[linux-audio-user] Fretless Dobro Bass Distortion

Paul Coccoli pcoccoli at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 13:15:21 EST 2006


On 11/4/06, Paul Winkler <pw_lists at slinkp.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 04, 2006 at 10:32:34PM -0500, chaz kiser wrote:
> > I'm recording my fretless dobro bass via Audacity.  I noticed this
> > program came coupled with many plug-in's and effects (I'm running
> > Agnula, DeMUDI) but I dont' readily see one for distortion or bass
> > distortion.
> >
> > I would like to get my bass super distorted.  Much like the guitar in
> > "Spirt in the Sky" by Norm Greenbaum.  I want a warm, extremely fuzzy
> > distortion on my fretless dobro.  I think that would give the song I'm
> > working on a very cool sound.  I'd rather record it dry and add the
> > distortion later.
> >
> > any suggetions?
>
> I'd start with the CAPS plugins, http://quitte.de/dsp/caps.html
> maybe Amp V set for very high gain, followed by Cabinet II to warm it
> up and tame the excessive highs.
>
> If that's too "amp-like" and not fuzzy enough for you, look at the various
> distortions in the SWH ladspa set.
> http://plugin.org.uk/ladspa-swh/docs/ladspa-swh.html
>
> Pre-EQ also makes a huge difference in distortion character.
> More bass on the input = more of a "fuzz" sound.
> Less bass and more treble = more of a biting "distortion" effect.
>
> --
>
> Paul Winkler
> http://www.slinkp.com
>

I like to follow the CAPS Amp plugins with a low-pass filter.  I think
I use the 4 Pole Low Pass from the Blop package.

I've never gotten a good sound out of the CAPS Cabinet plugin (it
seems to kill all the low-end).


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