Very true. From the 'Guitar World'' some of my favourite terms are "Transparent Overdrive" and a "Warm sounding clean channel".I think you are right. I am an electronic engineer by training so words like saturation have a very specific meaning for me. The explosion of project studios in the last century has meant there are lots of people using electronic gear who pick up their technical knowledge informally. There is nothing wrong with that but it does tend to lead to a distortion (sic) of well defined technical terms.
Oooooooooh, fun! Have you ever seen the insides of an Allison Labs filter set? Huge magnets and inductors that move to change the cutoff frequency.Or would it be possible to achieve the same effect using a permanent magnet that you physically move relative to the core of the transformer on some kind of pivot maybe?
No, I was not aware of them A quick google search turned up some vague information but no good gut shots. Do you have any you could shaOooooooooh, fun! Have you ever seen the insides of an Allison Labs filter set? Huge magnets and inductors that move to change the cutoff frequency.
I don't see why not as long as no more that a small number of mA of current is required to make an audible difference.Could phantom power be used to supply DC to an otherwise passive box for the purposes of changing how the transformer/inductor cores distort?