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Introduction to Modulation Effects

 

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Modulation Effects: Cycle and Sweep

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In this tutorial we're going to explore another group of effects that we'll refer to as "modulation effects". For very technical reasons this type of effect is often grouped with delay and reverb under the umbrella called "time-based effects", but I find the reason for this to be more confusing than helpful when you're first starting out.

Modulation effects include chorus, flanger, and phaser, and those are the effects we'll explore today. There are many more variations, but understanding these three is a great place to start!