Bad phone Sound: The Scatman sparks in the basement

Allegedly had to ask the guitarist of the Blues singer Howlin' Wolf in 1951, his "Fender Deluxe", a current amplifier, just as loud as possible. In the proce

Bad phone Sound: The Scatman sparks in the basement

Allegedly had to ask the guitarist of the Blues singer Howlin' Wolf in 1951, his "Fender Deluxe", a current amplifier, just as loud as possible. In the process, he discovered that the resulting sound clipping even bad. The Sound of the distorted electric guitar, the Signum of rock music par excellence, was born. So it is told at least one American expert for guitar effects, sits in his business in front of a whole wall of effect pedals. His Youtube Video carries the title "History of Distortion". The history of the distortion is long and interesting, to the according to the picturesque and curious names of the effects: "Fuzz Tone", "Fuzz Face", "Jumbo Fuzz", "Big Muff" or "The Council".

What's good for the art, but need not necessarily be good for the life: After it had the music has the distortion virus on telecommunications. Since the invention of the mobile phones, especially the Smartphones, we have become accustomed to, actually, unreasonable long-distance calls, in which the partners, such as a broken Radio sounds. The phone Sound, you think, today, often, was superior to a hundred years ago and the present is probably far. As if that were not strange enough, nightmares, we are now at work on the sound effects of the pop music in grotesque compression: in digital conferences.

the history of The distortion is repeated as Farce

Who has questioned him in the past few weeks, those Elvis liable Hall effect, when all participants have their microphone open (Slapback Echo)? How often is heard someone's voice as if from a cellar hole (The Council), or hacked from a passing S-Bahn (Scatman Sound)? How often the voice is simply, temporarily or penetrate the eerie sounds of unknown origin from the Ether (Hui-Buh-effect)? A friend told even, your colleague, had taken during a Zoom Meetings can be phone in case of accidentally firing the micro-to the bathroom.

The Actuation of the toilet flushing seemed to be listening like a nuclear bomb test (Jumbo Fuzz). It is only a matter of time it seems, to conference participants put Autotune on their voices to be understood. The history of the distortion repeats itself – as Farce. How does the tale from the progress of digitisation? Nothing against Elvis or distorted guitars, but in terms of communication, wish for many people in the world desperate for a new "Unplugged"Era.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 08:19

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