Your Favourite Effect.....?

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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by roach808 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:52 am

any sort of analogue filtering, I am always abit of a junkie for. It seems something in ever tune i do gets run thru either the Sherman or the Moog filter.
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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by condra » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:03 am

Fade To Grey Rack :D

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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by anybody human » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:07 am

Delay for sure, I can't play guitar without my moogerfooger delay. I use a lot of delay in mixes too, in place of reverb whenever possible. I'm not great at dialing in reverb.
I love filters, with and without delay. Frostwave and Volcano2 mostly. I know a guy (Locate/Module) who plays filter and delay like a violin.
Lately though I'm all about modulation. I like to modulate the filter frequency. I like to modulate everything really. It's addictive. Ooh, I could send this over there, and have this do that over here! Started reading about modular synths a few months ago and now i try to apply those types of concepts to the gear i have.
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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by anybody human » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:09 am

roach808 wrote:any sort of analogue filtering, I am always abit of a junkie for. It seems something in ever tune i do gets run thru either the Sherman or the Moog filter.
Nice.

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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by abort » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:18 am

reverse it, unwrap to lengthen.

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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by Nick the Zombie » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:12 am

Lately, I've been very partial to using the Simple Delay with sync turned off and with subtly different, short times on each side of the spectrum.

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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by porfiry » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:40 am

Delay, not just as an "effect" but used really fast 'n lightly to thicken things. And yes filters...all Runciter all the time until I quit smoking and my wife therefore buys me a Sherman. :?

The other thing I've been doing a bit lately is throwing some kind of chorus/flange/phase in the master channel to both glue the mix together and sort of slant it...if you lay it in real delicate like, so you can't exactly literally hear it unless you know it's there, it just creates this sort of unease, while also acting as a unifying force. If a song is lacking something, or sounds too open or bland, it's definitely worth a try. The phaser, flanger and frequency shifter from the u-he Uhbik pack are excellent for this sorta stuff.

Coming from many years of recording to 4-track cassette, I often find all this newfangled computer stuff a little sterile, so I also have to second the occasional use of distortion/overdriven saturator/redux (particularly the bit reduction - the downsampling gets a little harsh) to add some hiss and/or dirt.

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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by cbentley » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:51 am

For me it's delay. So many uses/textures from subtle ambience to endless echoing canyons. Couldn't mix without it.

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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by Bright Morningstar » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:00 am

compressor, eq8, synth and guitar effects (when working with sounds/synths), and most importantly minimal delay

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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by ghast » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:03 am

BBE

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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by Warminstrel » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:41 am

right about now it has to be this:

http://www.g-sonique.com/gweb/dubmaster.htm

and audio damages Liquid Flanger:

http://www.audiodamage.com/effects/prod ... ?pid=AD015

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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by d-track » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:50 am

mute
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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by UKRuss » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:02 am

Nick the Zombie wrote:Lately, I've been very partial to using the Simple Delay with sync turned off and with subtly different, short times on each side of the spectrum.
+1. Simple delay is great for those slapback vocal effects.

For me overall, I'm getting into and loving reverb and short delay (like the classic 25ms right 50ms left)combos. short delay on the main signal panned slightly left, sent to a reverb which is then brought back and panned slightly right.

get this lovely width going on, great on vocals and guitars.

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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by UKRuss » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:02 am

ghast wrote:BBE
It is a thing of beauty.

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Re: Your Favourite Effect.....?

Post by greta » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:25 am

i tend to have a thin slightly overdriven sound on vocals a lot of the time via speakerphone, ohmicide etc. Not much, but giving it that Sparklehorse, Eels feel to it.

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