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Multi-Fx

 

Multi-Fx are all the rage at the time of writing, as they represent a neat, portable and inexpensive way to implement a system, offering a huge variety of sound possibilities coupled with convenient programmability. However, one problem can rear its ugly head - although most of these units now use
DigitalAll digital equipment, formats and systems represent audio in numerical code or form. Digital information is a precise way of expressing any of information that can be quantified in some way.
digital
ModellingSynthesis technique whereby a sound or set of characteristics is created from a mathematical model. This can be applied to create instrument sounds as well as to simulate the response of a device such as an amplifier, effects processor or speaker to any given input.
modelling
and offer a range of built-in
WahA general term for a device which modulates the sound of an instrument or voice to produce an effect that sounds like 'wah, wah' (sometimes described as a crying effect). The commonest devices are the wah mute, which is placed on the bell of a trumpet or other brass instrument and moved to produce the wah effect, and the wah-wah pedal, which applies the effect (via a rocking foot motion) to an instrument sound (typically electric guitar).
wah
types, suppose you don’t like the sounds provided and want to substitute them for your knackered but beloved 70’s Crybaby? The answer is that most multi-fx have an external
EffectsGeneral term applied to audio processors for dynamics, time, ambience and equalisation whether in the form of 19" rack units, guitar floor pedals, or software plug-ins.
effects
loop, whose position within the virtual signal chain can be moved to allow other
EffectsGeneral term applied to audio processors for dynamics, time, ambience and equalisation whether in the form of 19" rack units, guitar floor pedals, or software plug-ins.
effects
to be placed pre or post-wah (or whatever other external
EffectsGeneral term applied to audio processors for dynamics, time, ambience and equalisation whether in the form of 19" rack units, guitar floor pedals, or software plug-ins.
effects
you want to use). Simply
Patch1) To make a temporary connection between devices. 2) A synth or sound module's program, comprising basic sound and/or sample information with other setup parameters.
patch
in the ‘real’ wah-wah pedal, and use the multi-fx unit to switch it in and out of the circuit. Obviously the pedal must be left switched on all the time, as it is now the multi-fx which will determine whether the device is in or out of the chain. Other advantages are that the pedal’s
PresenceThe ability of high frequencies in a sound to 'cut through' a mix. Presence controls usually boost frequencies between 3-5kHz.
presence
within the signal path will be
Patch1) To make a temporary connection between devices. 2) A synth or sound module's program, comprising basic sound and/or sample information with other setup parameters.
patch
memory dependent, and the aforementioned switching clicks are also eliminated.

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[Contents] [What is a Wah-Wah?] [The Classics] [Filter Design] [Pedal Action] [Pedal Feel] [Switching] [Special types] [Where in the Signal Chain?] [Digital Products] [Multi-Fx] [Playing Techniques] [Auto-Wah] [Conclusion] [Feedback]
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