FL Studio Amp knob question (Solved)

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    paraplu020 Banned

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    hello all,

    in fl there is an amp knob in the 'legacy effects' section. i saw a friend use it to make his kick drum sound pleasantly distorted/saturated/clipped(?!) and i was wondering what it does exactly and if there's an au alternative as i'm a logic user.

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    thanks!
     
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    paraplu020 Banned

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    p.s. couldn't find any other picture. sorry :bleh:
     
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    No native "one knob" (Waves style) until now. I suggest you to use "Fruity Fast Dist" + automation or read the article about how to use it with Patcher.
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    as far as I can remember the amp knob always has been a simple gain control,
    Most likely what happend was that the kick got more distorted/saturated/clipped
    simple because it entered his fx at higher volume,

    In the worst case it was simply D/A conversion distortion, because of the bad habit to run signals too hot.

    it still can be a desired effect, but then u should look for a plugin to replicate that. (like Fruity Fast Dist mentioned above)
     
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    will try out if this will give the same style results.
    thanks will check it out!
    yeah it sounded like a pleasantly overdriven signal, do you know any more alternatives to check out apart from fruity fast dist? that isn't available as an audio unit plugin, right?
     
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    There are mountains of plugins in AU format that will do the same thing.

    Izotope Thrash, FabFilter Saturn, Soundtoys Decapitator, the list goes on an on.... it really depends on how much granular control of the distortion you want. Sound generators also have an amp stage that can be overdriven. Depending on the drum machine you use, there might or might not an amp stage with an overdrive and type of distortion.

    I would check what is on board first, and understand how the toolbox you have works before reaching for something new and just expanding the parameters without getting a good comparison point and understanding of the local limitations.
     
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    This. And also I'd mention FL Legacy Effects are legacy because they are crappy, so they decided to hide it. It's there only because they want people to be able to open old projects. If it wasn't for it, they'd throw them away years ago cause they feel quite ashamed of them.
     
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    i see, it's not that special. maybe i was a little bit hyped up too much because of the setting/context my friend showed it in. i do have to admit that i'm still a bit jealous because it 'just' works. instantly, with most drum material i have. guess it's a luxury problem... so solved, thanks for your assistance. :bow:
     
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