When doing ambient swells, I like to use fuzz pedals the most, even 2 fuzz pedals in a row.
Because I can go really wild with the gain range so the dynamics and excitement can be huge!
Delay is a must for me when doing swells, sometimes I engage mild chorus modulation too.
And then I like to use a reverb, or even 2 of them.
One of them is kinda regular plate reverb with some pre-delay.
The second one is really long, dense, wide and full of vibe with some modulation too.
In this case have I used SMR Toys N-1 Fuzz pedal into my RAT distortion/fuzz into my mildly overdriven Hohner Orgaphon (German Plexi style amp).
For the Post-FX I have used my Audified ToneSpot Electric plug-in for that regular FX and Linda Audio IronVerb plug-in for that extra atmospheric soundscape.
IronVerb will be officially released very soon!
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There will be some introduction discount.
I am already using IronVerb plug-in in my productions for a couple of months and I love it!
Back to swells... ;)
Well, I have been using a volume pedal for this kind of duties for years, so I am still learning to use my guitar volume pot for swells.
I plan to use those kinda swells more often in my productions.
It can make really rich wall of sound with a dynamic ramp movements!
I get inspired to write new music immediatelly when I start doing swells.
Maybe I am weird, but its the truth!
Are you using swells when writing music?
Or are you fed-up with them?
Who is famous for using swells a lot?
I dont even know...
May the muse be with you!