I love distortion.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.
Now that might surprise you, coming from the founder of Dynamic Range Day, but it’s true. Some of my favourite songs simply wouldn’t exist without it – like the sublime example in the video above, for example !
Distortion has been an integral part of the sound of recorded popular music since the very beginning, and it always will be.
And I love it.
So how can this be true ?
How can someone who bitches almost daily about the squashed-flat, distorted sounds of most modern releases, someone who has developed a plugin specifically to make sure people can hear exactly how much damage the Loudness War Sound is doing to their music – how can I claim to love distortion ?