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  • visionist

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:41 PM Edited by visionist, 22 November 2013 - 11:43 PM.

Listen to this!




At 2:01, 2:06, 2:09 and especially at 2:37 and 3:17 you'll hear a funky distorted guitar sound. I'm not sure what the term for it is.


Are there any songs or tracks that make extensive use of this, is it called a leitmotif I think? 


Cheers chaps.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:15 PM

That's actually a synth just pitch bending, but you can get the same effect with a guitar using a tremolo bridge for a guitar, or commonly referred to a whammy bar: http://en.wikipedia....tems_for_guitar

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 12:10 AM

yeah that's totally not a guitar.

just a keyboard using a pitch bender knob like Moon said.


that sound is fairly common throughout most styles of synth pop.

though it's not exactly "distorted guitar," that's something different. you can bend the pitch on guitar using a whammy bar, but "distortion" is not the same. distortion is when you add a 'heavy' or 'fuzzy' effect to the notes, not bend them up or down.


this is pitch bending on a guitar using a whammy.


and this is distortion.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:02 AM

I really enjoy this song by AWOLNATION called Sail
There is a lot of distortion it sounds cool

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:06 AM

that's also just a synthesizer though, not a guitar.


but oh man that song is great.

it makes ANYTHING seem bad ass.


you could be standing in your kitchen in your underwear making a pot of coffee and if you start playing that song it will suddenly become the most bad ass cup of coffee on the planet :lol:

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