Vibrato

Adding Warmth   The use of vibrato is intended to add warmth to a note. In the case of many string instruments, the sound is strongly directional, particularly at high frequencies. The slight variations in pitch typical of vibrato playing can cause large changes...

Rotary Speaker

Rotary speaker origins   The rotary speaker is also known as Leslie speaker, due to his inventor Donald Leslie. He created and manufactured the Leslie speaker which refined the sound of Hammond organ and popularized electronic music. Donald Lesslie was impressed...

Chorus Effect

The Chorus phenomenon   Chorus effect occurs when several individual sounds with similar pitch and timbre play in unison. This phenomenon occurs naturally with a group of singers or violinists, who will always exhibit slight variations with pitch and timing, even...

Flanger

What is a flanging effect?   The flanging effect is as an audio process which combines two audio signals. The second signal is slightly delayed and therefore the combined signal produces a “swirling“ effect.   The history of the flanging effect The...