Harmonic Generator - Isn't That Distortion?
Yes, but the VSM-3, an emulation of the hardware unit from Vertigo, can do anything from gentle sweetening, to adding body to a specific area of the spectrum, through M/S processing for mastering all the way to square wave filth. Using two complemetary but very different sounding harmonic generator sections which can be arranged in series or parallel and can process both left and right channels or the mid or sides channels gives a bewildering number of options. Distortion wouldn't really cover all that.
Bass And Drums Examples
Hear how the VSM-3 can be used to sweeten and add body and depth to a drum bus and can add extra fur to a bass guitar to bring up its apparent level without raising the volume.