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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:56 am 
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I was wondering how to get that guitar sound often used in shoegaze, such as Slowdive, where there is not a lot of pick attack and the notes bleed into each other and the guitar has a synth quality.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:54 am 
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Isn't this what they use?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:15 pm 
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Sonic Hashshashin wrote:
Isn't this what they use?

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An ebow and delay would definitely work for that, I don't think they actually used that though, not that it really matters as long as I can find ways to get that sound.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:23 pm 
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I was thinking of post rock, I guess. :)


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Easiest way would be a big reverb (or three) with 0% dry signal coming through. There are some effects pedals like the Boss Slow Gear which gradually fade in the volume during a pick attack, not sure if these bands used them though. It's really just a weirdly configured noise gate.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:20 pm 
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DSmolken wrote:
Easiest way would be a big reverb (or three) with 0% dry signal coming through. There are some effects pedals like the Boss Slow Gear which gradually fade in the volume during a pick attack, not sure if these bands used them though. It's really just a weirdly configured noise gate.


I use a lot of reverb from my amp and also an EQD dispatch master. I also have started using my boss DD7 before my drive pedals. To get 0% dry signal would I turn the mix up the whole way?


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Yeah, "mix" should control wet/dry signal. If the reverb has a size crank that up also. Reverb and delay before drive, then another reverb after drive should get you a pretty blurry sound.

On a computer you can pile on as many reverbs as needed, I did a lot of that back in the late 90s. Enough reverbs piled up one after another will turn anything into a drone, just vary the parameters. If you're editing a recording, try combining forwards and backwards reverbs.

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I thought slowdive used an fx500 (yamaha)?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:01 pm 
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varulv13 wrote:
I thought slowdive used an fx500 (yamaha)?


Ok cool thanks. I guess a big part of old school shoegaze was rack units right?


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Softer pick.

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