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Garbling and distorting voice with (or without) sox

I may be wrong but this sounds to me like a simple ring modulator.
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Fixing distortion and low fidelity on a re-recorded audio cassette

Nothing posted by Schizomorph is wrong - if it's busted, it's busted... However, one small ray of light is azimuth/stereo balance correction in software. Back in the old days I had a bit of freeware (...
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Fixing distortion and low fidelity on a re-recorded audio cassette

I'm afraid you can't re-construct information (in the waveform) that has been distorted. The one side you can improve is playback quality by using a decent tape player with a good head. Tape ...
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Microphone was too close, how to fix?

What you are asking for is pretty much like trying to take the sugar of a baked cake. There are tools that could help but I have no personal experience with them. From what I was told, iZotope RX ...
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Kylo Ren Voice Changer

Well I've tried to come close : I used reaper, Izotope Trash 2 for saturation and Izotope Ozone 5 for multiband compression. 1. pitch shift - 3 semitones 2. Cut some ...
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Guitar amp sound distorted when miked up

I usually find that SM57s accentuate distortion/tinniness when the mic is pointed at the center of the speaker cone. My preferred placement is 45 degrees off-axis, aimed between the outer edge of the ...
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Synthesizing distorted guitar from MIDI

There's of course plenty of ways to do that. The easiest way on Windows would certainly be to load both a SoundFont synth and an amp-simulator plugin into a DAW, but I suppose that's not the solution ...
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Synthesizing distorted guitar from MIDI

Unfortunately it is tough to generate a good sounding distorted guitar using only digital means. Although as sampling gets better this is slowly getting better as well. Your idea of sampling a clean ...
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Emulating a skype/opus bandwidth-drop tearing/stutter?

Try Speakerphone from Audio Ease. It has a dropped frame simulation you can hear starting from 15:20 in their Youtube video on this product page http://www.audioease.com/Pages/Speakerphone/...
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Cleaning up a 'distorted' audio clip?

I think it would be better to find other sound effects... Or, better yet, make them yourself. Cleaning those sounds will probably be a lot of work for a non ideal result. Additionally those sounds may ...
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Extreme distortion/clipping plugin

Ohmicide from Ohm Force is specifically made to provide over-the-top distortion effects. Available as 32/64-bit Audio Unit, VST, and RTAS.
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Kylo Ren Voice Changer

I have just seen the following article where this sound effect is mentioned (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/la-en-craft-star-wars-sound-20160204-story.html). It is interesting to note ...
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Distort 70s b-movie tracks to make it sound as a movie that has been laying around for too long or been played too often

I agree with Mark. A Tape Emulation plugin might be a good option. I can highly recommend Satin by U-He. it has great options to beautifully (or badly) degrade sound (besides enhancing it nicely). You ...
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How to recreate the lead/distorted bass in Awolnation - Sail?

The base of the bassline is a sawtooth wave. In order to recreate the bassline I used 2 Oscillators. One peek wave for maximal crispness and a sawtooth wave transformed 1 octave lower to add weight. ...
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Is it possible to fix such level of corruption in a buggy audio recording (sound distorded-choppy-Laggy)

No, I don't think you can fix that unless you have a fully equipped studio for forensic analysis, very good ears and a LOT of time. What you're hearing has a number of problems. The greatest is that ...
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Is it possible to automate removal of hum and distortion in audio files?

Distortion in the form of clipping would be very difficult to remove: the waveform has been altered, and information on the missing part of the waveform has been lost.
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Is it possible to automate removal of hum and distortion in audio files?

Depends on what sort of result you want. Sure you can analyze whether a file contains more than a reasonable amount of 50Hz or 60Hz and you can notch that out, but the problem with this approach is ...
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How to deal with clipping/distortion in a custom synth app

You have to consider exactly how much headroom you have available to you in a 32-bit or 64-bit float scenario. The answer is - masses! You should be doing your mixing at 64-bit level these days in a ...
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Irreversible functions to distort sound that still retain discriminatory features

You should investigate a linear predictive coding mechanism like Silk or Speex. Encode the speech with said codec then decimate the bitrate down to the minimum possible intelligible level. I defy ...
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How to create voice distortion like this amazing TED Talk

I wouldn't call this a distortion as it is a 'new', synthesized sound based on the original sound. A distortion would be the original sound, shaped (see waveshapers) I believe this is a sine wave ...
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Filter or Eq out certain parts of the spectrum without introducing transient distortion

I'd say your best bet would be to use the Spectral Repair features of Izotope's RX package. Unfortunately, if you're filtering any sound you are inherently likely to introduce artifacting of some sort;...
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Checking for digital distortion of software synth

It sounds like you've got a decent understanding of the gain staging process, just for review purposes, here's a good article on the subject: http://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/gain-staging-your-...
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Audio recording at wrong speed

You can use ffmpeg or audacity to do this. Both are free. In Audacity, use Effect > Change Tempo... or Effect > Sliding Time Scale / Pitch Shift
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Input Distortion on Zoom H4N

XLR inputs are mic inputs on the H4n, not line. Put a 40db pad or so on the line and it will probably work ok, though you may still have some quality loss from impedance differences depending on the ...
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Beyerdynamics dt880 32 ohm crackling noise on high volumes

32 ohm is a moderately low impedance and fairly easily driveable if your soundcard has a moderately powerful amp. Sounds like it's capable of overdriving the cans, and the drivers aren't able to ...
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Pluck in the intro Kensei Ummet ozcan

Quick analysis: It has a cycle running through it, like a cricket's chirp. Maybe tremolo, but probably part of the wave shaping process- a cycled wave, maybe originally a much lower pitched looping ...
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Emulating a skype/opus bandwidth-drop tearing/stutter?

Perhaps not the most practical and flexible solution: you don't have to emulate, you can apply manual changes in bandwidth using a tool like NetBalancer and you can start some heavy downloads, use a ...
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How did the band America get the distortion for the guitar solo in Sandman?

mm that's a tricky one , well lets think about the distortion a bit,the creamy top end makes me look at a fuzz, maybe an octa/fuzz with the octaver low in the mix, cause i hear some low end which i ...
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Maximum frequency of monaural beat frequency?

I think this has something to do with HARMONY, i haven't completed harmony yet so I'm not 100% sure... When you have two frequencies of different values playing simultaneously, the brain and ear ...
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