Every guitar effects demo (all guitar effects tutorial)
Most popular guitar effects demonstration
(in one video): 1. Chorus
10. Noise gate
11. Acoustic Simulator
Chorus pedals mimic the effect choirs and string orchestras produce naturally by mixing sounds with slight differences in timbre and pitch.
A phaser or “phase shifter” creates a slight rippling effect – amplifying some aspects of the tone while diminishing others – by splitting an audio signal in two and altering the phase of one portion.
A flanger creates a “jet plane” or “spaceship” sound, simulating a studio effect produced by recording a track on two synchronized tapes and periodically slowing one tape by pressing the edge of its reel (the “flange”).
A tremolo effect produces a slight, rapid variation in the volume of a note or chord.
Vibrato effects produce slight, rapid variations in pitch, mimicking the fractional semitone variations produced naturally by opera singers and violinists when prolonging a single note.
Wah is a type of guitar effects pedal that alters the tone of the signal to create a distinctive effect, mimicking the human voice. The pedal sweeps the peak response of a filter up and down in frequency to create the sound (spectral glide), also known as “the wah effect.”
Delay / Echo
Delay/Echo units produce an echo effect by adding a duplicate instrument-to-amplifier electrical signal to the original signal at a slight time-delay.
Reverb units simulate sounds produced in an echo chamber by creating a large number of echoes that gradually fade or “decay”.
Overdrive / Distortion
Over/Dist effects are sometimes called “gain” effects. Distortion effects create “warm”, “gritty” and “fuzzy” sounds by “clipping” an instrument’s audio signal, which distorts the shape of its wave form and adds overtones.
Noise gates eliminate “hum”, “hiss” and “static” by greatly diminishing the volume of sounds that fall below a set threshold.
Acoustic Simulators enable electric guitars to mimic the sound of acoustic guitar.