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Stefken
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Postby Stefken; Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:37 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

Kalamata Kid wrote:Any of the Waves distortion worth looking into?
https://www.waves.com/plugins/saturatio ... :number=20

Thanks to all that provide links.


For saturation I'm fond of Aphex Vintage Exciter (clarity) and Vitamin.
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Postby rod_zero; Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:17 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

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Kalamata Kid
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Postby Kalamata Kid; Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:05 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

Stefken wrote:
Kalamata Kid wrote:Any of the Waves distortion worth looking into?
https://www.waves.com/plugins/saturatio ... :number=20

Thanks to all that provide links.


For saturation I'm fond of Aphex Vintage Exciter (clarity) and Vitamin.


Thanks.

Aphex Vintage Exciter. Looks good and on sale for $29.
https://www.waves.com/plugins/aphex-vin ... r-tutorial
I have Vitamin, got it on sale but have hardly use it.
I will try it someday soon.
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Postby Kalamata Kid; Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:12 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

evilantal wrote:
Kalamata Kid wrote:Any of the Waves distortion worth looking into?
https://www.waves.com/plugins/saturatio ... :number=20

Thanks to all that provide links.


From Waves, I'd say Cobalt Saphira is probably the one to try...


Thanks
Cobalt Saphira sounds really good.
Will wait for a big sale and get it then.
https://www.waves.com/plugins/cobalt-sa ... lt-saphira
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Postby sqigls; Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:33 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

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heyheycnv
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Postby heyheycnv; Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:38 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

Waves NLS
Burnley 73

I like both of their drive/saturation.
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dangayle
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Postby dangayle; Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:57 pm Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

heyheycnv wrote:Waves NLS
Burnley 73

I like both of their drive/saturation.


I was going to say the Burnley 73. I got it over the holidays and it's become my go to saturation device. Adds a great bite to synth sounds while not killing the bass end so much. And it has an EQ you get for free :)
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Postby wsaidah; Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:26 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

sdrr is good i only use digi
aroma is another good one
decapitator
tonelux tilt adds bottom just slap it on an dont touch anything
focusing eq for the saturation knob
mjuc with the timbre hifi turned up drive to taste! i like the the high frequency breakup
massey taphead with the drive turned down to 1 an the trim turned up to 0
i'm using all these in a way were if i can here it then i went to far but if you bypass the plugin it sounds like something is missing
simon.a.billington
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Postby simon.a.billington; Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:47 pm Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

I got a whole range I like. Everywhere you look you can find something decent to use. SPL Twin Tube, Trash, Vertigo. VSM, Waves Vitamin, Aphex and Cobalt Saphira, the list goes on.

Then there is just grabbing a guitar distortion box, and blending it in with the original. Tube based distortion tends to work best for this or overdrive style, but other types of distortion pedals can be great with the right source.
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kevvvvv
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Postby kevvvvv; Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:15 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

which of these saturators is cheap?

I'm not into Saturn prices.
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chk071
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Postby chk071; Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:19 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

SDRR 2 is only 23 €. And Lindell 6X-500 CM can be found in the Computer Music magazine's content. It's pretty nice too.

Oh, and Wave Arts Tube Saturator Vintage is free too. Also very nice.
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thecontrolcentre
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Postby thecontrolcentre; Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:33 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

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simon.a.billington
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Postby simon.a.billington; Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:43 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

kevvvvv wrote:which of these saturators is cheap?

I'm not into Saturn prices.


Well right now Vitamin and Saphira is $100 together.

https://www.waves.com/find-your-match/h ... -enhancers
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Postby andymcbain; Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:17 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

Sidom wrote:Airwindows:
* Iron Oxide 5 – old school, heavy colored saturation plugin that is most useful when used on individual tracks and buses.
* ToTape5 – tape emulation for use on mix bus (master track).
* Iron Oxide Classic - more transparent version of Oxide 5.
* FromTape - simpler version of ToTape5.

All these plugins are free and very good. Airwindows have recently released another saturation plugin called PurestDrive, so you should check that one out as well. I haven't tested that one yet, but I'm quite sure that it is as good as other Airwindows' plugins.


PurestDrive is incredibly subtle but great. I like it on the master bus for an extra 1% of shine and glue.

Density is fantastic for fat overdrive on single tracks.
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Postby djanthonyw; Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:20 am Re: best distortion effects 2018 for tastful analog style saturation and signal fattening?

Black Rooster VPRE-73.
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