Hall Reverb

Discrete Echoes   Reverb actually represents a large number of discrete echoes. They are caused by sound bouncing off of every conceivable solid surface and then mushing together as the thousands of echo’s return to the listener. A reverb processor is a...

Chamber Reverb

Echo Chamber   The first reverb effects created for recordings used real physical space as a natural echo chamber. A loudspeaker would play the sound, and then a microphone would pick it up again, including the effects of reverb. Echo Chambers have been an...

Overdrive

Distortion confusion   ”Overdrive” is a gain-based effect which people often mistake as a distortion effect. It’s pretty hard to draw the line between the two, especially when it comes to guitar effect pedals. One of the simplest ways to...

Bitcrusher

What is a Bitcrusher?   Bitcrusher is a type of audio effect that has a low-quality distortion in its core. In addition, It produces a distortion by the reduction of the resolution or bandwidth of digital audio data. Furthermore, the sound it produces can be...

Audio Clipping

What is clipping?   In the audio domain, “Clipping” occurs when you push the speakers beyond their capabilities. This is sometimes referred as overload. The reason why this is happening is that there is no limit to the amount of the power that is supplying the...

Guitar Amplifiers & Cabinets

Guitar Amplifier 101 A guitar amplifier is a device that amplifies the signal. In other words, it strengthens the audio signal that comes from a source such as electric, acoustic or bass guitar. Altered signal is then expressed through a loudspeaker which is typically...