On 07/09/2011 05:05 AM, fred wrote:
Bitcrushing is an effect that reduces the bit depth of the audio data;
it's hard to describe exactly how this sounds, but it reduces the
quality of the audio in a very digital way. Used lightly it can give an
appealing retro-ish sound, like a sampler from the late 80s/early 90s,
but at extremes (reducing the bit depth to 2 or 3 bits) it creates a
very distorted sound.
A related, but different, effect is sample rate reduction, which can
have also produce effects ranging from subtle to highly distorted. If
you're like me, and grew up playing Amiga games in the early 90s, using
a sample rate reducer set to about 10Khz or so will take you right back
The "Decimator" plugin from Steve Harris's "swh" plugin set can achieve
both of these effects.
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