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