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Thursday, October 20 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Better Timbre Through Smarter Distortion

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The innate sonic appeal of distortion effects might lure us into a ‘more is better’ trap. Too much distortion, however, can rob the tone of musicality, fatigue listeners, and cast a broad masking shadow across your production. Evaluating distortion through the lens of timbre is a way to better choose the type and amount of distortion suitable for any element of your multitrack arrangement. This tutorial derives insight for the recording and mix engineer through listening, visualization, and analysis of distortion and its impact on timbre.

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Alex Case

Sound Recording Technology, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Alex U. Case, Past President of the Audio Engineering Society, is a total audio junkie who has dedicated his professional life to the study of the history, aesthetics, perception, signal processing, electro-acoustics and room acoustics for creating and enjoying sound recordings. Alex... Read More →

Thursday October 20, 2022 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT