Audio Damage Quanta & Native Instruments Guitar Rig 6 Pro, two plugins that were used in the new plugin minute episode for big distorted soundscapes.
Atmospheric drones or textures are popular because they create new worlds in which you can fly sonically. Large delays and reverbs are often used to design these. In the new plugin minute episode, I want to expand this popular concept with a completely different element, distortion. Exactly the effects that you actually know from rock and metal music.
For this experiment, I use the beautiful Audio Damage Quanta granular Synthesizer as well as the new Native Instruments Guitar Rig 6 Pro. Of course, you can also use any other synthesizer and effect plug-in.
Distorted Soundscapes With Audio Damage Quanta & Native Instruments Guitar Rig 6 Pro
It took a while to find the perfect mix of distortion/amp modeling and delay/reverb. Often it was too little, often too much. The balance is very important here to get a perfect match. If you use it too much, the signal becomes blurred. That means the signal is distorted so much that it no longer sounds nice.
In the demo, you can hear the classic, dreamy sound of drones/textures, very floating but also a higher harmonics portion that gives the whole a new sound character.
Audio Damage Quanta is available now for $99 USD and Native Instruments Guitar Rig 6 Pro for $199 USD.