Boosting the input on a distortion should not affect the dry, but it IS the main control for the distortion drive. So when you boost the input, you change the tone AND increase the wet level (but should not affect the dry).Loque wrote: ↑01 Oct 2019Boosting the input on a distortion unit does not only increase the dry (if wet/dry is available), but it also has a huge impact on the resulting wet signal.chaosroyale wrote: ↑01 Oct 2019OP did specifically say they were trying to recreate that fruity plugin which uses a wet/dry knob. I hear you about the parallel channel, although I generally prefer to use just a wet/dry and boost the input to keep up the dry gain, anything to avoid adding yet more channels to an always-overloaded mixer!
All to say, guitar amps/distortions have two main knobs for a reason: input (drive) and output (master). The input sets the tone, or amount of distortion, and the output sets the level. These are also present on compressors such as the 1176. You can also say threshold is similar to input (but only adjusts the input to the detector) while output functions like makeup gain.
You need both controls IMO - but these only affect the wet signal. Again, the problem I have with a dry/wet control is that is LOWERS the dry signal in addition to increasing the wet. I prefer to leave the dry signal unaffected so it doesn't change my mix too much, but totally understand others prefer a dry/wet control.