degrade~ takes any given signal and reduces the sampling rate and bit-depth as specified/desired.
The first argument sets the resampling frequency ratio, as described above. If this argument is not supplied, the default value is 1.0.
The second argument sets the number of bits used to quantize the input signal. If this argument is not supplied, the default value is 24.
Common Box Attributes
The output signal is the input signal after being resampled and quantized. Note that this object deliberately does not use any interpolation when resampling, nor any dithering when quantizing. It is intended for creating "low-fi" effects.
Note: Use caution when listening to the output of this object. Quantizing to a small number of bits can create very loud, noisy signals.