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Old 04-01-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

Hey guys, I'm very new to this forum AND a new ableton user. I've been looking at a lot of sound tutorials lately and a lot of people recommend the Ohmicide distortion vst. My question is, is it worth the money? Or can I get alot of the same distorted sounds using ableton's saturator or other native-ableton plugins?

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

It's worth it.



to be a bit more verbose: you can probably get many similar tones but ohmicide has a lot of stuff built into it's interface, for example frequency bands so you can split your sound into bands and effect each one with a different tone(or not at all.)

I don't have it but I would if I wasn't so broke, and I'd use it on literally every track most likely.
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

yes, so worth it. i have it, it's totally amazing!

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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

Like most distortion units it has it's own particular flavor. I use it for certain things as well as Logic's distortion plugin and Izotope Trash. Why don't you try the demo. I think you get something like 7 hours of use with the demo.

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #5
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

More than worthy.

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Old 17-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

it is awesome, very versatile with a great sound

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Old 18-01-2012, 06:22 AM   #7
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

wonderful stuff. i realllllly want to buy the whole ohmforce package.. pretty expensive though, so for now i wait...

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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

Worth it for sure,Ohm has the right idea when it comes to VSTs they always offer that little bit extra
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Old 25-07-2012, 02:10 AM   #9
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

Im lazy and i hate manuals, but its time to read it. I can hear the 'awesome-potential' with random fiddling already. As with all distortion the trick is not to overdo it and i tend to disregard the spectral window a bit too often
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Old 25-07-2012, 07:58 AM   #10
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

Ohmcide is so good I almost feel like I'm cheating when I use it, the most musical distortion I tried.

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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

Even if you don't get Ohmicide, the native Ableton distortion units I have found to be very lackluster. An alternative plugin would be D16's Devastator distortion unit; although it's not quite as expansive as Ohmicide, it's still very good and perhaps more user-friendly.
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

hmmm i find many of the distortion algorithms sound very 'samey' and theres far to many of them to choose from as well. Maybe its personal taste but i find the GUI god awful, it took me a lot longer to work out how to effectively use the plug, and even then, its an effort because of the tiny text and small knobs in odd places. On the other hand, the frequency splitting is nice, and the ability to morph between band presets is fairly awesome and sounds great.

However, i prefer other distortion plugs overall......

D16 Decimort for bitcrushing
Soundtoys Decapitator for general distortion
FabFilter Saturn for modulated multi-band distortion FX
Audio Damage Kombinat for more in your face distortion

Actually, i think Kombinat is far better for multi-band distortion, providing a better GUI, less options but more variety within those options, and to my ear a better sound. But perhaps I'm just crap with Ohmicide...

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Old 26-07-2012, 03:34 PM   #13
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

I'll just +1 D16 in general and Devastator. I never feel the need for another distortion unit....but then again I don't get terribly fancy and involved with complex FX chains...straightforward and user friendly.

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Old 26-07-2012, 10:44 PM   #14
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

I use Ohmicyde a lot but I rarely have it in full mix.. you have a lot you can manipulate on that program.. makes for good automation...
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

iZotope Trash is much better distortion unit imo

Ohmicide is somewhat unwieldy at times and the parameters are lacking and unclear.

Fab Filters saturn is pretty solid, but Trash is my bread and butter

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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

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iZotope Trash is much better distortion unit imo

Ohmicide is somewhat unwieldy at times and the parameters are lacking and unclear.

Fab Filters saturn is pretty solid, but Trash is my bread and butter
i used to use iZotope Trash religiously. then i noticed after i go decent monitors that i started losing a ton of volume whenever i had the plugin activated, regardless if i had any of the effects within activated. glitch or just part of the program? i dunno, but i dont have that problem with any other distortion plugins
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:30 PM   #17
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

weather or not ohmicide is worth it depends on what genre you make. its great if you are that kind of producer who is deep into synths and is interested in creating dynamic moving "signature bass sounds" Like Kill The Noise type stuff. Its great for subtle expressive highlights on a certain concentrated frequencies.
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

worth it, i never tried out trash though
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

Ohmicide can make you sound like a lot better sound designer than you really are.....


......which is awesome.
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Re: Ohmicide distortion, worth it?

It's absolutely amazing.

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