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i have an idea for a vst... i think...

Discussion in 'Backline' started by pattonfreak1, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. pattonfreak1

    pattonfreak1 Bored Member

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    Imagine if you will, a combo multi-band distortion, compressor, multi-band hp-lp filter.
    First band is the lows. There's a hp filter and a lp filter. The lp filter is an adjustable crossover point for the next (mids) band in which the crossover point for the low band low pass acts as a hi pass for the mids. The mid band acts the same. And so is the high band. Hp-lp acts the same on all bands with crossover points: lp is the hp point for the next band up and vice versa going down. Next in the chain would be a multi-band distortion that applies itself (if wanted) to whatever frequency ranges are designated by the set range. Then a compressor is last in the chain. A real simple la2a style comp (gain and peak reduction the only controls) as well as volume controls for each band.
    So in summary:
    With this you'd only need one bass DI. Apply this effect to it and you'd (in theory) get a bass tone with crystal clear lows, warm saturated mids, and singing distorted highs.
    Am I on to something?
     
  2. John_C

    John_C formerly Skeksis268

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    i've thought of similar things before, the challenge lies in making it actually work well and sound good. You could make an easy prototype combining a few JS plugins in reaper, there's already 3bandsplitter, 3bandjoiner and many different compressors and distortion plugins. The code is easy to access and comparatively easy to understand so it wouldn't take long to amalgamate a few different ones.
     
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    Chris_P_Critter Freeze Tag Assassin

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    I would definitely use this. A lot. :D
     
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    Something that I thought would be cool for blending kick samples/mic's is a crossover that works on a stereo track/bus. So you could have your low mic on one side and high mic on the other. Maybe throw in a blend control too so you could adjust the balance between each mic with the level staying the same.
     
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