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Harmonic Distortion
Old 10th July 2020
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Harmonic Distortion

Hi Jens...again

From what I understand you are using harmonic distortion a lot.
Can you give some examples ? I mean in which tracks and with what plugins (or hardware)

Thanks...again
Old 20th July 2020
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Distortion and saturation are a great way to tame low end, low mids, and create new harmonics in order for stuff to open up and come through a dense mix.

I use some hardware like the distressor, pre-amp distortion (I have some V73 clones from Vintagedesign that work for this), Thermionic Culture Vulture, but also compressors like a vintage silverfaced LA2A that can be nicely driven, along with some 1176's that can be pushed too.

In the box, I tend to reach for Decapitator (great plugin), and the Manny Marroquin distortion, or the Plugin Alliance Black Box. Tracks I use it on would be vocals (when called for), sometimes for cymbals, and a lot of times on keyboards. I distort bass too, usually with Sansamp though.
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