Distortion can be a very handy tool for doing a lot of fun (and useful) things in a mix—helping a track cut through the mix, giving something more grit, and so on.
In this video, Joe takes you through a recent project where he utilized distortion to attain a distinctive vocal treatment/effect, and how it was furthered through the effective use of EQ.
A big key is understanding where and how to apply EQ when it comes to distortion. Joe goes through his specific process and also provides some “before and after” takes to demonstrate (and clearly hear) the process.
Joe Gilder is a Nashville-based engineer, musician, and producer who also provides training and advice at the Home Studio Corner.Note that Joe also offers highly effective training courses, including Understanding Compression and Understanding EQ.