9 - Distortion Tools

One-of-a-kind distortion effects for just about any program material. Bit decimation, distortion preamps with curve morphing capabilities, multi-band distortion, hard filtering…

#909 5.1 Distortion

5.1 Compr > dynamic distortion > eq > gate. Lfe channel is switchable. 5.1 I/O

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{Z}

[G]

96kHz

6, 6

#910 DesertPercussion1

Polydriver>diffussion>delay. Delay lets you choose output path. Summed in, quad out.

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{D}

[P]

96kHz

2, 4

#911 DesertPercussion2

St distortion> Diffchorus. Stereo in, stereo out.

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{Z}

[P]

96kHz

2, 2

#912 Neutralizer

St compressors > distortion > comb filter > gates > post EQ > modfilter. Stereo mixes mangler. Stereo in, stereo out.

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{F}{Z}

[G]

96kHz

2, 2

#913 St BitDecimator

Bit decimation>filter>gate. Stereo in, stereo out.

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{F}{Z}

[G]

96kHz

2, 2

#914 St DistortionTwo

St comp>EQ>distortion>EQ. Stereo in, stereo out.

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{Z}

[G]

96kHz

2, 2

#915 St_Distortion

St compressors > distortion > gates. Stereo in, stereo out.

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{Z}

[G]

96kHz

2, 2

#916 Comb Distortion

Comp>Eq>Comb>Distortion>Comb>Eq>Gate. Definitive distortion tool with: -pre and post 5 bands parametric eq -curves manual and remote morphing -pre comb for distortion character -post comb for alternate coloration Summed in/Mono out.

Very short delay w/high feedback values introduce comb filtering. Pre_distortion comb is a character tool that dynamically interferes with harmonics. Use it to create the tonal personality of the distortion. Be careful with high positive intensity settings! Post_distortion comb filtering sounds like a static flanger. With careful tweaking you can add a different statictonal quality to your preamp. Comb filtering, equalizers and in-between curves morph settings can dramatically change your sound. You have now access to unlimited distortion possibilities.

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{Z}

[G]

96kHz

2, 2

#917 Distortion Preamp

This instrument preamp has forced feedback, compression, dynamic distortion, EQ, remote ‘volume pedal’ and gate. Summed in, summed out.

  • Distortion

    • Fdbk: Controls the amount of “forced feedback,” similar to an amplifier feeding back at high volume levels.

    • Distortion: Selects distortion “in” or “out”.

    • Filter: Controls the mix of the pre-drive filter.

    • Freq: Controls the frequency of a pre-drive band EQ.

    • Q: Controls the bandwidth or resonance of the pre-drive filter.

    • Curve: Selects which transformation curve is used to generate distortion.

    • Drive: Controls how much input (drive) is sent to the distortion. The greater the input, the greater the distortion.

    • Level: Controls the output level of the distortion.

    • Flux: Controls the distortion “slew rate” to change its timbre, or how “in your face” it sounds.

    • HiCut: Controls the cutoff frequency of a gentle lowpass filter.

  • Comp

    • Thresh: Sets the input threshold above which compression takes place and below which the signal is left alone.

    • Gain: Adjusts the output level to improve gain structure.

    • Attack: Controls how quickly the compressor “clamps down” on a signal after it exceeds the threshold.

    • Decay: Controls how quickly the compressor “lets go” of a signal once it falls below the threshold.

    • Ratio: Controls the input to output ratio for signals above the threshold. For example, “6:1” produces 1dB of output for every 6dB of input.

  • EQ

    • Trim: Controls the input level to the EQ.

    • Low: Controls the low EQ boost/cut.

    • Mid: Controls the mid EQ boost/cut.

    • High: Controls the high EQ boost/cut.

    • Low: Controls the low EQ center frequency.

    • Mid: Controls the mid EQ center frequency.

    • High: Controls the high EQ center frequency.

    • Mid Q: Controls the bandwidth amount for the mid EQ frequency

  • Gate

    • G Thresh: Sets the input threshold that the signal must exceed to open the gate.

    • G Attack: Controls how quickly the gate opens up once the signal exceeds the threshold.

    • G Decay: Controls how quickly the gate closes once the signal falls below the threshold.

  • Manual

    • Manual_Ped: Controls volume post-comp/dist/EQ, and pre-gate/feedback. On the Eclipse, this allows users without an external pedal to modulate the effect from the front panel.

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{F}{Z}

[G]

96kHz

2, 2