Distortion

Descript's creative distortion effect allows you to modify your source audio, producing a sound that is "fuzzy," "growling," or "gritty" tone. This could be useful when an extra loud, overdriven, or other exaggerated effect is desired. The effect comes with several presets to choose from, so you can try out different settings to get the desired result you're looking for. You can apply the effect from the Audio Effects section of the Properties Panel.

Descript editor with numbered steps for adding a distortion to a layer's audio

 

Parameter Description
Amp Simulators

Apply several real-world amp simulation models that provide their own distinct sonic characteristics:

  • Marshall cabinet
  • ADA cabinet
  • V-twin preamp
Gain How loud the input of the channel is. It controls tone, not loudness.
Drive The percentage of gain that is applied
Bass (low pass filter) cuts the frequencies of an audio clip from a range of 1.00 Hz to 250Hz
Treble (high pass filter) cuts the frequencies of an audio clip from a range of 6000Hz to 20,000Hz
Distortion A Provides a rich, full, and fuzzy-sounding tone with more low-end present
Distortion B Provides a sharp, thin, scratchy-sounding tone with more high-end present
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