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Phenomenon?

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21 years
Hi there.

Excuse me for my ignorance, but I keep hearing a technique used on commercial tracks and want to know how to emulate it for use in my recordings. It probably has a name, but if I can describe it I'd say it's a sort of feedback 'buildup' that is used in the transition from verse to chorus, before the big distorted guitars kick in.

Any insight into this "phenomenon"? thanks in advance

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21 years

Member Tue, 10/21/2008 - 15:32
I used this on a song once. You could use a guitar, but what I did was put the mic closer to the speakers than it should be. Let the feedback build up- don't forget to hit record. Also, be sure to roll off low freqs, and EQ out anything irritating. Or- you could get an oscillator to generate a high pitch and automate the volume. There's lots of ways to do it! Experiment, you might find something completely different. :!:

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Member Tue, 10/21/2008 - 17:07
Space seems to know what I'm talking about. Never heard the presence of wah in any of the songs that come to mind, however it's an interesting notion.

Uh, in that case my reference to feedback was incorrect, though i'm aware of what sixstringsuperman is referring to, which is also very helpful.

In fact, both techniques, if I understand them correctly, allow the transition from a pretty subdued verse to a punchy chorus within seconds, which is ultimately what I'm looking for.

Though it's not a transition from verse to chorus, the opening of "When you were young" by The Killers, is a great example of what I'm talking about, and in retrospect I remember having to bring the volume up from 0 for that one, so bullseye, Space! thanks
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