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What is this effect called

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Berno, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Berno

    Berno Guest


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1ZI91VzVZo


    I'm just wondering if anyone knows what the effect on the guitar in the beginning before the whole band starts playing is called and how it's done. At first I thought it was a kind of flanger but maybe I'm wrong. It gives the riff a kind of speeding up vibe.
     
  2. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Seems like a wah pedal you control with your foot. It acts like a frequency filter, you put it before the guitar amp.
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  3. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    Pretty sure there is also a lot of eq, low cut and such but a wah pedal does do that.
     
  4. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    You could automate an EQ sweep but the Wah is a standard tool for guitar players this is why it was my first idea ;)
     
  5. paulears

    paulears Well-Known Member

    Just a simple way way pedal would be my guess - 70s technology
     
  6. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    You could also do it by breaking up the guitar file into several smaller files/objects and apply EQ sculpting and envelope filter for each section. If you listen to it, you'll hear the EQ changes are very abrupt, on the down beat and not really the smoother sweep of a Wah.
     

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