How do you make Tremolo?

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How do you make Tremolo?

Post by tinymachines » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:47 am

I should know this...I used to know it.

Doesn't it have something to do with phase and 0 degrees. I just can't get what I want. I want a 100% in and out tremolo.

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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by agent314 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:57 am

1. Use autopan, set phase to zero

2. Adjust amount+rate to whatever you want

3. Rock some mean surf guitar.

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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by DangerousDave » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:17 am

tremolo on a real instrument is cause by slight pitch bends when you wiggle the string back and forth, not from panning.
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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by kanuck » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:26 am

DangerousDave wrote:tremolo on a real instrument is cause by slight pitch bends when you wiggle the string back and forth, not from panning.
that is actually incorrect and was caused by Leo Fender calling the whammy bar on the stratocaster a tremolo bar. It should be more accurately called a vibrato bar. What you're thinking about is vibrato. tremolo is the volume going up and down.

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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by outershpongolia » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:57 am

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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by tinymachines » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:22 am

TANKS!

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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by razorblade » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:18 pm

sine wave modulating amplitude...
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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by DangerousDave » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:55 pm

kanuck wrote:
DangerousDave wrote:tremolo on a real instrument is cause by slight pitch bends when you wiggle the string back and forth, not from panning.
that is actually incorrect and was caused by Leo Fender calling the whammy bar on the stratocaster a tremolo bar. It should be more accurately called a vibrato bar. What you're thinking about is vibrato. tremolo is the volume going up and down.
Fuccck, you are totally right. too much codeine tonight : / Im confuzzled.
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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by kanuck » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:44 pm

DangerousDave wrote:
kanuck wrote:
DangerousDave wrote:tremolo on a real instrument is cause by slight pitch bends when you wiggle the string back and forth, not from panning.
that is actually incorrect and was caused by Leo Fender calling the whammy bar on the stratocaster a tremolo bar. It should be more accurately called a vibrato bar. What you're thinking about is vibrato. tremolo is the volume going up and down.
Fuccck, you are totally right. too much codeine tonight : / Im confuzzled.
haha no worries.. surgery? Really we should be cursing at Leo Fender although i love his guitars.

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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by hacktheplanet » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:37 am

Yeah, I always get yelled at it when I refer to it as a "Tremolo Bar," even thought I'm half right because despite the fact that it doesn't make the tremolo effect, that's still a name for it. :)
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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by kanuck » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:04 am

the_planet wrote:Yeah, I always get yelled at it when I refer to it as a "Tremolo Bar," even thought I'm half right because despite the fact that it doesn't make the tremolo effect, that's still a name for it. :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tremolo_bar
nothing wrong with calling it a "tremolo bar" it's just wrong to say it does "tremolo" effect ;)

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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by Saxer » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:56 am

to be correct:

tremolo effect ist not the same as tremolo on an (acoustic) instrument.

tremolo efx: periodic change of volume/change of pan

tremolo on an instrument: repeating the same note as fast as possible (like a trill without changing pitch)

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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by Simbosan » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:21 am

kanuck wrote:
the_planet wrote:Yeah, I always get yelled at it when I refer to it as a "Tremolo Bar," even thought I'm half right because despite the fact that it doesn't make the tremolo effect, that's still a name for it. :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tremolo_bar
nothing wrong with calling it a "tremolo bar" it's just wrong to say it does "tremolo" effect ;)
But but... it's a whammy bar man, you need a Stratocaster with whammy bar.

Funnily enuff, tremelo is the thing you get on Fender amps, which is volume. Poor old Leo must have been a confused chap.

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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by kanuck » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:55 am

Simbosan wrote:
kanuck wrote:
the_planet wrote:Yeah, I always get yelled at it when I refer to it as a "Tremolo Bar," even thought I'm half right because despite the fact that it doesn't make the tremolo effect, that's still a name for it. :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tremolo_bar
nothing wrong with calling it a "tremolo bar" it's just wrong to say it does "tremolo" effect ;)
But but... it's a whammy bar man, you need a Stratocaster with whammy bar.

Funnily enuff, tremelo is the thing you get on Fender amps, which is volume. Poor old Leo must have been a confused chap.

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to be fair though he wasn't a musician.

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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by The Leveller » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:34 am

I've changed the name of all my tremolo arms to 'Dave'.

Saves the confusion.

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