Learning by Listening – Distortion

Turns out, one of the most clicked pages here at recordingology is a review of the math behind square waves. While it is an essential part of understanding how complex periodic waves are built of component, pure tone sine waves, it also key to learning about distortion.

Distortion is part of recording. Sometimes it’s an accident. Sometimes it’s on purpose. Don’t let the math get you down. Reward yourself by listening to some great examples of distortion in recorded music.

Glad you asked.

You’ll find a great reference listening list for distortion in the Distortion-ography.