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Punk Piano

How do I add distortion to my digital piano while playing? Is there a small amp I can plug in? Looking to do this on the cheap, so maybe eBay or local pawn shop?
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Sep 4, 2016 - 6 answers

How do I get this guitar tone from Bettie Serveert's Kid's Allright?

What gear do I need to achieve this specific guitar tone from Bettie Serveert's "Kid's Allright"? I'm looking to replicate the sound the guitar makes from about 2:29 to 2:42. I really like that heavy, machine-like grinding distortion. I assume there's some kind of effects unit that's key to getting this sound. Any suggestions as to what that might be?
posted by millions on Jun 20, 2016 - 7 answers

Is reality really this malleable?

Depression has lifted with magnesium supplements. I perceive what I would call reality differently on and off the supplements. This is very strange, yet it is pleasant when I take them religiously. What should I make of this? [more inside]
posted by jet_silver on Feb 20, 2014 - 19 answers

Missing Link: Overdrive Edition

Can you help me find a lost link to an awesome guitar-nerdy overdrive review site? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Dec 24, 2013 - 3 answers

analyzing debarge you wear it well guitar solo

Could someone explain to me what's happening in the guitar solo in "You Wear It Well" by DeBarge? [more inside]
posted by germdisco on May 24, 2011 - 7 answers

strange monitor distortion

Any idea what might be happening to my monitor? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Feb 1, 2011 - 9 answers

distorted human body based on nerves?

I remember once seeing a diagram of the human body where all of the parts are sized based on the amount of nerves in them (it was distorted, like maps that enlarge or shrink areas so that they're representational of population size rather than area). The lips and hands were both really big. My google-fu is failing me-- does anyone know where I could find it?
posted by NoraReed on Oct 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Troubleshooting distortion within turntable.

TurntableFilter: Distortion within 'table itself requires diagnosis and repair. Troubleshooting ideas and/or audio technician recommendations near Boston, MA much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by alexandermatheson on Aug 17, 2010 - 6 answers

A Raw Deal

How do I "convert" RAW digital camera images to get rid of image distortion? [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat on Aug 6, 2010 - 22 answers

Most of the previous questions were about getting rid of distortion in video

People have/make distortion pedals for sound. Do people also make distortion pedals for video? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Jun 3, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I reduce guitar feedback?

How do I get rid of this horrible, high-pitched feedback? [more inside]
posted by Zero Gravitas on Mar 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Will you please change that thing that makes me look bad?

Distorted info, implying I'm being dishonest, put online accidentally by totally well-meaning people. Where are the lines in terms of asking for corrections, and if I do what is the etiquette? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Now I Hear It; Now I Don't

I listen to an MP3 and it sounds just fine. I listen to the exact same MP3 another time on the same system and it sounds all distorted. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Dec 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Name this guitar pedal

Searching for the name of an old guitar distortion/overdrive pedal. Attributes: * orange * old * distortion or overdrive * had a feature that allowed holding for "sustain" * used by my old hippy guitar teacher in 1992 * I was told it was difficult to find in 1992 I liked this pedal because I could hold my foot on the pedal and it would feedback. You would press once to turn it on, hold to get sustain, press to turn off. Not sure if it was custom or what. I was too young at the time to note the brand.
posted by metajc on Oct 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Cerebral Psychosomatic Scramble Stasis

Looking for specific songs that have a very particular, idiosyncratic quality to them... [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Sep 23, 2008 - 19 answers

PD's nuts!

What is wrong with my nauseating (but clear) glasses which do not preserve shape throughout the field of vision? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on Aug 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Or am I just fat?

I just got a new digital camera, and I've noticed that there seems to be some horizontal distortion. [more inside]
posted by Evangeline on Sep 10, 2007 - 6 answers

My media players have all got problems - but different problems

Weird computer video/audio problems across all my media players [more inside]
posted by criticalbill on Jul 13, 2007 - 6 answers

problem with recording electric guitar

I'm now using a laptop to record and all is well except for electric guitar. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Mar 8, 2007 - 24 answers

Fix for distorting sound in OS X G4

The sound on my OS X G4 laptop has suddenly become very loud and distorted. Help me make it stop. [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Nov 14, 2006 - 4 answers

Concert Audio Distortion- reduce to better than average

Live Concert footage recorded w/Casio exilim 7.2 meg. Audio is on a scale(1-10) 7-8 distorted. I can extract from source. I have roxio 8 and demo of sony-vegas. Is it possible to reduce distortion at least enough to be decent. 3-4 (or better ) on the same scale? Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated. Will trade for said footage. The band is Mutemath, and Vedera.
posted by proph8 on Jun 28, 2006 - 3 answers

Any way to fix color distortion along the right side of a CRT HDTV?

After moving apartments, my Sony CRT HDTV has some color distortion along the right side of the screen. I'm guessing the TV took a bad bump somewhere along the way. Anyone else have this problem and found a solution? [more inside]
posted by parttimesaint on Mar 9, 2006 - 12 answers

Monitor Distortion

The edges of my monitor are distorted. I can't seem to find the right adjustment to the settings. Can anyone help me fix this annoying problem? [more inside]
posted by eatcherry on May 19, 2005 - 7 answers


For the musicians out there (guitar)....what exactly is reverb? Distortion? Dissonance? Delay? And what are some marquee songs where I can hear them distinctly?
posted by Mach3avelli on Apr 10, 2005 - 15 answers

Photorealistic Billboards

I often walk past artists painting/airbrushing photorealistic billboards on the sides of buildings. Talent aside, how do they do this? I would imagine that an original image would be projected onto the building, and then traced, but how do they avoid image distortion if the environment doesn't allow for a perfect straight-on projection? Do they project an already-distorted original onto the wall?
posted by Robot Johnny on Feb 14, 2005 - 10 answers

Mirror Mirror On the Wall

My bathroom has mirrored walls instead of tiles. When I look at myself in one wall/mirror, I seem slightly shorter and wider than I seem in the other mirror, creating the illusion of a 5 lb difference in my appearance. Is there a way to figure out which mirror (if either) is accurate?
posted by xo on Feb 11, 2005 - 9 answers

Why does the sound on my PC become distorted/scratchy when I use the DVD or CD Drive?

PC Sound Filter: Can anyone explain why the sound on my pc becomes distorted / scratchy when the DVD Drive or the CD Drive is in use? Its starting to drive me nuts. (specs inside) Thanks. [more inside]
posted by kev23f on Jan 27, 2005 - 5 answers

Word to PDF distiller.

Word to PDF Distortion Filter
I'm distilling a bunch of Word Files which contain tables, over which I am superimposing "semi-transparent" light gray text boxes. When these pages are distilled, the resulting .PDF displays the gray text boxes as "varigated," i.e., having bands of light and dark gray.

Does any kind stranger know if there is some setting I can adjust to make this go away? Thanks!
posted by ParisParamus on Oct 16, 2004 - 4 answers

Visual Field Distortion

Pizza induced visual field distortion : When I chew - as on a piece of pizza (or whatever) and stare at a computer screen, especially from it distance, I perceive a "ripple" (or a "flicker") on the screen which is congruent with my chewing action. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by troutfishing on Apr 10, 2004 - 17 answers

The loudest sounds on my turntable are distorted. How do I prevent this distortion?

I have a Stanton Str8-20 Turntable coupled with a Yamaha CR-640 (1980 vintage) Amplifier. Playing orchestrated music, the loudest sounds of the vinyl will distort. I had to 'tune' the turntable before using it, and this was my first time. I googled but nothing helped. Can anyone give me advice regarding the distortion, which is probably relevant to the fine tuning of the turntable? [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze on Dec 25, 2003 - 7 answers

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