a wide range of distortion sounds from a little bit
of dirt to a giant fuzz/crunch tone. It emulates the
germanium diode clipping used in the Distortion+,
as well as the lo-fi op amp and just about every
other aspect of the circuit. Many parts of the
effect are also tweakable, so you can craft your own
D+ based distortion.
In addition to the normal distortion
and output controls, the following controls have
- 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 contributed by
the emulated op amp.
- Diode Clipping - This
controls the hardness of the distortion from the
- 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 distortions use
controls like this to reduce muddiness and
Plusdistortion for Windows (VST) is
available as a freeware.