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Is this commonly used this way?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Esquillama, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Hey, I don't usually use effects other than a little compression,
    so I'm not sure if this is commonly done, or if there's something
    I should be using instead.

    I've tried using a little chorus to fatten up my tone at a couple
    gigs. I wasn't really happy with the sound. It worked somewhat,
    but something just wasn't right.

    Tonight I tried using a little delay to fatten up my tone, and
    I thought that it sounded stronger, fuller, punchier etc.
    I told the soundman what I was trying, and he told me that
    he liked it. I haven't looked in my owner's manual for my BMax
    yet to see if the DI is pre or post effects loop, so I don't know
    if he was getting it out front or not.

    Anyway, is delay something that is usually used to fatten up
    tone? I have a Lexicon Alex that all of these experiments
    are being conducted with, so the decay, delay, and the
    amount of effect are all adjustable.
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I've used a bit of delay to fatten up the sound, but I usually go for the chorus.

    What choruses have you tried?
  3. Only the chorus on my Lexicon Alex.
    The parameters for Decay, Delay,and effect(amount) are
  4. FunkyLemz

    FunkyLemz Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    How much chrous are you adding to the mix - slight or a bit more? Can you distinctly hear the reverb or is it subtle? Let us know what heppens when you do a bit more messing around.
  5. I'm going for very subtle here. I'm playing in a 50's/60's
    showband and most of our material is straight ahead clean
    sound. I spent about 4 or 5 hours last week messing around
    and decided to try out the delay for this week's gig.
    I think I like the delay better than the chorus.
  6. For that time period maybe try some reverb.....spring reverb being the most apropriate, but either way it'll add a little thickness to your tone.