Author Topic: A good DIY distorsion pedal for groovebox / drums ? OCD clone ?  (Read 188 times)

Nicotep

A good DIY distorsion pedal for groovebox / drums ? OCD clone ?
« on: February 24, 2021, 02:31:43 AM »
I'm planning to build a stereo version of an OCD clone to warm up / brutalize my drum tracks.
What I like in the OCD in that purpose (the "v2" posted on tagboardeffects, with 500k vol + gain & 25k tone pot) is that it keeps very usable on all settings, even 100% drive, and the 'tone' indeed filters - not too much but in an efficient way.

BUT

Maybe you pewpl have different suggestions of a distorsion aimed at electronic drums / grooveboxes ?

Not talking about super harsh sound of late 90's like Atari Teenage Riot or EC8OR... A bit more mellow than that :)

iainpunk

Re: A good DIY distorsion pedal for groovebox / drums ? OCD clone ?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2021, 06:00:44 PM »
i strongly suggest a ProCo RAT. it can go from slight overdrive to brutal with its gain control, but adding an input attenuator is a good idea for most overdrives used with synth-drum-electronic gear. i think a big muff can be quite good on drums as well, especially with the tone and gain down a bit.
a DOD 250 is also quite mellow, being bright, but not aggressive.

cheers, Iain
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Nicotep

Re: A good DIY distorsion pedal for groovebox / drums ? OCD clone ?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 04:18:41 AM »
Great. Have a fair copy of the ProcoRat here.
And the DOD250 has so few components it's not a big risk to try.
Thanks for your suggestions !

iainpunk

Re: A good DIY distorsion pedal for groovebox / drums ? OCD clone ?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 08:36:47 AM »
i just realised that a green ringer could be a cool drum pedal as well. its an analog ''ocatve up'' but it sounds really ring-mod-like, cool, metallic and clangy, if you are in to space sounds. can be kinda noisy, but not high gain at all (generally considered unity gain, the in and out volumes are the same-ish)

cheers
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