Antiderivative Antialiasing for Stateful Systems

Martin Holters
DAFx-2019 - Birmingham
Nonlinear systems, like e.g. guitar distortion effects, play an important role in musical signal processing. One major problem encountered in digital nonlinear systems is aliasing distortion. Consequently, various aliasing reduction methods have been proposed in the literature. One of these is based on using the antiderivative of the nonlinearity and has proven effective, but is limited to memoryless systems. In this work, it is extended to a class of stateful systems which includes but is not limited to systems with a single one-port nonlinearity. Two examples from the realm of virtual analog modeling show its applicability to and effectiveness for commonly encountered guitar distortion effect circuits.