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 is metallic or gritty....

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...

Delay Effects

  What is ‘Delay’?   When someone shouts on top of a hill, the person hears himself back after sometime with a reduced volume. This phenomenon is known as ‘echo’. The same phenomenon when recreated artificially in the studio is known as ‘Delay’.   Going by the book, A...

Cutoff Filters

  What is a Cutoff Filter?   A filter generally refers to a device that can remove something out of any given thing. In the audio world a filter does a very similar job. A cutoff filter is a processor, which can attenuate or completely remove certain partials out of...