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Stephen Kirby

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Re: Totally wet effects......
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2018, 09:48:29 pm »

Unless someone specifically wants to sound like Purple Rain, my take on time based effects is that you don't notice it overtly but if you turn it off, you notice something's different or missing.
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Re: Totally wet effects......
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2018, 07:47:00 am »

Unless someone specifically wants to sound like Purple Rain, my take on time based effects is that you don't notice it overtly but if you turn it off, you notice something's different or missing.
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Ya, Whatever. Just throw a '57 on it, and get off my stage.

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Re: Totally wet effects......
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2018, 04:23:26 pm »

Mixing and efx are subjective... arguing about such is not a good use of time.

JR
+1 Enough said!
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Re: Totally wet effects......
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2018, 05:55:59 pm »

Mixing and efx are subjective... arguing about such is not a good use of time.

JR

Especially since we still need to figure out who is the best guitarist.

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Re: Totally wet effects......
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2018, 08:21:59 pm »

Especially since we still need to figure out who is the best guitarist.

I Am.

j/k, clearly...   

I had an audio mentor who told me that 'Reverb is Like Ketchup,'  Explaining that it would be a damn shame to use it on a fine steak, but it can really improve a mediocre burger.

I really love to play with delay throws when the tune calls for it - dub reggae breakdowns for example.  Makes my job more interesting, and usually gets a smile from the artists.  But in general, I prefer my effects be subtle.  I put all my FX returns on a DCA, which I bring waaaay down between tunes. 

One of my favorite bands is predominantly instrumental (aside from guest vocalist type tunes), but Bass-man stands center stage and talks to the crowd between tunes.  He has a long delay on his crowd-announce mic, which he never sings through.  I don't get it. 

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Caleb Dueck

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Re: Totally wet effects......
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2018, 08:40:33 pm »



I had an audio mentor who told me that 'Reverb is Like Ketchup,'  Explaining that it would be a damn shame to use it on a fine steak, but it can really improve a mediocre burger.

Perfect!
I also have noticed more (ab)use of FX in church mixes.  This is cynical, but too much FX either says the band is bad and needs to be buried, or mixer dude(tte) hasn't learned how to use their shiny new toys well. 

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Re: Totally wet effects......
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2018, 09:34:12 pm »

Ketchup... it would be a damn shame to use it on a fine steak, but it can really improve a mediocre burger.

Aren't most effects "cheesy"?   ;D

-Dennis

cheesy:  cheap, unpleasant, or blatantly inauthentic
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