Distortion recommendation

Quadra emulates one of the quirkiest, rarest, and most curiosity-inspiring vintage synthesizers of all time, the 1978 ARP Quadra.
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aaron aardvark
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Distortion recommendation

Post by aaron aardvark » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:49 pm

I just bought Quadra. I wondered how Cherry Audio offered their products so inexpensively. Now I know their secret; it's in the instruction manual! They have cheap access to rotary pots (ha ha). Anyway, I have been after the ABACAB (by Genesis) lead synth sound for ages. I took note that the audio demo mentioned they added some distortion. I already owned Softube Harmonics (distortion), and that makes many of Quadra's factory presets sound better to my ears; including the Abacaby preset. Best ABACAB lead synth I have ever played! I also own Line 6 Helix Native, I wonder what the distortions and amp models might do to Quadra, though I have yet to try that.

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