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garciask8r
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Hello everyone. I have a few questions. First, I want to record some full songs using the VSL software but I want to record the full song with only parts of it having distortion. Similar to using a distortion pedal when playing live guitar I want to know if there is a way to switch distortion on and off as you would with a guitar pedal. Also, after recording how can you section off parts of the song to apply distortion just to these sections. Also, how do you change the dynamics because I want a little volume boost on the distorted sections of the song. Does anyone know what would happen if you tried to use a distortion pedal in between guitar and Audio Box. Sorry these questions are a little all over the place. Thanks for all the help!
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garciask8r asked -

Hello everyone. I have a few questions. First, I want to record some full songs using the VSL software but I want to record the full song with only parts of it having distortion. Similar to using a distortion pedal when playing live guitar I want to know if there is a way to switch distortion on and off as you would with a guitar pedal.


1. There is no distortion effects available in the VSL software. Only in Studio One
2. The VSL effects can not be turned off and on via a pedal of any kind

Also, after recording how can you section off parts of the song to apply distortion just to these sections. Also, how do you change the dynamics because I want a little volume boost on the distorted sections of the song. Does anyone know what would happen if you tried to use a distortion pedal in between guitar and Audio Box. Sorry these questions are a little all over the place. Thanks for all the help!


If you are using Studio One 2.0 you have something called "Event Effects" where you can chop up an audio track and put different plugins on individual events within a track. Also, each event can have it's volume adjusted independently.

So now I have a question for you. Are you using Studio One 2.0?

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garciask8r wrote:. Does anyone know what would happen if you tried to use a distortion pedal in between guitar and Audio Box. Sorry these questions are a little all over the place. Thanks for all the help!


oops, I missed a question. I have clients do this all the time but the pedal should have an Amp Simulator of some kind (like a Sans amp or a POD) so you get some kind of Cabinet sound.

If you just have a traditional guitar pedal that plugs into an amp, yes you can use it but you would need to get a bit fancy with an EQ plugin.

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garciask8r wrote:Hello everyone. I have a few questions. First, I want to record some full songs using the VSL software but I want to record the full song with only parts of it having distortion. Similar to using a distortion pedal when playing live guitar I want to know if there is a way to switch distortion on and off as you would with a guitar pedal. Also, after recording how can you section off parts of the song to apply distortion just to these sections. Also, how do you change the dynamics because I want a little volume boost on the distorted sections of the song. Does anyone know what would happen if you tried to use a distortion pedal in between guitar and Audio Box. Sorry these questions are a little all over the place. Thanks for all the help!


now for a less presumptious answer-

even if you dont have 2.0 you can easily do this in a way that gives you much more control,, use automation to apply the amount of distortion (or anything or that matter, volume, velocity, etc) through your entire track. not only can you put full on distortion but you can also get really messy with it (it a good way ) by letting it rise and fall, fade in/out, or some of the freakier automation waveshapes that are given to us. just click the track you want to use, press 'A', apply the distortin effect and your off!
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sdrr00 wrote:
now for a less presumptuous answer-



Nice, thanx for that

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Yes I am using Studio One 2 Producer. I am a little unsure what the Event Effects thing you are talking about really is? So I have a recorded track. Lets say I want only the chorus of this song to have a distorted guitar sound. So then is there a way I can only apply this to the chorus of the song? Also, I just have a basic Boss distortion pedal that I normally use in between guitar and amp.

I guess another way to put this question is as if I were playing a live show. I want to play the full song one time through just as if it were to sound live. So basically as if I were using the distortion pedal to switch distortion on and off for chorus and verse. The reason I want to do this is because I am trying to do video and audio at the same time and I worry that if I do different takes on audio (i.e. a clean take for the verses and then a different distorted take for chorus) then it would be very difficult to match this up with the video.

I hope this all makes sense. Thank you for all of your guys' help. It is truly appreciated.

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Sure -- use the knife tool to chop the track into multiple events. Then, you can apply the effect to each "event" (i.e. slice) individually.

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