Chorus effects can make a single instrument sound like two instruments being played simultaneously. They add a rich, lush, shimmering quality to your sound.
Since the electric bass has a wider dynamic range than many instruments, compression is often applied in order to maintain a more even volume level and to match the dynamics of the kick drum. When peaks are reduced, the entire bass part can be boosted in the mix without adding distortion.
The Lone Star State produces an independent contemporary country sensation
By Bradley Weinholtz
Merging alternative and mainstream rock elements, classical training, and country storytelling, Breaking Southwest has quickly galloped onto the scene. The band's combined talents and diverse musical backgrounds have gelled into a flavorful contemporary country outfit that's going like a house on fire. Just a little over three years ago, the band was two guys jamming in their apartment; by New Year's Eve 2013 Breaking Southwest was performing in front of an audience of more than 35,000.
What is your first association with the violin? It’s likely of priceless antique instruments being played in grand orchestra halls. Though this scenario certainly does exist, the world of the violin is much more diverse. Contemporary musicians use it in electric and acoustic forms, with string, pedal, and amplification choices to create memorable performances and stretch the boundaries of its sound in the studio.
Tone guru Peter Janis of Radial Engineering gets into the nuts and bolts of true bypass, and how to alleviate the noise and tone-sucking impact of effects signal chains and long cable runs. He also addresses buffers, what they do, and how to feed and switch between multiple amps without adding noise.