail', so I'm still well impressed with Console6!)

Others used for 'analogue mojo' include Klanghelm IVGI, Airwindows BussColors4, Black Rooster Audio VPRE-73, Fuse Audio Labs VPRE-376, or Soundtoys LIttle Radiator, although I'll often just choose an EQ with built-in mojo options, such as TDR SlickEQ GE and Soundtoys SieQ.

For overt distortion, Soundtoys Decapitator is a favourite, although if I'm going for some real grunge I often tend to reach for something more 'creative', such as Unfiltered Audio Dent or Indent, or even abuse the settings of a Character Compressor ;)


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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:13 pm

Usual suspects as above, Decap, Saturation Knob, couple of Plug&Mix ones, etc but also Logic's drive controls on its EQ and compressors and, more frequently of late, Waves Vitamin, a super-secret weapon!
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Dynamic Mike » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:10 am

Does the stupidly named quadrafuzz count? I use it on pretty much everything. I ignored it for years thinking it was just another fuzz pedal emulation.
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Zukan » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:23 am

Dynamic Mike wrote:Does the stupidly named quadrafuzz count? I use it on pretty much everything. I ignored it for years thinking it was just another fuzz pedal emulation.

It does and is the best plugin Steiny have made. I use it all the time.
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:02 am

...and the original hardware stomp box on which the Quadrafuzz plug-in is based was designed by long-time SOS contributor Craig Anderton :thumbup:


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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby n o i s e f l e ur » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:09 am

How do you guys think Quadrafuzz stacks up against Ohmforce Predatohm?
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Re: So, what's your harmonic distortion mojo plugin?

Postby Zukan » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:15 am

Martin Walker wrote:...and the original hardware stomp box on which the Quadrafuzz plug-in is based was designed by long-time SOS contributor Craig Anderton :thumbup:


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I didn't know that. yay!
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