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English definition

Generally refers to any process which irreversibly alters the wavesets in a sound, waveset inversion, omission, reversal, shaking, shuffling, substitution, averaging and harmonic distortion. Specifically used to refer to power-distortion, raising each sample of the sound to a power (e.g. squaring, cubing, taking the square root.) (Source - Trevor Wishart (1994). Audible Design. York: Orpheus the Pantomime.)

Wednesday 26 January 2005, by Rob Weale