Looking for the cruelest, harshest distortion plugin

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
KVRist
99 posts since 28 Nov, 2020

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:10 am

Distocore DistoFX. :o

KVRist
99 posts since 28 Nov, 2020

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:23 am

Sorry I didn't this has been posted in one of the earlier comments.

KVRAF
4123 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:53 pm

again, nobody mentioned shattered glass yet, quality costs.

User avatar
KVRAF
11246 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:18 pm

Dasheesh wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:53 pm
again, nobody mentioned shattered glass yet, quality costs.
You did, in 2019. I'm not sure if those qualify as cruelest or harshest.

KVRian
823 posts since 8 Mar, 2009

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:32 pm

justin3am wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:18 pm
Dasheesh wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:53 pm
again, nobody mentioned shattered glass yet, quality costs.
You did, in 2019. I'm not sure if those qualify as cruelest or harshest.

There's a lot of love for these across the production communities i can see, but i just found them to be posh clippers. beyond some peak management i wouldn't find any use for them, and certainly wouldn't say their sound was cruel or harsh, or even that they broke up at all well.

In terms of plugins i think only the older ones would fit the criteria the OP is looking for. Neural DSP can do brutal distortion well, but it has a sophistication about it. The original Quadrafuzz can get pretty harsh, Ohmicide too and definitely BloodOverdrive in FL Studio. Lol, that one is aliasing hell, and the clipping is N A S T Y. I imagine some early generation amp models could sound pretty nasty too e.g Steinbergs Warp
I

User avatar
KVRian
731 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:00 am

Liberty does the crunchy digital thing pretty well:
https://plugins4free.com/plugin/3081
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

User avatar
KVRAF
5659 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:56 am

EnergyXT3 - Reaper | Roland SH201 - Waldorf Rocket ||
Audiomack - SoundCloud - hearthis

KVRist
295 posts since 2 Nov, 2020

Post Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:08 am

It's not a bad idea to go for real analog here, or make sure the plugin has loads of oversampling.

KVRian
1169 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Post Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:26 pm

^ have you ever tried the mix:analog ADU? it's something else.

KVRian
1138 posts since 27 May, 2008

Post Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:30 pm

Harsh as in Biden is a bimbo or your mom wears curlers harsh?

User avatar
KVRist
202 posts since 17 Sep, 2020

Post Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:52 pm

There are plugins that can do harsh good and harsh bad.

I recommend Trash 2 (which has already been mentioned). :)

Unfiltered Audio are also very good!

KVRian
1138 posts since 27 May, 2008

Post Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:06 pm

What about them scary plugins someone made?

KVRAF
4123 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:16 am

Just got audio things wave box. Fantastic. Competes with Grind. It’s now in the rack.

AKJ
KVRAF
1852 posts since 2 Mar, 2004

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:37 am

Voxengo OVC-128 is great, too: https://www.voxengo.com/product/ovc128/

Return to “Effects”