Effects & Modulation

Looking for articles about effects and sound modulation to transform the sound of your electric violin or bowed string instrument.

History of the wah

What is the wah effect? What are its origins and history? How does the wah work? And how to use it with the bowed string instruments?

The looper: an ally for the solo musician

Looping is the technique that allows a musician to record a musical or rhythmic loop in order to create a repetitive sequence. Discover the looping world! How to make music loops ? What material do you need?

How to create the sound of an acoustic instrument with an electric instrument using Impulse Response?

Impulse Response is an option that we recommend to every musician who wants to achieve an acoustic sound with their electric instrument. Here are all the things you can do to achieve that sound with any instrument.

Getting the sound of a cello using a violin or a viola

Haven’t you at least once considered the possibility of playing a sound as low as that of a cello? You have two possibilities to reach that goal, one by changing the strings and the other by using a special effects pedal! We explain the whole thing to you in this article!

The favorite effects of 30 violinists

We asked 30 electric violinists about their 3 favorite effects and the reasons why they prefer them.

Create a wet sound for your effects chains

It is important to clean up the dry sound of a musical instrument before applying any effects to it. Without a preliminary clean up, the effects will accentuate any sound defects and the final result will have a lower quality. Many effects like the noise gate and the equalizer can help you to create a wet sound.

Set up an equalizer for your violin

The equalizer is an essential music tool that you need to understand in order to improve the sound of your electric violin and compositions.

Tips to improve the sound of your electric violin

You are the proud owner of an electric violin, but you are dissatisfied with the natural sound it produces. Let’s see how you can improve the sound of your electric violin with a few effects!