(term) Distortion

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  1. audiokid

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    A term that has taken on a specific meaning, but which is in fact much broader in its definition. Technically, distortion is any change in the shape of an audio waveform compared between two points in a signal chain. Therefore adding EQ and compression also adds distortion to the original signal. But generally the term refers to the desirable or undesirable "breaking-up" of audio (as in distorted guitars.)
     
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