The Distortion Box is a module with 3 different distortion types: Clip, Overdrive, and Crunch. These introduce different types of harmonic distortion and frequencies for mild or extreme effects.
Distortion Box Controls:
- Clip – Controls the amount of gain applied to the signal. You can choose from Soft, Hard, Fold.
- Soft: Clipping in which the signal is reduced when it hits a threshold (in a similar manner as a limiter).
- Hard: Clipping in which a signal is cut off when it hits a threshold. This creates distortion with higher frequencies.
- Fold: Foldback distortion, which is caused by a signal being inverted when it hits a certain threshold.
- Overdrive – Controls the amount of gain applied to the signal.
- Crunch – Applies distortion with more emphasis on the high frequencies.
- HP/LP: If the signal becomes too bottom or high heavy due to extreme distortion, use this filter to mold the distortion to your liking.
FL Studio users: If you hear too much distortion when using the Clip distortion (to the point where the signal is still distorting at 0% wetness), we recommend the following:
- Open Detailed Settings by clicking the cog icon in the top left corner of the plugin wrapper
- Select VST wrapper settings
- Enable Use fixed-size buffers
- Select Yes at the prompt