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The distortion effect was first created by guitar players overdriving their amps so that the waveform would become clipped. A similar effect can be done in a free ...
You will need: A computer capable of running Audacity (Linux, Windows, or Mac) Audacity A guitar recording (can be done in Audacity)
Open Audacity and record/import something. It is a good idea to save a backup copy as a .aup file.
Select the audio track by double-clicking it and then apply the leveller effect by clicking on Effect...Leveller. Use these settings: Degree of Leveling = Heaviest Threshold Noise = ...
Select the recording by double-clicking it, then click on Effect...Leveller. This time use the settings: Degree of leveling = Heaviest Threshold Noise = -50dB
The compressor effect will reduce the overall range from soft to loud. Double click the recording to select it. Then click on Effect...Compressor. Use these settings: Threshold = ...
To make the recording sound better apply the equalizer effect. Double-click the track to select it then click on Effect... Equalization. Use the acoustic preset.
Playback the recording. It should have a distorted sound. Export it or mix it with another layer. Have fun! I have attached an example in MP3 and OGG ...
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