I posted a topic a month or two before the death of IDMf 1.0 about a theoretical, one hand clapping kind of process, how to saturate a beat frequency.
There was a very good discussion going on. But last night I heard kind of an opposite take on this that really perked my attention. Billie Eilish’s debut full length album has a song “xanny”, listen here so I don’t spoil the effect.
Ok, so you probably noticed in the chorus the bass is distorting the vocals, tonally, and causing not just the distortion but a rapid ducking effect in time. What’s trippy is how they start playing beyond this, panning the vocals around. And in other songs (and perhaps this one don’t remember) they have the same effect on the vocals almost except minus the distorting agent (the bass), so I almost wonder if they didn’t just drive the bass and vocals into one distortion but actually synthesized a distortion on the vocals in time to the frequency of the bass. What do you think? How would you create this harmonic, musical effect of what is otherwise turning the volume up too high for the system?