Distortion Plugins

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by Codemonkey, May 13, 2008.

  1. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Anyone ever tried using distortion, overdrive, any generally extreme guitar-amp-esque setups and applying them to violin, flute, etc.?

    Just did this a while ago, and it gives violin so much more tone.

    PS: I used the Distroyr plugin and turned most of the knobs up a fair bit.
     
  2. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    I can't think of when an application of a distortion plugin would help acoustic music but if it works for you then use it. There are lots of them out on the WWW and a quick search will turn up a lot of them some even FREE!

    I have spent my whole adult life and quite a bit of money trying to minimize distortion on my live acoustical recordings but that is only me and my narrow view of what constitutes a good live recording. Your mileage may vary....
     
  3. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    I was looking at it from a "I'm bored, have new free plugins I want to try, and tracks of vocalists, acoustic guitar, violin etc." so it was more seeing what would happen, rather than looking to stick a distortion pedal into the Insert on the mixer.
    Could be quite funny actually :twisted:
     
  4. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Samplitude and Sequioa V10 have something called "Distortion" in a plug-in, but I haven't gotten around to messing with it yet. I'll let you know when/if I do. :wink:
     
  5. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Violins, we don't need no stinkin' violins....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTABwNdSgdA
     
  6. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    LOL, that is top class.
    The composer is probably turning in his grave...
     

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