Wet to Secondary to Original

(Cubase 6 Artist)

I’ve got some instructions here to make a blended effect:

  • Take the wet signal
  • Feed it through a second effect
  • Blend it with the original signal

Simple? Hard? Impossible?

I’ve no idea. Is this a description of sidechaining?



Rather simple. Probably depends on the operator.

That depends on the context and the used FX you are talking about. Probably rather not.
Which part is unclear to you…?

Probably depends on the operator.

Can’t disagree with that! :smiley:

Which part is unclear to you…?

How to take a wet signal, pass it through a second effect, then blend with the original.

To answer your implied question of which FX…

  1. Take the wet REVERB signal
  2. Feed it through an OCTAVER
  3. Blend it with the original signal

The simple way: Put an octaver fx in the second insert slot of the fx track, after the reverb fx.

Thank you. That certainly makes for a nice sound, but not what I was trying to achieve, and that will be because of the ‘instructions’ I’ve got to work with.

What I’m trying to achieve is the shimmer sound effect, and I was quoting from this video: Paul Davids - I love this sound… but I hate it

FF to 5:01 where he explains how the shimmer sound was created ‘by hand’ before pedals that do it for you came out.

That´s what your instructions say

That´s more than just a Reverb and an Octaver. There are delays , saturation, autopan and some more involved.

Yes, but they’re not my instructions as such, they’re just a direct quote from that video. I had a feeling they were insufficient…

That´s more than just a Reverb and an Octaver. There are delays , saturation, autopan and some more involved.

…and what you’ve said here backs up that feeling. :slight_smile: