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Decent distortion plug in for Audacity

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Anybody have a decent distortion plug in for audacity? I've got the free LADSPA bundle don't know what half of the plug ins are any help there?

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The problem with audacity is that it does not allow you to use plugins in real time. You can only apply them after the fact. Are you using Linux as your Operating System? If so, you might want to consider using Ardour instead of Audacity. Ardour allows for real time effects and is much closer to a true DAW than Audacity could ever hope to be. Audacity is great for editing audio and converting files but it's just to cumbersome to really use as a DAW. The learning curve with Ardour is a little steep. Read any and all documentation. Ardour also requires you to have Jack running when you use it.

If you do have Windows on your hard drive, Kristal Audio Engine really is the way to go. Better interface and thousands of free VST instruments. As for distortion/amp effects.

Voxengo Tube Amp
Voxengo Boogex

All windows plugins. Sorry.