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    Expanding Your Effects Horizons: Part 1

    Effects Processing Tips & Tricks

    Most people are familiar with basic reverb, delay and modulation effects, but what lies beyond? In the first part of a new series, Paul White explores the twilight zone of effects processing.

    Techniques Nov 2000
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    Line 6 Delay & Modulation

    Modeller Effects Pedals

    Line 6 have released two DSP-based effects pedals that use physical modelling to recreate the echo, delay and modulation treatments of a bygone age. Paul White — who was there first time around — finds out how they measure up to the real thing.

    Reviews Mar 2000
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    Lexicon MPX500

    Dual-channel Effects Processor

    Lexicon's new mid-priced unit strikes a balance between the ease of use of their budget gear and the flexibility and sonic class of their high-end products. Paul White gets an exclusive first look...

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    Electrix Filterfactory & Warpfactory

    Filter & Vocoder

    Can these new digital interpretations of classic analogue filters and vocoders really offer something new?

    Reviews Oct 1999
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    TC Electronic M3000

    Studio Reverb Processor

    Mike Collins provides some early reflections on TC Electronic's latest reverb unit and effects processor.

    Reviews Jun 1999
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    TC Electronics G Force

    Guitar Effects Processor

    Though marketed as a guitar effects unit, the G Force might be more accurately described as a full-function studio effects processor with some neat guitar-related functions added.

    Reviews Apr 1999
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    Behringer DSP1000 Virtualizer V2

    24-bit Multi-effects Unit

    We try out what must be the most cost-effective programmable 24-bit effects unit on the market. But can quality really come at such a low price?

    Reviews Apr 1999
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    Synth FX: Part 2

    The History Of Onboard Synth Effects

    In Part 1, we saw how manufacturers realised that putting DSP effects on synths made for great sales. Subsequently, they twigged that it was also a good idea to let us take them off again (selectively), and route and adjust them ourselves.

    Techniques Apr 1999
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    Line 6 Pod - the original

    Line 6 Pod

    Physical Modelling Guitar Preamp

    Can this intriguing little box really emulate the recorded sound of many of the world's greatest guitar amplifiers?

    Reviews Feb 1999
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    Lexicon MPX100

    Dual-channel Effects Processor

    If you've £250 to spare and a reverb-shaped hole in your studio, Lexicon would like you to fill it with their latest budget processor, which offers 20-bit converters, a digital output as standard, and the famous Lexicon Ambience effect.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    ART Quadra/FX

    4-channel Effects Processor

    ART have been championing the cause of musicians on a budget for years with their great value multi-effects units. We check out their latest effort, offering true 4-in, 4-out capabilities for under £300.

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    Where To Use Processors & Why: Part 4

    Chorus / Phasing / Flanging

    Chorus, phasing and flanging are very common processes, but they don't always achieve the effect you hoped for. Paul White offers a few tips.

    Techniques Jan 1998
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    Multi-effects Explained: Part 5

    Summing Up

    Paul White concludes his series with an exhortation to unleash your creativity...

    Techniques Nov 1997
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    Multi-effects Explained: Part 4

    Using MIDI To Add Dynamics

    Paul White looks at how MIDI can be used to turn static effects into dynamic ones.

    Techniques Oct 1997
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    Multi-effects Explained: Part 3

    Effects Order: Which Is Best?

    Having looked at the various types of effects available, Paul White explains the importance of the order in which these effects are applied.

    Techniques Sep 1997
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    Multi-effects Explained: Part 2

    Useful Processors

    Modern multi-effects units provide all sorts of useful processors in addition to the more usual reverb and delay-based effects. Paul White discusses the extras you might find inside your effects box and how best to use them.

    Techniques Aug 1997
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    Multi-effects Explained: Part 1

    FX Building Blocks

    To start off this short series on multi-effects programming, Paul White explores the key building blocks found in today's versatile units.

    Techniques Jul 1997
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    Digitech RPM1

    Valve Rotary Speaker Simulator

    There have been Leslie simulators before, but none to exploit the sympathetic warmth of valves.

    Reviews Feb 1996
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    Digitech Studio Quad

    Digital Effects Processor

    Paul White tries to pigeonhole Digitech's new effects unit — but quickly discovers that it can mean different things to different users.

    Reviews Feb 1996
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    Digitech TSR6

    Stereo Effects Processor

    Digitech have trimmed back both price and features for the latest addition to the TSR effects family. But does the newcomer offer enough bang per buck?

    Reviews Feb 1996
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    Zoom 1010 Player

    Guitar Effects Processor Pedalboard

    It's cheap, it's cheerful and it's easy to use. Paul White rediscovers the joys of simplicity with Zoom's most affordable guitar multi-effects unit ever.

    Reviews Sep 1995

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