How do you make Tremolo?

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anybody human
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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by anybody human » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:43 pm

agent314 wrote:1. Use autopan, set phase to zero

2. Adjust amount+rate to whatever you want

3. Rock some mean surf guitar.
Just to clarify, this is correct. The Autopan device, with phase set to zero, doesn't pan but instead becomes an excellent tremolo with different LFO shapes - sine, triangle, square and anything in between. It works great.

Fun fact: The word tremolo is almost onomatopoeia, because it sounds like what it is :) When you say "tremolo", the volume of your voice goes up and down (down on the 2nd syllable). Just one more reason why tremolo has to be one of the greatest effects, ever.

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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by razorblade » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:30 pm

The Leveller wrote:I've changed the name of all my tremolo arms to 'Dave'.

Saves the confusion.
Im still fond of refering to it as "tugging my wang bar"
No...I am 3phase!

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Re: How do you make Tremolo?

Post by Simbosan » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:07 am

If your Strat can't cope with a whammy bar then the sooner you break it and buy a real one the better! Seriously, Strats are there to be abused.

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