Yes it is true. You're looking for that sweet spot where the natural sound of the instrument is not colored too much by the effect. Certainly if there's too much effect the sound can be too artificial regardless of the effect processing being digital or analog (i.e., when talking about effects pedals or rack effects, the effect can be generated using a digital algorithm and circuitry or using analog circuitry). When the dry to wet effect is well-balanced, I'd say its quite hard for the average person to distinguish between an effect that has been generated using digital or analog processing (although us gear heads can be very sensitive to noticing the difference).FranklinsTower wrote:MattMan wrote:Regarding the digital pedal, for a long time now, Lexicon digital reverb is the studio engineer's preference. I'd say for violin you probably want the control of a digital reverb over say an analog plate reverb with springs. But for Jerry tone guitar, plate is what you're looking for. Same with vox which tend to need the control of a digital reverb. I personally like the control of a digital delay pedal that has some analog algorithms that I can manipulate. To each her own.FranklinsTower wrote:Also would you feel the same about sending a 5000.00 dollar violin through a digital reverb pedal? or on that case would you rather go with an analog pedal in that case? Thanks again.
Forgive my ignorance if this sounds like a dumb question. Is it the mix of wet dry that makes using a digital pedal or any pedal really OK? What I am saying is that is it not true that there is BOTH the sound of the real violin AND the sound of the digital effect coming through?
Otherwise I guess I cant imagine sending a high quality instrument through a pedal that instantly changes the sound and not in a good way.....
We dont know this yet because we have been totally focusing on playing well and there is only one pedal in the whole band and its a MOOG analogue distortion pedal.
I think a pretty good baseline approach is to say the only effect in GD music that is going to be "on" all the time is the Jerry parts--reverb is on all the time (and the effect is quite unique to Jerry's sound--its a plate reverb--probably 60-70% dry to 30-40% effect). Bass should be dry. Keys dry too. Rhythm guitar should essentially be dry, but occasional chorus effect, or mild delay, maybe some mild overdrive. My favorite Bobby tone is that bright, dry, tone from the 80's, but Bobby used a bunch of effects on different songs to add sonic texture. The Bobby in my band only uses a touch of plate reverb from the amp along with a touch of overdrive at the amp as well.