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Mix Smart by Alex Case

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CHAPTER 4 Distortion

 

 

The most tempting effect: overdrive it, without overdoing it.

 

MIX SMART QUICK START: Distortion

GOALS

  • Avoid unwanted and accidental distortion.
  • Fit tracks together by strategically allocating the spectrum associated with harmonic distortion.
  • Feature key tracks in need of attention through the addition of a well-chosen flavor of distortion.

GEAR

  • Become distortion-literate by learning the unique sound qualities of each: tubes, transistors, transformers, converters, transducers, analog magnetic tape, each and every stomp box, guitar amps and their software simulators — all offer their own unique distortion qualities.

 

There is something innately appealing about distortion. That extra crackle and purr that occurs ...

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