Glad you enjoyed it! And I’m still learning more and more every day, so I appreciate you sharing!
I hadn’t thought of the FX chain in the context of a guitar pedal set up before, but that’s actually a really cool way to think about things. Thanks for sharing the link, it’s fantastic info!
This thinking parallels how I typically work with distortion, which I think is a useful way to think about using the effect.
With guitars, you typically distort multiple times at various amounts throughout the signal chain, as opposed to all at once. You have the amp, overdrives, distortions, etc. all along the pedal chain.
Looking at it in the guitar context, I mimic this kind of setyp in Vital using the filter method covered in the blog post, using the filter(s) on the main tab to add warmth right out of the oscillators, then using the distortion module, and finally with another filter to top things off at the end as you had mentioned. (With various effects in between of course)
This is a great way to approach distortion IMO and your link has given me a lot to ponder!