## Maul distortion algorithms |
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Each drive stage in Maul features 32 different algorithms with which to process the incoming signal, selected with the Drive Type drop-down menu described in the previous section.
This category contains DCAM analogue modelled distortion algorithms of diode, transistor and tube-based circuits. The following graphs show the waveshaping response at 50% and 100% Drive amounts. The x-axis represents time while the y-axis represents amplitude. GE Diode (Germanium Diode)
HR Diode (Half-Rectified Diode)
Op-Amp
JFET (Junction gate Field-Effect Transistor)
Transistor
OTA (Operational Transconductance Amplifier)
Tube
Distort The algorithms in this category introduce inharmonic distortion. The graphs shown represent the frequency response at 50% and 100% drive amounts. TheThe following graphs show the waveshaping response at 50% and 100% Drive amounts. The x-axis represents time while the y-axis represents amplitude.
Diff This waveshaping function outputs the difference between the incoming audio and a sine-like waveshape.
Half rect This algorithm is a half-rectified distortion function.
Tri This algorithm applies a triangle waveshaping function to the incoming audio.
Ring Mod These algorithms perform ring modulation of the input signal with a variety of internal carrier waveforms.
RM Sin Ring modulator with sine wave carrier RM Tri Ring modulator with triangle wave carrier RM Saw Ring modulator with saw wave carrier RM Square Ring modulator with square wave carrier RM White Ring modulator with white noise carrier RM Pink Ring modulator with pink noise carrier
Overdrive The Overdrive algorithms impart harmonic distortion upon the signal. The following graphs show the waveshaping response at 50% and 100% Drive amounts. The x-axis represents time while the y-axis represents amplitude.
Asym This algorithm provides an asymmetrical overdrive function.
Soft This algorithm provides a soft overdrive function.
Shredder This algorithm imparts very heavy overdrive to the signal.
Tannin This algorithm is essentially a shaper based on a polynomial mathematical function, with added DC shift.
Clipper These algorithms DC-shift and clip the signal for a hard, abrasive type of distortion. The following graphs show the waveshaping response at 50% and 100% Drive amounts. The x-axis represents time while the y-axis represents amplitude. Clip
Clip Hard
Clip Rect
Clip Half Rect
Clip Quad Rect
Clip Full Rect
Shaper These algorithms apply various types of polynomial mathematical waveshaping functions to the audio signal. The following graphs show the waveshaping response at 50% and 100% Drive amounts. The x-axis represents time while the y-axis represents amplitude. Poly 1
Poly 2
Poly 3
Poly 4
Digital These algorithms simulate digital distortion caused by reducing the sample-rate and bit-depth of the signal. Bit Reduce This algorithm reduces the bit depth of the signal. SR Reduce This algorithm reduces the sample-rate of the signal, causing aliasing effects. |