I’d like to analyze some of the effects I used in my songs for my first album demos and share those with whom might be interested. These effects are mainly decorative and do not involve proper mixing techniques but are rather used to support my artistic direction. They color the songs but do not enhance them professionally speaking.
As a DIY studio musician, I inevitably feel this need to create contraptions that will make my recording workflow easier but also at the same time help my wallet. I present to you some ridiculous confections that I make use daily.
My first encounter with the universe of The Who was at the music conservatory in France, almost a decade ago. I have to thank my drum teacher for this. She came one day with a stacked set of stapled paper and told me to read it for the next lesson. It was the printed Wikipedia page of The Who. “Are you familiar with rock operas?” she added. I didn’t even know who The Who were.