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FX Chain Order | Podcast

Does The Order Matter? By Paul White
Published August 2021
Paul White - Executive EditorPaul White - Executive Editor

In this show Paul White explains the basic concepts behind FX chain order and gives examples of how these guidelines can be broken in order to achieve new and unique audio outcomes.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
00:21 - Basic Rules Of FX Chains
01:11 - FX Chain For Guitarists
03:03 - Phase And Distortion
04:19 - Compression And EQ
05:22 - Compression And Overdrive
06:59 - Reverbs And Delays
08:31 - Reverb And Distortion
09:30 - Parallel Configuration In Your DAW
10:37 - Where To Add Vocal Compression
11:23 - Summary

Presenter: Paul White - Biog

Paul White - Executive EditorPaul White initially trained in electronics at The Royal Radar Establishment in Malvern then went on to work with Malvern Instruments, a company specialising in laser analysis equipment, before moving into technical writing. 

He joined the Sound On Sound team in 1991 where he became Editor In Chief, a position he held for many years before recently becoming Executive Editor. Paul has written more than 20 recording and music technology textbooks, the latest being The Producer’s Manual.

Having established his own multitrack home studio in the 1980s he has worked with many notable names including Bert Jansch and Gordon Giltrap. He’s played in various bands over the years and currently collaborates with Malvern musician Mark Soden, under the name of Cydonia Collective. Paul still performs live claiming that as he has suffered for his music he doesn’t see why everyone else shouldn’t too!

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