Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

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Nerdflanders
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Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by Nerdflanders » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:14 am

Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by downfader » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:16 pm

Try the waves ones. I tended to find them a bit fizzy myself but many use them. IIRC Line 6 have some VST stuff and there is the KVR forums for freebies.
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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by twistedkeys » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:36 pm

Nerdflanders wrote:Where can I get overdrive plug ins?
You could try PositiveGrid's Bias Pedal software plugin, they have a promotion until tomorrow, 1/2/2017, where you can get it for free.

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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by twistedkeys » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:41 pm

twistedkeys wrote:
Nerdflanders wrote:Where can I get overdrive plug ins?
You could try PositiveGrid's Bias Pedal software plugin, they have a promotion until tomorrow, 1/2/2017, where you can get it for free.
I forgot to include the link for free plugin, again the promotion is only until tomorrow 1/2/2017 so hurry up, here it is, https://www.positivegrid.com/promotions/

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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by AliMc » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:07 pm

twistedkeys wrote: I forgot to include the link for free plugin, again the promotion is only until tomorrow 1/2/2017 so hurry up, here it is, https://www.positivegrid.com/promotions/
This looks interesting. I hadn't heard of this plugin before. Thanks for sharing.
Downloading now - you can never have too much distortion! :evil:

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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by Nerdflanders » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:45 pm

Thanks for your help.
but don;t go away beause I fins the DAW program complicated as hell and they do nothing to make it
simplier. even the help box in the corner is full of technical jargon.

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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by Nerdflanders » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:01 pm

So, is there a whole bank of effets that come standard with the Live9 lite that I don't know about?
And also I have downloaded the Positive grive bias distortionpedal, ow what?
How do I access it on the DAW?

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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by Stromkraft » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:10 pm

Nerdflanders wrote:So, is there a whole bank of effets that come standard with the Live9 lite that I don't know about?
And also I have downloaded the Positive grive bias distortionpedal, ow what?
How do I access it on the DAW?
Ableton Live browser > plug-ins. Drag it into the track where you want it.
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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by twistedkeys » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:18 am

Nerdflanders wrote:So, is there a whole bank of effets that come standard with the Live9 lite that I don't know about?
And also I have downloaded the Positive grive bias distortionpedal, ow what?
How do I access it on the DAW?
To see all the effects that came with the version of Live that you have, you have to go to Browser / Audio Effects. The PositiveGrid BIAS Distortion pedal is an external plugin so you have to enable it and point Live to the folder where you installed the plugin. On Windows OS, you go to Preferences / File Folder / Plug-in Sources. Once you've done this, you go back to the Browser / Plugins / PositiveGrid and drop the BIAS Pedal plugin to your audio track. Hope this helps!

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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by Nerdflanders » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:44 am

twistedkeys wrote:
Nerdflanders wrote:So, is there a whole bank of effets that come standard with the Live9 lite that I don't know about?
And also I have downloaded the Positive grive bias distortionpedal, ow what?
How do I access it on the DAW?
To see all the effects that came with the version of Live that you have, you have to go to Browser / Audio Effects. The PositiveGrid BIAS Distortion pedal is an external plugin so you have to enable it and point Live to the folder where you installed the plugin. On Windows OS, you go to Preferences / File Folder / Plug-in Sources. Once you've done this, you go back to the Browser / Plugins / PositiveGrid and drop the BIAS Pedal plugin to your audio track. Hope this helps!
I have the BIAS pedal on my computer, I went to File/install pack but I can't seem to find it as an option.
It's on my desktop but my computer doesn't recognise it for some reason.


Oh by the way I am using windows 64 bit. and I D/L the link for 64 bit.

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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by twistedkeys » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:53 pm

Nerdflanders wrote: I have the BIAS pedal on my computer, I went to File/install pack but I can't seem to find it as an option.
It's on my desktop but my computer doesn't recognise it for some reason.
Oh by the way I am using windows 64 bit. and I D/L the link for 64 bit.
You need to tell Live what folder you installed the PositiveGrid Pedal plugin. You do this in Preferences / File Folder / Plugin Sources and click the browse button and look for folder where you have plugin installed. I think by default, it is installed in C:\Program Files\Steinberg folder. Once you do this, Live should be able to find it and you can drag it from Browser / Plugin to your audio track.

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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by Nerdflanders » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:49 pm

Okay I finally got it to work
TYhanks heaps for your help.
It says it's a demo version?????
And what are all those pictures of circuit boards? are they different sounding pedals you can have?

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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by thepeachprince » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:24 pm

try soundtoy's "decapitator".

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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by Nerdflanders » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:12 pm

Thanks.
will do.
I find all the effects tend to compress the sound of my Les Paul.
they make it sound like a junky guitar.
what am I missing here?

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Re: Where can I get overdrive plug ins?

Post by twistedkeys » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:53 am

Nerdflanders wrote:Okay I finally got it to work
TYhanks heaps for your help.
It says it's a demo version?????
And what are all those pictures of circuit boards? are they different sounding pedals you can have?
Yes, you need to register it. I have not played with the this plugin extensively, try using different presets in the plugin under its categories.

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