Reply To: Help with Multiband distortion crossover
What DAW are you in? I usually handle this in live or Bitwig by splitting out freq layers using EQ, and then I distort before or after those eq’s, depending on what I am going for. I use trash all the time, but I don’t use it’s onboard “bells and whistles” like the limiter or multiband very often, for the very reasons you are asking.
It depends on whether it will give me exactly what I want, and if it does great, but if not I sculpt it out using the DAW.
I do rearrange the signal flow a fair amount, as Genie describes in the image he linked to
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