Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 14:45:19 -0400
Subject: Re: [Audacity-users] guitar sustain, how?
From: xiphmont@... (Monty)
On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 11:16:37AM -0400, Rob wrote:
> From a signal perspective, sustain is nothing but compression...
> making the quieter parts louder while not making the loud parts clip
> (though usually distorting in a not quite so digital way is okay or
You and Jimi are both right... there's the compression-style sustain
(the more common case) and the feedback-style sustain (which is
usually also coupled with compression to keep it from being an
undamped self-reinforcing loop). They sound very different.
I suspect you're actually looking for the compression-style unless
you're thinking 'Van Halen' or 'Jimi Hendrix' :-)
LOL...well, bro, he WAS talking about guitar.....
BTW, neither van halen or hendrix were known for their compression uses, lo=
compression style sustain is NOT what ya want with a guitar if ya want
a clean signal, because when the guitar signal decays, the comp turns
up...thereby increasing the noise floor ridiculously....
with an electric guitar, feedback stlye sustain is where it's
at...it's not as noisy, and is reasonably controlable...
just my two cents, lol!!!
be well, bro!