Chowdhury DSP Build-Your-Own-Distortion (BYOD)

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455 posts since 18 Apr, 2010

Post Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:17 pm

Build-Your-Own-Distortion (BYOD) is an audio plugin that allows the user to create custom guitar effects, with a focus on guitar distortion. The plugin contains emulations of guitar distortion and tone-shaping circuits from various, along with a handful of other useful effects.

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Windows - Mac - Linux - iOS

Free and open source.

https://chowdsp.com/products.html



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KVRAF
1511 posts since 3 Mar, 2009 from Colorado Springs

Post Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:24 pm

How cool! Grabbing that immediately, I'll use it finishing up this track tomorrow and see how it does for me. Expecting it to be really useful based on prior experience with ChowDSP. :tu:

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trackbout
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391 posts since 29 Apr, 2019

Post Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:33 pm

Damn this sounds really good. Really well designed too. Cheers Chow! 🍻

meloco_go
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743 posts since 21 Sep, 2008

Post Sat Mar 12, 2022 12:41 am

:o

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nix808
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4814 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Post Sat Mar 12, 2022 2:06 am

does it have a strong compressor peeps?

afaik he made a great tape emu

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paradisradio
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23 posts since 8 Jul, 2021

Post Sat Mar 12, 2022 2:48 am

this is amazing!!! :band: thank you Jatin!

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operandx
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402 posts since 30 Apr, 2003 from West Dorset, UK

Post Sat Mar 12, 2022 8:51 am

Some of this sounds great. The compressor doesn't seem to be working though??

Edit: My bad, it is working, operator error.

This is very nice.
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muki
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1258 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Sat Mar 12, 2022 12:41 pm

andup to 16x OS! thanks :tu:

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gentleclockdivider
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5284 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Sat Mar 12, 2022 3:51 pm

Woow great plugin , and I didn't expect otherwise from CHOW :tu:
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ZargonTheMagnificent
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108 posts since 17 Feb, 2018

Post Sun Mar 13, 2022 4:56 am

Oh my word! Thank you so much! This looks amazingly good fun!

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KVRAF
1511 posts since 3 Mar, 2009 from Colorado Springs

Post Sun Mar 13, 2022 8:25 am

This is a really neat and capable toolbox, with a lot of interesting things you can do to shape your sound. Very cool. I will say, something about its GUI causes my whole DAW (Reaper 64-bit, on Windows 10) to start visually lagging behind actions that I take, all over it - including plugin search window, FX enable/disable, record arm visuals, you name it, once I load up BYOD it starts not rendering correctly and if I remove BYOD it goes back to normal. I haven't tried in OpenGL mode, perhaps that would help, but it made it pretty much impossible for me to work normally with it open as it was very difficult to see what I was doing. But, the sound is great and the array of processors is very impressive!

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operandx
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402 posts since 30 Apr, 2003 from West Dorset, UK

Post Sun Mar 13, 2022 8:45 am

Agreed wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 8:25 am This is a really neat and capable toolbox, with a lot of interesting things you can do to shape your sound. Very cool. I will say, something about its GUI causes my whole DAW (Reaper 64-bit, on Windows 10) to start visually lagging behind actions that I take, all over it - including plugin search window, FX enable/disable, record arm visuals, you name it, once I load up BYOD it starts not rendering correctly and if I remove BYOD it goes back to normal. I haven't tried in OpenGL mode, perhaps that would help, but it made it pretty much impossible for me to work normally with it open as it was very difficult to see what I was doing. But, the sound is great and the array of processors is very impressive!
Yes, selecting OpenGL from the plugin settings (cog bottom left) fixed these issues for me in my host (Waveform) so might do same for Reaper.
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Paul Eye
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164 posts since 10 Mar, 2004 from Helsinki, Finland

Post Sun Mar 13, 2022 9:27 am

I had the freezing GUI issue in REAPER too. Enabling OpenGL fixed it.
I'd kind of like to comment that it's a bit CPU hungry, but then again, right off the bat I built a setup with a dozen modules (because, why not?) so it's not exactly unexpected :hihi:

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neverbeeninariot
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552 posts since 3 Feb, 2015 from UK

Post Sun Mar 13, 2022 9:37 am

There's a forking scary bug when using the Tone King module and BYOD is in Stereo mode. Adding Tone King generates a 21dB spike, while switching modes (overdrive, boost, both) generates a 43dB spike in the right channel.

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Lucky for me I've got Reaper's track auto-mute set to 12dB over.

Put a limiter on the track, right now, until it's fixed.

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KVRAF
10203 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Sun Mar 13, 2022 10:54 am

This is a crazy good sounding stomp box style distortion plugin. The Big Muff at 2 stages just doesn't sustain like any of my muff peddles but at 3 or 4 stages it feels the closest of any muff plugin I've used. The Screamer and Distortion+ are terrific too. I really hope more vintage fuzzes get added (namely: a Tone Bender and Fuzz Face).

Gotta look for a donate link. Really want to kick some cash over for this one!

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