HoRNet Plugins has announced the release of HDS-1, a guitar distortion effect plug-in modeled after the BOSS DS-1 distortion pedal.
The sound of the pedal can be recognized in many recordings of the last 30 years, it’s a simple but effective circuit, that often is criticized for being too harsh sounding, for this reason many modifications have been created, and we decided do emulate also the most famous one the “ULTRA” mod.
The pedal’s job is to distort the guitar sound and this is accomplished by three different stages, the first is a simple transistor boost that also shapes the frequency response boosting the highs, the second stage is a dual op-amp amplifier that provides the gain for the clipping stage and also a variable lowpass filter (the more gain, the lowest the cutoff point). The final stage is a diode clipper that brutally limits the signal creating the hard distortion.
- Classic diode distortion.
- “Ultra” mod emulation.
- Adjustable effect level.
- Tone control from dark to bright.
- Analog emulation.
- Automatic oversampling.
- Mac OS X (>=10.5 Intel only) and Windows support.
- 64-bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows.
- Audio Units, VST, VST3, RTAS and AAX format.
HDS-1 for Windows and Mac is available for purchase for 7.99 EUR.