Overdrive/distortion recommendation

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Drazen
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Overdrive/distortion recommendation

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Hi guys,

what overdrive/distortion do you use on vocals and drums? .... I really love Guitarix Tube Screamer emulation but it cuts lows and highs (which is great for guitars and other stuff) ... can you recommend something similar to Guitarix Tube Screamer but with "extended" lows and highs.

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Drazen wrote:Hi guys,

what overdrive/distortion do you use on vocals and drums? .... I really love Guitarix Tube Screamer emulation but it cuts lows and highs (which is great for guitars and other stuff) ... can you recommend something similar to Guitarix Tube Screamer but with "extended" lows and highs.

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Drazen
I guess you don't want a harsh distortion as used for guitars but an enhancement, creating some overtones.
I use:

- To enhance vocals, placed in the vocal tracks: CALF Exciter, followed by CALF Deesser to tame the "S"-sounds
- To enhance the complete master bus: CALF Saturator and CALF Multiband Enhancer

CALF Multiband Enhancer can change the stereo width per frequency range as well. I mix the lowest frequency band to mono while slightly spreading the other frequency bands.
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Re: Overdrive/distortion recommendation

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Thank you bluebell... will try that...

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Drazen wrote:Hi guys,

what overdrive/distortion do you use on vocals and drums? .... I really love Guitarix Tube Screamer emulation but it cuts lows and highs (which is great for guitars and other stuff) ... can you recommend something similar to Guitarix Tube Screamer but with "extended" lows and highs.

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Drazen
Based on your description, besides the excellent previous advice I would also have a try with two different methods:
1- check some "very adjustable" mixing od/distos in the Airwindows collection (eg: Cojones, Drive, PurestWarm, etc.)
2- Have some fun drawing your owns with the help of Wolf-shaper

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Also try using the Guitarix Tube Screamer (or any of their pedal sims) as a send effect. You can blend in and EQ to taste.
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Thank you guys for your recommendations.

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I like Zam autosat on an aux bus.
http://www.zamaudio.com/?p=976
Instant bass fattener. Or I dial it to taste with some send and filter out what I don't like.
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Re: Overdrive/distortion recommendation

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Hi Openmastering,

I have tried Zam autosat... and its great.

Thank you.

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