Hey, I just purchased the Buzzard since I wanted a top-notch distortion.. instead I'm getting (with the no filter settings) something that sounds like a smiley EQ curve and some compression (I have to turn down the input to avoid the compression).
Sounding gorgeous, but this is not really what I was after. Care to explain?
This is for harmonic distortion ("warmth" and character), not distortion like guitar amp overdrive. Nebula does not do that sort of "distortion". When you see the word distortion in any Nebula topic, it is almost always referring to added harmonic contest, the kind that all ITB audio tends to lack. Google the hardware unit and read up, there is quite a bit of info about it. Does that help?
Hey Cehas, In the last few months a lot has been lerant including eeking out a bit more distortion performance form old libarairs. As I have been so busy with new releases it has curtailed my update work. After the next major release mid July, I will go over some older libraries and do updates and upgrades to see where I can make improvements. The Buzzard seems like it could get a little more distortion. The Helios Preamp offers a lot more distortion than anything else I have done so try that for close to the kind of distortion you may be thinking of. Works better on compressed material. It's called Titan V2 pre in the shop. In my long thread I have an example of it. But as Richie has said, Nebula needs a bit of work on the distortion front but every month we find new tweaks that help. Also Gemini audio have a stellar UA 610 sampling that may well be what you want with a gooey valve sound with astonishing distorion characteristics.Try that as well. So you could combine the Buzzard with one of the offerings I mentioned and you may get closer to what you desire. Failing that, just use a VST distortion plugin before the Buzzard and you are good to go. better still, get some real valves and drive the heck out of em .........Take care Henry