A Guide to Logic Pro X Overdrive

A Guide to Logic Pro X Overdrive

Jun 10, 2022

Overdrive emulates the distortion produced by a field effect transistor (FET), commonly used in solid-state musical instrument amplifiers and hardware effects devices. When saturated, FETs generate a warmer-sounding distortion than bipolar transistors, such as those emulated by the Distortion effect.

Overdrive parameters

Drive knob and field: Set the saturation amount for the simulated FET transistor.

Tone knob and field: Set the frequency of the high cut filter. Filtering the harmonically rich distorted signal produces a softer tone.

Output knob and field: Set the output level.

Level Compensation button: Turn on to reference the overall processing of the signal to 0 dB. This compensates for increases in loudness caused by using overdrive.

Display: Shows the impact of parameters on the signal.