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GMC Forum _ PRACTICE ROOM _ Producing This Staccato Like/ Killswitch Effect

Posted by: The Uncreator Jul 16 2011, 02:52 AM

You'll know what I am talking about, it starts at about 00:26 and then again at around 02:12- Was wondering if anyone knew a good way to reproduce this repetitious effect? I know a killswitch might be able to do it but I lack one.

Any ideas? I've tried messing around with echo's, delays, everything and cant get anything satisfactory.

Posted by: Sollesnes Jul 16 2011, 03:05 AM

Live - Play it, and use a noise pedal to quickly kill the noise in between, so it sounds clean.
When recording, you can just edit the audio.
This is a studio-effect. Cut off the pick-noise, and move the remaining bit and cut it to work.

Well, that's my guess anyhow smile.gif
edit: spelling and stuff

Posted by: Mudbone Jul 16 2011, 03:14 AM

If you have a guitar with two different volume knobs for the different pickups, you could just turn one off and toggle between the pickups with the selector switch.

Posted by: jstcrsn Jul 16 2011, 04:22 AM

for doing something to get by live ,pick with fingers and quickly mute, repeat-no delay

Posted by: noztnac Jul 18 2011, 07:13 AM

It sounds like a studio effect where the splice periods of silence from the waveform. You could use a tremelo effect with the rate turned way up and with the waveform set to square wave.

Posted by: Ivan Milenkovic Jul 18 2011, 08:21 AM

I'm not sure about the interval being played, but the effect alone is not that hard to produce, just play staccato. Using a gate might help, or if you don't want to bother playing it, you can use an oscillator/filter/chopper, e.g. Boss Slicer.

Posted by: Cosmin Lupu Jul 18 2011, 10:39 AM

I agree with Ivan - the simplest way, if of course you have it at hand, is to use a Slicer effect (most Boss GT processors have it) - it can be programmed to emulate different styles of wave forms and patterns and it's going to sound just like a killswitch.

I have a friend that has a custom made Ran guitar that looks (and sounds) just like a PRS. He designed it with an included killswitch, so it's very fun to play on biggrin.gif

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