Understanding Cubase’s distortion effects and when to use each of them

Decimate your sounds and add a subtle touch of saturation with Distortion, AmpSimulator, Magneto 2, Bitcrusher and Quadrafuzz.

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In this Cubase tutorial, Bruce Aisher gives you a brief introduction to Cubase’s stock distortion plug-ins. You’ll learn the different properties of Bitcrusher, Distortion, AmpSimulator, Magneto 2 and Quadrafuzz, and understand their different approaches to distortion. Bruce also gives you some insight into when you should use distortion and what instruments it lends itself to.

In our Cubase Tutorial series, we’re starting with the basics and gradually moving into more advanced and creative techniques, as in our Logic Tips and Ableton Live Tutorials series. Subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube Channel for weekly updates on new videos and content.

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Bruce Aisher is an English music producer, music technology journalist and lecturer. As one half of the duo Brancaccio & Aisher, he has had club hits for labels including Bedrock, Parlophone and his own Player One Records. He regularly contributes to MusicTech content and is one of our Cubase Experts.

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