Try filter resonance into a lowpass to kill the highs (and sound like a record with less highs than we have in the digital realm)
- keep a clean version to blend in if the 1st is too muddy/distorted
tbh the good stuff from the gear - is also there in the recording in like 999 out of 1000 cases. Like they've already been treated like that before we sample it. And you might aswell try to 'enrich' that, than put another hardware bit on it.
I know this is not common advice but think about it. Most people just assume we need gear for this. Imo gear makes sense if you want a super specific sound from one like wellknown device. And between that, industry and exponentially expensive gear, it makes little sense to just go for what we have already around.There's this illusion taking it's place imo.
I know you just want a shortcut - but this becomes a short cut down the line. And its infinitely cheaper.