Specific Topics for 2012
- Sounds "fuzzy"
- Was made famous by Jimi Hendrix's fuzz pedal.
- Raw Edged
- Works best with solo lines because simultaneously sounding notes all interfere with each other, merging to create a dissonant sound.
- Used for chordal passages and riffs
- Smoother than fuzz
- The "crunch" setting on amps
- Overdrive makes the guitar signal more "gritty"
- Used for blues rhythm playing
- Higher gain settings are used for lead guitar
adding additional tracks to pre-recorded material
- Usually used on tracks like vocals to boost the volume or clarity and raise it up higher in the mix
ensuring there are no peaks or troughs in the volume level by setting a threshold
The clash were one of the first artists in the original wave of british punk, with hits such as "London Calling".
Parametic & graphic EQ
The stage of a pre-amplifier that boosts the level of a signal at the beginning of the signal path.
A term commonly applied to any volume boost in the signal path.