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...

Analog and Digital Signals

  Music started with analog technology systems and then slowly transferred to digital. Today’s music industry has a combination of both. Nowadays, producers record music using analog gear and then render it to a digital format for mixing, mastering and delivery. In...

ADSR Envelope and Gate Signals

  This article will discuss the basics of both envelopes and gate signals. Both the concepts are closely related and putting them together will be more meaningful.   What is an envelope signal?   An envelope signal is a subsonic, aperiodic, unipolar positive and...