Bass Tone Podcast 6: Bass FX, Part 2

Bass Tone Podcast 6: Bass FX, Part 2

In episode 6 of the Bass Tone podcast, Bass FX Part 2, Nick Long explores some more unusual effects you can add to your bass tone. You’ll learn:

• What modulation effects are and how they work
• The Chorus and Flanger effects and how they impact your tone
• The sound of Wah-Wah effects, and why they combine well with distortion effects
• Pitch-shifter effects (including octaver effects)

What are modulation effects?

Modulation effects are a particular category of audio effect (FX). These are effects which modify the sound in a certain way: by adding a time-delayed version of the sound to itself, and then varying the size of that delay over time. Although this same process is...
Listen to Les, Part 3: Audio Effects

Listen to Les, Part 3: Audio Effects

In this, the concluding part of our series on the genius Les Paul, we are going to be looking at his contribution to the world of effects. For a modern guitarist, effects pedals are an integral part of their sound. There are a dizzying array of boxes available to feed...