Multi-effects Processors

You are the proud owner of an electric violin or cello, and you are looking to effects to improve its sound! You are at the right place! With these multi-effects processors, you can get from your instrument any sound (distortion, wah, reverb and more). We have included in each processor our own presets for violins, violas and cellos.

FAQ about effects processors

The multi-effects processor is an indispensable device for any electric instrument. It transforms the sound of your music instrument by using effects chains including distortion or reverb by example. An effect chain is created by connecting different effects organized in a specific order. Its objective is to improve the sound of the instrument and to get particular sounds for each music style. Unlike stompboxes, multi-effects processors contain all the effects in a single device. They also have the advantage of being compact and easily transportable, which is undoubtedly a very big advantage for musicians who have to transport their equipment during performances.

Without a sound box, the sound produced by an electric musical instrument such as an electric violin or electric cello is dry. It lacks consistency because the natural path of sound in the air observed on an acoustic musical instrument disappears. It is therefore important to work on the sound to give it life.

Containing hundreds of presets and effects, multi-effects processors are the ideal tools for working the sound of an electric violin and cello.

The majority of effects processors are designed for guitars. However, a guitar is not a violin or a cello. They are musical instruments that produce a sound in a very different way. You pluck the strings on a guitar, while you strum them with a bow on a violin. Moreover, they do not use the same strings and are not producing identical frequencies. An effects processor focused on the frequencies of a guitar is unable to process all the frequencies of a violin or a cello. Simply because these frequencies do not exist on a guitar and the effects chains of these devices eliminate unnecessary frequencies. It is essential to work the effects of these processors for any other musical instrument. This is why we offer effects processors integrating series of effects suitable for violins, violas and cellos.

There are no effects more or less suitable for beginners. You should be able to play with all kinds of effects. The most complex to use will be the wah-wah because it requires a certain dexterity during its use and certain saturation effects which badly used sound bad.

All effects processors are suitable for a beginner or new to effects. The important thing is to configure your presets to adapt them to your needs and the frequencies of your instrument. An interesting element is to check that the manufacturer offers a software to configure effects with the help of a computer. This greatly simplifies the creation and modification of presets.

There are dozens of electric violins on the market. However, be careful about the quality of the instrument. Electric violins offered for less than 800 euros won’t satisfy you. Their weight is important which makes them unplayable and their sound quality is not the best. On our side, to start, we recommend our Line range.

It all depends on what you are going to play. Generally, a violinist or cellist uses between 5 and 8 effects on stage. They are focused on a type of music and the presence of the instrument in the mix. Thus, a jazz violinist does not use the same effects as a rock violinist. For rock, the musician will create a sound abusing of saturation and gain. As far as the presence of the instrument is concerned, it comes down to the solos you are going to perform.