Sound Distortion: a hindrance to audios



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Distortion of any sort is unpleasant to the ears. When it is found in audios it is a huge turn off. The distortion in sound is caused by strong signals. When the signal is very high part of the audio signal is lost resulting in distorted sounds. For a sound engineer distortion is a problem while a guitarist uses distortion to add new sounds. To have the best experience manage the distortion and let it not overtake the sound making it uncomfortable for everyone. The different techniques to limit sound distortion are discussed below:

Sound distortion can happen at any time. It can be due to faulty equipment, overloading with sound or pushing the limits of a speaker which results in them distorting the sound.

  • The primary step is to find out where is the problem.
  • Then measure the signal using a Volume Unit (VU)
  • If it is coming from the microphone move the sound a little away from it.
  • If you can find “peaks” on any of the equipment, it means the signal is high.
  • Sometimes it can be the speakers working beyond the limits causing a distortion.
  • If it is faulty equipment, then it needs to be replaced.
  • Using a limiter helps. The limiter manages the sound and lets its stay in place. It works automatically same as us adjusting the volume controls.

Just as our body signals us about an infection with the onset of fever and weakness similarly an audio distortion is a signal that something is amiss. You have to review every element through which the sound or audio passes and locate the problem. An audio engineer priority is to clear these hurdles and produce smooth and pleasing audios. Follow these techniques to limit sound distortion and produce soothing music.