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10 Common Distortion/Saturation Mistakes

Audio Mistakes 108


Distortion and saturation, when misused or poorly executed, can ruin a production just as easily as they can warm it up! That’s what inspired Joe Albano to create this course! Let US make the mistakes so YOU don’t have to!

Spotlight Review

DavidB wrote a review. July 01, 2016

Lots of good info giving a more trchnical understanding of distortion types & use with consise descriptions of the distortion derived from various guitar amps. Usefull to me as I only have vertual amps.

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1 Introduction 05:30
2 Wrong Inputs 05:17
3 Gain Confusion 06:45

Course Overview

Joe Albano

Joe Albano

Here’s the truth: The only undistorted "pure" sound that exists is an electronically-generated sine wave. All other sound, whether in music or in the real world, is distorted in one way or another. It’s true. That’s not a bad thing, though. It’s a naturally-occurring phenomenon. It’s what gives sound character and warmth. That’s why understanding how to creatively ADD distortion to your music tracks is such an important skill to have in your audio toolbox.

Many top engineers use distortion and saturation on every track. So you can see how easy it would be to misuse these types of FX! You must have a clear understanding of the different kinds of distortion effects and techniques out there so that you can make the right choices for the instruments in your production and the style of music your producing.

So join expert audio engineer Joe Albano now and learn what NOT to do when making distortion choices. In less than an hour of study, you will master all kinds of saturation and distortion tips and tricks that are guaranteed to give realistic, analog warmth to all the tracks in your productions.