Thursday, September 23, 2010

Distortion Plugin Comparison

I'd like to test the abilities of all the different distortion options on the market. I'm starting out with just a few, but this will continue in a later post. I'm testing the plugins on a Roland TR-909 kick, trying to get a distorted, gabber-style kick. There is a link to hear the sound under each picture.

Here is the original kick sound.
Dry 909 Kick

Bitcrusher
 http://freemusicsoftware.org/plugins/Bitcrusher.dll
Not really for what we were trying to do, but interesting nonetheless.

Bitcrusher

Camelphat
http://www.camelaudio.com/camelphat.php
This provides damn good distortion, but it isn't free.
Camelphat

FuzzPlus 2
http://www.audiodamage.com/downloads/product.php?pid=ADF001
This little guy really surprised me.

FuzzPlus2


Clipping
Here I simply turned the volume up too loud and got the clipping sound. You can do this one in audacity.

Clipping


Tell me what you think and if you'd like me to continue comparing distortion effects.

21 comments:

  1. i think Audacity is the best all round program for audio...

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  2. It's definitely one of the most all-around useful for being completely free.

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  3. i like what u got here. lookin forward to more

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  4. I approve of bitcrusher for it's simplicity in design, but I'm still not sure wether I should start using it over audacity.

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  5. WOW. Cool stuff mate.
    Supporting
    May the FORCE be with you!

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  6. nice post dude. keep up the work
    supporting

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  7. Ive been trying to understand that shit for a while now but still just sratching the surface. Ok if i trouble you sometimes?

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  8. nice

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  9. BitCrusher owns.

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  10. This blog is relevant to my interests.

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  11. Great post, keep it up and I'll keep showing love and support =)

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  12. audio is a beautifull thing. hard as shit too.

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