Characteristics of Broken-Line Approximation and Its Use in Distortion Audio Effects

Jiri Schimmel; Jiri Misurec
DAFx-2007 - Bordeaux
This paper deals with an analytic solution of spectrum changes in scalar non-linear discrete systems without memory, whose transfer characteristics can be approximated via broken-line function. The paper also deals with relations between the harmonics ratio and the approximation parameters. Furthermore, the dependence of the harmonics ratio on the amplitude of a harmonic input signal is presented for the most common characteristics that are approximated via broken-line function. These characteristics are judged from the dissonance point of view.