Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

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dionenoid
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576 posts since 3 Jan, 2019 from Holland

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:27 am

Audio Damage Kombinat Tri
More BPM please

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Niowiad
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552 posts since 25 Jan, 2017

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:37 am

unless I missed it in the thread, seems like nobody mentioned ProF.E.T.
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/prof-e ... gnite-amps

it might be the wildest/harshest distortion plugin I've heard... which also happens to be free, and it's one of the VERY few freebies I keep in my collection

psynical
KVRist
142 posts since 16 Jan, 2019 from Portland, Oregon

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:13 am

for some reason, i always return to this one:

https://www.inertiasoundsystems.com/sto ... /instinct/

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Turello
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3254 posts since 6 Jul, 2012 from Sick-cily

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:46 am

I remember i've bought Ohmicide because used by Nine Inch Nils... And you can listen (probably "Fragile")... ;-)

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KVRist
249 posts since 29 Oct, 2015

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:57 am

Cruelest, harshest: simply the first waveshaper where you can draw your own curves you can get your fingers on should do imo.
Many of them are available for free (on the inet or already come with your DAW), no need to spend money on those
At the same time best sounding though is another question. Probably overall Ohmicide, though Driver has an even nicer tone, but it's trickier to setup properly without more feedback noise than actual distortion, is single band only and just one algorithm.

ricowave202
KVRist
36 posts since 8 Dec, 2018

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:02 pm

Try a wavefolder like the Jaws effect in Repro-1.

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thecontrolcentre
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26016 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:06 pm

BitCom from Audio Damage was so harsh I could never find a use for it ... seems to have disappeared from their catalogue. It's not even listed in their discontinued plugins list :shrug:

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CrystalWizard
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996 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit Sol III

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:09 pm

dionenoid wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:27 am
Audio Damage Kombinat Tri
Oh yeah, forgot that one. Trash is still my go to for extreme distortion but Kombinat is great also.
gadgets an gizmos...make noise
https://soundcloud.com/crystalawareness

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hivkorn
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3240 posts since 6 Sep, 2007 from France

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:32 pm

Turello wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:46 am
I remember i've bought Ohmicide because used by Nine Inch Nils... And you can listen (probably "Fragile")... ;-)
where did you find this information ? i know Trent Reznor like Audio Damage , Soundtoys and ohmforce but i don't suspect he used Ohmicide ! do you have a source plz ?
Don't forget Saturn (fabfilter) and cruel by Inear , it can do very agressif stuff

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hivkorn
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3240 posts since 6 Sep, 2007 from France

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:37 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:06 pm
BitCom from Audio Damage was so harsh I could never find a use for it ... seems to have disappeared from their catalogue. It's not even listed in their discontinued plugins list :shrug:
:o i forget this plugin ! i don't know what's happen with Audio Damage but it seems a few of their plugin disapear , i know there was a polyphonic version of Basic was in their to-do list , but it never been released...So sorry that Bigseq 2 ,ronin , tatoo ,Dr Device and ricochet are out of their available product....

V0RT3X
KVRAF
8086 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Alesia

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:44 pm


epiphaneia
KVRian
734 posts since 29 May, 2011 from Germany

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:07 pm

Ineardisplay Regressif for Atari Teenage Riot 2bit-madness.
Izotope Trash 2 for turning *anything* into Merzbow Pulse Demon power noise.

(honorable mentions: Inear Display Amalgame, Inertia Sound Systems Instinct, Sonic Charge Permut8).

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Turello
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3254 posts since 6 Jul, 2012 from Sick-cily

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:34 pm

hivkorn wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:32 pm
Turello wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:46 am
I remember i've bought Ohmicide because used by Nine Inch Nils... And you can listen (probably "Fragile")... ;-)
where did you find this information ? i know Trent Reznor like Audio Damage , Soundtoys and ohmforce but i don't suspect he used Ohmicide ! do you have a source plz ?
Don't forget Saturn (fabfilter) and cruel by Inear , it can do very agressif stuff
If i don't go wrong, some rock magazine but time has passed, my memory can fail about... :dog: :D

highkoo
KVRAF
4040 posts since 26 Jun, 2004

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:38 pm

Woah, OP you got a good list here!
These are the good ones!


Id add..
Recently, AudioDamage Grind has some interesting unique harsh tones.
And, shoutout to Christortion-
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/christ ... tian_budde
Been using it for I dont want to know how long.
Its not the cruelest, but its got a special sound.
Tip tho; For cruelty, add u-he Runciter after your distortion. And turn your speakers down. :phones:
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Forgotten
KVRAF
8486 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:50 pm

Have you thought about putting a ring modulator in line with distortion? That can get you some really aggressive results.

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