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Effects pedals are electronic devices that alter how a musical instrument or other audio source sounds. Some effects subtly "color" a sound, while others transform it dramatically.

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How authentic is the sound if I use a real effect pedal before GarageBand?

If I consider this setup : Electric guitar -> (real) distortion effect pedal -> audio interface -> garageband -> maybe no need to use virtual pedals from garageband How authentic will the (...
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How do I get this tone

How to get the Les Paul humbucker bridge pup tone like this nasal, airy, chime sound, I have a Les Paul standard 50s, a NUX MG30, and recently I'm obsessed with this tone, I tried for couple of hours ...
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Is it a waste of money if I buy a multi-effect pedal when I have an amp which has built-in multi effects?

I have the Nux Mighty Space desktop amp, which I like very much. For a reasonable price, this 30W comes with wireless module, foot switch, ability to connect via USB, and built-in effects. The tones ...
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Microphone getting feedback random levels from my amp

I bought this microphone so to eliminate wind sounds for singing, where I play acoustic guitar live in a restaurant, and with my electroacoustic guitar Ibañez model GA5TCE. I am able to play, sing, ...
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Can you trigger a modern EHX Super Space Drum / Crash Pad by stomping on it?

Just wondering if anyone owns a modern Electro Harmonix Super Space Drum or Crash Pad, and if you can reliably trigger it by stepping on it. I can't find any videos of anyone doing this and I can't ...
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Use Boss RC 600 looper as a vocal multifx pedal?

I'd like to use the Boss RC 600 looper mostly as a vocal multifx pedal with one track for my backing track. Is it possible to assign 6 different input fx to 6 separate footswitches?
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Cheap way of reversing pedal order

What is a cheap way of reversing pedal order in live performance? That is, from In->A->B->Out to In->B->A->Out? I've looked at effects switchers but they seem to cost more than my ...
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Pedal Board Routing, using an A/B box in reverse

I'm struggling to get my guitar pedal set up into a sane arrangement. I've tried the following signal path: -> Comp -> Chorus -> Crunch (A) ...
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What settings should be used on stacked guitar delays to get slow attack and infinite sustain notes?

What settings should be used on up to three standard (for example, BOSS DD-3) stacked guitar delays to get slow attack and infinite sustain notes? I know that this can be done but I'm looking for some ...
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How to listen to my guitar on earphones on a live playing gig while it also sounds in the main monitor speakers, and switch off the guitar sometimes?

I am playing with a DJ and the music is getting each time better. I'm jazzing her music with my Line 6 PODxt Live pedal and my Dean Fly-V with Seymour humbuckers doing awesome sustain and quality. The ...
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How to connect my guitar pedal to a Pioneer DJ mixer?

Is it OK to connect directly my Line 6 PODxt Live pedal to a Pioneer DJ mixer MIC input? It is not sounding. I did it like this: I tried doing it by plugging the quarter inch jack into the Pioneer DJ ...
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Finding a Clean/Overdriven Fender Tone

I am trying to find this guitar tone, where it sounds solid and amped when clean, and, it seems like, when a player’s hitting harder gets very nice sounding overdrive. Like the telecaster in this ...
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Guitar pedal sounds broken / off - troubleshooting

My guitar sounds pretty good just plugged in to the amp, but unfortunately my new pedal is starting to sound off; it sounds really strained and the effect is barely audible. It's less than a week old ...
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EHX Mainframe - dynamic hi/low pass

I'm seeking to confirm whether it's possible to have granular control of when I engage the hi/low pass filters on the EHX mainframe "bit crusher" guitar pedal. I've digested about 5 youtube ...
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Can I use '1 spot - cs6 pure isolated power' to connect these pedals on PedalTrain Nano?

Can I use '1 spot - cs6 pure isolated power' to connect these pedals on PedalTrain Nano? CryBaby Mini Wah CMB-95 Ibanez TubeScreamer TS9DX 9 Friedman Dirty Shirley Mooer Audio Mod Factory MKII ...
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Is it safe to use synth and filter effect pedals without risk to guitar amp?

The aim is to decide on a suitable signal path for my current pedals -- only two: Boss SY-1 Synth and Dr Scientist Dusk (low pass filter). Both pedals have other functions like loops but I don't ...
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How can I set up the equipment I have so I can play the guitar with a backing track (laptop) and using headphones?

I have a guitar, two amps, a pedal and a pair of headphones. My target is to somehow set these devices up in a way that would allow me to play the guitar along with a backing track coming from a ...
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What effects are going on here? [closed]

I'd like to recreate the sound in guitar lick of this song (lick at 4:00). I was wondering whether anyone with a keen ear could let me know what effects/pedals might ...
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Is it possible and if so how do you hard reset a Boss DSD-2 guitar pedal?

I was gifted the pedal and it was from a guitar store but stopped working after 20 minutes or so when I came back to play it for a second session. I’ve troubleshooted the power supply method with ...
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Acoustic Guitar - how do I connect a Boss Looper pedal with a Zoom AC3 and a Fishman Amp

I'm wondering how I would go about hooking up a Boss RC-3 looper with my Fishman Amp and a Zoom AC3. Any help would be appreciated.
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Notes with special sound effect [closed]

Please refer to this video on YouTube for this question. There are certain passages on the right hand the played notes seemed to have some special effect. Am I right? If so, how do you tell from the ...
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Effect for "rounding off" guitar pick attack

I'm trying to find ways to shape the transients on my guitar tone so the pick attack is muffled, smooth and rounded (on a synth you can do this with ADSR controls). An example of the kind of effect I'...
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Headrush (multi effects) into Mesa Boogie Mark V 35 Amp - Issue!

I have a Mesa Boogie Mark V 35 practice amp, and I love the natural tone of this amp on the clean and red channels. It is fantastic to play it 'straight'/'raw' without any effects. However I have a ...
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What footswitch can I use on my Ammoon Stereo Looper pedal?

I recently bought this Ammoon looper pedal. For the price, it has a great quality. However, I want to use a footswitch on it. As you can see on this picture, on the left side (amp side) of the pedal ...
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Stomp box losing power issue

I have a new stomp box (to me; purchased used from a friend). Since some may ask, it's a Big Muff Pi, recent NYC Reissue (the big red and silver one). I used it for a few days without issue. Then, ...
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Theoretical difference between amp distortion and distortion from a pedal

For the last few months I have been playing electric guitar on a small 5W tube amp with a nice saturated gain channel. This past weekend I picked up a Big Muff Pi pedal, which I believe is classified ...
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How to connect a XLR mic to guitar effects

I'm about to buy a Audix ADX 10 FLP mic to record my flute. It's a condenser mic. So It comes with a phantom power box. It has a mini XLR plug. My question is: If I want to plug the mic (and its ...
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What type of pedals would be good for a beginner

I have a Squier Tele and cheap Fender Frontman. I have no ambitions beyond playing a bit in my man cave. But the clean tone of my guitar discourages me so much I want a bit of punch and crunch. The ...
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How Do I Make an Electric Upright Bass Sound More Standard?

So I've been playing an Electric Upright bass for about a year now; I have fallen in love with how easy it is to carry around and set up for street performing. I was wondering if anybody here had ...
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Can a stustain pedal be modified for alternative uses?

Is it possible to modify a MIDI sustain pedal to for example, a guitar pedal? If so, would this be practical at all? If not, what could be an alternative use of such pedal?
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How do I set my Peavy VYPYR to get the best sound from my Boss ME-25? [closed]

I followed what Boss says and set the tone to 0. I'm using a clean channel on the amp. I'm close to what it should be I'm just a hair away and I think the problem is with the settings on the amp such ...
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Is using an amp sim along with a passive speaker a good idea for home practie and small gigs

I am fairly new to using amp simulators for guitars, I was trying to figure out the best setup I could have for practicing at home and for jamming sessions. I will list down my requirements of the ...
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The usefulness or otherwise of batteries in multiple guitar effects pedals

I have started purchasing effects pedals. The three I have so far allow the use of batteries. They are Boss Loop Station RC3, VD400 Vintage Analog Delay and tc electronic Nether. Two are switched on ...
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How do polyphonic pitch-shifting algorithms handle doubled/tripled octaves?

I do not in the first place how polyphonic pitch shifters work. What happens internally when one that’s adding octaves (or simply, octaves are being played) is fed into another? Does it treat the ...
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Is it possible to use one preamp distortion into 2 amplifiers at the same time? [duplicate]

I have a Diezel VH4-2 pedal and a Radial ABY switch. If I use the VH4-2 pedal power amp out will the two outputs from the ABY switch be connected to the return/loop of both amps? Is this possible? I ...
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Shine on you crazy diamond (Pink floyd) tone

how to do I get the Shine on You Crazy Diamond(Pink Floyd) tone from my Amp(Harley benton hb20r). I also have three pedals (compressor, phaser and chorus).
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Which pedals do they use?

Is there anybody has any idea which pedals might be used for this song? I looked up on comments but there is no answer at all.
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Mooer GE100 with only headphones for beginners

So, I've been wanting to get a multi-effects processor (Mooer GE100) with my first electric guitar purchase(been playing an acoustic since 2 years). I won't be buying an amp tho, only a headphone(AKG ...
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Salsa trombone harmonizer setup

I am looking to set up a trombone harmonizer to play salsa, but I'm new to both salsa and electronic music. It seems like what I want is unusual and not so simple, but it might be possible to do 85% ...
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Different frequency response despite having similar waveforms

I'm just comparing two pedals that generated square waves by using Audacity. The pedals are Homenoise Effects Serpent Cult silicon fuzz and Metasonix F1 distortion pedal. First is the waveforms and ...
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How do I find a guitar pedal that shuts off output below a set volume?

I'm looking to buy or build an effect pedal that would cut off all sound passing through it to the amp if the volume from the guitar is too low. Functionally this would make it so that you could pluck ...
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What are the practical uses, what are the techniques that can be invented, for a pitch bender on a combo organ?

Look at this pedal's effects. I'm getting it to use with a combo organ; its delays, rotary simulator, chorus, drive, ring modulator, and reverbs are certainly all useful for an organ, as well as the ...
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Can Reich's Piano Phase be emulated with a delay unit?

Assuming a very clean digital delay with a "repeat n times" mode set to one repeat (like "Multi" on the EHX Canyon), mix at 50/50, and time starting at zero ms and increasing from ...
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Delay pedal without tap tempo, but time in ms can be known exactly. Assuming known bpm, how do you get common intervals?

Say I have a delay that doesn't let you tap tempo, but you know what tempo you will be playing at for a song and don't intend to change tempo (at least while the pedal's on). You also know to the ...
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Connecting Laney MINI amp with iPhones (Without headphone jack)

I recently purchased Laney MINI ST Amp which has a interesting feature called LSI interface which allows user to connect their laney guitar amplifer to an IOS app called tonebridge which can allow ...
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How do you notate the use of an effect pedal? What precedents are there?

In my WIP, the first two phrases don't ask for any effects, and the third measure onwards requires a Leslie simulator to be switched on (and as to why I'm being so specific for this piece, it is ...
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Does anyone used a zoom g1x four with bias fx?

So I always wanted to cover marooned by pink floyd but it never hit home for me since I don't own a pitch shifter pedal I only use bias fx2 via my audio interface I was keen to buy this cheap zoom ...
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Why do I hear radio static when I turn on my 65 Amps Colour Boost pedal?

I have a 65 Amps Colour Boost pedal, and unfortunately it's super noisy to the point of being completely unusable. It sounds like it's picking up a radio signal, so I have loud static coming from my ...
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How to properly use my Multi effects processor which has no send/receive with a guitar amp? (in terms of tone)

I've just bought my first multi-effects processor which is the "Zoom G1X Four" and it has no send/receive for an effects loop. It only has input, output and AUX Input. How should I use my processor ...
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Difference between electric -guitar pedals and processors

Is there any major difference between these two? Like effeects quality or sustain? As i know processors are just like some kind of "bundled guitar pedals". Is it so? Because as i know for example a ...
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