best eurorack distortion modules?

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Post by PapaLazarou » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:17 pm

There's a quad PB up on reverb at the moment :sb:

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Post by joey » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:34 pm

Bataserpa wrote:Any pedal interface (black locust, in out, alm sbg, etc) with a dod distortion pedal (death metal, corrosion, grunge, etc.) will destroy.

I am not happy with euro distortions so far
seconding this, though i have a couple nice ones (hi gain!), overall I find most analog eurorack distortions just don't get as fucked as pedals do

my metal muff, dod grunge and death metal, boss metal zone, etc... all get way rougher than euro distortions

I wonder why this is

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Post by BailyDread » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:14 pm

intellijel polaris has excellent saturation options, really can get extremely chaotic. of course, you can always boost a signal before the saturation module for even more saturation :miley:

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Post by boxxgrooved » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:06 pm

A Doepfer A-137-1 can be picked up for cheap but it is definitely not cheap in sonic output

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Post by Delepathy » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:22 am

I'm surprised that not a single person has brought up any Metasonix modules yet. The RK2, 3, and 4 are wonderful for creating distortion and disarray. The R-56 can also distort a signal, be used for reverberation via a spring tank, and can be used as a PreAmp. The R-57 can distort and hard clip any signal beyond recognition, as well as work as a dual PreAmp. You can't get that quality of distortion anywhere else. I don't think the Erica Synths or Trogotronic tube modules sound nearly as good as Metasonix.

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Post by theboytheycalljonny » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:54 am

soggybag wrote:Does anyone make a EuroRack Big Muff?
Bit late in the day but Frequency Central does http://www.frequencycentral.co.uk/?page_id=1484

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Post by NaiveMelody » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:25 pm

I’m greatly enjoying the Mystic Circuits Portal.

Three output options and it goes from controlled
to crazy in a pretty sensible manner. Love it so far.

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Post by bibleblack » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:38 am

Seems to get a lot of negative comments on here but I like Dark Matter by Bastl I like the tone controls and the feedback loop can be loads of fun, especially with the built in envelope follower.

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Post by Zerius » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:18 pm

I've been using a lot the Dual Distortion Wave Shaper from Electrolobotomy and it distorted really nicely my Loquelic and Piston Honda III.
I used it today on some random basslines with the Hertz Donut v3 and it sounds even better with this one, it makes the sound come alive.
Not really eurorack but it has 3.5mm inputs and outputs so it doesn't take HP on your rack and it is suitable for euro signals

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Post by FetidEye » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:59 am

I've just made a new distortion module, called the Monotropa
info here:
https://www.reverselandfill.org/diy/monotropa-v2/

It is a 4 band feedback EQ distortion. available as DIY and as finished module

noise demo:
https://soundcloud.com/martijn-verhalle ... a-sounds-1

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Re: best eurorack distortion modules?

Post by moremagic » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:34 am

hows nobody said positronic transient gate , 2 channels of huge dc coupled gain, its a welcome addition to many feedback loops

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Post by Control » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:11 pm

I really enjoy using the 100 Grit. Especially since if certain inputs / cv aren’t patched there’s a secondary function in small print under each knob. Great module.

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Post by NaiveMelody » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:16 am

I’m building a Plague Bearer this weekend. It’ll be my third DIY module and first more complex module. Wish me luck. Everyone said the thing is crazy.

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Post by subduct » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:13 am

NaiveMelody wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:16 am
I’m building a Plague Bearer this weekend. It’ll be my third DIY module and first more complex module. Wish me luck. Everyone said the thing is crazy.
I got a rev4 a month ago. It’s crazy but also filled with subtle sweet spots. You’ll love it.

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Post by NaiveMelody » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:14 am

subduct wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:13 am
NaiveMelody wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:16 am
I’m building a Plague Bearer this weekend. It’ll be my third DIY module and first more complex module. Wish me luck. Everyone said the thing is crazy.
I got a rev4 a month ago. It’s crazy but also filled with subtle sweet spots. You’ll love it.
This sounds perfect! So excited to hear it, just scared of the build haha.

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Post by subduct » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:17 pm

Plague Bearer mangling Make Noise Telharmonic from 1:25 onwards, with some Red Panda Particle 2 dtune added for good measure:

https://soundcloud.com/subductmusic/pb-k

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Post by maltemark » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:39 pm

moremagic wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:34 am
hows nobody said positronic transient gate , 2 channels of huge dc coupled gain, its a welcome addition to many feedback loops
I have one but haven't had it in my case for a while... Maybe time to reconsider. Feed me patch ideas! (I still have the well-written patch addendum to try out but interesting to see what people are doing in 2020)
Feel free to use my old samplepacks: https://freesound.org/people/altemark/
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Post by MindMachine » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:31 pm

subduct wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:17 pm
Plague Bearer mangling Make Noise Telharmonic from 1:25 onwards, with some Red Panda Particle 2 dtune added for good measure:

https://soundcloud.com/subductmusic/pb-k
Wonderful chain.
FS: Pedals and Euro modules, Delta Labs
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=233636&p=3287718&h ... e#p3287718

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Post by NaiveMelody » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:53 am

subduct wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:17 pm
Plague Bearer mangling Make Noise Telharmonic from 1:25 onwards, with some Red Panda Particle 2 dtune added for good measure:

https://soundcloud.com/subductmusic/pb-k
That sounds great! :sb:

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Post by subduct » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:22 pm

NaiveMelody wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:53 am
subduct wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:17 pm
Plague Bearer mangling Make Noise Telharmonic from 1:25 onwards, with some Red Panda Particle 2 dtune added for good measure:

https://soundcloud.com/subductmusic/pb-k
That sounds great! :sb:
Thanks! It just sort of came out...

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Post by red » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:53 pm

best eurorack distortion module:



100 GRIT



by Schlappi Engineering
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Post by Zerius » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:12 pm

AFA Baron Samedi quick jam, also available in eurorack version so I post my sound demo here with the HD3 as my sound source


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Post by NaiveMelody » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:55 am

subduct wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:13 am
NaiveMelody wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:16 am
I’m building a Plague Bearer this weekend. It’ll be my third DIY module and first more complex module. Wish me luck. Everyone said the thing is crazy.
I got a rev4 a month ago. It’s crazy but also filled with subtle sweet spots. You’ll love it.
How do you find the gain knob? I find the Input control pushes more to gain than the gain knob, and that gain is most effective when there's attenuation of the input.

Overall though, the sound and vibe is amazing - lots of subtle sweet spots as you say. Some sort of musicality in that destruction too!

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Post by subduct » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:30 pm

NaiveMelody wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:55 am
subduct wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:13 am
NaiveMelody wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:16 am
I’m building a Plague Bearer this weekend. It’ll be my third DIY module and first more complex module. Wish me luck. Everyone said the thing is crazy.
I got a rev4 a month ago. It’s crazy but also filled with subtle sweet spots. You’ll love it.
How do you find the gain knob? I find the Input control pushes more to gain than the gain knob, and that gain is most effective when there's attenuation of the input.

Overall though, the sound and vibe is amazing - lots of subtle sweet spots as you say. Some sort of musicality in that destruction too!
Great, glad you got the build done. Ah the gain knob, it took me a while to read the manual and realise it's meant to be inverted! I really like the noise application from the manual, at low gain, run some modulation into the high cv and make weird seaside noises :)

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Post by NaiveMelody » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:37 am

subduct wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:30 pm
NaiveMelody wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:55 am
subduct wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:13 am
NaiveMelody wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:16 am
I’m building a Plague Bearer this weekend. It’ll be my third DIY module and first more complex module. Wish me luck. Everyone said the thing is crazy.
I got a rev4 a month ago. It’s crazy but also filled with subtle sweet spots. You’ll love it.
How do you find the gain knob? I find the Input control pushes more to gain than the gain knob, and that gain is most effective when there's attenuation of the input.

Overall though, the sound and vibe is amazing - lots of subtle sweet spots as you say. Some sort of musicality in that destruction too!
Great, glad you got the build done. Ah the gain knob, it took me a while to read the manual and realise it's meant to be inverted! I really like the noise application from the manual, at low gain, run some modulation into the high cv and make weird seaside noises :)
Haha doh! Well thanks for telling me and not berating me :)

Will read the manual properly and crack on. I think I assumed my DIY skills were poor - if that’s not the answer I’ll be very happy!

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