Distortion. Is it good? Bad? Right? Wrong? The answer is Yes.
Distortion comes in many flavors. It can be used to enhance sounds by adding harmonic complexity or as a sound design tool to create unique sounds. No matter how you use it, distortion is an invaluable tool to add to your arsenal.
Grammy-winner Andrew Scheps teaches you what is happening to your audio when it distorts and how to use that knowledge to your advantage. See how Andrew uses distortion to create interesting sounds and make elements sit into, or jump out of a mix.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to:
Add the appearance of older recordings
Add Length to sounds
Morph distorted electric guitars with EQ
Create space and depth on vocals with parallel distortions
Learn the many uses of distortion from the one and only Andrew Scheps.
Avid Dyn3 Expander / Gate
Crane Song Phoenix II
Sound Toys Decapitator
Sound Toys Devil-Loc
UAD Ampeg SVTVR
UAD Studer A800
Waves Kramer HLS
Erick.E •Thursday, April 6, 2023
EBMusic •Friday, March 27, 2020
Very cool video but to basic plug-ins used in my opinion, this is for beginner enginneers, which is cool too ! :)
MarcoPolo •Monday, December 24, 2018
Andrew always makes me consider more possibilities and new aspects with respect to approaching sounds. Nice discussion.
StudioSaturn •Monday, March 12, 2018
We only have 5 starts to rate this Tutorial and it is beyond that. Thanks for this class.
muffy •Friday, March 2, 2018
Rated the video with 5 stars, then watched it!
RUBBER MAN •Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Fun, interesting, informative and will help your mixing. Andrew is a living master of our craft. Amazing how he shares so much. Enjoy.
nickgreenberg •Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Really liked this video. Andrew is great, as always. Shows a lot of distortion uses I wouldn't have imagined.
mataran •Friday, February 9, 2018
Thanks Andrew! You rock! "Be creative .... Be awesome!", hmmmm yeah, I'll try this for a change ;-)
Audiobsesion •Thursday, February 8, 2018
please subtitles in Spanish
dsarnat •Thursday, February 8, 2018
Just when I thought I knew all about something Scheps teaches me more about a topic. Great video taught by one of the best audio engineers out there....who somehow also has fantastic teaching chops. Highly recommend for all levels.