6 Essential Effects: From Metal to Magic
How effects can help shape your voice
Classically trained string players, willing to entertain the thought of plugging in, often regard electronic effects as a double-edged sword, obscuring the age-old beauty of acoustic stringed instruments, even as these effects open up a wild frontier of alternative styles. But, then, one string player’s noise is another’s joy. “I’ve always wanted to be a shredding rock star!” says cellist Tina Guo, who’s on the road with Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” and is no stranger to the sonic possibilities opened up by special effects.
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