Simplified , Physically-informed Models of Distortion and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedals

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This paper explores a computationally efficient, physically informed approach to design algorithms for emulating guitar distortion circuits. Two iconic effects pedals are studied: the “Distortion” pedal and the “Tube Screamer” or “Overdrive” pedal. The primary distortion mechanism in both pedals is a diode clipper with an embedded low-pass filter, and is… (More)

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