Overview

The bx_yellowdrive distortion pedal from Brainworx is an exacting plugin emulation of one of the most popular overdrive pedals ever made: The Boss SD-1®. Guitarists love the warm, smooth tube amplifier-like distortion and overdrive this pedal produces while responding authentically to picking technique. Unique, asymmetric overdrive circuitry delivers a genuine overdrive effect for a classic guitar sound. The tone control allows for different distortion flavors.

From subtle warming of clean tones to smooth overdrive effects, the bx_yellowdrive delivers classic sound to your DAW. Download the full function 14-day demo (no dongle required!) today to add this iconic overdrive to your tracks.

Legal Disclaimer: Boss and SD-1 are registered trademarks of Roland Inc. bx_yellowdrive was developed by Brainworx Music and Media GmbH based on its own modeling techniques. Roland has not endorsed nor sponsored the bx_yellowdrive in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.

Features

  • Smooth overdriven sounds
  • Natural tube amp-style growl
  • Reacts to your playing like a real overdriven amp would
  • Tone, Drive, and Level controls
  • Faithful re-creation of a classic overdrive pedal 
  • Mono or Stereo operation
  • Tones range from warmed up cleans to singing overdrive effects
  • Plugin version has all the tone, but not all the noise, of the original
  • Brings classic overdrive pedal tone into your DAW
  • Plugin does things the pedal can’t, like automation and stereo buss processing

Audio Examples

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    Overdrive at his best
    by Faland
    This is a very good plug. It remind me his hardware counterpart a lot.
    But this one is possibly even better than that.
    I never liked the Boss SD so much, not as much as I like the… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.12
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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