A Guide to Logic Pro X OverdriveJun 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.
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.