Face Bender

Distorque FaceBender 3

Face Bender

size 1.24 MB  / 1.30 MB

This is an emulation of a Fuzz Face and a Tone Bender MKII with added controls for tweaking. It runs in mono or stereo, and has selectable 2x oversampling.
The Fuzz Face was first made by Arbiter Electronics in 1966. It had a thick, fuzzy distortion and was made famous by artists like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and David Gilmour. The Tone Bender MKII was also released in 1966, by Sola Sound. Compared to the Fuzz Face, it has a brighter, more distorted sound.
Sidebar :

  • Effect On/Bypass – This switches the effect on or off.
  • Tweak – This switches from the normal effect menus to the tweak menus. Note that the controls on the Fuzz Face tweak menu and the Tone Bender tweak menu are independent of one another.
  • Mono/Stereo – This switches between mono and stereo operation.
  • LQ/HQ – This switches between low quality and high quality modes. The high quality mode has 2x oversampling and slightly more realistic processing, but uses more CPU power than the low quality mode.
  • Master Volume – This is a volume control that applies to both effects.
  • Effect Type – This switches between the Fuzz Face emulation and the Tone Bender emulation.

Fuzz Face :

  • Volume – This controls the Fuzz Face’s output volume.
  • Fuzz – This controls the Fuzz Face’s distortion.

Tone Bender :

  • Volume – This controls the Tone Bender’s output volume.
  • Attack – This controls the Tone Bender’s distortion.

Tweak Menus :

  • Input Level – This controls the volume going into the effect.
  • Input Filter – This controls how much filtering is done on the input. Try turning it down for a brighter tone. To emulate the volume control clean-up of the fuzz face, turn down both the Input Level and the Input Filter controls.
  • Gate – This changes the bias of the effect, making a gated sound. This can be used as a noise gate, but works better for splattery fuzz sounds.
  • Clean Blend – This blends in clean input signal with the distorted fuzz.
  • Lo Cut – This controls the bass on the input.
  • Hi Cut – This controls the treble on the output.

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