by Distorque
4.1 / 5     (16 votes)
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This is a VST plugin emulation of a MXR Distortion+.

Main Menu :
These two are the original Distortion+ controls.
  • Output - Controls the output level.
  • Distortion - Controls the distortion and some of the filtering.
Tweak Menu :
These are controls I've added to emulate other factors in the sound of a physical pedal. The default settings emulate a normal Distortion+.
  • Input level - This is a volume control on the input of the effect. You can adjust this to compensate for different pickups, different input levels, etc.
  • Oversampling - This turns 2x oversampling on and off
  • Input Type - 'Pickup' adds a resonant low-pass filter on the input to emulate the interaction between the 1nF cap on the input and a guitar pickup. 'Buffered' removes this filter.
  • Op Amp Clipping - This controls the amount of distortion caused by the emulated op amp. See the how it works page (coming soon) for more details on how clipping works in the Distortion+.
  • Diode Clipping - This controls the hardness of the distortion caused by the emulated diodes. Because of the way the hardness is controlled, the output gets louder as this control is turned up. See the how it works page (coming soon) for more details on how clipping works in the Distortion+ and on the diode source code.
  • High Cut - This reduces high frequencies on the output. Many distortions use controls like this to reduce harshness.
  • Low Cut - This reduces low frequencies on the input. Many distortion use controls like this to reduce muddiness and increase clarity.
Note: The default setting for the High Cut and Low Cut controls is at minimum.
Maw Sep 25 2023
(3 / 5)
Sep 25 2023
Great, but absolutely eats away a quarter of my 13700 CPU when inactive -- either world's biggest oversight or malicious.
rcs Apr 07 2023
(3 / 5)
Apr 07 2023
Great sound but very often eats up my cpu after some time. I hope its not some mining code in it or something. The cpu usage jumps up to 50-60% and the only solution is switching off this plugin unfortuntely
Emil Nov 19 2021
(5 / 5)
Nov 19 2021
Sounds really close to my real MXR!
skizzo Nov 05 2021
(5 / 5)
Nov 05 2021
Works perfectly with "Buzz" and adds some real TB303-distortion to ABL2/3 - definately recommended!!!
Ersin Aug 11 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 11 2021
It's an awesome sounding vst. Has a very low cpu usage. Only in Reaper, if I stop playback, the cpu usage goes up from before 0.3% to 6 and 7% on my AZW Z83II minipc. Only it sounds so good that I nonetheless keep using it although this bug. I should report this somewhen. Thanks though for the effort.
Loony Mar 09 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 09 2021
Nice and gritty. Sound good to beef up vocals
rjjrdq Feb 05 2020
(0 / 5)
Feb 05 2020
error message. doesn't work.
Dave Sept 03 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 03 2019
Never liked the MXR pedal but I love what this can do to make a a direct recorded electric guitar sing.
tweakyfreaky Jun 08 2019
Jun 08 2019
This is so awesome, one knob can make a hihat sound like a snare!
Tony Vieira Jul 17 2015
(5 / 5)
Jul 17 2015
Aprovado muito bom.
dude Aug 31 2014
(5 / 5)
Aug 31 2014
Very nice. Works just like the original, with more options.
Eze Oct 27 2013
(4 / 5)
Oct 27 2013
Very Good! Sounds great!
Gordon Mar 27 2013
(5 / 5)
Mar 27 2013
Super plugin, easy and powerfull !