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Audio Mistakes 108 - 10 Common Distortion/Saturation Mistakes.
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What are the three main sections of a guitar amp/sim?
preamp, tone stack, poweramp
amp, delay, reverb
preamp, vibrato, reverb
amp, vibrato, tremolo
Potentially beneficial distortion...
None of the other answers are correct
must be real analog distortion, generated by hardware
must be avoided—it's actually a myth, all distortion is bad
can be either (real or virtual) analog distortion, or digital distortion—it's how it's used
Three types of digital distortion are:
plugins, inserts and sends
tube distortion, transistor distortion, and tape saturation
low, medium and high
clipping, quantization distortion, and aliasing
When taking a guitar signal directly into a DAW, the correct input would be:
a MIDI input
a Mic input
an Instrument input
a Line input
Four sources of (potentially beneficial) distortion/saturation are...
Guitar pedals, Plugins, Sends and Returns
tubes, transistors, transformers, and (analog) tape
clipping, gain-staging, limiting, and mixing
plug-ins, inserts, Sends, and Returns
Which of the following statement is true?
Distortion is is always a bad thing.
Distortion is always bad, unless it's analog, then it's always good.
Distortion can be both a problem and a useful processing effect.
Pulling a signal out of a DAW and running it through a real amp is called...
Two different types of tubes in guitar amps, responsible for different distortion qualitites, are...
triodes (preamp tubes) and pentodes (poweramp tubes)
octodes (analog) and nanodes (digital)
germanium and silicon
transistor and silicon
When there's an extra input in an amp sim, that's not part of the virtual amp...
it should be used to add as much distortion as possible from the virtual amp
it should be used to avoid generating distortion from the virtual amp
it should be used to calibrate the incoming DI guitar signal for optimal level into the virtual amp
Some instruments other than guitar that might benefit from distortion/overdrive are:
All answers are correcy
The very subtle amount of distortion or saturation in many analog processors is called...
analog "warmth" and "presence"
Tape Saturation is...
the gentle compression and distortion from recording into the red on analog tape
what happens when too many tracks are recorded on an analog reel
what happens to analog tape if it's stored too long in a humid environment
Audio Mistakes 108
10 Common Distortion/Saturation Mistakes
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