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Seeking an NIN effect


Hello all. I'm looking for a way to replicate a signal processing technique / effect used by the likes of Nine Inch Nails. It sounds like the signal is breaking down and being destroyed, cutting in and out.
How would i do this? Any outboard gear suggestions? Plugins for recording software?
June 13, 2007 @03:23pm

I know they used to use the DINR plug-in for some of this stuff. It can be twisted in the way you describe.
I imagine they have a variety of other processors and teqniques as well.
June 13, 2007 @04:59pm

Clever use of bit reduction or other distortion plugins and volume automation can sometimes simulate the breaking-up effect. Pluggo has some great, wild distortion effects, as well as TONS of other really cool things.
June 13, 2007 @05:52pm

i'll check into some of these. Anyone have any other suggestions? even if you suggest the same process... maybe a particular tool that you've found to be helpful?
June 13, 2007 @08:15pm