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Chowdury DSP has released BYOD (Build-Your-Own-Distortion); a fully customisable virtual distortion pedal.
BYOD is made up of four different modules to help create your custom pedal; bass cleaner, high cut, tube screamer and amp IRs. Chowdury DSP has used a variety of distortion and tone-shaping circuits to build BYOD's emulations, as well as several effects units. Any custom pedals that you create can then be saved as presets.
Besides the four modules are input/output sliders for gain staging, a wet/dry control for parallel processing, built-in oversampling, mono/stereo processing modes and an undo/redo function.
The plugin is super clean and colourful, and fully resizable, which makes it a great companion regardless of your resolution. As well as supporting AU, VST, VST3 and AAX formats, you can also use BYOD as a standalone application outside of a DAW. Best of all, none of those formats weigh in above 30MB.
BYOD is available for Windows, macOS, Linux and iOS and can be downloaded for free here.
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