Cytomic "The Scream" stomp box distortion plugin

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mrj1nx
KVRian
657 posts since 29 Nov, 2015

Post Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:42 am

I went ahead and completed my cytomic collection, this feels like the closest thing to hardware in the box for me, very creamy! I've just briefly toyed around with tuning in something more subdued for running synths through and found tons of tonal variation, slow filtersweeps sound really good through this.

Questions:
Any good tips n tricks for dialing in very subtle distortion (more like "saturation")? The things I've tried is different combos of voltage and bias + the mix knob.

Is there a way to inversely map the pre-post level (I guess similar to what the Drop does with the "Pad" feature) so that I can just tweak one of them and it will compensate the other? That could be nice addon otherwise, maybe just right click the pre/post button and it snaps to auto compensate mode or similar. I can do that with two inversely mapped blue cat gain plugins one before and one after, just wondering if that will somehow degrade the quality compared to doing it within The Scream?

Any plans to do transformer based distortion anytime soon? :)

imrae
KVRian
860 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Re: Cytomic "The Scream" stomp box distortion plugin

Post Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:47 am

For a more subtle effect, try lowering the HPF frequency by changing the relevant capacitor value and increasing headroom by changing the diodes to LEDs (or reduce diode counts to zero to remove diode clipping).

Echoes in the Attic
KVRAF
7316 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Cytomic "The Scream" stomp box distortion plugin

Post Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:08 am

Once the Scream is released I'd like to see you do an opAmp Big Muff! Very different from the transistor Big Muffs.
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klaatugort
KVRer
24 posts since 16 Oct, 2019

Re: Cytomic "The Scream" stomp box distortion plugin

Post Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:30 am

looking at a picture of 'the scream' i'm left in a shaken, bewildered state. this plugin begs us to ask the question: what would happen today, if someone were to start an anti-skeumorphism plugin interface thread? because someone who starts such a thread, intends for something to happen, actually. it needs to stop, maybe i can. you see how those cables are plugged into the side? you can't touch something on a computer screen...

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mrj1nx
KVRian
657 posts since 29 Nov, 2015

Re: Cytomic "The Scream" stomp box distortion plugin

Post Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:28 am

Im pretty sure nothing special would happen. Theres great plugins of both types out there, on one end things like fabfilter thats more on the abstract vs many soft synths that try to look mostly like hardware, both approaches work great when done well.

farfadetfarfelu
KVRist
224 posts since 8 Feb, 2009

Re: Cytomic "The Scream" stomp box distortion plugin

Post Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:00 am

Echoes in the Attic wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:08 am
Once the Scream is released I'd like to see you do an opAmp Big Muff! Very different from the transistor Big Muffs.
You can actually get somewhat in the ballpark with this circuit (use strings of three diodes etc), i did an op amp big muff style preset a few pages back.

http://thebin.free.fr/KVR/FF-TheScream-Presets.zip

Echoes in the Attic
KVRAF
7316 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Cytomic "The Scream" stomp box distortion plugin

Post Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:24 am

farfadetfarfelu wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:00 am
Echoes in the Attic wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:08 am
Once the Scream is released I'd like to see you do an opAmp Big Muff! Very different from the transistor Big Muffs.
You can actually get somewhat in the ballpark with this circuit (use strings of three diodes etc), i did an op amp big muff style preset a few pages back.

http://thebin.free.fr/KVR/FF-TheScream-Presets.zip
Thanks, I'll give it a try!
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acousticglue
KVRian
816 posts since 27 May, 2008

Re: Cytomic "The Scream" stomp box distortion plugin

Post Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:49 pm

When is the final release?

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Elevated_being
KVRist
206 posts since 31 Jan, 2014 from Denmark

Re: Cytomic "The Scream" stomp box distortion plugin

Post Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:02 am

acousticglue wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:49 pm
When is the final release?
andy-cytomic wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:58 pm
I'm hoping for a release in early December.
I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies.

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