Ok so this is not technically sound design but I ened technical ears and you guys are the best for that.

Just produced a track recently and a have had positive feedback from allot of people. However one has mentioned that they care hear distortion/clipping throughout the whole track and its unlistenable to the point of after 10 seconds having to stop.

I am not sure I understand what the issue is so thought I would get another perspective from some guys that work with audio.


  • If the reviewer stopped after ten seconds, how does he or she know that the distortion lasts through the whole track? – Joseph Harvey Jul 26 '12 at 4:16
  • I feel they may been over dramatising as I know he has listend to the whole track a few times. This person is someone who's opinion I really trust and have done for many years, I think this style of music is just really not his cup of tea and was not being his usually subjective self lol. – Andrew Aug 3 '12 at 16:05


I think you just got an overly negative review. I hear that there is a synth part what has a distortion element to it. This to me is a creative choice. I don't hear anything technically wrong here.

  • Thanks Chris, some times when you work on a sound for so long even the errors can sound like part of the mix so fresh ears are always welcome :) – Andrew Jul 24 '12 at 17:52


I agree with the comment above, just sounds like the low end synth line has a clip to it, all personal preference, nothing to worry about at all, would suck if we all produced squeaky clean pop songs, keep going buddy !

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