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Old 16th December 2002
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Originally posted by k.w.blackwell

Well, it's still very relevant to my interests, because I don't discount intentional distortion used as an effect. In fact, I want to understand it better as part of a hobby project improving a distortion plugin DSP effect that I wrote. So I can't meet you all the way on this one. I still found the data (measurements) to be interesting, even if the fluff and silly statements surrounding them are of no value. Perhaps this sort of information has been better presented elsewhere.
If you need more distortion research, might I suggest listening to the 'Warzone' CD by The Missing Brazilians. Perpetuated by Adrian Sherwood and the folks at ON-U Sound back in 1984. I don't know how it was ever cut to vinyl... The executive summary is dub reggae, distortion, hiss, and dynamic range. PETRG (People for the Ethical Treatment of Recording Gear) might take offense, but I sure like it.