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 Post subject: Distortion pedals
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:58 pm 
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Can you guys give me some advice on which one to actually buy? I want to run my Volca Kick through it, but I'm not sure about what to actually get, I don't know much about pedals and am just getting my hardware collection assembled.


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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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big muff
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great destroyer

..are some to look at

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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This might give you a little direction......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOoFw4zK0vk


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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:09 pm 
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yeah it also depends on what sounds you want to distort, because different pedals do different jobs.

i never liked the boss ds2 because it didnt distort the 303 that nicely imo. but a cheap Chinese overdrive i have unit does the job nicely.

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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Mslwte wrote:
yeah it also depends on what sounds you want to distort, because different pedals do different jobs.

i never liked the boss ds2 because it didnt distort the 303 that nicely imo. but a cheap Chinese overdrive i have unit does the job nicely.


Yeah, the boss ds2 is an all round bad distortion.

There are somewhat different distortions it's hard to recommend just one as it depends on what sound you are looking for (to OP).

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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I ordered a Big Muff Pi, so that's gonna be the starting point.


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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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Well, that's actually a fuzz box, rather than distortion.
As much as I love fuzz, it's not the best thing for drums.

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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I got a ENO Myomorpha Distortion pedal, which is a cheap clone of a Rat.

Very happy with it. I use it on a 303 clone. Lots of options on it & it's easy to find a sound you like with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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Well shit, I got it cheap at least lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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Oh it`s a great pedal, but fuzz tends to drop out the low, and it breaks up transients quite a bit. Fuzz is great when it has octaving and stuff, you can get some great textures. One of the pedals I make has a Fuzz topology, and I use it a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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I had a EHX Big Muff. Great for guitar.. but I never liked it on drums. I never used it on long, drone / noise pad type sounds.. but in hindsight it probably would have gave a better result than on drums. I always found it, yeah.. to fuzz up the drums too much to like. There was a lack of tightness. Added sustain. Blurriness rather than definition.

I'm comparison, increasing the gain on a desk - Mackie CR1604 or the Tube screamer clones - such as the Bad Monkey, adds girth. The rat is nice on drums too but can sound more aggressive & totally destroy what its effecting.

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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You can get Elektron Analog Drive for 222$, 8 different distortion circuits as well as midi control. Well worth a look I think.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... stomp.html


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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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That's a good price

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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You can get Elektron Analog Drive for 222$, 8 different distortion circuits as well as midi control. Well worth a look I think.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... stomp.html



ooooh :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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ive got a filterbank, a brenell mark 5 60's preamp, cheap chinese little bear units, a "you dirty rat", a great destroyer and the thing i like the most is the distortion from the machinedrum compressor.

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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Mslwte wrote:
the thing i like the most is the distortion from the machinedrum compressor.


How does that work exactly ?

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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MD comp?

Just turn everything to maximum / minimum & smash it all up.

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just dial in the "output gain" and "mix" to taste. as simple as that really. i just like the way it crunches up the digital sounds. never really like the MD dry tbh. so many nice sounds when you smash the output :)



if i can remember correctly everything apart from the obvious synth is the MD blasted through the compressor.

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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I see could have told myself that, doaaahhh :D

Wicked track there Mslwte!

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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I've got a Rat and a Boss OS2, really like them both


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