what's your favorite distortion?

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what's your favorite distortion?

Post by dvdsmoke » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:53 pm

i would like to know more about not just distortion modules but also more generally things that add dirt, grit, character, warmth.

i've been looking at the ritual electronics miasma, the erica synths/gamechanger plasma eurorack. also non modular but thinking about elektron analog heat

thoughts contributions ideas?


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Post by corpusjonsey » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:07 pm

Harmonic percolator.

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Post by goldi » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:27 pm

I mean yeah, it's vast and depends on taste. I personally love the L1 tube VCA and out of euro, the waldorf 2 pole filter which is way cheaper than the heat but .. never tried the heat so i won't make any declarations but yes, the 2 pole is f'n great..

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Post by adaris » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:51 pm

I've been using these in combination:

Ritual Electronics Miasma
Bastl Timber
Metasonix RK3
Bastl Cinnamon

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Post by Esgal » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:01 pm

With all the new distortions coming out this year (Erica, Bastl, Noise Engineeringx12...) I think a lot of “favorites” might be subject to change.
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Post by cackland » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:02 pm

The Nutone from the recent successfully Plankton Electronics kickstarter campaign, will be my first Eurorack distortion module.

Look forward to that.

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Post by gringostar » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:21 pm

Tyme Sefari mk1
Double Andore mk1
Metasonix RK3

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Post by Tonescape » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:35 am

Feedback PRE KM :bananaguitar:

https://feedback-modules.myshopify.com/products/pre-km

The other pre's in the series are nice as well, but this is my favourite.
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Post by Heliophile » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:08 am

WMD Geiger Counter, hands down.
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Post by Summa » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:26 am

I'd go for pedals for a good distortion, the choices are far too many to make a list, just get some to try out and you'll find something you like for sure.

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Post by cackland » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:44 am

Summa wrote:I'd go for pedals for a good distortion, the choices are far too many to make a list, just get some to try out and you'll find something you like for sure.
Fav distortion pedal?

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Post by sir stony » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:15 am

cackland wrote:
Summa wrote:I'd go for pedals for a good distortion, the choices are far too many to make a list, just get some to try out and you'll find something you like for sure.
Fav distortion pedal?
+1 Summa

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Steavens "the brick" customized all tube preamp. :hail:
And a TL Audio indigo o-2031 :twisted:
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In the eurorack, I love my vb overfolder for its sound. Or else I use the drive circuits on my xaoc Tallin vca...

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Post by unclebastard » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:35 am

DOD Carcosa fuzz; I prefer fuzz to distortion, and this one covers all my requirements.
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Post by happyham » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:49 am

Doepfer a-189 bit crusher
Intellijel vcas
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Post by Mark II » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:54 am

+1 for the VBModular Overfolder.

Not so much a distortion but more wave mangling. Great for adding harmonics. Adding just a little fold and over is enough to generate a beautiful timbre from any waveform. Modulating symmetry really adds subtle movement. Great module.
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Post by ggillon » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:10 am

Well it's my only one in eurorack (also have TC electronics Mojomojo which works well with synths) so I can't say it's my favorite, but the Dual Drive from Erica synths sounds very good to my hears :)

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Post by reodjectz » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:17 am

Got to mention the DS-02 Love CVing the 'Hack' for pseudo compression effects.

AND FOH Plague baarer!

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Post by proturboplus » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:57 am

I just love overdriving the input of the Doepfer A-102 Diode Low Pass module. Bought a second one just to have stereo distortion. Great for drums! 8-)

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Post by snakejaw » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:01 am

Metasonix RK-2. Beautiful, rich distortion.

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Post by kwaidan » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:48 am

ProCo Rat. Field recordings. Rain. Vinyl static. Tape noise. Filtered noise.

The Serge Res EQ is good for treating field recordings and other background noise.

Tape echo!

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Post by electricfence » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:58 am

I have had a lot of fun running audio into the End Times Quark in drone mode with the clip pot turned way up. It's pretty fantastic for distortion.

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Post by arcanius » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:08 am

analog heat is pretty awesome ! and stereo, so you can use it on your master at the end as well...

since you've also mentioned non modular, i would also recommend some filterbanks... there are a few, and all have their own little tricks... usually they work pretty well for distortion, and with the filter you can really emphasize certain things...

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Post by luchog » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:16 am

snakejaw wrote:Metasonix RK-2. Beautiful, rich distortion.
And, if you can find it used, the old R-51. Mind you, it takes up nearly three times the rackspace as the RK-2.

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Post by Jaypee » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:39 am

"Those aren't your daddy's waveforms " Cynthia Webster

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