Schrammel released OJD, a free (open-source) emulation of the Fulltone OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Drive) overdrive pedal.
OJD is an open-source audio effect that simulates the Fulltone OCD overdrive guitar pedal. The software is available in VST3 and AU plugin formats for digital audio workstations on PC and Mac. Support for the AAX plugin format is coming soon.
Like the original OCD overdrive pedal, the OJD plugin features three knobs, two filter control switches, and a bypass switch. The three knobs are used to control the input gain, drive, and tone parameters.
The distortion you’ll get from OJD is best-described as analog overdrive. I can’t compare it to the original OCD pedal, but Schrammel’s free OJD plugin is easy to recommend if you need that classic overdriven guitar sound.
Of course, be sure to pair the OJD plugin with a virtual guitar amp and a guitar cabinet. One freeware guitar amp worth checking out is the recently released Swanky Amp plugin by Resonant DSP.
It’s worth noting that Janos, the developer behind Schrammel (and OJD), also works as a developer at Sonible. The company released several highly successful plugins lately, including the smart:EQ+ plugin, which we reviewed not long ago. Also, their Sonible Balancer plugin (made in collaboration with Focusrite) is free for a limited time only.
To download your free copy of OJD, visit the product page on Schrammel’s website and click one of the download buttons (depending on your operating system). You don’t need to sign up or register a user account.
The download contains an EXE installer that will extract the necessary plugin files to your hard drive. At the time of writing this article, OJD is available in VST3 and AU plugin formats (AAX support coming soon).
More info: Schrammel OJD (18.4 MB download size, EXE installer, 32-bit & 64-bit VST3/AU plugin format for Windows & macOS)