Category: Effectology

Ed Sheeran “Make it Rain” guitar lesson SOA theme song

Posted by Guy Capuano - December 19, 2014 - Classroom, Effectology, Getting Schooled, Tab Archive
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Make it Rain I heard this song for the first time on the Voice the other night. I loved it. I have been an Ed Sheeran fan ever since I found out about his live looping skills. That mixed with his genuine lyrics and I was hooked. Apparently this song is not officially released yet, […]

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Zoom G3x looping live with Drums performance

Posted by Guy Capuano - January 11, 2014 - Effectology, Zoom G3
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Zoom G3x

Here is a little performance inspired by “When you Walk into the room” from Bryan and Katie Torwalt. The drums are kind of cheesey in the G series but they do get the job done for simple drum loops. Also the functionality is a little quarky trying to do a live performance with them but […]

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Sequence Filter guitar Effect, Live Looping video!

Posted by Guy Capuano - January 29, 2013 - Effectology, Zoom G3
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Sequence Filter Hello Internet. I recently was very inspired by the Sequence filter in the Zoom G3. I cant say enough good things about the Zoom G series. The G5 and G3x have the same core processor and effects as the G3 so all this applies to the entire G series as far as I […]

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Tone Weal GT-1 “GraveSend DR1″ Digital reverb pedal

Posted by Guy Capuano - March 15, 2012 - Delays and reverbs, Gear Reviews
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Whats a Tone Weal ?? I recently snagged a Tone Weal GT-1 digital reverb of Ebay. I could not resist with all the different kinds of delay this pedal has on hand, cheap price tag, small foot print and true bypass switching! First thing I found out was the Tone Weal line of budget digital […]

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Electro Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Review and demo with Video and Audio

Posted by Guy Capuano - February 25, 2012 - Delays and reverbs, Gear Reviews
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Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb I got the Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb pedal a few days ago. My first impressions were not all that great. I was comfortable with a very simple reverb pedal coming from the TC Electronics Hall of Fame, which has minimal amount of controls to dial in. That plus the size and […]

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Myth Buster? Boss Digital Delay Comparison; DD-5 and DD-20 Giga Delay

Posted by Guy Capuano - January 26, 2012 - Delays and reverbs, Gear Reviews, Myth Buster
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Myth Busters? the DD-5 is the best digital delay ever….. Myth Buster? It seems in some circles the Boss DD-5 is thought of as the holy grail of digital delay tones. I have had trouble understanding this. They say it cuts through the mix like no other. I know that alot of times some absolutely […]

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Zamar Effects, Deluxe D’man with tap tempo

Posted by Guy Capuano - January 17, 2012 - Additional Services, Delays and reverbs, Gear Reviews
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So I recently finished up a pedal called the Deluxe D’man with tap tempo. This thing is so cool. Its an analog style delay with tap tempo, subdivisions, and modulation with 2 wave form options. Seriously the coolest thing I have ever built.                  

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Another Spacey Reverb Shootout/Comparison, Boss RV-5, TC Electronics Hall of Fame, Zoom G3 ‘HD reverb’

Posted by Guy Capuano - January 4, 2012 - Delays and reverbs, Gear Reviews, Zoom G3
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I had these three great reverb options in my studio so I figured I better shoot a quick comparison video. Alot of people are asking the question, “Which is better, the Boss RV-5 or the TC Electronics Hall of Fame?” So I am seeking to help answer that question for you. But while I am […]

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Modulated Reverb part 2 (Examples and Explanations)

Posted by Guy Capuano - December 16, 2011 - Delays and reverbs, Effectology
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In part one I explained what reverb and modulation is. Here in part 2 lets get a little bit more in depth on modulation and how it is controlled and applied. Vibrato Vibrato is a modulation effect that bends the pitch of the tone up and down, as if you are pulling on a whammy […]

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Modulated Reverb Part 1 (reverb and modulation explained)

Posted by Guy Capuano - December 15, 2011 - Delays and reverbs, Effectology
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What is Reverb? Reverb is an audio effect that results from reflective sound bouncing off walls or other objects. It is a natural echo sound that occurs when sound bounces off of different materials. For example water, stones, caves, walls of all different materials, and hundreds more scenarios too vast to be listed here. One […]

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Modulated reverb Comparison, Boss RV-5 vs Digitech Hardwire RV-7

Posted by Guy Capuano - December 14, 2011 - Delays and reverbs, Gear Reviews
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What is Reverb? Reverb is an audio effect that results from reflective sound bouncing off walls or other objects. The neatest example I can think of is if you go to the top of a mountain, surrounded by other mountains, then clap your hands or shout a phrase. Seconds later you here kind of a […]

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Zoom G3 multi effects unit does “the Shimmer” tone excellently

Posted by Guy Capuano - November 11, 2011 - Delays and reverbs, Effectology, Gear Reviews, Zoom G3
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Zoom G3 Multi Effects Pedal nails “the Shimmer” Tone I am so very impressed with the latest multi effects pedal released by Zoom. Sure Zoom kind of has the reputation of being a bit cheesy and toy likeĀ  with there products, but the G3 is definitely no toy! I have owned many multi effects units […]

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Boss GT-10 Shimmer Effect Lesson

Posted by Guy Capuano - June 2, 2011 - Boss GT-10, Classroom, Delays and reverbs, Effectology
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Is the Boss GT-10 capable of doing Shimmer like tones made famous by Brian Eno and Edge of U2? At first glance it is not. It definitely does not have a dedicated effect that produces this sound like the Line 6 Octo effect. With the quality and selection of effects, as well as the deep […]

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Line 6 Verbzilla vs Behringer RV600 (Video Comparison)

Posted by Guy Capuano - April 8, 2011 - Delays and reverbs, Gear Reviews
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Line 6 Verbzilla=$149.00 Behringer RV600=$49.00   I was a good bit curious of just how similar these two units were. So, I bought one of each and made this video. At first, I thought the Verbzilla would wipe the floor with the RV600, but there are some things where the Behringer is a bit better. […]

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Guitar & Bass Live Looping Technique Explained

Posted by Guy Capuano - April 6, 2011 - Classroom, Effectology
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Looping is a Beautiful thing Looping is a recorded sample, or clip, of music that is repeated over and over again. This is used largely in electronic music with sequencing software like Abelton and Reason. We are huge fans of Abelton and are skilled with using it, but we are going to look at a […]

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