Studio Effects

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by neilghulam, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. neilghulam

    neilghulam Guest

    I was wondering if anyone knew, what effects are used in the studio on differnt tracks like, acc guitars, guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards, Master Track, etc....

    Or if someone knew a link to a website
    any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you :smile:
  2. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    To broad of a question, have anything specific in mind?
  3. neilghulam

    neilghulam Guest

    basic effects applied to accoustic guitars and vocals, I would like for most of the instruments used in pop/rock recording, the basic effects like compression, limiting, reverb, dealy etc, and their order, just a rough basic example atleast......
  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    Effects! Using Effects in the Home, Project or Pro Studio

    Homework, is it?
  5. neilghulam

    neilghulam Guest

    No, no homework :D just producing an album and i just wanna be 100% sure of everything Im doing :p
  6. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Boulder, Colorado
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    No offense, but if you have to ask that kind of question about effects then what are you doing producing an album? That's like having to ask how to build an engine so you can start a car company.

    All the effects you listed might be used and they could go in any order depending on the desired outcome. Listen to about a thousand popular and unpopular recordings and get some specific ideas. Then come and ask things like "How do I get that tambourine sound on this recording."
  7. neilghulam

    neilghulam Guest

  8. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    If you're going to take a shot at producing a recording for a group a really decent low budget tool would be something in the MX series from Lexicon, starting with the MX300. Lexicon has fantastic effects across the board but unlike most Lexicon boxes the MX300 (and up) include Compression and Dynamics effects which is a huge bonus.

    Check this link: Lexicon MX300 |

    If your budget is higher, then that opens the door to more options. But again, the MX300 isn't a bad place to start.
  9. MorMez

    MorMez Active Member

    Mar 24, 2010

    Hey man,

    If you visit this website -
    you will find a blog dedicated to explaining the workings of all the gear used to record music as well as how to use it.
    The last posting talks a bit about reverb and signal routing. If you want to dive deeper there are some articles that go a little more in depth (but always easy to understand).

    There are segments about to be posted within the next few days detailing almost exactly what you are talking about - compressors, gates, etc. so keep checking this blog and hope it helps answer some of your questions!

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