Background to distortion effect simulation

Alex Jilkin
Jan 22, 2021
25 hertz sine wave

Consider a simple 25 hertz sine wave.

By asymmetrically hard clipping it at the 0.6 level we get a crude distortion

clipped at 0.6 sine wave
Frequency representation of our wave

In the third image we can see a more scattered pattern of the frequency range.
Which can be interpreted as a “richer” sound