BYOD Is A FREE Customizable Distortion Plugin By Chowdhury DSP

Chowdhury DSP releases BYOD (Bring Your Own Distortion), a freeware customizable guitar distortion effect in VST, AU, AAX, and LV2 plugin formats.

BYOD is a fully customizable guitar distortion effect developed by Chowdhury DSP. It lets users combine different guitar FX modules to create a custom guitar pedal.

The plugin packs various guitar FX components, including tone shaping, distortion, impulse responses, gain controls, and more. It lets the user mix and match the different components to create unique guitar multi-effects.

You can save your custom guitar pedals as presets for later use. So, if you ever wanted to create a Tube Screamer with a bass boost and a custom EQ curve but didn’t have the know-how to pull it off, here is your chance.

BYOD includes more handy features, such as a dry/wet slider for easy parallel processing and input/output controls for gain staging. It also comes with built-in oversampling, mono/stereo processing modes, and undo/redo functionality (thanks for that one!).

The user interface is clean, with differently colored components and clearly visible controls. The central panel is freely resizable, so the plugin will work just fine regardless of your screen resolution.

Chowdhury DSP has already released several incredibly useful freeware plugins, such as the Chow Tape Model saturation effect and the Chow Matrix delay (listed in our free delay VST plugins article).

And if you’re looking for more guitar effects, don’t forget to check out Chowdhury DSP’s free Chow Centaur plugin.

Here’s more info about the BYOD distortion effect:

“Build-Your-Own-Distortion (BYOD) is an audio plugin that allows the user to create custom guitar effects, with a focus on guitar distortion. The plugin contains emulations of guitar distortion and tone-shaping circuits from various, along with a handful of other useful effects.”

You can download BYOD for free from the developer’s website linked below. The software is compatible with VST3, AU, AAX, and LV2 plugin hosts on Windows, macOS, and Linux. It is also available as a free iOS app.

Check out the user manual if you need some help getting started with using BYOD in your DAW.

Download: BYOD (7.4 MB download size, EXE installer)

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