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Distortion

Latest update : 1 May 2007.

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  • Italian definition

    1 maggio 2007, di Pierre Couprie

    Distorsione
    Con tale termine si fa riferimento alle modifiche della forma d’onda di un suono prodotte dai sistemi elettroacustici. Un sistema elettroacustico pu√≤ produrre distorsione nei casi seguenti: quando √® impossibile mantenere la linearit√ del segnale, nel qual caso si producono armoniche indesiderate; quando √® impossibile trasmettere l’integralit√ di uno spettro; quando √® impossibile gestire i transienti; quando √® impossibile trasmettere l’insieme dei segnali (...)

  • German definition

    17 February 2007, by Pierre Couprie

    Verzerrung

  • French definition

    1 December 2006, by Pierre Couprie

    Distorsion
    Ce terme d√©signe les modifications de la forme d’onde d’un son telles qu’elles sont produites dans les syst√®mes √©lectroacoustiques. Un syst√®me √©lectroacoustique peut produire des distorsions dans les cas suivants : impossibilit√© de maintenir la lin√©arit√© du signal ce qui ajoute des harmoniques non d√©sir√©es, impossibilit√© de transmettre l’int√©gralit√© du spectre, impossibilit√© de g√©rer les ruptures, impossibilit√© de transmettre (...)

  • Spanish definition

    7 August 2006, by Rob Weale

    Distorsión
    Este t√©rmino se refiere a los cambios de la forma de onda de un sonido que ocurran en un sistema electroac√ļstico. Los problemas en un sistema electroac√ļstico que pueden producir distorsi√≥n son los siguientes: la incapacidad de mantener la linealidad, resultando en la suma de arm√≥nicos indeseados; la incapacidad de dejar pasar el espectro de audio completo sin alteraci√≥n; la incapacidad de manejar los transientes; la incapacidad de dejar pasar todas las se√Īales en el (...)

  • English definition

    2 January 2005, by Rob Weale

    This term refers to changes of a sound waveform which occur in electroacoustic systems. Problems in an electroacoustical system which produce distortion are the following: the inability to maintain linearity, resulting in the addition of unwanted harmonics; the inability to pass the complete audio spectrum equally; the inability to handle transients; the inability to pass all signals in the same amount of time.
    In electroacoustic music and some kinds of modern popular music, distortion is (...)

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