- My Account
Here's an effects chain that’s designed for absolute distortion craziness. We recommend trying it on drums, hits, and 16th note arpeggiated synths.
This chain sounds especially good on drums when there is “air” between the drums, say if, when sampling a kick or snare from a record, you would want to capture some of the vinyl noise after the drum hit. This “air” or “breath” sounds especially good for sustaining the drum but manages to cut off the actual tone of the drum, providing a nice hydraulic-like blast between each note. This can give you a sound similar to the drums on Nine Inch Nails’ first Year Zero record, some of Mr. Oizo’s overdriven vocal samples and drums, or even some of Aphex Twin’s earlier work especially when using note repeat or an arpeggiation on hi-hats and percussion.
This parametric EQ will assist you in placing your samples into the mix. It will help you manage the distortion effect in the next block. (See figure 1)
This chains effects-buss one to effects-buss two.
This effect gives your samples a metallic sound.
Reverb, EQ, or other effect, or leave empty.