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Effectology is an ongoing series of videos* that go into exceptional detail on how to use guitar effects pedals*.

*From guitar effects pedal manufacturer Electro Harmonix.
posted by mhjb (20 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
For instance, who knew that a Big Muff is microphonic!
posted by mhjb at 12:40 AM on October 1, 2010


That is seriously awesome. Must resist to buy a dozen of these pedals!
posted by swordfishtrombones at 12:56 AM on October 1, 2010


This really made my morning. Using a Big Muff as a white noise generator to seed the signal chain that creates your drum tracks isn't something I'd've ever thought of. Now that my mind is blown, to go and experiment...!
posted by Dysk at 1:22 AM on October 1, 2010


The version of the Dr. Who theme is way rad.
posted by bardic at 1:48 AM on October 1, 2010


In the second episode, Bill Ruppert, Professor of Effectology, recreates the sound of Pink Floyd's "On the Run".

"The helicopter was recorded in two tracks: one recreates the chop of the blades, the other is the roar of the engine."

To say nothing of the stereo mix that gave motion to the sound.
posted by three blind mice at 1:58 AM on October 1, 2010


Some of these sounds are cool. Some of them are beautiful. And (I think) EH effects are not made in China, which is nice. But do we really need to encourage more guitar wankery from guys in Pink Floyd cover bands?
posted by uncleozzy at 5:15 AM on October 1, 2010


After listening to the Dr Who theme, I looked up Delia Derbyshire and found this interesting page about her. And in listening to the samples, I noted that the volume control on the player goes to 11. Sometimes I really like the world.
posted by plinth at 6:31 AM on October 1, 2010


Anything that introduces someone to Delia Derbyshire can't be all bad.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 6:38 AM on October 1, 2010


go into exceptional detail on how to use guitar effects pedals

1) Place all pedals in a circle
2) connect in a loop
3) Split in a microphone in to the loop
4) Split out an output signal from the loop to an amp
5) success!
posted by Theta States at 6:40 AM on October 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


As a guitarist who never got out of the "pedals" stage, and a synthesist looking for that new sound, I can't help but love these. The trick is to feed everything _thru_ everything!
And Its Friggin' EH!
posted by djrock3k at 6:48 AM on October 1, 2010


This sounds shopped. I can tell from some of the waveforms and I should know because I've heard a few shops in my time.
posted by seanmpuckett at 7:13 AM on October 1, 2010



After listening to the Dr Who theme, I looked up Delia Derbyshire and found this interesting page about her. And in listening to the samples, I noted that the volume control on the player goes to 11. Sometimes I really like the world


The knobs on a good many Fender amps go to 12. For instance, the Fender DeVille.
posted by spicynuts at 7:37 AM on October 1, 2010


go into exceptional detail on how to use guitar effects pedals

1) Place all pedals in a circle
2) connect in a loop
3) Split in a microphone in to the loop
4) Split out an output signal from the loop to an amp
5) success!


FAIL. Where is the profit step?
posted by spicynuts at 7:39 AM on October 1, 2010


No one makes money off of noise!
posted by Theta States at 8:11 AM on October 1, 2010


go into exceptional detail on how to use guitar effects pedals

1. Place pedals on floor in tight semicircular pattern that can be safely accessed during performance.
2. Arrange cords to avoid tripping on or damaging jacks.
3. Pour water on floor.
4. Remove shoes.
6. Plug in.
7. Enjoy.
posted by Faze at 8:39 AM on October 1, 2010


Gee I hope nobody takes the little joke above seriously ...
posted by Faze at 8:41 AM on October 1, 2010


No one makes money off of noise!
posted by Theta States


I do! I do!

Well, noise AND blinky lights...
posted by lothar at 9:55 AM on October 1, 2010


No one makes money off of noise!
posted by Theta States

I do! I do!



I demand proof!

(or are you referring to noise not in the "grinding microphones with a belt sander" sense?)
posted by Theta States at 10:37 AM on October 1, 2010


1. Place pedals on floor in tight semicircular pattern that can be safely accessed during performance.
2. Arrange cords to avoid tripping on or damaging jacks.
3. Pour water on floor.
4. Remove shoes.
6. Plug in.
7. Enjoy.
posted by Faze at 4:39 PM on October 1


THAT'S NOT FUNNY MY BROTHER DIED THAT WAY.
posted by Decani at 12:28 PM on October 1, 2010


Nice, I wonder how many of these I can do with my Boss GT-10.
posted by daHIFI at 11:35 PM on October 1, 2010


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