i just discovered overdrive
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20th July 2011
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i just discovered overdrive

wtf. how come nobody ever told me about this.its like the most important effect ever.makes everything sound better.

this thread is about appreciating overdrive and other effects which aren't as much talked about but should be...
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True, it can be quite effective when not abused. I like using it on bass and 808's to make them a tad more prominent on smaller speakers. It kinda replicates a triangular wave, giving bass some harmonic frequencies.
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21st July 2011
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wtf. how come nobody ever told me about this.its like the most important effect ever.makes everything sound better.

this thread is about appreciating overdrive and other effects which aren't as much talked about but should be...
what plugin do u use for the effect? Any names? Or is it just a generic overdrive effect in ur DAW? just wondering, not really one I have experimented with much yet.
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21st July 2011
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what plugin do u use for the effect? Any names? Or is it just a generic overdrive effect in ur DAW? just wondering, not really one I have experimented with much yet.
+1 Same question here :D
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21st July 2011
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I usually use the stock plug in Logic.
Just so its clear....Overdrive is basically just very light-moderate distortion. Both Overdrive and distortion are worth lots of experimenting with.
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22nd July 2011
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This is why I like working analog. Driving gear to that subtle distortion. And each piece of gear has it's own flavor.
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22nd July 2011
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totally, love the overdrive, especially with a little enveloper splashed in, BAM!
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22nd July 2011
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I distort almost everything in some way. It brings out frequencies so much better than EQ boosting.
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22nd July 2011
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thought i was gonna be called a idiot for making this thread. but yeah i also use the stock plugin in logic
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in logic the overdrive at 0 and no post gain plus filter wide open is magic!!!
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in logic the overdrive at 0 and no post gain plus filter wide open is magic!!!
this!!!


any more tricks like this
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22nd July 2011
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Lolol it is sick!
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I have a moog sine wav multi-sample that was taken straight from the modular 1p, and I run it through a tube amp sim with the drive boosted about halfway. It really adds that presence you want in your bass and just makes it growl in an awesome way.

I tend to then run other stuff like rhodes and guitar through that same or similar tube amp and drive setting. Even adding a little bit to instruments that you want clean, can just dirty it up a tad, where its still clean/undistorted, but just doesnt sound so polished and sterile, and really helps.
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Soundtoys devil-loc is pretty good too. Although I have the free version, it really only works well with certain instruments and/or frequencies.
I like using logics guitar amp as well or better yet guitar rig.
I think guitar rig is really a secret weapon in some producers toolbox.
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UAD Moog Filter or Soundtoys Decapitator ftw, both capable of sweet sweet overdrive
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This is why I like working analog. Driving gear to that subtle distortion. And each piece of gear has it's own flavor.
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